In Hawaiian hula, the dancers use their hands to tell the story. However, in Tahiti, dancers gel their stories with their hips! This style of dance is called Ori Tahiti. Tag someone who you think should learn how to Tahitian dance! VC: @classy_ambina
Traveling to all the Polynesian islands would take a long time and not to mention A LOT of money! Luckily for you, we've brought the Islands to you and you can see all of them by taking the self-guided canoe tour around the lagoon. PC: @travelhighs
If you want arms like these try grating a few coconuts! Come visit the Samoan village to learn the traditional way of preparing coconut milk. After the coconut had been grated, it is then strained through several fibrous strands called the tauaga! PC: @krxsphoto
As much as we like telling the world about visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center, we LOVE it when we can share the experiences of those who visit. Here is a great blog by Helen Kreis, an aspiring travel blogger from Australia. We'd love to hear YOUR experiences too! Link in our bio
In a world that demands so much from us, sometimes we need to take a step back and do a little self loving. Treat yourself next time you visit us and pick up one of our delicious piña coladas. Promise us, you won't regret it and afterwards you'll be refreshed and ready to take on the world! #EatPolynesia PC: @dr_booyah
We are honored and privileged to call Laie our home! Laie has so much to offer. From the beaches to the mountains, there's something for everyone. If you're looking for a family fun, thrilling adventure or a quiet place to get away from it all, visit our historic city of refuge and discover some stories of your own. Link is in our bio!
Happy Labor Day!
Did you know that September has more birthdays than any other month? Whether it's your birthday or someone you love take advantage of our 20% Labor Day Sale to Gift Aloha! Use code LABORDAY17 #giftaloha
#ThrowbackThursday to when we had Villusion Studios visit us here at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Check out this awesome shot of the lagoon taken with a specialized 3D camera set up! Exciting things are in the works! PC: @villusionstudios
HĀ: Breathe of Life is truly an amazing show that you can only experience here at the Polynesian Cultural Center. As we like to say, "think broadway, then add flaming knives." What doesn't sound cool about that? Come see for yourself why everyone is talking about the show! Tag someone who should come see the show!
Although this is the first time the Cook Islands have had an extended showcase here at the Polynesian Cultural Center, this is not the first time the Cook Islands have been represented here at the center! Uncle Patoa Benioni was the first of many Cook Island pioneers to be apart of our rich history. Check out our blogpost to learn more about Uncle Benioni and the Cook Islands! Link in bio.
I guess you could say things get pretty heated during our luaus. Here at the Polynesian Cultural Center we have preserved the art of the Samoan fire knife. Do you remember the first time you saw someone perform with the traditional Samoan fire knife?
You've probably heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child" before. Maoris raise their children together, participate in activities together, build, work and play together as a village unit. Learn more about the Maori culture by visiting our blog post! Link in our bio.
A very BIG mahalo to everyone who was able to attend the special Cook Islands performance either in person or via Facebook live stream! We had an incredible turnout and it's safe to say that everyone had an amazing time. We love the Cook Islands and you have until August 24th to see them perform here at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Trust us...you do not want to miss out!
A big aloha Friday from everyone here at the #PolynesianCulturalCenter! Throw up those shakas, grab a fresh cold coconut, and enjoy your weekend! Make sure to spread your aloha spirit to everyone you meet! PC: @anurbangent
Tonight at 9:30pm the Cook Islands showcase will be having a FREE performance at the Pacific Theater. We encourage everyone to come experience the energy and excitement of this performance live! For our ohana who are unable to make it, we will be hosting a Facebook LIVE STREAM!
Still haven't checked out the Cook Island showcase? Have no fear because this Thursday, August 10th, the Cook Island showcase will be having a special performance FREE to the public! The performance will begin at 9:30pm at the Pacific Theater following the night show. You read that correctly.....a FREE performance just for you!
Check out the link in our bio to learn more about the Cook Islands!
We love the North Shore, and we know you will too! So, along with coming to spend a day with us here at The Polynesian Cultural Center, give yourself another day to explore the beaches. Or considering all the variety, maybe you ought to just spend the week! We promise, the vibe here is laid back island paradise at its best!
Check out the link in our bio for our beach guide!
Here at our luau's we like to share our love of dance and music to everyone! Regardless of your experience level, we invite everyone to join us! Do you think you have what it takes to be on this stage? VC: @gemmagaudette