Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Kona Submarine Adventure and Royal Kona Resort Luau submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
A very exhilerating and educational Adventure for all ages!!Reviewed by: GAUTAM S, January 2013
great time!Reviewed by: MARTIN L, August 2012
Submarine trip on Wednesday was rescheduled due to heavy swells. Atlantis staff texted before 9am to arrange new day if possible, we did it on Friday instead, and so the Luau voucher was faxed direct to Royal Kona for collection at 5pm.
Luau was absolutely fantastic, professional set-up, great band, amazing dancers including the fire-dancer as the finale, excellent food, coffee and open bar! (soda, juice, beer, spirits and Meitai) Throughly enjoyed by all, especially the kids. Parking at luau was just $3, or there is free parking about 5minutes walk away. Photographer takes a group shot on entry, which is available for purchase after an hour for $20.
Atlantis Submarine tour was well organised and safe. Photographer takes group shot before going out on the boat shuttle to the sub, and photos are available for $20 on return to boat, this includes a CD with your photo and images of fish etc from previous dives. The submarine went to depth of 100ft and included going around a shipwreck. We saw all sorts of fish and coral, including an eel "Elvis" and a barracuda. Optional purchase of the dive-log ($1) was well worth it as the kids spent lots of time ticking the boxes of the fish they had seen. Tour is narrated by one of the staff (not pre-recorded) and so he was able to tell us exactly what we could see and answer any questions.
Highly recommend doing both tours !!
We thoroughly enjoyed both the submarine adventure and luau at the Royal Kona resort. It isn't very often that you get the opportunity to go 100ft underwater to view the marine life without scuba gear! The luau was our first, so it is difficult to measure against others on the island, but it seems like several are put on by the same group - just at different venues. It was a great dinner experience - good food, drink, and entertainment.Reviewed by: Marvin T, March 2014
It was definitely worth the adventure of the submarine. The crew is very friendly and nice. We saw soooo many fish and even eels and a shark! It was so cool to see them up close as we do not scuba dive. We just like the bragging rights of going on a submarine!!
The Luau was very good as well. The food was much better than expected (I've been to one other luau) and it was very well organized. I do wish it was sit in the sand style. It was just chairs at banquet tables. The all-you-can drink mai tai's pack a punch! You can add an extra shot of rum for no charge. We took full advantage! The entertainment was lovely. All in all, I would recommend both venues and this as a package was a great way to spend the day!Reviewed by: Rachel J, September 2011