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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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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Margaretsreview
Moneta, Virginia
"You MUST DO a Luau!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2018 NEW
I could not leave Hawaii without experiencing a luau, so we decided to go to Paradise Cove during our post-cruise stay. The performers were excellent and the food was good; not a 5-star dining experience but we weren't expecting much based on overall reviews of all of the luaus out there. I do feel it was a much better deal than the luau offered on our cruise ship, based on feedback we heard from other passengers. I did have an Entertainment coupon which made this a pretty good value - and I suggest staying with the basic package unless you really have to have the photographs.
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Shayla E
"Not worth the money!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
Not worth the money-- especially if you have been to Polynesian Cultural Center!! The PCC is like five times better if a experience and definitely worth the money. The Paradise cove is second rate at best. The pre- show and dinner activities were so lame, the dinner show performers were average, the food was pretty good.... the seating was extraordinarily crowded together and uncomfortable.... like I said, spend your money to go to the Polynesian Cultural Center- I'll never go to another luau again besides the PCC. This one was sub par overall. Best thing about it was the setting!
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Linda R
"Best time ever!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
It all started on the bus ride to the luau...bus number 1! Cuz Neui made the ride to the luau so much fun. The activities before the show were enjoyable and the show was amazing! The food and drinks were fabulous too! Our server explained each dish to us which was helpful. The ride home was just as much fun as the ride in. This was an experience I will never forget. Thank you all for such a wonderful time.
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LaDonna L
Grand Prairie, Texas
"Awesome Experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
The shows were great. One of the male dancers had best thighs I’ve ever seen. Everyone was friendly and the service was fantastic!
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13Owen
Irvine, California
"Great show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
We really enjoyed the show. My 2 and 3 year old loved it, especially the fire dancers. We did this luau instead of Aulani’s. I talked to someone that worked at Aulani and he told me that Hawaiians will do their family events at this luau. He said it’s very authentic. It was about 4 hours from start to finish, so you get bang for your buck. Both my kids got the Polynesian tattoos. We also got beautiful sunset pictures.
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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.