Paradise Cove Luau gives guests a truly authentic Hawaiian experience, complete with dining and entertainment the whole family can enjoy. Guests of the luau are welcomed to the property’s 12 stunning oceanfront acres with traditional Hawaiian music, singing and dancing by award-winning performers, arts, crafts, an evening feast, and fun shows and activities, including the Shower of Flowers, Hukilau on the Beach and the Imu Ceremony.
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|from Christie, our Kapolei, Oahu Market Manager|
North Fort Myers, Florida
We waited until we completed our cruise to attend this luau. We were staying at the Luana Waikiki so the bus ride was about an hour with traffic. Arriving early we were able to enjoy everything that was offered. This was by far the best entertainment we have had while in Hawaii. It's a place for families, newlyweds, and those celebrating birthday/anniversaries. There was so much going on ... with the pig roast, the fun by the water and much more. Highly recommend Paradise Cove Luau.
If you have a large group including children, you'll love this luau. However, if you are an experienced traveller looking for a true luau experience, I wouldn't touch this place with a ten foot pole (or a selfie stick or go-pro pole, many of which were paraded around the luau obliviously). I've been around the world and I can't remember the last time I was stuck in such a blatant tourist trap. The entry price is outrageously high for the quality of food. The drinks are watered down and obscenely priced. You are herded into the luau off of your bus like cattle - hundreds of tourists are literally guided through walkways walled with steel rails into their seats. The bus driver, ominously, warned us that a taxi back to Waikiki was nearly $100. We were literally trapped. Some of the other reviewers have stated that the dancing is good. I am not particularly familiar with authentic Hawaiian dancing but the entire ordeal appeared very tacky. It was, most appropriately, suitable for children. In summary, don't go if you're looking for a cultural experience. Only go here if you have lots of young children and, in this case, prepare yourself to spend lots of money. The only redeeming feature was the sunset - this was truly beautiful. But, realistically, we could have had a similar view for free on a Waikiki beach.
San Antonio, Texas
On the day of our luau, we drove from Waikiki (1.5 hrs because of traffic) only to find out the luau was cancelled due to weather. We were given the option of a refund or rebooking. We rebooked because we really wanted to see this luau. I chose a few days away because the forecast was good. When we returned, I phoned first to make sure it was still a go. We also left earlier as to avoid the heavy traffic. When admitted in they give you a lei and mai tai then take a group photo with 2 of the performers. The location is beautiful and there are many activities to do while you wait for the food and luau to begin. The activities my 5 yr old loved best were having photos taken with tropical birds and also getting a temporary tattoo drawn on his arm by the fire dancer. We had purchased the Orchid seating level and had fantastic seats right in front of the stage. The food was yummy but the pork was superb! The show was really great, the performers all did a wonderful job. The highlight for us though was the fire dancer, he was amazing. My son became an instant fan! After the show, you pick up your photos and do any last minute purchases in the marketplace. You can use the "credit" card they give you when you check in. We had $16 per adult and $12 per child. Then as you make your way out, the performers are at the front to greet people, sign autographs and have photos taken. In spite of our original frustration and annoyance of having shown up to find out our first luau date was cancelled, I strongly recommend the Paradise Cove Luau. It was an excellent evening of entertainment!
San Diego, California
We've been to Hawaii many times, but never made it to a luau. My husband has resisted each time. This time we stayed in KoOlina where the Paradise Cove was located so we had to try it. We decided to upgrade to the deluxe. I highly recommend it. You can chose from the floor seating or box. We chose the box where it was less crowded. It was perfect. The deluxe provides you with a 24.00 per person card for drinks or the shops. You receive a photo and gift with the price. You also have wait service. All of which were professional and fun! Our server Amy was excellent. Don't get there until after 5:30 after the buses load off. Be ready to eat a lot of food. The entertainment was very well done.
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Is transportation included?
Yes, they pick-up from select hotels in the Waikiki area from 3:45pm to 4:15pm. You will need to call the phone number listed on your E-ticket after purchase to set up the pick-up time/location.
Where is the seating located for the different packages?
The Hawaiian Luau is located on the Wing section, The Orchid is middle seating and the Deluxe Luau is front and center. They will assign your seats as best available in the section purchased.
What is the schedule of events?
3:45 to 4:15pm – Waikiki Pick-ups
5pm – Gates open:
• Arrival at Paradise Cove
• Aloha Mai Tai Greeting & Arrival Photos
• Live Hawaiian Music – Mini Stage
• Games of Ancient Hawaii/Specialty Photos
• Hawaiian Arts & Crafts
• Musicians & Dancers Performing in the Courtyard & Hawaiian
• Mini Show: Pareo Demonstration
• Shower of Flowers
• Hukilau on the Beach
• Imu Ceremony
7pm to 8pm – Luau Feast, Hawaiian Dinner Show and Hukilau Hula
8pm to 8:45pm – Spectacular Hawaiian Revue and Entertainers’
8:45pm – Departures
~ Please note activities may vary depending on weather conditions.
What does the Luau menu consist of?
• Salad Bar
• Macaroni Salad
• Pasta Salad
• Lomi Lomi Salmon
• Fried Chicken
• Island Fish w/ Macadamia Nut Creme Sauce
• Kalua Pig
• Steamed White Rice
• Fresh Pineapple Chunks
• Banana Coconut Cake
• Hot Coffee or Hot Tea
• Taro Rolls & Butter
Menu subject to change.
Is the show located inside or outside?
The Luau is located outside to enjoy the fresh ocean air, located right next to the beach.
Do you operate the show in inclement weather?
As a general rule, we do not operate during harsh weather. We suggest calling the day of the show if you’re unsure about the weather.
How do I get there?
You can drive yourself, or round-trip transportation from our Waikiki pick-up locations is included in your purchase, you must call to set up pick-up.
What time should I arrive?
The gates open at 5pm. We suggest arriving at that time to enjoy the Hawaiian Village and all the activities.
Are children 3 and under free?
Yes, they are free. The child will sit on a parent’s lap or can remain in a stroller. If your child needs a seat, a child's ticket will need to be purchased.
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