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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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

21 Reviews
Pang Hua Dur Chang
Brooklyn center, MN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"What a lovely experience!"
April, 2018 NEW
This was my first time at Paradise Cove Luau, but was not my first experience at a luau in Hawaii. In comparison to the other one that I went to, it was totally worth the money! They greeted us with drinks as we walked in, took photos with the dancers and then went into the luau grounds. We didn't make it in time to enjoy too much of the activities but a few of my family members did, they made beautiful head pieces with real flowers. They had an actual roast pig "show" right before dinner. The background of the luau was amazing!! This takes place on the west side of the island, we bought the dinner package and so we were able to see the sunset as we sat down to eat. The food was good for the most part, it wasn't the most authentic, and was typical of any buffet grade, maybe slightly better. The chicken was moist, salads were good. Desserts could have been better. they invited people to go back to the buffet even after dinner bc there was still food left, I thought that was very hospitable! The show was great! Hosts, band and dancers were amazing, they speak for themselves. Over all I give it a 4 star. Only thing I didn't like was the following:

1) The photographer was not patient and took a horrible family photo, she did not let us see it, resulting in us not purchasing the photo for memories, (photo was horrible).
2) Dessert wasn't that great, food was ok, not the best but not the worst, not a huge deal in comparison to the other things they offered.
3) Security was a bit rude, we were up there for a very short time, just trying to take photos of our loved ones as they were Participating in an audience dance, the security guy was a bit rude with his tone, could have been a little more polite about it.
4) They didn't grab our dirty plates! They just left our dishes on our tables the whole night.
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Tip: 1. If you didn't get the deluxe package, make sure you buy your own floral lei! They only give the shell ones out of you are not VIP. 2) you can use your ration cards (given to you at the beginning at the box office) to purchase photos, so if you don't use it all, save it for the end when you purchase photos, they take that as payment.

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Brittany Martin
Long Beach, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"So fun!"
April, 2018 NEW
Ema is a great hostess! She remembered our babes and used them during the whole experience. This is my fourth time at Patadise Cove and it was my favorite visit
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Tip: Participate and be open!

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Randall Kimberlin
Little Elm, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Magical Evening"
April, 2018 NEW
The experience at Paradise Cove was from the moment we arrived was amazing. The show, food, events, and activities were all very enjoyable and we will definitely attend this Luau again if we go back to Hawaii.
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ESTHER ARAUJO
Niskayuna, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Mahalo for the excellent service!"
April, 2018 NEW
Excellent service from the moment I booked the tickets to Paradise Cove Luau! The customer service was exceptional in making sure we were taken care of.. their friendly staff called my hotel to verify streets and arrange nearest location to be picked up for the luau. The bus tour guide was very helpful and friendly in guiding us from the moment we got on the bus to the end of the night. He was a great conversationalist
and funny all at the same time which helped bond a bunch of strangers on the bus together. Made for a very fun and memorable experience!
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Tip: You will be provided with card vouchers for drinks and/or gifts but bring extra money anyway because you'll want more!

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Michael Wu
Milpitas, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Paradise Cove Luau"
April, 2018 NEW
I really enjoyed the luau. There were many activities to do and the luau show was pretty awesome, especially the fire dancer.
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Tip: Relax and enjoy yourself

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James Reeder
Youngstown , OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Terrible Front Office Customer Service"
April, 2018 NEW
We had reservations for Sunday and showed up to a cancelled Luau. Did not receive a call or email letting us know it was cancelled. However there were no buses present. Drove over an hour each way. When I called, I asked why we were not contacted but the bus excursions were, I was told "it was a last minute decision and there were too many people to contact". A complete lie! When I called I was continually passed off to the next person. When I asked to reschedule for Monday, they were already full, most likely because they informed all the people on the bus excursions. We rescheduled for Wednesday. When I asked for a discount due to wasting 2+ hours of our vacation, I was informed they do not do that, but she would try to get us more money on the luau card, but did nothing. I spoke to the manager the evening of the luau and was told she would get back to me. Its been over 2 weeks and have not been contacted. Terrible front office and management customer service!
The luau itself was a good time. The service at the luau was great, the show was entertaining. Overpriced in my opinion.
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Susan Loveday
Sevierville, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great overall cultural experience!"
April, 2018 NEW
My husband and I enjoyed the luau!
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briana g.
revere, MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing!!!!"
March, 2018
We had the best time!!! Cousin Louie was the best!!! She was amazing!!!! Paradise Cove was beautiful and the Luau was great!!! Very well organized and plenty to do! I would highly recommend it!!!! Try to request cousin Louie’s bus you will not be disappointed!!!! She is hilarious and made the whole trip!!!! Sunset was breath taking!!!
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Tip: Wear flats! There is a sandy beach, and the ground isn’t always smooth... had a blast!

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SlickReads
Arlington, Texas
"Fantastic experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
We read many reviews and looked at several options for our laau experience and we were so happy we chose Paradise Cove. We opted for the deluxe package and found it to be a perfect choice. We were on a cruise so we took and Uber to the Ala Moana hotel where we were met by Cousin T in Sexy Bus 1, Cousin T was an awesome guide. We loved everything from.the minute we arrived, the activities, the drinks, our deluxe covered seating, table service and most of all the amazing performances. We highly recommend this luaau!
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sredheada45
Garnett, Kansas
"A nice time with a few glitches."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
We were told to meet our bus at the Aston Waikiki hotel at 3;35pm. The bus is $15pp extra. It is not included in your luau fare. We waited with 15 others. The bus was 30 minutes late. It finally showed up at 4;05pm. Then it took at least 20 minutes to check everyone in and get on the road to the luau. Under normal circumstances it is a hour long ride however because of horrific traffic it took us two hours to get there. Once we got there we were given a free Mai Tai and we watched the beautiful sunset. The grounds are beautiful. We watched a man climb a palm tree. Then we ate a lovely meal. We paid for the cheap seats but they were really very good on the side of the stage. The dinner was all you could eat and delicious. Chicken, pork, and lots of salad. The show was good but short in my opinion. The transfer back was much shorter and we were entertained by the our bus escort, Nui. It was an expensive but lovely evening minus the bus ride to the location.
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TruthTellerKari
California
"Wedding party "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2018 NEW
So much fun! 14 of us had a wonderful time, arts and crafts shows food are all amazing. Very memorable experience here. Service is spectacular staff treats you like family! Great for any age! If your on Oahu definitley check it out!
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spet1365
Tamworth, Australia
"Fantastic!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
This was an extremely entertaining and enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and the staff were so helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommended this Luau as a must see on your itinerary the next time you visit Hawaii. Mahalo.
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ladyj17
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Paradise?"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
We did the paradise cove luau for my daughter's bday, the most fun had was the bus ride to and fro with tour guide cousin sexy (hilarious). Upon arrival we were given watered Dowm mai tais and herded over to take souvenir photos, with no place to place the drinks before the photo I was unhappy with results but my daughter purchased it anyway( $20). I felt rushed going from activity to activity(if you want to call it that was more like demonstrations). The food I found to be average I had the pork, fish, chicken and rice, it was all you can eat but don't take your time because they shut down quickly. If you are not a coffee or tea drinker you can either purchase something or drink water. The entertainment was fine but towards the end it started to rain.
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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.

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.