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Hotels on the North Shore: The other sid...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Your days of dreaming are over. You have finally booked your dream trip to Oahu! Now you need to decide where you are going to stay. Honolulu has thousands of hotels, but if you’ve dreamt of being in a quieter spot that is a closer match to a real island paradise, might we suggest you book a room up along the north shore?   POLYNESIAN WORD OF THE DAY   “Fale Talimalo” Samoan for guest house (n) – a building traditionally placed near the entrance to a Samoan...
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Shoyu Chicken doesn’t get any easi...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Named after a local brand of soy sauce, this chicken dish is a favorite island plate, especially when you and your neighbors are having a luau (potluck) or you just need to please picky eaters. This version comes straight from the Food and Beverage Department of The Polynesian Cultural Center. It may be easy, but that’s part of the beauty of this simple little recipe. It literally fulfills the popular saying “winner, winner, chicken dinner!” And it’s versatile! A...
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Canoe Pushing 101 at the PCC

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Who is that?   As you carefully board our canoe for your water-based tour of the Polynesian Cultural Center, you may ask yourself “Who is that pushing my canoe?” Most of our “Canoe Pushers” are actually full time students next door at Brigham Young University – Hawaii. Many of our pushers are from other countries, but no matter where they’re from, they are trained to provide you with a wonderful experience on our beautiful lagoon. First off, you will notice that they...
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Feel the warmth of an island holiday: Ch...

  Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   Christmas time on the North Shore is a magical place. First off, you’re away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Second, you get to really experience Christmas ‘island style’. We have compiled a list of activities and suggestions to make your Christmas season warm, bright and full of aloha.     Hukilau Marketplace/Polynesian Cultural Center Come to the biggest seasonal celebration across the North Shore in beautiful La’ie. And best of all, these events are free to...
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Mango Otai: Nectar of the Gods!

  Island breezes, coconut trees, waves lapping on a sandy beach. This must be paradise, yes? But even paradise can get a bit warm, so a special part of any visit to our beautiful island home includes a refreshing drink known locally as Otai. One year ago we shared the traditional Watermelon Otai recipe. This year the Polynesian Cultural Center is excited to share its close relative, Mango Otai, which is both refreshing and delicious! It is a favorite on Oahu, and is sure to be a favorite of yours!       Ingredients   3 fresh mangoes, grated 1...