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  • Writer's pictureAlfred Harding

Polynesian Cultural Center Resumes Pre Covid Schedule April 2021

Updated: May 6, 2021

After closing back in March of 2020, and operating on a partial schedule for the past four months, the Polynesian Cultural Center returns to their full schedule as of April 24th, 2021.

If you haven't been to the Polynesian Cultural Center, you're in for a treat. It's like going to Epcot but you're visiting Polynesian nations and learning about the unique culture of each archipelago. FYI: The guy in Samoa is a hoot.

After visiting the various islands during the day and enjoying a Polynesian procession down the river in the afternoon, the evening is first filled with dinner and light entertainment. I recommend the Ali'i Luau which features their new production of Onipaʻa, a musical presentation honoring Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last reigning monarch of Hawaii, who was a talented poet and song writer. This portion of the day is more like a mini luau (musical entertainment along with dinner).

After dinner, you're in for a bigger treat with Ha: Breath of Life, a big Hollywood/Disney like production (the big show) with hula dancers, music, fire dancers and more. This is what you would think of as being the luau, (but only the show portion, as you've already eaten) and now you're watching the big production in the covered outdoor amphitheater.

Operating hours will once again be from 11:45am – 9:30 pm. Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Saturday (closed Sundays and Wednesdays plus Christmas and New Years Day).

Note that the Polynesian Cultural Center is run by the Mormon Church and they do not serve alcohol. Some would say this puts the performers at their best as there isn't anything to cloud your judgement!

As you embark on your journey from the Beach Villas to the North Shore, stop at Island Vintage Coffee before you get going for your Espresso fix, at the Ko Olina Station within the Ko Olina resort. Have that Latte or Cappuccino to enjoy on you drive. Then when that runs out, stop off in Wahiawa at Surfer's Coffee Bar or Green World Farms (coffee farm) for your next cup of joe. We like our coffee! Then for breakfast, stop off at Kono's in Haleiwa (my hometown) and pick up an Onolicious Breakfast Burrito, or if it's closer to lunch time, keep going around the Island until you hit Laie, and stop at Romy's Shrimp truck which is near the Polynesian Cultural Center.

When we have family members visiting from the mainland, we enjoy taking them to the Polynesian Cultural Center and we think you'll have a great time there as well.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Hawaii and the Beach Villas at Ko Olina after this long pause, a wonderful escape from the day to day challenges we all have faced this past year.

Mahalo, Alfred


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