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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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17Canada
Edmonton, Canada
"Good time had"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2017 NEW
The food was good and seconds were encouraged. Alot of activities happened before dinner so go when it opens. We had the cheapest tier and was the best value as the higher tiers had the same food and just had flower lais. This would not be for younger children and would ne a waste of money as many that were present just played in the sand.
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Debra C
Vernon, Canada
"Experience Paradise at its Best"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
Paradise Cove Luau is rated number one on the island and that is no exaggeration! Booking directly with Paradise Cove was simple providing online options that made it quick and easy. We booked the deluxe package and it was worth every cent it cost. Tour guide and driver were knowledgeable and fun to travel with (45 minutes) to Paradise Cove. All aspects of the experience were organized extremely well providing ample time to wander the grounds and participate in a number of Hawaiian experiences. The food was outstanding, the entertainment exceptional and the service unbelievable. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Great for families of all ages. Thumbs Up to Cousin FIFI our Paradise Cove host.
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Stephanie B
Maple Ridge, Canada
"Amazing Experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
First off let's talk about the transportation. Our bus was driven by 'cousin' Joe and our guide was 'cousin' Sexy. Cousin Sexy is the funniest guide ever! The cost of the luau was worth it just to be entertained by this man! Even if the luau had sucked, we would feel happy with the bus experience! Thanks Cousin Sexy for the epic bus ride! The luau location was the most beautiful spot I saw on the island of Oahu. Absolutely stunning! The luau had lots to do. Polynesian 'tattoos', Spear throwing, etc. The pig ceremony was beautiful. The food was good, although I found the pork to be a bit salty, but I'm sure that can't be helped as they cooked a whole pig in the ground and all the cuts blended together. The dancing was amazing and the MC was wonderful (Janet I think) I would do this luau again and again for the experience!
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resser6206
Hastings, Minnesota
"Great Experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2017 NEW
There is a reason that this is the number one Luau on Oahu. Good food, good drinks and very entertaining! It was fun to learn more about the Hawaiian culture. It is worth getting the deluxe package. Great seats for the show and $24 dollars to spend as you wish on the grounds. All staff was friendly and fun! Beautiful sunset!
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wmdolman
"Overpriced"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2017 NEW
Like every place that attracts large amounts of tourists, things in Hawaii are overpriced. Yes, we are a captive audience on an island many miles from the mainland. Things cost more due to being on an island. But spending $100 per person for food that tasted like it was from Costco, and having to wait 20 minutes in a line to only be rushed to eat your food? Yeah, I got the cheapest package. I am on a budget and my travel group of 4 didn’t want to shell out an extra $300 to upgrade to table service and some more cheap souvenirs. But, getting the cheapest package means you got to the buffet line last after everyone in the higher priced packages go up there. Then, when you finally sit down to eat, the hosts walk around asking you to stop eating and clap along to the show that starts while you eat. Felt more like eating at my college cafeteria and in a rush to get to my next class..Not relaxing at all! The best part of the food portion was the pork and chicken. Very well seasoned and tender. The bagged iceberg lettuce and ranch dressing? Same quality as that college cafeteria. Load up on the protein instead. And expect only one time through, as after the last person goes through, they close it up. The rest of the experience was okay. Paying a lot of money to see very talented young men and women in the performances was worth the price, along with beautiful views. The performers gave me a nice experience of Hawai’i to remember. Unfortunately, it was the quality of the buffet, plastic utensils, uncomfortable chairs, being rushed and overpriced drinks that cheapened the experience. Also, the other staff were nice, some having bad days. Had a bartender that didn’t smile at me when I ordered a drink, and when my husband asked me about the drinks display showing sizes available in front of this guy, he just stayed silent with a sarcastic smirk on his face and didn’t offer any help. Good thing that 12 dollar 8 ounce watered down pina colada didn’t suck more money out of my wallet, as it was part of the credit given to you on the admission card. It seems that my experiences in Hawaii so far have been good ones, but others don’t provide a good value. This experience, you have to be the judge. Do you place a higher value on the meal or the entertainment at luau?
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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.