Paradise Cove Luau in Kapolei, HI

Paradise Cove92-1089 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 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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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

36 Reviews
Sarah Sheskey
Westerville , OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"So much fun!!"
June, 2018 NEW
We did the deluxe package and it was awesome. A little pricy but the food was good, service was great and the show was a lot of fun.
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Tip: They will accommodate for dietary restrictions

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Mary Currenti
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Paradise Cove Luau is the one to do."
June, 2018 NEW
From the moment you are picked up at a convienient destination for you, you are treated so well regardless of the level of seating you choose. There are no bad seating positions, and the food is abundant and amazing, you can go for seconds or even thrids. The show is well put together and so much to do for young and old, honestly if you want to see an authentic Luau this is the one. Please note they are wheelchair friendly, and so accomodating, watch the pit cooked pig be risen from the pit with an amzing ceremony, make head bands and wrist bands, play traduitional games, meet the fire chief, it's a whole evening of fun and games cuppled with an abundance of food.
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Tip: Check your hotel and ask for a convienent pick up point for you, they are happy to oblige.

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Jane Wilson
Glassboro, NJ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great views!"
June, 2018 NEW
The exhibitions were enlightening and the souvenir shops were very nice.
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Tip: Sandy areas, so were shoes that are sand-ready. Wear a visor or hat because you’ll be outside for the majority of the time you’re there.

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Shirley Lyons
Chester, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good luau"
June, 2018 NEW
We were looking for something fun to kick start our first day of vacation. This was a great show. Food was good, average buffet food. Drinks were great.
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Tip: The show is better with crowd response enjoy it

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paul metzger
colorado springs, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good show"
June, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed the show, but the events before the show, seemed very rushed to get thru. We couldn't get to all of them since the lines were so long, and other things were going on that we wanted to see as well. I wish we had more time at the events. I was also under the assumption that the luau didn't get over until 10 p.m. but the show was over at 8 p.m., so we were a little confused about that. We also wanted to possibly purchase our picture that was taken of us in the beginning, (also rushed) but the line was way too long for that as well. We really did enjoy the show the dancers were awesome and mesmerizing! We couldn't stop watching the fire show! The food was ok, the show was the best part!
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Tip: Try to figure out what events you want to go to, as you won't have time to go to all of them.

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Judy Staats
Bedford, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome, Fun Time"
June, 2018 NEW
We took a family of 5 to Paradise Cove. Two of the members had never been to a Luau. They were amazed at all the fun experiences from canoe rides to beautiful jewelry before the very good show began. The food was good, and the staff very friendly and helpful.
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Tip: The leis are beautiful

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Jessica Ana
San Bernardino, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very beautiful and well organized"
June, 2018 NEW
This is my 3rd luau on this island and it is truly wonderful. The service was great, the pre shows were entertaining and the food was ono!
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Tip: Beautiful and you get to sit in chairs, not the floor-very happy.

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Sierra Smith
Mission Viejo , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"What an experience"
May, 2018 NEW
This luau was more than I expected, boat rides, music, drink, parrots, games for the entire family, great food and cool luau dancing, I do wish they had the pig roasting differently for everyone to see and not just following the conch shell, but it was an amazing experience, we sat in the royal box and had table service. It was probably the best seat in the house over looking the entire venue. Great staff and environment.
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Tip: Get there early for all the festivities and get the royal box seating! Well worth your money.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Sydney, Australia
"It was fun, good for kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2018 NEW
We had so much fun. We spent a few hours here, the kids loved it. Our guide was wonderful and the food was divine.
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Brisbane, Australia
"A typical luau experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
If you are travelling as a couple, no need to attend too early as lots of the early activities are more for kids. Food was excellent (especially the pork), host was funny, and dancing was as expected. Nothing too flash, but a bit of fun.
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Mike K
"Great Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
Overall a great experience. Food was amazing and the show was entertaining. Our bus guide (Cousin T) was probably the best part of the night. She was so much fun and we enjoyed the bus "dance party" she threw. A lot of fun! The only downside of the night was the first few hours before the Luau. It is great if you have kids, but if you don't there is not much to do for adults. Just a lot of sitting around and waiting. Wished there was more entertainment for adults the first few hours.
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Kathryn Z
"Paradise Luau Love"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
My husband and I LOVED this luau!!! Best luau, best dinner, best show we saw while in Hawaii period. Yes, this is 100% not a cheap event, but in my opinion, 100% worth the money. Do yourself a favor and if you're already paying a lot to come here, lay out the extra bucks and get the deluxe package. It's sooo worth it. While everyone is waiting on a long line to get in, you get expedited entrance. Your professional pictures with the hula actors are free (really beautiful, we're framing ours). You get front of stage seating, while everyone else sits much farther back. You get more cash on your cash cards to use then regular entrance does. And probably most importantly, while everyone else has an insane wait at the buffet to go eat, you get table service for your food & drinks. They'll even get you refills of any food you really liked so you don't have to go anywhere near that line. There are some small various events before the official start of the show that are pretty cool. The show itself lasts the entire time of the luau (unlike some other luaus where the performance only lasts about 30 minutes) & is really magnificent. I can't say it enough, this is really worth the price & if you pay for the deluxe, I think the VIP treatment will allow you to really enjoy it. If I had paid for just basic entrance, I truthfully think I would not have enjoyed it as much as I did.
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Lakeland, Florida
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
This place was absolutely beautiful! Well worth the trip the dancers are awesome, food and drinks are great! The views of the ocean there are breath taking.
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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.