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Sunset Luaus on Mission Bay San Diego

Sunset Luaus on Mission Bay returns to the Catamaran Resort in San Diego this summer. A San Diego summer tradition, locals and tourists can enjoy these sunset luaus on Tuesdays and Fridays, June 14 through Aug. 30.

Fun for the whole family, these sunset luaus on Mission Bay feature a delicious all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet, authentic island music, Pride of Polynesia hula dancers and fiery torch performers, and even a volcano that erupts confetti. All guests receive a lei and tropical Mai Tai upon arrival, and there are also luau-themed activities for kids, like lei making and festive crafts. The Hawaiian buffet features an impressive display of luau dishes including Kalua roast pig, spicy shrimp and grilled pineapple salad, Hawaiian sweet rolls, and tempting treats such as pineapple cream pie.

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Hotel guests can enhance their sunset luau experience with Kahuna VIP tickets, which include early check-in, an upgraded lei greeting, a souvenir cup, welcome appetizers, a meet-and-greet with the Pride of Polynesia performers, and reserved seating close to the stage. Hotel guests also receive a 20 percent discount on sunset luau tickets.

Additional island-themed activities at the Catamaran include a complimentary poolside Keiki (Kids) Club, (daily, 1 to 3 p.m.), featuring Hawaiian-inspired arts and crafts; complimentary hula lessons and fresh flower lei making ($20) which take place bayside on Tuesdays and Fridays (3 to 5 p.m.), and a daily bird encounter (10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and entertaining bird show (3 p.m., except Sunday and Wednesday), featuring colorful talking parrots – a real-life outdoor enchanted tiki room.

Ticket prices for the Sunset Luaus on Mission Bay vary based on seats and day. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for Kahuna VIP Seating and 6 p.m. for all other ticket holders. The buffet opens at 6:45 p.m. and the live performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about the Sunset Luaus on Mission Bay and to purchase tickets, visit

3999 Mission Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92109

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