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, wing seating, Cove Card 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, Cove Card and interactive entertainment and preferred seating for the dinner and night show.

Deluxe Luau Package
The Deluxe Package includes welcome Mai Tai and fresh flower lei or Kukui Nut lei greeting, souvenir arrival photo (one per person), table service, souvenir gift, interactive entertainment and seating in the front row (directly in front of the stage) for the dinner and the night show.

Each package includes a "Cove Card" for admission into the Luau and will have a dollar amount (per package) that can be used towards drinks at the bar, photographs (excluding bird vendor), and the merchandise from our Marketplace.
• Hawaiian Luau Package: Adult $12 Youth/Child $8 (value)
• Orchid Luau Package: Adult $16 Youth/Child $12 (value)
• Deluxe Luau Package: Adult $24 Youth/Child $18 (value)

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

47 Reviews
Raylene Cosgrove
AU
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dissapointed"
October, 2018 NEW
My husband and I didn’t have the kids with us. Food was good but everything else boring and drawn out. Over 6hrs of our holiday we will never get back ?? pickup at 3.30pm waiting on the bus to enter, waiting in line to get in. Get in and the next couple of hours spent looking at/participating if you wish trivial, limited activities. Some provided by locals you have to pay for. PC provide spear throwing, how to throw a fish net & real it in and how to tie a sarong ?? locals for a price will provide other things ie; henna tattoos & photo with macraws. When it came to the show at least 1/2hr was spent wishing/ congratulating birthdays, anniversaries, weddings etc. I thought the main show was average and I was disappointed because I expected to learn a lot about the culture and more of a story behind the dances and was very dissapointed.
Then we sat again on the bus for over 1/2!hr before it left.
Not really about the money, I just would have liked to be more culturally fulfilled by this experience, not bored ??
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Steven Howard
San Antonio, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Favorite Luau"
September, 2018 NEW
We went to Paradise Cove Luau in 2007 because a friend recommended it. We have been back in 2017 and 2018 taking different friends each time. This is our favorite Luau. The people are friendly and accommodating and the dancers are fantastic. This year there were 12 former Paradise Cove Dancers, celebrating a current dancers retirement. They told us every person working their, past or present are one BIG happy family. The atmosphere is fantastic, setting sun, beach waves hitting the rocks, starry sky, great time. Will go again.
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Heather Salvatore
Juno Beach, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great time!"
September, 2018
We booked online and thought we were just attending just a luau. We were presently surprised when we got there and went in to be greeted with pictures with performers. We then were shown to our seats and told to do some exploring. There was so many activities to do that was unexpected. There was some bowling, spear throwing, lei making, hula lessons and more! We watched as they explained how the pig was prepared and watched them pull it out of the ground.
We then went to enjoy dinner. It was a buffet style, with many options. The pork was amazing!!! There was also chicken and fish.
Dessert was included as well. After dinner we enjoyed a great show. Very entertaining!!
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Tip: Way more than just a luau!

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Donald Stackhouse
Aston, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Laua"
September, 2018
Great!
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Lee Spain
Erie, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Luau"
September, 2018
This was an amazing experience. The bus pick up was easy, we had an awesome host on our bus, the luau entertainment was so much more than expected. There were so many fun activities, the food was delicious and the performances were breathtaking. I would definitely recommend this event! The cost was well worth it!
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Tip: Bring money for the professional pictures and gift shop, and your own camera or phone to take your own pictures because there are a lot of photo opportunities! Bring something you don’t mind getting wet in if you want to go out in the water or canoe rides!

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Nikolas Leahy
AU
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Incredible experience"
August, 2018
The bus trip from the hotel was hilarious as the staff really got us excited for the luau at paradise cove. Every minute of the Luau was fantastic, the food was great and the shows were amazing. Thanks for an incredible experience, one we won’t forget.
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Tip: Catch the bus, enjoy the drinks.

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Kim Everett
Glen Burnie, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Paradise Cove"
August, 2018
Our family had a great time at Paradise Cove to experience an Hawaiian luau. The entertainment was excellent and captures the Hawaiian culture perfectly. The food was amazing. Thank-you for a great time!
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Tip: The doors open at 5 which is heavy traffic time if going on a weekday. Allot plenty of time to get there.

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Suzette L.
Hanford, CA
1 Review
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"Enjoying a beautiful luau"
July, 2018
My friend and I were on a girls trip, and we had been to a luau before the previous summer in Maui. But I told her it was nothing compared to Paradise cove. Having been there 18 yrs earlier with my husband. Afterward she said I agree this was the best one
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sharrilew
Ontario
"Fabulous time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
We had a great time at this Luau. We wanted somewhere with a beautiful setting and this was the place The activities prior to eating and the show were fun. The buffet was well set up, well organized and the food was delicious. The show awesome It was a wonderful nigh.
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grallen9
Montreal, Canada
"Awesome Luaus"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2018 NEW
It’s a beautiful place. The Paradise Cove dancers and volunteers are absolutely great. Very warm and welcoming and our escort cousin Emma was da bomb!!!! 🤗🤗💥👍🏽👍🏽 The food and entertainment and the view is well worth it, they have gorgeous sunsets 🌅
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1picture
Toronto
"Brilliant Entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
Great entertainment with a small glimpse into the Polynesian culture with dancing and singing. They even show you how they roast the pig. The view is breathtaking as the sun sets. All the staff, including the bus staff were extremely friendly. I am so glad to have so many cousin(s). lol Worth the money and the hours of entertainment.
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fotogirl
on the go
"Average Luau but beautiful setting and wonderful sunset spot!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 10, 2018 NEW
After much research we chose Paradise cove for our luau. I also chose a weekend show so as to avoid some peak midweek traffic. I chose the basic package (shell lei and $12 drink card per person.) It’s located on a beautiful beach setting. Once they assign seats you are free to roam the grounds, shops, drinks stations and participate in various activities, games (like spear throwing), or taking photos with some birds. Once show is to start they gather all for some pre-events like the flower shower where a man climbs up the tree and showers some fresh orchids on the crowd, or display of local net throwing, then a display of the roasted pig being taken out for dinner. It felt over commercialized and far too long a time given to shout outs. Everyone loved the fire dance. Food was ok, variety of options. The pork was good. The best part of it was the beautiful sunset and location. My friend attended a luau in Maui so he compared it to this one. The Maui one had open bar and did not feel as commercialized.
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chocs32
Gulfport, Mississippi
"Tons of fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2018 NEW
First of all I would like to compliment Cousin Emma and the other staff for going above and beyond for our group of nine. Through a misunderstanding we were told that we could go to any pick up point, not just the one we were signed up for. As our flight/transport was running late we went to another stop and there was not enough room on the bus. Emma made some calls and got us all picked up. Thank you so much for your care and patience. As for the luau, I completely enjoyed it. We participated in several demonstrations and activities that were fun. The food was pretty good and the buffet line moved better than expected. All the entertainment was awesome. Bar drinks were good and fairly priced.
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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.