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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) 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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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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Tina T
Greer, South Carolina, United States
"Loved this Luau! Great family fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2017 NEW
This is a long day but so fun. They start by picking you up at 3:45pm and then return you around 930pm. Once on property there are tons of crafts and shows before the main show, which was awesome! The buffet was so delicious, we even went back for seconds. Great family fun!!
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Pat B
Santa Rosa, California
"Of Course You Have to Do a Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2017 NEW
So we did. Our friends who live here didn't really have one to recommend since they had never done a commercial one. So, we researched and took a chance. I will say that we loved the greeting with the lei, first and only one we got while on Oahu. We had purchased the premium package, so our seats were close to the stage, just not real comfortable. While I didn't expect to experience a true Hawaiian luau, there was a lot to do. Before dinner is served you can participate in learning how to tie scarves as traditional dress, watch the fishing net pull, or ride in a canoe. We weren't real impressed with these. The lady who made me a wrist corsage of orchids, was really sweet (82, I believe) and was really skilled. We did enjoy the learning about the cooking of the pig and the Hulu. Our server was attentive; however, the drinks served during the luau weren't as good as the one we obtained at the bar. If I were doing it again, I'd spend the drink coupons in the gift shop. The gift shop was very nice, and prices were reasonable so I picked up some gifts for friends and purchased a VW Bug with a surf board on top to use for a Christmas ornament. Sunset was a nice view, but during our trip we never had a spectacular one. Food was was plentiful and gave an overall taste of some of traditional luau food, although I wouldn't describe as great. The mahi-mahi was very good as was the Kalua pork, lots of chicken, but not sure why...wasn't the traditional shoyu which would have been nice. The show however, was superb. We could have done without the host's jokes which were a bit too canned, and the audience participation part. The dancers however, did a great job and were very talented. They truly expressed the various cultures. The fire dance was especially dazzling. Overall, it's costly, but you have to do it...at least once.
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BLohse68
Bondurant, Iowa
"Great Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2017 NEW
This was our second luau in Hawaii. The only negative was that the grounds were sandy. Otherwise, the dancing was great, especially the fire dance.
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Paul M
"Such a fun evening! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2017 NEW
My husband and I took my parents to this luau last week and we all had a blast. It is such a fun environment, very entertaining and the staff is excellent. My parents were visiting from Texas and they were like kids at the luau. The food was solid and there are fun activities to enjoy before the show. Overall this was one of the highlights of our trip to Oahu. Highly recommend it.
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anapants
Conway, Arkansas
"First Luau, glad we chose Paradise Cove"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2017 NEW
Be prepared for a bit of a bus ride, but your host tries to make it fun. Ours did a great job and even after the luau when I was ready to get back to the hotel, he made me laugh a lot on the ride home. The food is average..... I don't know why people expect the food to be amazing. You can't cook food for 500 to 700 people without it tasting like buffet food... because IT IS buffet food. The kalua pork was the best we had, we even liked it better than at Duke's Restaurant. We got the basic package and received a card for $12 each to buy drinks or whatever we wanted. We each had a tropical drink and had $8 left which they let us use towards the purchase of the souvenir photo, so instead of $20, we only paid $12. They said there were almost 700 people there the night of our luau, but you really couldn't tell. Seriously, the sunset on that side of the island was worth the bus ride and the cost of the luau all on its own. It is kind of hokey and the food is so - so, but you're going for the experience, and from talking to locals, Paradise Cove is the one to go to if you're going to do a Luau. If you don't want to travel that far, we heard that Chief's Luau was #2... Oh also... our bus picked us up around 3:30 pm and we didn't get back until almost 10pm, so be prepared to spend at least six hours on this activity.

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.