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The private luau is held at an estate high above Honolulu, located inside of the Pu'u Ualaka'a Wayside Park, the heart of Tantalus. In the Hawaiian language, the name of the State park refers to a crop that was once grown there.
In 1921, a man named Ernest Shelton Van Tassel was granted the lease by the Territory of Hawaii to begin planting Australian macadamia nut trees on the 22 acres of land within the Pu'u Ualaka'a Wayside Park creating Hawaii Macadamia Nut Ltd. And the estate became the home of Hawaii’s first macadamia nut plantation. Although "Pu'u Ualaka'a" literally means "rolling sweet potato hill."
With its breathtaking sunset views along the edge of the rainforest, the estate has entertained iconic guests including Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe. The King of Rock, Elvis Presley, spent some of his free time here as well during the filming of "Blue Hawaii."
On arrival, guests will join the team to ask permission to enter the land which will be followed by a brief history of the area. Guests will then head down to the imu to participate in building the imu while dancers sway to the music. Walking through the property, guests will be led into the forest where they'll experience a fire dance - up close and personal. Kahiko, chanting, and haka will be shared and then together you'll makahiki or games as they were by Hawaiians in the early days. Dinner will be introduced and while enjoying the local feast, hula dancers will share some of Hawaii's fabled tales in dance.
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