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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"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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Woongarrah NSW

"A very entertaining evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 04, 2016 NEW

Paradise Cove Luau was a very entertaining evening, full of culture that our family enjoyed very much. We walked to the venue from our hotel but buses were coming in from other parts of the Island. There are 3 different packages to choose from. On arrival at Paradise Cove we got a traditional drink which was nice and you had the choice of alcohol or non alcohol. Then we had the usual no obligation photo opportunity you do at most attractions. We were taken to our table where we left our things to explore the other areas of the Cove. There were stalls to buy souvenirs and traditional crafts. Our children had their photos with birds such as Macaws at a reasonable price. We were able to participate in playing games which were fun. As the Conch calls you were then lead to different sections to witness traditional ways of Islanders of the Pacific. This included casting nets, fishing, climbing coconut trees, and hula. We then gathered at sunset to see the traditional cooking process of the pork for our dinner. The sunset views were exquisite. We went to the bar for our drinks then had our dinner, which was buffet style and was delicious. Something for everyone. The show throughout dinner showcased various dancing of the Pacific Island nations with the highlight being the Tahitian dancers and the fire dance. Very fun night, entertaining, culturally rich and an all round great experience. Highly recommended.

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Medicine Hat, Canada

TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 03, 2016 NEW

Spent 12 days in Waikiki and saw many Hula demonstrations but none come close to the evening we spent at Paradise Cove Luau. The trip to the Luau takes about an hour to complete and had that part of the evening being better I would have rated the whole experience as excellent. The ride does not really have a tour guide to comment on the culture of the land or the areas we are driving through. An example was we went by Pearl Harbour and not a word The guide who it turns out was also a server of the meal spent about 15 talking about the great bus we were on and a few hand signs and that was it and then she chatted with the first three rows of passengers for remainder of trip. Enough of the negative. Upon arrival we were given the traditional lei and then a mai tai drink (alcohol or non) before we had our pictures taken with a couple of hula dancers. Shortly after this we were taken to our assigned seating for the evening and then advised of that we could roam the beautiful shoreline and when we heard a conch being blown we should go to that location as a traditional Hawaiian activity would be taking place. The shoreline is outstanding with the waves rolling in and we were offered a canoe ride into them for a short ride with two Hawaiians paddling. After that we chucked a spear at a target and got a necklace for our efforts. Then the conch blew and a beautiful Hula dancer showed us what the hand movement in the dance meant . We took a video and sent it to our grandchildran so they could practice the exact movement to show us for our return. Then another member of the cast showed us traditional palm tree climbing before we ventured to where a pig was being roasted and a number of singers and dancers performed for us before we were summoned for our meal that was buffet style but as good as anything I have ever experienced at very upscale buffets back on the mainland Shortly after the meal was completed the evenings entertainment commenced and wow this was well worth being in attendance. Just about every variety of dancing occurred both singularly as well as in a group for almost a hour or maybe more. We really enjoyed it. The fire dance was top notch but all the dancers and singers made our expenditure well worth the money which was 288 American for the two of us. The show left all of us with a feeling of being well entertained and a good bang for the buck. Had the bus ride being more traditional in informing us as I mentioned earlier we would have rated this near the top in our many trips and cruises over the years.

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"Aloha, cousins!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 02, 2016 NEW

We were able to go with my family and my brother, who is active military. Thanks to Paradise Cove Luau's generous military discount, were were able to get Orchid level tickets for a great price. Keep in mind that you're no spending money just on food, but rather an evening experience. With that in mind, we arrived around 4:45 pm. We had rented a car for our trip and drove to the location. As other reviews have commented, the greeting mai tai is weak. The "vouchers" seemed to mostly be used on alcohol by other guests. The prices in the gift shop were reasonable. The food is decent. If I had spent retail cost on tickets I probably would've been disappointed. The entertainers do a good job of getting everyone involved in the evening's festivities . Of course, the fire tricks are the best part of the luau. Overall, we had a good time. But again, if I had spent $300+ on my myself, my wife and two kids, I would've left a bit disappointed for entertainment compared to cost factor. With the military tickets, the prices were reasonable with what we experienced.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire

"Shorter than expected, but still memorable"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 31, 2016 NEW

We chose Paradise Cove due to the many activities that were available. We didn't get to do everything because the lines were fairly long, but we enjoyed the things we were able to do. Pick up at our hotel seemed very disorganized. I'm not sure if this is typical, or if it was because there was a large wedding party who was also attending that evening. Cousin Mo was very entertaining (more so on the way back home, when he was working hard for tips!) The food wasn't bad and there was plenty of it. The actual show was only about 45 minutes, which was disappointing. It was VERY expensive for what you get, but it's one of those things that everyone recommends doing when you visit Hawaii.

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Stayton, Oregon

"Couldn't escape the smell..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2016 NEW

Kind of a commercial feel to this luau. There was a smell that we could not escape. Like a bathroom that had not been cleaned. The food was good enough. Not really what we expected to encounter here. Probably wouldn't do it again.

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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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