KAILUA-KONA, HI--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - As a major vacation destination, Hawaii offers visitors endless opportunities and experiences, but how's one to know what's authentic and what's merely made for tourists? At the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, guests can be sure they're getting an authentic Hawaiian experience when it comes to dining and entertainment at its restaurants in Kona, Hawaii.

At the award-winning Island Breeze Luau at this Kona beachfront hotel, guests get the chance to experience authentic Polynesian cuisine and live performances that honor Hawaii's history. The luau recently introduced its newest production, We Are 'Ohana. 'Ohana, which literally means "the offshoots," refers to the new shoots on the precious kalo (taro) plant and represents the idea that humans are offshoots, forever connected to each other by a common root. Stories and cultural practices were passed down within families, and this performance honors that.

We Are 'Ohana begins with the arrival of the Royal Court by outrigger canoe. Guests can interact with performers during preliminary arts and crafts activities before meeting some of Hawaii's Polynesian cousins from Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa. Stories are told through song and dance, offering a look at Hawaii's rich history and beauty.

Of course it wouldn't be a luau without great food, and a lavish buffet with open bar features kalua pork from the hotel's on-site imu, fresh local fish, grilled beef and favorites such as haupia and the hotel's famous banana bread.

While the luau is a must-do for any first-timer, some may want a more contemporary dining experience. This Kona hotel's Honu's on the Beach Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor, beachside dining in a space that offers a sprawling lanai with fire pits and views of the beach. Its newest offering pairs live Hawaiian and jazz music with sushi on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

About the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
At Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, visitors get exactly what they came to Hawaii for -- a front-row seat to white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water and lush greenery. This Kona hotel is popular with everyone from convention-goers to honeymooners, and offers a location that's just minutes from cruise terminals and near the Kona International Airport. Upon arrival, guests will experience the hotel's new lobby concept, featuring flexible seating areas, complimentary Wi-Fi and an interactive GoBoard that will prove to be a valuable resource during their stay, as it offers the latest in news, local information and weather. Head straight out to explore the area, including Kailua village, Hulihe'e Palace, Kailua Kona Pier, Honokohau Marina and Kaloko-Honokohau National Park. Or, settle into a spacious, stylish guest room, outfitted with a flat-screen cable TV, refrigerator, coffeemaker with Kona's famous coffee, luxurious bed linens, a desk and high-speed Internet access. Start the morning with a run on the beach, a few laps in the outdoor pool or some time in the fitness center. Soak up the sun and sip cocktails at Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille, and bring the whole family to the Island Breeze Luau for authentic Polynesian cuisine and live performances. This hotel is a top pick for Kona beachfront events and offers 20,000 square feet of function space that can accommodate weddings, corporate retreats, meetings and celebrations.

Contact Information:

Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740