In December, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) on Oahu unveiled its all-new Ali‘i Luau, called “Onipaa,” – a tribute to the kingdom of Hawai‘i monarch Queen Liliuokalani.
Guests will experience a Hawaiian luau “fit for a Queen,” including a lei greeting, the unveiling of the imu – the underground oven – and blessing of the food.
Onipaa is a Hawaiian word meaning “steadfast.”
Visitors to the centre’s Hukilau Marketplace can now get a taste of the PCC’s offerings on the new Holoholo Canoe Ride, a 25-minute guided tour highlighting activities that guests can experience at six island villages.
These present an immersive cultural experience of village life in Tonga, Fiji, Aotearoa, Hawaii, Samoa and Tahiti.
Guests are invited to explore each island’s unique cultures and traditions with games of skill, canoe paddling, fire starting, cooking and more.