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.
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|from Christie, our Kapolei, Oahu Market Manager|
After looking for a kid friendly luau we decided on Paradise Cove. I'm glad we did because the location was beautiful. The luau itself was what you would expect from a luau. The food was just ok. The performances were ok but we thouroughly enjoyed walking the grounds and taking in the views prior to the start of the luau that it made it worthwhile. The food and the performances were actually much better at the Polynesian Culture Center but for the views and ambiance it could not be beat. The only complaint was the bus ride to the location. I understand they want to be chatty and attempt to entertain you during the drive but it was rather cheesy and some of the jokes and stories were a little inappropriate. On the return trip he started singing and no one on the bus was responding and I think he should have gotten the hint to just give up but he kept going. I would have rather just had peace and quiet and enjoy the view on the ride or take a nap rather than being told every single thing that was going to take place at the luau and every peice of food we were going to be served.
I thought it was way too commercialised (over 700 people). The area was gorgeous, the activities were enjoyable, food was good, but it just did not compare the the one i did in Maui. The best part of our trip though was the bus ride in and back to our hotel. Our host Cousin Mo made the trip so worth it. Without him it would definitely would have been a bust.
We purchased the Orchid Luau package and added transportation from Waikiki. The booking process online was quite easy. Our pickup point was a short walk from out hotel and we arrived at Paradise Cove a little early which resulted in sitting on the bus for awhile.Upon entering we received our Mai Tai and orchid Lei's. We found our assigned table and headed to the shops and events. The crafts were pretty nice as you were allowed to create flower bracelets and crowns. The buffet was very good with a nice selection of food and desserts. The show was typical of luau's and was also very good.
Great Luau, it was the only one I have ever gone to, but I loved it. The way those chicks move their waist and the fire guys are the amazing! Got a great picture on the way in, only $15, totally worth it. Great drinks. Recommend getting there early, take advantage of all the free fun things to do before hand. Canoe rides, washable Polynesian tattoos, stick throwing, leaf head dresses....just to name a few. Highly recommend. There honestly is no bad seat, we got wing seating and it was just fine!
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Is transportation included?
Yes, they pick-up from select hotels in the Waikiki area from 3:45pm to 4:15pm. You will need to call the phone number listed on your E-ticket after purchase to set up the pick-up time/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
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
• Lomi Lomi Salmon
• Fried Chicken
• Island Fish w/ Macadamia Nut Creme Sauce
• Kalua Pig
• Steamed White Rice
• Fresh Pineapple Chunks
• 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.
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