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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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Orgills report on Latter-day Saint missi...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   More than 500 new “sons and daughters” About four years after leaving Laie, former Polynesian Cultural Center president and CEO Von D. Orgill and his wife, Sherry, returned for a special PCC team meeting in the Hawaiian Journey Theater on November 2, 2017. They reported on their service as president and “mother” of more than 500 Mormon missionaries in the California-Irvine mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2013 to 2016. President Orgill served as PCC’s...
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The Polynesian Cultural Center legacy is...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   Polynesian Cultural Center ‘ohana [family] Hawaii is famous for its aloha spirit. Many experience the genuine warmth of the local people, to the extent they begin to feel like ‘ohana — family. That definitely happens a lot at the Polynesian Cultural Center. But what they may not realize in a day’s visit with us, or even on repeat visits, is how close our employees feel toward each other, and how much they cherish their PCC associations and experiences as the years go by.     When...
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Pani Popo – a Sticky, Gooey, Gotta...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Pani Popo, or coconut buns, comes from Samoa and is made from yeast bread and sweetened coconut milk. Many people find it tastes more like glazed donuts, and with basic adjustments, such as substituting grapeseed or coconut oil for the butter, you can make a delicious treat that is dairy-free, while using coconut flour will make it gluten free. This is a very easy-to-modify dish, no matter what the dietary restrictions.   There are many recipes out there, but we wanted to present you with...
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Turkey Tail – Forget the Rest, the...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     We introduced this recipe four years ago. Who knew it would be our iconic cornerstone in Polynesian recipes? We sure didn’t. But month after month Adobo Turkey Tails breaks records. Yes, its got a lot of fat, but that gives it that special crunchy flavor. Enjoy (in moderation, of course!)   More recipes! We know you’ll love this, but if you’re looking for a different approach, try this Crisp and Tender Baked Turkey Tail recipe. Want to learn how to cook an island...
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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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Polynesian Cultural Center receives USA ...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   PCC wins USA Today “10 Best” Award USA Today readers recently voted the Polynesian Cultural Center as the number-one “best Hawaii attraction”   PCC selected from a list of 10 Hawaii attractions   The readers selected the Center the #1 from a list of 10 top attractions in the Aloha State that had been pre-nominated by a blue-ribbon panel of travel industry and media representatives. The Hawaii attractions nominated, and their order of finish in the recent survey included:...
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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...