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

4 Reviews
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.
9 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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jamesrt_nz
Wellington, New Zealand
"Merely average..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Very disappointed with the food that was served; expected much better. What should have been the highlight of the meal [the pig] was bland and tasteless. Was very surprised that there were no vegetables being served - a small green salad is not 'vegetables'. Paper plates were also disappointing. As for the 'entertainment'; what was put on during the meal was derivative and dull - and also hugely disrespectful with talking over the top of the local traditions being enacted. The main show itself was quite good, with good representations of the various Pacific island traditional cultures. Overall though, I expected more and they didn't deliver.
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Eric H
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
"Efficient"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2018 NEW
By far the most impressive aspect was the efficiency with which the well-seasoned staff moved people around the grounds, through the buffet AND hovered over you on the way out (we literally had a gentleman set a trash can on our table and wait for us to gather our sandals before removing all our drink cups with one arm movement). The food was good! Not 5 stars, but better than expected and they allowed people to go up as many times as needed- there were salty old men piling pig 6-8" high with a giddy (drunk) smirk. The drinks were surprisingly stiff and the bar staff was engaging and fun- in fact, all of the staff seemed bright and cheery, which added to the overall party/vacation atmosphere. They have water stations at the bar and unlimited soft drinks/coffee at the gift shop, so no issues staying hydrated or keeping the kids on a sugar high. The entertainment was OK. As others have mentioned, the female dancers were well choreographed and "fun to watch", per my 12yo nephew...he may have matured a couple years during the 3 hour show. We spent most of one dance trying to figure out if one of the dancers was even wearing a top, which I am confident she was not. Nothing was showing (her hair was strategically placed), but be warned that there is a lot of skin, gyrating and some thrusting (mostly the men). Speaking of the men, they were generally not in-sync and one or two of the dances were an absolute hot mess...guys looking confused, out of step, MC's talking/yelling over the top....just strange. Mind you, the dancers appear to be having a blast (maybe a couple Mai Tai's backstage?), but not first-rate entertainment. The fire-spinner was very cool, but this was maybe 5 minutes out of a show that started with a cover band from 6-7 and then went on to 9:30....it's a haul. The seating is all aimed at the stage which is placed 90 degrees off the beach, so there is not a view of the ocean during the show or (really) from any of the seats. It's off to the side. The sunset was fabulous and the location is nice (once you make it through the neighboring industrial park), but not a beach-side experience, per se. Take a look on google maps to get an idea of the layout- I know some Luas are more situated with the pig pit on the beach and the entertainment on a stage with the ocean as a back-drop, so if that's what you're expecting, you might be disappointed when your assigned seats (if you have the two most pricey tickets) put you on the non-beach end of stage. Overall, it was probably a little too long and more audience participation than I was expecting. Good pig, though....real good.
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VEE1225
Raleigh, North Carolina
"Great show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2018 NEW
In terms of a show, this was a fun time! We drove ourselves out there because I can't stand drunk people and the bus ride seemed like a ride from hell. Thank goodness we made that decision. People were rowdy as they arrived, like that'd already been drinking. The night started out with bringing the pig out of the ground, which was awesome and cool to see that tradition! The MCs were a bit annoying and them trying to engage the crowd was not something I enjoyed. I wanted to be entertained and not by other guests. However, the actual show was really nice! As a dancer, I appreciated the skill and talent of the men and women. Obviously the women were better, but all parties danced MANY times and put on a great show! We were entertained!
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jjblitch
Tolar, Texas
"Germaines Luau SMH"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2018 NEW
We booked the luau as part of our cruise. It appeared from the advertisements that this would be a traditional Hawaiian Luau. The bus ride from the Honolulu cruise terminal took over 1-1/2 hours due to 5 o'clock traffic. (Not Germaine's fault, just a real negative to going to luau) When we arrived we were greeted by approximately 500 other guests. We were seated in permanent picnic table style seating. No view of the ocean. Our view to the stage was blocked by a palm trees growing out of the stage. This made it difficult to see the entertainers. Because there were so many in attendance we did not have the option of moving to another table. When it started we got up and walked to the back of the seating area and watched them pull a pig out of the hole. That was the best part of the luau. When we returned they started the show. It was very commercial and almost cartoonish as to how the MC's talked and acted. We felt like we were at a pep rally at times and they encouraged way too much audience participation for dancing. When we finally saw traditional Hawaiian dancing and fire twirling we enjoyed it. This evening drug on for what seemed hours upon hours. It could have been shorter and less hokey, commercial over the top Hawaiian "culture". I have been to a luau on Maui and it was 100% different and better. This was pretty cheesy. If you want to go to a party atmosphere with loud partying then this is for you. If you want a traditional luau I would recommend passing on this one.
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Barb2861
Cary, North Carolina
"Fun Show, Great Food!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2018 NEW
This luau is a must do in Oahu. The show was entertaining and fun! The food was plentiful with a nice mix of choices. Drinks were generous. The shuttle from Honolulu hotels makes this a relaxing trip. Great job! Would highly recommend this for the Hawaiian experience. We visited as a couple --- but this would be a fun family experience. The night we visited there was a group of teenage girls -- and they a blast.
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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.