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Paradise Cove Luau in Kapolei, HI

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


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 5pm and ends around 9pm. (Please note start/end times may vary) If transportation is needed/purchased, a Reserve Direct representative will contact you directly after purchase to arrange 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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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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1 Review
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November, 2015

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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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Lourdes C
"Wonderful afternoon/night out. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2016 NEW
Great luau, food and entertainment was fantastic. Great for families with young kids. Lots of fun activities to do.
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Ben L
"Absolutely must go"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2016 NEW
I've never went to one before. The food taste better than imagined. The show is quite good except on the day we went it was raining so we all had to wear raincoats a but nonetheless it was quite fun.
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Crestline, California
"Best Luau!!!! It really is!!!!!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2016 NEW
I have been to Luaus on Kauai, Maui and now Oahu. This is by far, the Best Luau!!!!! It is highly rated for good reason! The grounds are nice, plenty of open space and things to do while waiting for the show. The staff is nice and friendly. You get great views of the sunset. The food was very good!!!! The pulled pork was very tasty, seasoned and smoked perfectly. The island fish was Mahi Mahi, it tasted very good too! It was served buffet style and yes, there was plenty of left overs to go back for 2nds and 3rds!!! The show was really enjoyable to watch, the performers did a great job dancing, showing their Aloha spirit. There is not a bad seat in the house. We booked our tour through Fun-Hawaii.com and saved a bundle. We only paid $84 which included transportation from our hotel in Waikiki. And...... we ended up front row on the side seats! Again, there is not a bad seat. The drinks were good, it includes a Mai Tai when entering the grounds, and also we had a 1 drink coupon to use also. We bought the souvenir glass for only $8 bucks. I did not find anything wrong with Paradise Cove Luau and I would recommend this Luau to anyone visiting the Islands! Mahalo!!!!!
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"Magical Night out"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2016 NEW
Go Gold for the best experience Close to the show and table service was well worth the extra Lovely setting in a quiet area north of Honolulu Interesting demonstrations prior to the main show made arrival of hundreds of tourists seem enjoyable
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Baraga, Michigan
"Pleasant experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2016 NEW
As others have stated a luau has good (not great) food, coupled with a nice evening of entertainment. Costumes and dancing are great. It was all a little campy, but it still works. Then the guy with the fire comes out and - WOW! All things considered, I would do this again. Generally speaking, the people in Hawaii make everything work because of their wonderful hospitality. I can't say that this is a "must-see", but you won't be disappointed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise Cove Luau

Is transportation included?
Transportation is not included with 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 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
    • Prayer
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
    • 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 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.