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Pacific Paradise Resort--San Diego

Some of our clients want "The Works", while others just want island catering or Hawaiian dancers.  This client just wanted an island band--at the exclusive Pacific Paradise Resort--so we sent Desi's band because they play beautiful, relaxing, island-style dinner music. 

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It was great! They were a hit with everyone!
— Caroline

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Annual Talega HOA Luau in San Clemente

Talega San Clemente is usually our most extravagant luau of the year!  Lei greeters, island decorations, craft "villages" for the kids, catering for 650 people, and a Polynesian show including a live band!

This year was wonderful! You guys did a fabulous job and I really appreciate working with you. I’m going to meet with my team later this week and I will let you know of any changes for next year!
— Ashley (Community Event Coordinator)

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Irene & Ken threw 2 luaus for their friends in one year!

Irene and Ken hired Islanders Luau for their anniversary at the beginning of the year and they liked it so much that they decided to have a luau for more of their friends 6 months later.  Below is their response after the 2nd show. 
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Good afternoon Maril, just to let you know the performance was absolutely outstanding, everyone at the party simply enjoyed every moment and they were very surprised to see how beautiful the costumes and dancers were. Harvey and Toto were wonderful with so much energy. They had the audience laughing..... Thank you so very much!!
— Kenny & Irene

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Beautiful Westlake Village, CA luau

Islanders Luau decorated and entertained for the Shapiro Family's luau and they couldn't have been happier!

OMG Maril you were better then j could’ve hoped!!!
You were so easy to work with as well
Hope to work with you again but in the meantime will definitely recommend you!!!
MAHALO!!
— Xoxo🌺🌺🌺 Lisa Shapiro
I too thought you and the talent and the show were beyond awesome + I would love to refer you to future events of this nature as well!
pleasure working with you guys!
— J E N N I F E R * L A S K E Y "LA's Key to Venues & Events"

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San Marcos Birthday Luau

Since this movie came out, Islanders Luau has been doing a lot more children's birthday parties than usual.  

Islanders Luau was amazing! Very thorough and professional. The guests were highly entertained. The coconut demonstration was fun! Moana was amazing. Song, dance, music! Such a memorable experience. I can’t wait until we can use them again!
— Sunny F.

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Company Picnic Luau

Islanders Luau has lots of options for entertaining the whole family at company luaus.  Read what Vivian thought about her Islanders Luau party!

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I can’t say enough good things about Maril and Islanders Luau! We hired them for our company picnic luau at Lake Mission Viejo. Maril and his team were exceptional—very personable and professional! The island demonstrations and Tiki Photo Booth were big hits, and now we know how to crack a coconut! Such a fun demo!!! The show was wonderful and entertaining, and the island music playing throughout the event was lovely! The food was not just good—it was fantastic! The Islanders crew was very well organized and on top of everything!! I recommend this company to anyone looking for a quality, lovely island experience to enhance their event!!
— Vivian H.

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CEO wants Islanders Luau to come back twice yearly!

We decorated a company's parking lot in San Diego, grilled our teriyaki chicken, served it on our gorgeous buffet, gave guests custom tattoos, and entertained them with our lovely hula maidens and our fierce haka warriors. The CEO was pretty happy....

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Maril, everyone had a great time. You guys did a great job. Please put me down for June 21st and Sept 22 in 2018. I want to book every year, first and last day of Summer. Let me know what you need from me. Thanks!
— Danny S. --Titan CEO

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Wedding Reception in Ontario

It is a privilege to get asked to cater, decorate, and entertain at a wedding reception!  We know that they will remember this party for the rest of their lives, so the pressure is on.  Yet, we feel that way about most of our luaus.  The host/hostess is always so excited and has big dreams about the event.  Everyone on our staff tries their best to make each luau a success.  

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Words cannot possibly describe the absolutely incredible service and experience provided by Islanders Luau. The entertainment, the food, the decorations - literally everything was A+. Maril and his team are amazing. Our guests loved every minute, every bite and every dance. Our guests were truly mesmerized during the performances, and they raved about the food and the lei greeting. In addition, on top of the outstanding outcome of the event, Maril was truly a pleasure to work with during the planning phase (and patient with all my many questions!). 100% 5* recommendation.
— Sabrina C.

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"The Legendary Luau!"

A law firm in Carlsbad hired us for their company luau, and they asked for the works--lots of dancers, full-catering, a pig, photo booth, and decor.  

Islander’s Luau put on an amazing event for my firm party of 80 people. Everything was perfect—every person on the team was very nice, personable, professional, and easy to work with. The food was excellent and the show was fabulous. My co-workers are calling the party THE LEGENDARY LUAU!!
— Christie

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50th Wedding Anniversary

A review that is this positive is quite intimidating for us to live up to, but the Islanders Luau crew truly strives to make each event the very best possible.  We know that our customers are throwing a party for very special reasons, and it is important for us to make it a success!

I cannot Thank you enough for the amazing evening you created by bringing the Islands to us for my parents’ 50th Anniversary!

Ohana is the best word I can think of to describe Maril and the Islander’s Luau! Words can hardly describe how Maril and his family far exceeded all of our expectations for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary! My parents have visited the Islands of Hawaii for the last 50 years of their marriage as a place for vacation, rejuvenation, and for the love of each other and the Islands!
When I first spoke with Maril he stated that they would bring the Islands to us!! That is the very best explanation to describe all that Maril brought to our celebration! The experienced dancers, the delicious food, the authentic music, the engaging costumes, and the warm people of the Islands created the passion for the Islands! Everyone that had ever attended a luau in Hawaii, stated, commented, and expressed that the Islander’s Luau was the very best Luau that they had ever attended!!
I will say that Maril felt like family the moment I met him and I chose Islander’s Luau simply by looking on the internet and talking to Maril over the phone! He is a genuine, personable, warm, authentic, professional, courteous, talented, engaging, and an impressive Chief!!
I know that my Daughter and my Father both posted a review to Yelp. I was also able to post a review on Yelp but the site continues to say it is having a problem. This is what I posted to Yelp and please feel free to re-post if you can get the google site to work.
Thank you Maril and your family so sincerely for being a part of our family, ohana! Mahalo

Kindest and Warmest regards!
— Daleena HarkerReid

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A popular review site's "algorithms" think these reviews are Too good to be true!

A well-known review site uses an algorithm to decide which reviews are true and which ones are fake.  Anything they deem to be fake is listed as "not currently recommended".  Not only has their algorithm rejected reviews from our friends and family--even if they were paying clients, but they have also rejected twelve  5-star reviews from clients who spent their valuable time writing heartfelt reviews.  Here they are!  

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Toro Company Party

We worked with Patrice for over a year (!) to help her plan her company luau for 180 people at Toro Irrigation Company in Riverside. It included some great island props, pig ceremony and the show. Since they were on a tight schedule we organized the catering so that we fed all 180 people in about 20 mins. Even though their business presentations went over their time schedule, we were able to make up for it and accomplish their luau event on-time.

I’ve gotten lots of emails and complements this morning on what a great event we had yesterday and what a great time people had…you all put on a wonderful show, and the food was great! One person also asked for your info as he is going to suggest you guys for his friend’s sister’s wedding reception. Hopefully this will generate more business for you all! Again, thank you so much…it was great working with you!!
— Patrice

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