The magic of Micronesia: Fish Eye Polynesian Dinner Show

The magic of Micronesia: Fish Eye Polynesian Dinner Show

by Ayaka Yamaguchi
The Guam Guide

With so many cultural dance shows on Guam, it’s hard to decide which one to see. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Check out this review of the top five cultural dance shows on the island.

Surprise and even laughter will pull you into the dancers’ world

Only 20 minutes from Tumon, you will enjoy the ocean view as you approach this coastal location. Once you step into the building, the dancers will invite you to take pictures with them. Every guidebook lists this Polynesian show as number one, as the dancers are put through a highly selective audition.

Mosquito spray is available when you walk in. I’ve rarely seen this kind of hospitality anywhere else (though I didn’t see a single mosquito).

The buffet is mainly seafood with sushi and local dishes like kelaguen and barbecue. There is a wide selection of dessert. The executive chef is Japanese with many years of experience in the food industry. I felt satisfied before the show even began.

The show starts with the rhythm of drums that get your heart pounding as dancers ride in on a large boat. The stage is theatre style and you feel like you are sitting outside on a private island. You’ll forget you’re indoors, feeling instead like you’re in a jungle surrounded by a river and waterfalls. You soon notice dancers coming towards the audience. The beat is very fast but the dancers are smiling warmly. I was in awe.

Between the performances there’s time for audience participation. Lucky customers who are selected can even touch the fire. It was surprising and exhilarating at the same time. At this point, the dancers have captivated
our minds and hearts and they’re not tired yet.

One of the most popular items from Tahiti is a black pearl, a symbol for love and money. This custom captured my attention as very beautiful. I’m sure others fell in love with this romantic dance as well.

The success of the performance was evident when all the audience joined in the dancing as the evening concluded. This show has been operated by the same dance group for 15 years. This is definitely the show you want to enjoy in a group or family. Ask about the package deal that includes a snorkeling tour and entry to the Fish Eye observatory

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