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Paradise Cove Luau in Kapolei, HI

Paradise Cove92-1089 Alii Nui DriveKapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
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Overview

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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kapolei, Oahu Travel Experts
  • If you're driving on your own, arrive early to pariticipate in all the pre-luau acitivities.
  • Wearing flats, sandals or flip flops makes it easier to walk around in the sand.
  • Listen for the conch shell to direct you to the various events.

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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

Christie Shimabuku

Great luau with many activities for the whole family. Test your warrior skills with spear throwing (O`o `ihe) and rolling stone disks (Ulu Maika) or if you're feel crafty, string a strand of flowers to wear. Ride in an Outrigger Canoe around the Cove and partake in the Hukilau to add to your fun filled evening. Purchase the transportation to avoid driving in traffic.

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Description

from Paradise Cove Luau
Serving Hawaii's malihini (guests) and kama'aina (locals) for more than 20 years, Paradise Cove is one of the largest and most respected luau shows in Hawaii. Located at the beautiful Ko Olina Resort on the leeward coast of O'ahu, Paradise Cove features brilliant sunset views from our 12-oceanfront acres.

A tropical Mai Tai greeting and live Hawaiian music set the festive mood of the evening. Casually stroll through the Hawaiian Village and learn the Arts & Crafts of the islands or test your skills at our Hawaiian Games.

After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the Beach and learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawai'i. Witness the pageantry of the Royal Court Procession and the time-honored techniques of underground oven cooking at the Imu Ceremony.

The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove's extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine.

With the most spectacular Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop, our award-winning performers will entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs and dances of Hawai'i and Polynesia at the incomparable Paradise Cove Extravaganza.

Hawaiian Luau Buffet Package
The Standard ticket includes welcome Mai Tai and shell lei greeting, 2 drink coupons and a buffet-style Hawaiian luau dinner and interactive entertainment and night show.

Orchid Luau Buffet Package
The Orchid Package welcome Mai Tai and fresh flower lei greeting, buffet-style Hawaiian luau dinner, two (2) standard drink coupons, one (1) premium drink coupon, and interactive entertainment and preferred seating at the night show.

Deluxe Luau Package
The Deluxe Package includes welcome Mai Tai and fresh flower lei or Kukui Nut lei greeting, souvenir arrival photo per person, table service, two (2) standard drink coupons, two (2) premium drink coupons, souvenir mug, interactive entertainment and seating in the front row (directly in front of the stage) for the dinner and the night show.

Gates open at 5:00 pm and ends around 9:00 pm. (Please note start/end times may vary)

Transportation is not included. If you purchased transportation, a Reserve Direct representative will contact you directly after purchase to arrange your pick-up location/time.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
Dawn Pierson
Canton, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Loved our luau"
August, 2016
This luau was amazing. The customer service was out of this world. The entertainment was so much to to watch. Very talented group of dancers.
Tip: Wear comfortable shoes because there is a great deal to see.

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Troy Slavin
Chino Hills, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"True Hawaiian Experience"
August, 2016
This was the 2nd time I have seen this show and Luau in the last 10 years and it was awesome. The best we have been to clearly!. The performers were friendly and talented and the food was awesome. The activities before the show offer a unique insight into the Hawaiian culture and served well to loosen up my teenagers.

Great job, we will be back!
Tip: Be ready to immerse in the Hawaiian family (ohana) experience and have fun!

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Ione Ibeling
Waterloo, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome experience"
June, 2016
This luau was amazing! We purchased the most expensive tickets and did not regret it-was worth every penny.
Tip: Remember your camera and get there on time to allow time to enjoy all the various activities offered before the luau itself.

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Ashleigh Hopkins
Anaheim, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Perfect Luau on Oahu!"
June, 2016
We had so much fun at this luau! The crew is very knowledgeable and fun. I couldn't believe hiw great the entertainment was a day how amazing the food was! They have a bar that also makes yummy drinks if you're feeling the island vibes! ;)

Get there early as there is lots to do and see before the actual show starts!

The property is absolutely gorgeous and the sunset you get to see from it is incomparable. I would definitely recommend this for its value and I can't wait to do it again next time we are there!
Tip: It's great for everything from honeymoons to full family reunions.

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WENDY E.
1 Review
"Worst Luau experience ever"
December, 2015
We have gone to many Luau's in Hawaii and this was a huge disappointment. The entertainment was great, but how it's operated was really poor. You get a card when you check in and they don't explain how it works - so you walk in and are asked to pay for sodas and other things. We went to get our money our and the bartender told us that this card has money that we can use for drinks (lucky for us we did not throw them out)? No one told us anything about how it worked or how to use it? Then we got our seats - in the back where you can't see anything! The stage is not elevated enough so if you are on the sides toward the back you can't see a thing. We also heard a loud beeping throughout the show - when I asked the servers what it was they said it's the ice machine and it does that all the time - HUH??? Don't go here - there are lots of other amazing luau experiences...

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TRAVIS LABORDE
HESSMER, LA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"EXCEPTIONAL ENTERTAINMENT"
November, 2015
PARADISE COVE LUAU IS A MUST ON ANYONE'S AGENDA VISITING THE ISLAND OF OAHU. WE OPTED FOR THE VIP PASS WHICH WAS PERFECT FOR US. THE VIP PASS PROVIDED US WITH FIRST CLASS TREATMENT. THE ENTERTAINMENT WAS EXCEPTIONAL, THE ENTIRE STAFF WAS VERY COURTEOUS, AND THE MEAL WAS DELICIOUS.
Tip: DRESS COMFORTABLY AND ENJOY.

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sharon stetz
dearborn, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Time"
February, 2015
Paradise cove was great. We recommend it to everybody. Very entertaining, starting with the bus ride. Loved it and would go again!!!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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shick_29732
Rock Hill, South Carolina
"30th Wedding Anniversary Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2017 NEW
Let me begin by saying we were Staying in Waikiki for our 30th Anniversary. Paradise Cove Luau Picked us up. Bus#3. Lol Bus#3. Cousin Sexy and Driver Dustin made the hour long trip, to and from worth the price of admission. We were in stitches laughing and smiling. The Luau was perfect. Food was good, entertainment was great. The hospitality however was what set this apart from anything we've ever experienced... and we live in South Carolina .... home of the mighty Gamecocks and southern hospitality. This was a perfect evening. I can't wait to comeback. Cousin Sexy, Dustin. You guys are the best! Ty! Allen and Pam Shick
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cameratotnmamma
Mustang, OK
"Had a great time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 NEW
We enjoyed the Luau very much! The entertainment before was really good. We enjoyed the main show, it was great! The food was good! You can't go to Hawaii without going to a Luau and we thought this was a very good one!
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jdkent0430
Yorba Linda, California, United States
"Nice Time with a Large Crowd!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2017 NEW
First and foremost, this is not an intimate setting! You will be dining with 700 other cousins! That can be good and bad... The good - there are several kid activities, including tattoos, outrigger rides, spear throwing, traditional crafts, etc. The bad - you are with 700 people, and the seating can be way off to the side. We bought the general admission tickets, which puts you in side-seating.... You are pretty far to the side, and have to crane your neck to see the entertainment, if you find yourself, as I did, on the wrong side of the table.... Unless you sent the extra $100 per person, the meal is buffet style. It is well organized, and actually runs very smooth. The dinner includes several salads - green, broccoli-crab, macaroni, and pasta - poi, pulled pork and teriyaki chicken. The food was very good. They had desserts - chocolate cake and coconut jello - but nothing special. The show was fun and entertaining. Although, I know my kids wanted my of the fire show and a little less dancing. All in all, a good time, but not sure I would do this one again. I think I would try something else out.....
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Sheekar
"Best luau in Oahu "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2017 NEW
For the most part this is one of your best choices for your money's worth, here you get to experience as close to a true luau as possible. There is an array of activities such as making flower head bands/bracelets, playing Hawaiian games, getting temporary tattoo, and even riding in a canoe. The luau itself is at a beautiful setting in Ko'olina, right next to the Disney hotel. They also have demonstrations for making drinks, catching fish, doing the hula, and unveiling the pig from beneath the ground. For the best seating I would recommend the delux package where the seats are right next to the stage. Although you don't get to pick your seats it helps to arrive very early, 4:30, for the best ones. You also get a complimentary photo and a $24 card which you can use for drinks or purchases at the local market. You also get a three course sit-down meal which beats the hustle and bustle of having to deal with the buffet. The food was awesome and plenty, the hefty portion included white rice, pulled pork, two types of chicken and of course mahi mahi. The main meal followed a lovely salad including two types of pasta and to finish off the meal was a nice desert. The best part of this luau is of course the show, some of the most beautiful men and women I've seen in Hawaii and they could dance. What a performance...bravo to all of them including the breath taking fire dancer. The show by itself deserves ten stars. I would have given this luau five stars if it weren't for a couple of things that kind of annoyed me: 1) the people working at this establishment could have been a little friendlier and not just unenthusiastic individuals going through the motions, some were kind of rude. 2) you are nickel and dimed for tips, I've spent enough for 3 people ($490)and these experiences should be a part of our package and no tips should be expected. 3) really expensive watered down drinks at $8+ a pop, there goes your $24 voucher. 4) never saw our server and our cocktail person hardly stopped by without being flagged down. All in all, however, it was an awesome experience and I would definitely recommend this luau over the others.
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KC55
Orange County, California
"Excellent Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2017 NEW
Excellent, authentic luau. Food and entertainment were great as was the staff. Location was beautiful-right on the water. We had a great time

Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise Cove Luau

Is transportation included?
Transportation is not included in your ticket price. However, you may choose to add transportation for an additional fee. Pick-up is from a select number of hotels in the Waikiki area. Please include the name of your lodging during the check-out process and our Reserve Direct representative will email you with the pick-up time and 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 pm to 4:15 pm – Waikiki Pick-ups
5:00 pm – 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 Village
  • Mini Show: Pareo Demonstration
  • Shower of Flowers
  • Hukilau on the Beach
  • Imu Ceremony
  • Prayer

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Luau Feast, Hawaiian Dinner Show and Hukilau Hula
8:00 pm to 8:45 pm – Spectacular Hawaiian Revue and Entertainers’ Farewell
8:45 pm – Departures

~ Please note activities may vary depending on weather conditions.

What does the Luau menu consist of?
  • Salad Bar
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Poi
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Fried Chicken
  • Island Fish w/ Macadamia Nut Creme Sauce
  • Kalua Pig
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Fresh Pineapple Chunks
  • Haupia
  • 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 5:00 pm. 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.