The sprawling, five-acre Duke Paoa Kahanamoku lagoon at the legendary Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort makes a big splash. So do regularly scheduled luaus on the lagoon’s expansive Great Lawn. This traditional Hawaiian pastime gives guests an oceanfront spread of luau favorites — like Huli Huli chicken, sweet potatoes and Hawaiian fried rice — as well as an array of foot-tapping, hip-swaying Polynesian songs and dances. Don’t forget your lei; just arrive early, as these fragrant floral necklaces represent the official start of any proper luau.

2005 Kalia Road
808-949-4321
www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com