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Diamond Head Luau in Honolulu, HI

Waikiki Aquarium2777 Kalakaua AvenueHonolulu, HI 96815
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Overview

Treat yourself to a traditional Hawaiian experience at Diamond Head Luau, located in the foothills of Diamond Head and on the shores of famous Waikiki. This exclusive luau focuses on personalized interaction, fun activities for the family, and a unique retelling of the Polynesian journey highlighting cultural expressions. A Hawaiian meal is served, too, adding to the exotic appeal of the luau.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Show duration: approx. 3 hours.
  • Held beachfront at Waikiki Aquarium.
  • Alcoholic beverages included with show.
  • Hands-on experiences before luau include lei making, Polynesian tattoos, hula lesson and more.
  • Dine on traditional and modern Hawaiian cuisine.

Description

from Diamond Head Luau
Grab your ohana (family) by the hand and walk down the beach to the Waikiki Aquarium in the foothills of Diamond Head for a special evening of food, music, and Hawaiian Culture! At a maximum of 200 Guests, we are proud to be Oahu’s most exclusive luau, focusing on quality and customer interaction. Enjoy a lei greeting, kava cocktails, hula lessons, basket weaving, lei making, Hawaiian tattoo and more before feasting on the best tasting traditional and contemporary Hawaiian food in the State – Catered by Haile’s.

Right as you’re starting to smell the Plumeria and realize that life can’t really get much better, the show begins and takes you on a fun journey through Polynesian Culture and Expression. We look forward to welcoming you and your family into our Hale (home) and sharing together an exciting evening on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach!

Days of Operation: Monday, Thursday, and Sunday
Check-in Time: 5:00 pm
Doors Open: 5:15 pm
- Mai Tai Greeting
- Souvenir Photo taking

Cultural Events: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
- Coconut weaving
- Polynesian tattoos
- Hula lesson
- Lei making

Dinner Buffet: 6:20 pm - 7:00 pm
Showtime: 7:05 pm
End Time: 8:05 pm

- Purchase souvenir photos
- Visit the Waikiki Aquarium*
*Waikiki aquarium is open until 8:30 pm only for guests of the Diamond Head Luau

Deluxe Luau Package:
- Admission to the Waikiki Aquarium
- Shell Lei and Mai Tai greeting
- One (1) drink ticket
- Deluxe Seating
- Hawaiian Luau Buffet

VIP Luau Package:
- Admission to the Waikiki Aquarium
- Fresh Flower Lei and Mai Tai greeting
- Two (2) drink tickets
- VIP Seating
- Hawaiian Luau Table Service
- Souvenir arrival photograph (one per couple)
- Souvenir gift from Diamond Head Luau (one per couple)

Menu:
Tossed Green Salad with Oriental, Mango, or Papaya Dressing, Freshly Baked Butter Rolls, Steamed White Rice, Baked Sweet Potato, Poi, Lomi Salmon, Ahi Poke, Panko Crusted Mahi Mahi with Aioli Sauce, Kiawe Wood Smoked Kalua Pork, Teriyaki Chicken, Sweet Pineapple Chunks, Haupia, and Chocolate Cake.

Drink Menu:
Kava Colada, Kava Tai, and Kava Kava
`Awa - can have numbing effects on the mouth and may create a feeling of euphoria. Must be 21 years of age and older.
Assorted Beer, White and Red Wine, Mai Tai, Mango Daquiri and Blue Hawaii.

Non-Alcoholic Drinks:
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Canada Dry, Bottle Water, Juice (Pineapple, Orange, Guava, Lilikoi Passion, Strawberry Guava)

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

4 Reviews
BETH MCCONNELL
1 Review
"GREAT TIME!"
October, 2016
Getting to tour the aquarium and the hands on activities were a plus. Got to make a headpiece so much fun. Sunset was breathtaking. We had VIP package so got to set closer to front. Show is excellent. 10 year old fire dancer was amazing. The food and drinks were good. This is the only luau I have been to so have nothing to compare it to . I really enjoyed it and recommend it.

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Christie Shimabuku
Honolulu, HI
6 Reviews
"Amazing luau!"
September, 2016
Great sunset view, tasty food, fun entertainment & show for the whole family. Plus you have access to the Waikiki Aquarium before of after the show.
Tip: Parking is limited; find street parking.

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Ariadna Miranda
Watsonville, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Loved It!"
June, 2016
The show was intertaining & funny enjoyed every second of it! The food & drinks were so good. Really recommend it!

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Glenn Smith
1 Review
"Wonderful show"
December, 2015
I have been to all the luau on Oahu Hawaii and I will have to say it's as good as the others... But you get the monk seals and aquarium... And plenty activities for the kids...I did enjoy the food...
Tip: Bring kids

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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wohc446
Garden City, New York
"luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 NEW
Great family fun Good food and show and location with nice photo for purchase at end if you have limited time be sure to include this attraction
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2017triciam
Raleigh, North Carolina
"great luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 NEW
Food was varied and tasty. Dancers were excellent. We enjoyed the going around to the different stations too plait/braid palm frawns, make lei bracelets, etc. We also enjoyed the aquarium. What beautiful setting, right on the ocean. A huge bonus was its proximity to Waikiki. We ended up walking from our hotel (the Shoreline which we highly recommend). It was a beautiful stroll along the water front and much better than an hour ride on a bus through heavy traffic to reach the luaus on the other side of the island. While we had planned to take a cab back to our hotel, we decided to walk as it was a lovely evening and we felt perfectly safe. It was well lit and many people were out and about and the shops and restaurants across from the water from were still open.
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Mariela M
Cooper City, Florida
"Great way to celebrate my birthday!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 NEW
It was our last day in Hawaii and we wanted to do something different for my birthday. We all had a great time, everyone was so friendly, food was great, show was amazing. Love it!!!
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Loree S
Sacramento
"Fantastic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2017 NEW
Very nice and relaxing. Good food and entertainment was great! The poi not so much. First time eating it and I'll pass next time. Lol. Afterwards saw fireworks in waikiki. (Fridays)
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judycY2481MF
"Diamond Head Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017 NEW
Food was OK. Venue was cheat looking, with views of aquarium parking lot. Stage looked like carport. Plastic chairs and tables. Best part was show but show was short.

Frequently Asked Questions about Diamond Head Luau

What time should we arrive for check-in?
Check-in starts at 5:00 pm and the doors open at 5:15 pm.


What is the difference between Deluxe and VIP seating?
VIP seating includes the first 2 rows in front of the stage, deluxe seating starts on third row and back.

Is transportation included?
No, transportation is not included.


Does my child under 3 years need a ticket?
No, they are free and considered a lap child.


Is the Aquarium included with my luau ticket?
Yes, the Waikiki Aquarium is open until 8:30 pm only for guests of the Luau.


Where is the parking located?
Parking is available through metered street parking on the left-hand (park) side of Kalakaua Ave. A very limited number of free parking stalls are located in front of the Waikiki Aquarium entrance.