Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu: Complete Guide

Polynesian Cultural CenterAre you looking for one of the best things to do during your visit to the Hawaiian islands? 

If you’re looking to learn about Hawaiian culture and explore the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands, you’ll find yourself in the middle of a world of cultural wonders with a visit at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu! 

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Located on Oahu’s North Shore, Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is one of the largest and most visited attractions in Hawaii, and for good reason!

The Best Part:One Ticket Includes EVERYTHING!

From exploring the 42 acres of tropical splendor and experiencing the adventure of traditional hands-on activities to dining at an authentic Polynesian luau and enjoying a spectacular evening show, your Polynesian Cultural Center tickets include everything! You’ll not only experience the native Polynesian culture, but also explore the cultural wonders of the Pacific Rim.

Polynesian Cultural Center serves as a living museum, especially for those seeking fun and educational opportunities. With cultural presentations, weaving demonstrations, interactive hula lessons, and full-scale replicas of culturally significant buildings, this living museum offers a journey of enjoyment and learning.  

In this complete guide to Polynesian Cultural Center, you’ll learn everything you need to know, including park highlights, its history, best activities, luau packages, nearby accommodations, and more. 

So, let’s dive into the captivating world of the Polynesian Cultural Center and experience the magic of Polynesia like never before! 

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What is the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC)?

Nestled in Laie, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a 42-acre living museum preserving and celebrating the diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands.   

Polynesia encompasses a vast region in the Pacific Ocean known as the “Polynesian Triangle.” The region comprises approximately thirty-six distinct groups of Polynesian people. This triangular area stretches from Hawaii in the north, Aotearoa (New Zealand) in the west, and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the east.  

With its rich cultural tapestry, the PCC features meticulously crafted replicas of six Island Villages: Samoa, Hawaii, Fiji, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Tahiti, and Tonga. Visitors can explore the ancient rituals, arts, music, dance performances, and the unique lifestyle of these six island villages.  

Unlike any other attraction on Oahu and across Hawaii islands, the Polynesian Cultural Center was actually founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in 1963 to provide job opportunities for Brigham Young University Hawaii students. Thousands of students have since been able to afford education thanks to PCC.

Moreover, the use of linguistic markings like the ‘okina’ [‘] glottal stop and the kahakō [ō] or macron reflects the center’s dedication to preserving the indigenous language and culture of Hawaii.

Today, the Polynesian Cultural Center is the #1 paid attraction in Hawaii, attracting millions of visitors annually. And you’re about to see why!

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History of The Polynesian Cultural Center

1865-1962: The Seeds of a Vision 

The history of the Polynesian Cultural Center dates back to 1985 when the area was desolate and uninhabitable. Through dedication and hard work, the town of Laie, aka ‘The Gathering Place,’ developed into a center of spirituality, education, and ethnic harmony. 

1963: Birth of the Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center was founded in 1963 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormon Church. The purpose of the center was to provide employment opportunities for students at the nearby Church College of Hawaii (now Brigham Young University Hawaii) while preserving and showcasing the different cultures, arts, and crafts of the Polynesian Islands. 

The PCC vision was inspired by the tradition of hosting a weekly Hukilau community fish fry event in Laie. On October 12, 1963, the center opened its doors with an array of village structures representing various Polynesian islands. 

1970s-1990s: Expansions and Enhancements

The 1970s and 1980s witnessed expansions, including an enlarged Hawaiian village, a new amphitheater, and re-landscaped communities. The 1990s introduced new shows, an IMAX film, and a shopping plaza to enhance visitors’ experience at the PCC. 

2003-Present: Embracing Tradition and Innovation

In 2003, the PCC celebrated its 40th anniversary with new exhibits, a front entry with cultural displays, and new venues for the Ali’i Luau and other shows. Over the years, the center has evolved into Hawaii’s number-one paid attraction, impressing visitors with the Aloha Spirit, entertainment, and education of Polynesian culture.

Today, the Polynesian Cultural Center stands as a living testament to the rich heritage and traditions of the Pacific Islanders, a place that began with a dream and continues to evolve.

How to Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center

Located on Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center is easily accessible by car or public transportation. The center offers the free on-site parking. Shuttle services are also available from popular tourist areas.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to planning your visit to PCC:

Book Tickets Early

Book early on their official website to get the best deal on tickets to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Don’t be confused by all the different options available. You can get various ticket package options by booking directly through the PCC website

Pro tip: Get a 10% discount by purchasing your tickets at least 10 days in advance. 

This early booking discount is a great way to save on your visit, as it can be challenging to find Polynesian Cultural Center promo codes or coupons. 

Hours of Operation

The Polynesian Cultural Center is open from Monday to Saturday, with varying hours of operation. However, the center remains closed on Sundays. Wednesdays, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving Day. 

Be sure to check their website for the latest schedule!

Driving Directions

Take Highway 8 east from Honolulu and head toward Laie town. Depending on the traffic, the drive can take about 60-75 minutes.

Note: On weekdays, commuter traffic from Honolulu to the North Shore can be heavy between 3:30 and 6:30 pm.

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Getting there by Car

The easiest way to reach the Polynesian Cultural Center is by car. It takes about an hour from Honolulu or Waikiki to reach the center through Kailua and Kaneohe or H2 and Kamehameha Highway.

Getting there By Shuttle Bus (from Waikiki)

Are you staying in Waikiki and don’t have a rental car? No worries! The Polynesian Cultural Center offers a convenient shuttle service from Waikiki to the center and back. The shuttle pickups start in Waikiki between 10 and 11 am and return after the Breath of Life show, which usually ends around 10:45 pm.

If you need transportation organized by the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC), simply add it to your PCC tickets in the online cart before checking out. 

Best Things To Do At Polynesian Cultural Center

Prepare for an incredible sensory experience at Polynesian Cultural Center! The Polynesian Cultural Center offers endless activities like meticulously crafted replicas of Polynesian villages, various interactive exhibits, hourly spotlight performances highlighting ancient rituals, traditional music and dance performances, and even exciting fire dancing. 

Polynesian Cultural Center stands out for its immersive nature. It allows you to step back in time and truly immerse yourself in the distinct cultures of each Polynesian island.

Beyond the Polynesian villages, you can take a Laie tour, explore the large marketplace, visit the football hall of fame, enjoy a canoe ride, and savor delicious meals. 

As the sun sets, don’t miss the award-winning luau and spectacular evening show that promises a memorable finale to your Polynesian adventure. 

Let’s start the Polynesian adventure with its six island nations with much to offer!

Island Villages and Activities

The Polynesian Cultural Center features six island villages between palm trees, including Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Hawaii. You can explore the rich history and customs of the different island nations through interactive maps, cultural presentations, and engaging hands-on activities.

Here’s what awaits you in each of these enchanting island villages!

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Islands of Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Aotearoa, also known as The Land of Long White Cloud, is home to the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, who have built their culture around the power of love and strength of the family. 

Maoris are known for their intricately carved meeting houses, traditional musical harmonies, and mesmerizing Polynesian dances like Haka, a powerful Maori-war dance.

Top things to do

  • Twirl the double-long Poi, a ball on a string.
  • Test your hand-eye coordination skills with Titi Torea, the Maori stick game.
  • Explore a replica of an ancient dwelling site.
  • Witness the beauty of a fully carved Maori war canoe.
  • Discover interesting cooking and local food preservation methods.
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Islands of Samoa

Discover the joyful spirit of Samoa, “happy people,” at the Polynesia Cultural Center. The Samoan village is renowned for its cooking expertise and mesmerizing free knife dances, offering an unforgettable experience of laughter and excitement.  

Top Things to Do:

  • Learn the traditional art of weaving fish using coconut leaves.
  • Learn to prepare delicious Samoa dishes in the outdoor kitchen.
  • Master the fire knives spinning.
  • Learn the art of coconut tree climbing bare-feet.
  • Discover the Samoan way of fire-making with two sticks.
  • Explore the unique dome-shaped buildings constructed without nails. 

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Islands of Tonga

Welcome to Tonga, a bustling island nation in the South Pacific, where every day is a happy occasion. Tonga is a place where the beat of drums beckons you to join in the fun and adventure. From throwing spears to paddling canoes, this island village at Polynesian Cultural Center offers endless activities. 

Top Things to Do:

  • Discover the art of Nafa drumming.
  • Paddle a native-style outrigger canoe.
  • Unleash your inner warrior by testing your skills in spear-throwing.
  • Try Lafo, the traditional Tongan shuffleboard game.
  • Visit the replica of Queens Summer House, adorned with beautiful handmade tapa mats.
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Islands of Tahiti

Love is in the air in Tahiti – come and catch the fever!

The village exudes an aura of romance with its beautiful faces and lilting voices. From learning to swing hips and shimmy to attending a traditional wedding ceremony, cultural presentations offer an immersive experience of their dynamic traditions.  

Top Things to Do:

  • Taste the delicious handmade coconut bread.
  • Join in the rhythmic movements of Ori Tahiti, the traditional dance of the islands.
  • Explore underwater Tahitian pearl farms.
  • Try your hand at pole fishing.
  • Don’t miss the special wedding ceremony, exuding romance with an island beat.

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Islands of Fiji

Fiji, a land known for its fearsome warriors, has a tale beyond the battlefield. Fijians also possess a wonderful talent for singing and crafting beautiful clay pottery. 

Prepare for an exhilarating adventure at the Fijan Village in Polynesian Cultural Center, where a heart-pounding good time awaits the entire family. 

Top Things to Do:

  • Discover the art of making coconut oil.
  • Marvel at the craftsmanship of an authentic Fijian outrigger canoe, Camakau.
  • Get your Fijian groove on by participating in the ancient art of pounding a Derua, a bamboo stick, to the rhythm of their captivating rituals.
  • Embrace the spirit of Fijian warriors by getting temporary Fijian warrior tattoos.
  • Visit the awe-inspiring six-story temple that stands tall in the village.
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Islands of Hawaii

Aloha, and welcome to Hawaii! Explore the Hawaiian islands and be enchanted by the tales of its talented storytellers, who share rich traditions and love for the Earth. Hawaii speaks through the ukulele’s melodic strumming, Poi’s savory pounding, and the graceful movement of grass skirts.

Top Things to Do:

  • Learn the art of lauhala weaving.
  • Test your skills in the traditional Hawaiian games. 
  • Take hula lessons under the shade of a magnificent tree.
  • Don’t miss the Iosepa Canoe, a traditional watercraft that offers an awe-inspiring glimpse into the past.

Let the spirit of aloha guide you as you immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Hawaii – Mahalo! 

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Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is an isolated South Pacific island with a rich Polynesian tradition. The island is known for its giant stone statues, moai, carved by skilled artists using traditional and modern tools. 

Exploring the archaeological sites and enjoying the impressive moai are among the best things to do.

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Luau and Dinner Options

Experience the delightful fusion of Polynesian culture and cuisine with two authentic dining options at the Polynesian Cultural Center. 

Ali’i Luau Buffet

Are you looking for the traditional Luau in Oahu? Enjoy the delicious Alii Luau Buffet at the Hale Aloha from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

The award-winning Ali’i Luau is a royal celebration of cultural heritage. Highlights include:

  • The Royal Court procession.
  • Delicious traditional food.
  • The imu presentation (uncovering of the Kalua pig from an underground oven)
  • Exciting Hawaiian entertainment in a covered outdoor venue with lush gardens and waterfalls as a backdrop.

This authentic “all you can eat” Luau offers a buffet-style service with a selection of traditional Hawaiian specialties, including Pipikaula in orange rosemary vinaigrette, Imu Pua’a Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, Moa with Opu, Whole Steamed Kona Kanpachi in Ti leaves, Pan Seared Local Fresh Fish with Olena Calamansi glaze, Teriyaki Brisket, Fried Saimin, salads, and desserts. 

In addition to delicious cuisine, the buffet features cultural performances, which last for around 30 minutes/. These performances include skilled hula and fire knives dancers and interactive segments when the host asks guests to join in the fun on the stage. 

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The Gateway Buffet

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dining option in the Polynesian Cultural Center, the Gateway Buffet is a good option as it offers a wide selection of kid-friendly foods for picky eaters. 

The buffet opens from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, offering a premiere dining experience with live music and a calm ambiance.

 The buffet offers a variety of island-inspired dishes, including Top Sirloin Roast, Whole Grilled Kona Kanpachi Fish, a salad bar, farm-fresh veggies, Kanaka’s Fields, pork & beef, seafood, a poke bar, chicken, desserts, and kid-friendly items like Keiki.  

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Explore Hukilau Marketplace

After dinner, you’ll have some additional time to explore Hukilau Marketplace. Located at the entrance of the PCC, Hukilau Marketplace is free and open to the public from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. 

The Hukilau Marketplace is a vintage homage to 1950s Hawaii, where you can buy local products from a variety of shops and taste classic cuisine without buying tickets. 

Pounders, a full-service restaurant, provides a great dining experience among a variety of food vendors and food trucks offering shaved ice, coffee, ice cream, crepes, smoothies, fish and chips, Thai noodles, and other items., 

For those who enjoy shopping, the marketplace features art galleries, henna tattoo workshops, and a variety of souvenir shops.

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Visit the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

Take some time to explore the Football Hall of Fame before the Ha Breath of Life evening luau show that starts at 7:30 pm in the Pacific Theater. 

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, founded by Super Bowl Champions Jesse Sapolu and Ma’a Tanuvasa, honors the best football players, coaches, and contributors from Polynesia. Located at the Polynesian Cultural Center, the gallery honors inductees with plaques, photos, souvenirs, and interactive displays. 

Visitors can learn about Polynesian football’s rich history, from the first NFL player, Al Lolotai, to Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. The Hall of Fame also offers a shop where you can buy football-themed souvenirs and apparel.

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Evening Show: Ha: Breath of Life

The last activity at the Polynesian Cultural Center is to attend the evening show, “Ha: Breath of Life,” an action-packed story of passion. The show is a must-see event at the Polynesian Cultural Center from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. This entertaining show features a dynamic combination of dancers, performers, and engaging fire dancing, all woven into an engrossing plot.  

With over 100 Polynesian locals, special effects, animation, and surround sound, the show tells a Pacific island saga of love, family, birth, death, sorrow, and triumph. The symbolic tale of Mana and beloved Lani, accompanied by Polynesian music, dance, and blazing fire knives dance, adds to the show’s allure. 

“Ha: Breath of Life” transports you to the different islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa, and its spectacular finale will leave you spellbound. 

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Circle Island Tour

Take the Circle Island Tour, a scenic and cultural tour of Oahu’s highlights, for a jaw-dropping journey. The tour leaves Waikiki Beach at 6:45 am and travels via historical sites like Hanauma Bay, Diamond Head, and the Pali Lookout while providing narration.

You’ll also visit the Dole Plantation, well-known North Shore beaches, and the magnificent Hawai’i Temple. 

At 12:30 pm, the tour ends at the Polynesian Cultural Center, where you’ll be enthralled by the nighttime performance of “Ha: Breath of Life.” After the fantastic adventure, return to Waikiki at 6:30 or 9:30 pm. Don’t miss this comfortable and convenient way to discover Oahu’s beauty!

Other Activities at the Polynesian Culture Center

Besides the island-specific activities, the Polynesian Cultural Center offers a variety of additional daytime activities. You can enjoy a movie about Hawaii culture in a movie theater to escape the heat. 

Take a leisurely 30-passenger double-hulled canoe to see this theme park from a different angle. Do some shopping at Mahinalani, selling high-quality ukuleles.

You can also explore Kap Culture & Art Gallery. It features stunning artwork by Kap Tafiti, known for his comic performance during the Samoan cultural presentation.

The best way to explore the nearby attractions is to book a shuttle service. The shuttle can take you to the town of Laie and the Brigham Young University-Hawaii campus.

You can visit the Visitors Center or simply enjoy the tranquil beauty of the garden’s fountains and waterways during a 20-minute stop at the Laie Temple Grounds. This culture-themed park has something for everyone!

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Packages at the Polynesian Cultural Center

After clearly understanding what PCC offers, let’s explore the package options available at the center. The theme park offers several packages of different price ranges to cater to different budgets and preferences. 

The “Super Ambassador Luau Package” is the best option for first-time visitors, while families with little kids may find the “Gateway Buffet” Package more suitable. The “Islands of Polynesia & Ha: Breath of Life” package is a good option for regular travellers.

Let’s discuss the perks of each package in more detail!

Super Ambassador Luau Package

The Super Ambassador Luau Package is the premium offering at the Polynesian Cultural Center. 

Here are the key features of this package:

Package Details:

  • Private guided tour through six Polynesian villages with a competent tour guide
  • Access to Ali’i Luau Buffet with live entertainment
  • Free Smoothie at the Ali’i Luau
  • Platinum-level seating at the “Ha: Breath of Life” show, with unrestricted views from the first two rows near the stage
  • Hands-on activities: canoe paddling, ancient games of skill, fire starting, and more
  • Ivory Kukui nut lei upon arrival
  • Flower lei greeting at the Luau
  • Free photo pass including 8 welcome photographs
  • Reserved premium seating at all village presentations
  • Reserved canoe rides
  • Free 3-day pass to the island villages after an initial visit

Ticket Prices

Adults: $269.95

Kids: $215.96 

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Ali’i Luau Package

The Polynesian Cultural Center’s Ali’i Luau Package offers a complete and enriching experience of Pacific Island cultures. The package includes:

Package Details:

  • Admission to the PCC and all attractions 
  • A group-guided tour through six different villages
  • Laie and Temple Visitors Center tour
  • Hands-on activities
  • Dining at Ali’s Luau Buffet with entertaining performances
  • Gold-level seating at the evening show Ha: Breath of Life
  • Complimentary Smoothie at Ali’s Luau
  • Free photo pass with welcome photos
  • Flower lei greeting upon arrival at the Luau
  • Free 3-day pass to revisit the Polynesian villages

Ticket Prices

Adults: $189.95

Kids (4-11): $151.96 

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Gateway Buffet Package

If you want to explore the six island villages without a tour guide, choose the Gateway Buffet Package. The package provides access to Gateway Buffet dinner instead of Ali’s Luau. 

Other perks include:

Package Details:

  • A self-guided experience through the island villages
  • Gateway Buffet dinner with live music
  • Hands-on activities
  • Silver-level seating at the evening show Ha: Breath of Life
  • Free digital photo pass
  • Free 3-day pass to revisit the island villages

Ticket Prices

Adults: $135.95

Kids (4-11): $111.96 

Islands of Polynesia & Ha: Breath of Life Package

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly package and don’t prefer traditional luau-style dining or buffet, the “Islands of Polynesia & Ha: Breath of Life” package is for you. 

Package Details:

  • Self-guided tour through six island villages
  • Bronze-level seating at the evening show Ha: Breath of Life
  • Free digital photo pass
  • Free 3-day pass to revisit the islands of Polynesia

Ticket Prices

Adults: $119.95

Kids (4-11): $95.96 

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Islands of Polynesia Package

If you’re not interested in the luau-style dining and the Ha: Breath of Life Show, buy tickets for the “Islands of Polynesia Package.”

Package Details:

  • A self-guided experience through six island villages
  • Reserved canoe rides
  • Free photo pass 
  • Free 3-day entry to the islands of Polynesia

Ticket Prices

Adults: $79.95

Kids (4-11): $63.96

Best Hotels Close to the Polynesian Cultural Center

Located on the northeast side of Oahu, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a long way from famous tourist destinations such as Honolulu and Waikiki. The drive back to your hotel in those areas can take around 1.5 hours with traffic. Consider staying at one of the surrounding hotels for a couple of nights to fully appreciate your visit to PCC and experience the tranquility of the island’s northeast side.

Here are the best accommodation options in the vicinity of the PCC.

Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore

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The Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore, the nearest hotel to the Polynesian Cultural Center, is directly across the street. Its standard amenities include free in-room Wifi, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour gym, an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, a garden, an on-site restaurant, and more. This modern hotel has a beautiful Hawaiian flair, making it a comfortable and better place for visitors seeking proximity to PCC.

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Turtle Bay Resort

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If you’re looking for a luxurious experience on the North Shore, Oahu, Turtle Bay resort is the best option. The resort is located only 7 miles away from the Polynesian Cultural Center. This world-class resort features luxurious facilities like golf courses, tennis courts, outdoor pools, bars, relaxing spas, and excellent dining options.

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Paradise Bay Resort

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Located in Kaneohe, Paradise Bay Resort is located 13 miles south of Polynesian Cultural Center and about a 25-minute car drive. The resort features a variety of amenities, including yoga classes, snorkeling equipment, boat tours, kayak rentals, and more. Additionally, the resort hosts Aloha Nights Buffet Dinner with live entertainment on certain days, making it one of the best accommodations near PCC. 

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Makana Dream Beachfront

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Nestled on the northeastern coast of Oahu, this 4-bedroom beachfront property provides easy access to the Polynesian Cultural Center and Kualoa Ranch. This charming retreat offers stunning ocean views, luxurious amenities, and a perfect blend of modern and Bali-inspired design. The comfortable bedrooms provide restful nights after a day of PCC adventure.  

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What is the best time to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center?

The best time to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center is as soon as they open! The center opens in the early afternoon from 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Try to arrive early so you’ve plenty of time to explore the entire theme park and take advantage of the activities offered before they close for dinner and the evening show. 

What should you wear while visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center?

When visiting PCC, dress comfortably and prepare for the sun. Wear comfortable shoes because there will be much walking throughout the day. 

Choose light, breathable clothing, and consider wearing a hat to protect yourself from the sun. While there is no set dress code, you can dress up for the luau by wearing flowy dresses or light linen shirts and jeans. 

How long does it take to explore the Polynesian Cultural Center?

The Polynesian Cultural Center offers a full-day experience, starting early afternoon and closing at 9 pm. Spend at least five hours exploring the island villages to maximize your vacation. You’ll be there until 9 pm if you have tickets to the Luau dinner and evening show. All PCC ticket options offer a free 3-day admission to the island villages, allowing you to return and explore any missed attractions on another day.

Is parking available at the Polynesian Cultural Center?

Yes! The PCC provides free parking in the center.  

Are alcoholic beverages available at the Polynesian Cultural Center?

No, alcoholic beverages are not allowed and are not available for purchase at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Final Thoughts on The Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center stands as an incredible destination, offering the most authentic way to explore the vibrant cultures of the Pacific Islands. From the moment you step into this enchanting world, you’ll be greeted with the warm hospitality and the surrounding beauty of Hawaii’s northeastern coast. 

The Center’s dedication to preserving and showcasing the diverse cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, and other Pacific islands is admirable. Learning about ancient rituals, music, and arts from friendly villagers gives a special dimension to the journey.

The luau and evening show, Ha: Breath of Life, are the highlights not to be missed. The performances are a stunning display of talent, storytelling, and passion that leave a lasting impression. Whether you choose the Super Ambassador or Ali’i Luau Package, both offer an unforgettable evening of entertainment and a delicious feast.  

Moreover, the Polynesian Cultural Center’s non-profit status and support for BYU-Hawaii student-employees reflect its dedication to education, making the visit more meaningful.

Visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center is more than just a tourist attraction; it is a soul-stirring journey that encourages appreciation, respect, and understanding of the different cultures that form the tapestry of Polynesia. 

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and experience an unforgettable journey through the diverse cultures of the Pacific islands!

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