Paradise Cove Luau in Kapolei, HI

Paradise Cove
92-1089 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 Christie, our Kapolei, Oahu Market Manager
  • 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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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).
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Paradise Cove Luau in Kapolei, Hawaii
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Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

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"Worst Luau experience ever"
Reviewed 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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Reviewed November, 2015

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sharon stetz dearborn, MI
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"Great Time"
Reviewed 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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mike d

Lutz, Florida

"Over priced, dime store food"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2016 NEW

Wife and i and family for my oldest son's retirement from the Navy. Went there to celebrate this milestone couldn't have been more disappointed. Openly segregated people on what they paid and what kind of service they received. Plastic plates, forks, cups. Food was cheap buffet food.

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"May 2016 visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2016 NEW

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.

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Sydney, Australia

"Not to my liking, no as intimate as you would think."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2016 NEW

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.

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Jim D

Omaha, Nebraska

"An Enjoyable Evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2016 NEW

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.

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Nikki H

"Worth it! Beautiful location, just ok food, yummy drinks."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2016 NEW

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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Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise Cove Luau

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
    • 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.

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