Germaine's Luau in Oahu, HI

Germaine's Luau Hawai91-119 Olai StreetKapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
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Overview

Offering a unique experience on a private Oahu beach, Germaine’s Luau Hawaii features a family-friendly luau under the stars. Guests can enjoy a traditional lei greeting, a conch shell sounding, the Royal Court of Polynesia procession, a delicious Polynesian feast and an exciting show representing the cultures of Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Hawaii. Three alcoholic drinks are included.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kapolei, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Approximately 27 miles from Waikiki.
  • Wear flip flops or sandals, seating area is in sand.
  • Transportation from Waikiki hotels provided.
  • Three alcoholic drinks included.
  • Watch the fire knife dance, traditional Polynesian dancing and music, and more.
  • Enjoy the all-you-can-eat Polynesian feast.
  • Witness an authentic imu ceremony: the unveiling of the main dish, Kalua Pua'a.

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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

Christie Shimabuku

A backyard-style luau with sand between your toes, picnic table seating and a gorgeous sunset make for a truly unique experience. Flip flops or sandals recommended.

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Anne Mercer

When you arrive, you'll enjoy a lei greeting and fresh pineapple waiting at your seat. Don't forget your camera! You don’t want to miss taking a picture of the gorgeous sunset. Plus, there's not a bad seat in the house.

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Description

from Germaine's Luau Hawaii
Take in the rich cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands at Germaine's "Too Good to Miss" Luau. Enjoy the spectacular show delivered to you at the ocean’s edge, under the stars and palm trees. Be touched by the magic of ancient Hawaii and its splendor. Feel the touch of Aloha. Experience a Hawaiian luau like no other and discover why visiting Germaine’s Luau once may not be enough.

Let Germaine’s Luau take you back 100 years & 27 miles from Waikiki to our exclusive beachfront property on the shores of West Oahu. Since 1976, over 3 million visitors to our Islands have become a part of the Germaine’s Ohana. Germaine’s Luau has been acclaimed as America’s Best Luau in “America’s Best 100” and has been filmed by ABC’s “Good Morning America”. Come to where you will still experience a traditional luau that recaptures the “Spirit of Old Hawaii”.

Upon arrival, all of our guests are traditionally welcomed with a Hawaiian Shell Lei. The sounding of the conch shell announces the beginning of the evening’s festivities! Picture taking opportunities await as the Royal Court of Polynesia makes its entrance. As the imu (underground oven) is uncovered, the savory aroma of the Kalua Pua’a (roasted pig) – your main course of the evening – reminds us that dinner is soon to be served.

Our all-you-can-eat buffet features an array of tasty Hawaiian – American selections, which include traditional Island favorites sure to please even the less adventurous.

The night is filled with beauty, color, and excitement as our multi-talented kane (men) and wahine (women) take you through a non-stop, action-packed journey throughout the Islands of Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand as well as the romantic hula of Hawaii.

The evening also includes unlimited soft drinks, coffee & tea as well as 3 beverage coupons for all adults 21 years & older.

Complimentary transportation is included from designated Waikiki locations. (Add transportation ticket when purchasing Luau ticket) If transportation is not needed and you will be driving out; do not select the transportation ticket.

Original Luau Package:
- Complimentary round-trip motor coach transportation from Waikiki
- Lei greeting upon arrival
- Open seating in the non-reserved section
- All-you-can-eat Hawaiian/American buffet
- One (1) Standard beverage ticket for adults (additional tickets available for purchase)
- Unlimited soft drinks, hot coffee & tea

Hibiscus Luau Package:
- Complimentary round-trip motor coach transportation from Waikiki
- Lei greeting upon arrival
- Reserved seating in prime center section
- All-you-can-eat Hawaiian/American Buffet
- Three (3) premium beverage tickets for adults (additional tickets available for purchase)
- Unlimited complimentary soft drinks, hot coffee & tea

Plumeria Luau Package:
- Complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki
- Lei greeting upon arrival
- Photo taking with Polynesian model/greeter at premier beachside location
- Reserved seating in premier front row central section
- All-you-can-eat Hawaiian/American dinner menu with initial table service
- Three (3) specialty beverage tickets for adults (additional tickets available for purchase)
- Unlimited complimentary soft drinks, hot coffee & tea
- One (1) complimentary Souvenir Photo (per adult)

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
JAVIER AVILES
1 Review
"WE HAD A GREAT TIME!"
August, 2018
My only complaint is having to wait for people who were late to their pick up points.
However, once we arrived there (grandma, grandpa and granddaughter) we had a great time. Our bus tour guide was hilarious and the trip there and back flew by thanks to our guide's consummate professionalism.
We especially enjoyed the pig being pulled out of the ground. Me being Mexican-American and my wife Colombian-American, it brought back many wonderful memories when we feasted on lechon at our family gatherings.
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Tip: Be prepared to enjoy yourselves. It's like being at one big family party/gathering.

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Thomas Hall
Troy, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Don't go!"
April, 2018
The place has a tired look and feel to it. My lasting impression is that they charge above average fees for mediocre food, paper plates, the wrong serving utensils used to
serve some of the food, chessy Vegas like show, an announcer who mumbled his way through his announcements, poorly made drinks, and the worst of it all was the disgusting restrooms. Unclean, smelly and in poor condition. The eating area filled with sand was also a turnoff. The luau on Kauai is much better and the one at the Polynesian Cultural Center looks much better.
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Tip: Don't go!

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Bob Wadell
1 Review
"Exciting Luau"
April, 2017
We really enjoyed the luau and festivities from the time we got there to the time we left. The dancers and the buffet were great. Our tour guide "Greg" made the bus ride go by quickly with his wit and knowledge.
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Tip: Bring comforable shoes or scandels to walk in the soft sand.

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Jessica Hollingsworth
1 Review
"love this"
January, 2017
I visit Hawaii in 98 and I love the laua. It was full of culture and dancing and I learn to Hulu dance. Definitely coming back next year and can not wait to share this with my best friend
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Tip: a must to do

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Ricky Rogers
Corsicana, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS LUAU!!"
July, 2016
The Germaine Luau was absolutely fantastic and the best of two luaus that we attended while in Hawaii. We paid a little extra for seats closer to stage, and the one on one service and spacious seating was well worth it. Everything from the greeting as we arrived to the friendly staff was so impressive. The beautiful ocean waves were within just a few feet of your arrival area, make a stunning backdrop for photographs. We absolutely loved this luau and the dancers were amazing and talented. Our 32 year old son was chosen to dance with a female hula dancer, and it was just one of the best times we will always remember. If we ever get to return to Hawaii, we will go back to this luau for sure.
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Tip: Be sure to be hungry, as the food is amazing and plentiful!!

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Dawn Y.
12 Reviews
"Aloha Germaine!"
January, 2015
The setting is beautiful for Germaines's Luau on the shore of West Oahu . The show is right on the oceans edge in Kapolei. The sunset was amazing and during the festivities you could hear the sounds of the ocean. They have the most kind and helpful service and everyone makes you feel like you are there for them! The stories told in dance were mesmerizing, we even attempted the hula with them. The smell of the underground oven, roasting the pig, lets you know that you are in for an amazing feast. We dressed up for the occasion and the Luau was wonderful.
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Tip: The bus ride is a blast and you will need to be sure that you prepare to tip the driver and his accomplice.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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bekameka
Little Rock, Arkansas
"Good show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
This was my first luau so I don’t have anything to compare it to. That being said,y friends and I had a great time! The staff was incredibly friendly and the hosts were engaging and entertaining. I would definitely recommend
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Tim F
Scottsdale, United States
"Great Cultural Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed the experience we had at the Germaine's luau. We purchased the Hibiscus package. The bus ride to the luau from Waikiki Beach area took a long time because of traffic, but we were glad that the "Captain" was driving, not us, and our hostess, Reyna, kept us entertained. The food and drinks were good, especially the kalua pork and the chicken with long rice. My husband thought the lomilomi salmon was just salsa, didn't taste the salmon in it. The dancing was very good, and we especially liked seeing the dances from different Polynesian nations. The bus ride home was quicker. We had a great experience with Germiane's.
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hathanhh2018
"Very good show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2018 NEW
The show is really fun with great dancers! Foods are ok... tender pork, chicken and beef. Foods tend to be on a sweet side. The seatings are not as comfortable because of the picnic style tables.
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Mister K
"Great show, good food, bus ride was so so"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2018 NEW
We went to Germaine's Luau as part of a recommendation from the morning breakfast orientation. It was actually a very good Luau to our surprise. The shiw is awesome, and most importantly the location was on the beach. PERFECT!! Food was good. The bus ride was kinda okay as the guide talked too much upselling. I didnt fall for it but man from the pickup place in Waikiki Ilikai up to the Luau location was all about selling extra stubs for drinks.
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Becca W
"Great dinner, dancing and music but very false enthusiasm"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2018 NEW
My sister and I went to Germaine's last night. The food was amazing, and the show was great. Only downside was the bus ride. I would go again but would avoid the bus. I would rather pay for a taxi than receive what we got last night. Our guide was trying very hard to be funny, to the point that it came off awkward. At the end of the night he had to keep apologizing for inappropriate comments. He then got onto a very depressing subject and talked about himself the entire ride home. Not a great way to end a fun night or "party"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Germaine's Luau Hawaii

What does reserved seating mean?
It means you are guaranteed a seat, but seating is open seating with exceptions for special needs group.

Where is the Luau held?
Our luau is located in Kapolei on the beach. We are next to the Barber’s Point Lighthouse. It is approximately 27 miles from Waikiki.

What time does the Luau begin?
The Luau begins at 6:00 pm. If you are driving out, the gates will open at 5:15 pm.

Are children 5 and under free?
Yes, We do not charge for children 5 years & under. We ask that you have them sit on your lap on the bus if there are no extra seats. At the luau, they are able to sit in your lap. Please bring your own baby carrier or stroller as we do not have any high chairs at the luau. 

Do we have to sit on the ground?
We have two kinds of seating at the luau. We have a few tables that are about 18” off the ground where you sit on beach mats that we provide. The majority of our tables are picnic benches. If you require a chair with a back, please contact our reservation office and we will arrange to have one for you.

Is the Luau wheelchair accessible?
Yes, although our luau is completely on the beach, we do have some areas where the sand is more compact & with the assistance of your family, you are able to access this area. We discourage bringing the motorized scooters since several have been damaged in the past due to sand getting into the motor. Germaine’s Luau will not be held responsible for any damage.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you are bringing a wheelchair on the bus for we may need to reserve a specialized vehicle with our transportation company and these special buses are not always available.

Are there foods for vegetarians?
We can order a special “stir fry” dish for you with advanced notice. Then you can go down our buffet line to select any other dish that you may desire.

Does the Luau operate in inclement weather?
Generally, we do not operate in harsh weather conditions as we are outside. We suggest calling us the day of your show if you are concerned about the weather.