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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sharon stetz dearborn, MI
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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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Memphis, Tennessee

"Best Luau on the island!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2016 NEW

After reading many reviews and talking to many of the locals we decided on Paradise Cove luau. The difference between the Paradise Cove luau and any of the other luau's that you will find on the island is this. It is not just the dinner and show. Paradise Cove doesn't amazing job of doing a ton of activities from pictures with exotic birds, canoe rides, headdress making, Island tattooing (temporary), and so so much more. We had two small children 18 months and two and both enjoyed the whole thing. Seating we purchased the orchid package for a couple different reasons one close to the stage and the ability to eat first and the buffet line. Eating first might not seem like a big deal to some people but with little kids it was for us. No matter what package you purchased it's on a first come first serve seating, so make sure that you get in-line at least by 430 so that you can get close to the stage even if you buy the orchid package you could be at the back of the orchid section. The show was really amazing. We are staying at the Marriott vacation club and they put on a welcome fire dance show and we have seen a couple other shows and this by far is the best show we had seen and it is well worth the money. Overall I would rate this a five star for the food, family-friendly, the show, and the absolutes all round experience. It's like a luau and the Polynesian cultural Center all in one.

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Ron F

Anoka, Minnesota

"A lot of fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2016 NEW

My wife and I had a great time at this luau. I would recommend taking the shuttle there. It's easy and you don't have to worry about any traffic. The food was very, very good and the entertainment was good as well. It was a very fun time. We did book the deluxe package. They took us off the bus first and gave us a bit of special treatment. Took our photo with a couple of the dancers. We had front row seating and were served our meal rather than having to wait in line at the buffet. Beautiful setting on the west side of Oahu. Got some great pics of the sun setting over the Pacific prior to the luau starting.

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"Fun! Fun! Fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2016 NEW

My husband and I had the best time!! The activities were fun, the scenery was gorgeous, and the food was delicious!! The performances were excellent! Very gifted performers. We enjoyed it so much! I HIGHLY recommend this place on your Hawaiian dream vacation:)

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"Excellent Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2016 NEW

This place is the best. We have been 4 times and every time was excellent. Plenty of delicious food. Recommend the orchid package, it comes with a pre-loaded card wit $15.00 which you can use for drinks or shopping.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ

"Something interesting"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2016 NEW

Before the dances begin, they have a good plenty of activities, but unfortunately there are a lot of people to do it at the same time, so you spent a lot of time in the line. The tatoos are horrible, seem they are done by children. At the bar again a long line to get the drinks. Long line for the food and they don t replace it as they should, so if you don t go quickly, maybe you will not find any food at all. The dances are just OK. For the price that we paid, for sure you deserve more organisation.

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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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