Ka Moana Luau in Waimanalo, HI

Sea Life Park41-202 Kalanianaole HwyWaimanalo, HI 968795
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As the only luau on the Windward side of Oahu, Ka Moana Luau takes you on an epic journey through Polynesia. During this incredible night of music, dance, cuisine, and fun, audiences celebrate the culture of Hawaii. With the luau’s breathtaking backdrop of sweeping Hawaiian mountains and awe-inspiring ocean views, you will never forget your Ka Moana Luau experience.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Waimanalo Travel Experts
  • Waikiki area hotel transportation is available starting at 3:30 pm.
  • Parking fee is $5 for guests who prefer to drive.
  • Taste traditional Hawaiian dishes like Kalua pork, Lomi Lomi salmon, Mahi Mahi and poi.
  • Guests receive a shell lei.
  • Activities include hula lessons, temporary tattoos, ukulele lessons, and lei making.


from Ka Moana Luau
Join our `ohana (family) at the only lu`au on O`ahu’s beautiful Windward side as we take you on a voyage through Polynesia for an unforgettable evening of traditional music, dance, and cuisine. Celebrate culture, family, romance and pure Hawai`i where the Ko`olau mountain meets the moana. A breathtaking mountain-ocean vista sets the mood for your unforgettable evening at O`ahu’s only authentic lu`au located on world famous Makapu`u coastline near Honolulu.

Interact one-on-one with the dancers as you experience first hand some of the most beloved traditions of the islands through interactive cultural activities including lei making, hula lessons, coconut-headband weaving, ukulele lessons and more! Gather around the `umu as we unearth your dinner. Feast upon the all-you-can-eat lu`au buffet bountiful in fresh, locally sourced products and traditional flavors, working closely with farmers and partners in the Waimanalo community for the finest ingredients that offer a taste of the islands. Taste traditional Hawaiian dishes like mouthwatering Kalua pork, Lomi Lomi salmon, Mahi Mahi and poi. Dance under moonlit skies beside shimmering waters and the remote Makapu`u Lighthouse.

There is no doubt that Ka Moana Lu`au is one of the best lu`au parties on Oahu! Witness how this award-winning production and show incorporates inspirations from the ahupua`a of Waimanalo and indulge in an evening that embraces these unique surroundings.

The memories will last a lifetime.

Cultural Activities:
- Lei Making
- Tattoos (temporary)
- Hula Lessons
- Coconut-headband Weaving
- Ukulele Lesson

Buffet Menu:
Greens and Salads:
- Island Greens w/local Lilikoi (Passionfruit) Vinegrette or Ranch Dressing
- Fruit Salad
- Lomi Lomi Salmon

Starch Options:
- Fresh taro rolls
- Poi samples
- Stir-fried Noodles
- Sweet potatoes
- Steamed white rice

Main Dish:
- Fresh Grilled Mahi Mahi w/Mango/Papaya Salsa
- Chicken Yakatori Skewers
- Kalua pork

- Haupia (Coconut), Guava and Chantilly Cake
- Macadamia Nut Cookies

Beverage Options:
- Coffee
- Hot tea
- Fruit punch

Bar Options:
- Island Mai Tai's
- Salmon Creek Chardonnay, Merlot and White Zinfandel
- Domestic beers: Budweiser and Bud Light
- Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite
*additional drinks may be offered at the discretion of Sea Life Park.

Following dinner guests enjoy an award-wining production highlighting the vibrant traditions of Hawaii and Polynesia! Your experience culminates with a Polynesian sword of fire! Don't be surprised to find yourself as part of the experience.

All luau tickets include admission to Sea Life Park, with up to seven (7) day to redeem.

Moana Classic Package:
- Shell Lei
- One (1) standard drink ticket
- Standard luau seating
- Buffet dinner
- Admission to Sea Life Park

Moana Splash Package:
- Deluxe Shell Lei
- Two (2) standard drink tickets
- Deluxe luau seating
- Buffet dinner
- Admission to Sea Life Park

Moana Celebrity Package:
- Fresh flower lei
- Mai Tai Welcome Drink
- Two (2) drink tickets
- VIP luau seating
- Buffet dinner - First tables released
- Souvenir photograph (one per group)
- Admission to Sea Life Park

Check-in: 4:30pm
Doors Open: 5:00pm
Luau Ends: 8:00pm
(Aquarium stays open an additional 30mins exclusively for luau guests)

3:30pm - Aloha Tower Pier (Cruise Ships)
3:50pm - Ala Moana Hotel (Mahukona Street)
3:55pm - Ilikai Flagpole
4:00pm - Hale Koa Hotel (Port Cochere)
4:10pm - Sheraton Waikiki (Aloha Landing)
4:10pm - Seaside Avenue (in front of Ross Dress for Less)
4:20pm - Hyatt Regency Waikiki (Koa Avenue)
4:25pm - Waikiki Beach Marriott (Paoakalani Bus Depot #4)
4:40pm - Kahala Resort (Front Entrance)

Early Pick-up (Enjoy Sea Life Park & Ka Moana Luau)
11:30am - Aloha Tower Pier (Cruise Ship)
11:50am - Ala Moana Hotel (Mahukona Street)
11:55am - Ilikai Flagpole
12:00pm - Hale Koa Hotel (Port Cochere)
12:10pm - Sheraton Waikiki (Aloha Landing)
12:10pm - Seasive Avenue (in front of Ross Dress for Less)
12:20pm - Hyatt Regency Waikiki (Koa Avenue)
12:25pm - Waikiki Beach Marriott (Paoakalani Bus Depot #4)
12:40pm - Kahala Resort (Front Entrance)

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

4 Reviews
Ellen Manabat
1 Review
Verified Traveler
June, 2018 NEW
We have been to Hawaii about 5 times and although we find Luau's to be quite touristy we still end up going to one at each island. Ka Moana Luau was the second Luau weve been to in Oahu and by far this is the best one we have been to. The atmosphere and location was gorgeous on the East side of the Island with Rabbit island as the backdrop. Looked gorgeous as the sun was setting. Check in was simple at Sea Life park (Bonus for free entrance into the park prior to the Luau or up to 1 week after). There were many stations to learn more about Hawaiian culture (about 30 minutes to ease into the night), host was super funny, the show itself was amazing. Great story line about the Ocean, highlighted main styles of Polynesian dance and included some modern ones as well. We found other Luau's dragged on too much with the Emu ceremony and including guests on stage, but Ka Moana was just PERFECT
Drinks were good and FOOD (most importantly) was great. Good selection and plenty for second and thirds. Great experience overall! Will change your mind about boring/touristy Luau's :)
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Tip: Parking is 5.00. Not sure If there is an ATM available on site.

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Tracey Cossey
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Intreactive family fun"
May, 2018 NEW
This is the 2nd luau we have been to. This was great from the moment we were presented with our Lei to family photo to the activities we could try such as Leo making, poo, hula dancing and flax weaving for the family to try. Great hosts. Made us feel welcome. Nice food. Fantastic scenery and comentation to the show. Would definately recommend
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Tip: Its interactive. It's a fun ending with fantastic location overlooking the ocean

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Shannon Peavy
1 Review
"Loved Everything about this !!!"
May, 2018
We went on a go pass. Not sure whichh luau to go to and we are so glad we picked this one. Cousin Jerry and his cousins did a fantastic job. The fire show was awesome a must see !!??
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Tip: Dress cultural. Didn’t really enjoy food so eat before you go so you can just try things if you want to

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Michelle Summers
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family Fun interactive night"
April, 2018
We went on our last night and wished we had done it at the whining it really gave us a journey through the islands culture and makes you feel a connection for the people! The dancers were friend and smiling the whole time I felt like they really enjoyed and welcomed us there.
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Tip: Prepare to take a trip through the pacific Islands culture, interactive events & dancing

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ka Moana Luau

Is hotel transportation provided?
Transportation available for purchase for guests from select Waikiki hotels only and must be reserved 48 hours prior to arrival date by calling the phone number on your eTicket. The hotel schedule is as follows:

  • 3:30 pm - Aloha Tower Pier (Cruise Ships)
  • 3:50 pm - Ala Moana Hotel (Mahukona Street)
  • 3:55 pm - Ilikai Flagpole
  • 4:00 pm - Ross Dress for Less (Seaside Avenue)
  • 4:10 pm - Sheraton Waikiki (Aloha Landing)
  • 4:15 pm - Trump Tower (Sidewalk by Valet)
  • 4:20 pm - Waikiki Beach Marriott (Paoakalani Bus Depot #4)
  • 4:35 pm - Kahala Resort (Front Entrance)

Guests who wish to drive may park at the luau for an additional fee of $5.

Is food included in the luau?
Absolutely. The buffet includes:
  • Island Greens w/local Lilikoi (Passionfruit) Vinaigrette or Ranch Dressing
  • Fruit Salad
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Fresh taro rolls
  • Poi samples
  • Stir-fried Noodles
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Steamed white rice
  • Fresh Grilled Mahi Mahi w/Mango/Papaya Salsa
  • Chicken Yakitori Skewers
  • Kalua Pork
  • Haupia (Coconut), Guava and Chantilly Cake
  • Macadamia Nut Cookies

Beverages are available as well. An assortment of mixed drinks, beer, and wine are also offered at the bar.

Is this luau appropriate for children?
Yes. The luau is appropriate for all ages.

When does the luau begin?
The luau starts at 5:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm.