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Yelp Hawaii’s Polynesian Field Trip II



100 lucky Elites (and their +1's) said Talofa to Samoa at the Polynesian Cultural Center. After boarding the buses, Yelpers and their guests island hopped across the Pacific as they explored the seven villages located in the most visited tourist attraction in the 808!

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After a relaxing ride through the Ko'olaus, yeeps were greeted by PCC staff who handed out maps and gave us a quick explination about the park and luau. We were then led down to the village of Tonga where we learned the traditional Tongan greeting "Mālō e lelei". After a brief lecture on Tonga's history guests wove headbands from coconut leaves!


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Properly adorned with our stylish new head gear, yeeps headed out into the park to explore and island hop! From Fiji to Tahit to Aotearoa guests paddled in canoes, threw spears, and got some traditional tribal ink!

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After all that excitment and exploration hungry Elites were treated to a Samoan Luau. The feast included typical Samoan fare such as green bananas baked with coconut milk, raw mackerel maranated in coconut milk with carrots and onions, and taro rolls! In addition to the Samoan treats, yelpers enjoyed Hawaiian luau staples like Kalua pig, long rice, and even a whole roasted pig!

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Talk about the royal treatment! As yelpers feasted, they were treated with dances preformed by nearby Brigham Young University students from Samoa. Yelp Honolulu Elites aren't ones to beat around the bush, so as a call for volunteers went out yelpers leaped onto the stage and gave it their all!

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Feeling like taking your own tropical field trip? Check out the 5-star reviews, get in on the adventure with party pics by Jonas Maon, and check out this video from Small Hour Films! 

SYOY & Aloha!


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Emi H (+Yelp Elites!)

Community Manager

Yelp Honolulu


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