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.
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|from Christie, our Kapolei, Oahu Market Manager|
West Des Moines, Iowa
First, I think it's amazing that they herd mass crowds through the way they did. That was pretty good, quite Disney-esque. Before the luau gets started you can try your hand at games or canoeing...great for kids. They have a little lagoon area, some small shopping to be done. The bar was great, you can get your tropical vacation beverages as soon as you walk in. That was a plus. It was rather hot waiting around for the show to get started. The preshow was quite cheesy, but interesting as this was my first luau. The dinner was mediocre, maybe that's just traditional hawaiian luau food? The pork was pretty good, the fish was bland, typical rice, pasta salads, lettuce salad, although the desserts were good. The dinner show was entertaining in a Love Boat sort of way. The dancers were great...the employees were pleasant. Like I said, I have nothing to compare it to. I was staying nearby so I picked this luau out of convenience. A local told me the best luau is the one at the Polynesian Cultural Center. So it's up to you if you want to fork out the amount of money for this or head to the North Shore for the PCC.
This is our third time in Hawaii and third luau. The quality of this luau compared to others was very poor. We felt like we were being herded like cattle. There were over 1100 people here (per mc announcement). We waited 20-30 minutes for all drinks. Every other luau we have been to, drinks were part of the package, we paid for drinks here and it has been the most expensive luau we have paid for. The dancers were good but couldn't make up for the other shortcomings of this luau. The only reason this gets 2 stars is because the food was really good. Too bad I had to pay $130 per person for a good meal.
This was my second luau. The location is beautiful! The shows are all pretty similar no matter what luau you go to. We did the highest end package with the private seating and service. It wasn't worth it, though. Food was just ok, not much selection compared to the last one I attended in Kauai.
We organised a Luao for our trip in Hawaii and decided to do Paradise Cove. On the organised day we all Dressed up, headed down the street to meet the bus at 3:30 only to be told after waiting for the bus that it was cancelled because it was raining at that side of island. Disappointment heaps as we wasted an afternoon when we could of been at the beach. Tried again the next night... Once again dressed up, headed down and actually got on the bus!!! Only to be told once we drove off that it was cancelled again. So had to drive around the block and drop us off. Have no other nights to do this as we had it booked for the end of our stay. Very disappointed that for one, they couldn't even tell us before hand it was cancelled and two, why they don't do it under shelter. Now we miss out on seeing a Hawaiian Luao and another afternoon wasted. If your looking for a Luao in Hawaii, definitely don't try this disorganised company and pick one on the other side of the island.
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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
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
• Lomi Lomi Salmon
• Fried Chicken
• Island Fish w/ Macadamia Nut Creme Sauce
• Kalua Pig
• Steamed White Rice
• Fresh Pineapple Chunks
• 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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