While this elaborate luau has the sharpest production values, there is no booze allowed (it's a Mormon-owned facility in the heart of Laie—Mormon country). It's held amid the seven re-created villages at the Polynesian Cultural Center in the North Shore town of Laie, about an hour-and-a-half's drive from Honolulu. The luau—considered one of the most authentic on the island—includes the "Ha: Breath of Life" show that has long been popular with both residents and visitors.
Rates start at $95 and go up depending on activities and amenities (personalized tours, reserved seats, or table service, for example). Waikiki transport is available.