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|
The dancers did a beautiful job, yet there is much too much commercialism. The food was average and not very traditional.
Bristol, United Kingdom
We went to Oahu as part of a 3 stop holiday in May and the highlight of all the highlights was the night we spent at the Paradise Cove. The entertainment,the food, the drinks, everything was top class. The only thing wrong was that it had to end. Pre book your tickets before you travel out so you don't miss out. ITS A MUST.
We drove ourselves to this attraction but a lot of people came by bus. It is about 45-60 mins out of Honolulu. We paid the extra money for the good seats with table service and we are glad we did. There was no lining up for drinks or food, we had our own waiter. The lines at the bar were long most of the evening. We were able to try some local handy crafts, spear throwing and a few other activities. There was also a pre dinner show to watch out on the water with audience participation as the sun set, lovely. The main dinner show was excellent with great costumes and dances from around the Polynesian region. The food was plentiful and interesting. Mostly quite good but there were a couple of things I had not tried before and probably wouldn't again. That is not to say they were bad, just new to me and not my thing. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. We are very happy that we went, and we feel like we got a great evening for our money. The only thing I didn't really enjoy was the 'cheesy' factor they had going on with getting the audience to participate.
Paradise Cove Luau was AWESOME all the way around. The luau starts at 5pm, so be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to check in. *** TIP *** it's worth paying for the DELUXE package for FRONT STAGE seating - for the following reasons (1. reserve FRONT ROW seating 2. Table service - NO lines for drinks (cost extra depending on the type of drink) and/or food (unlimited refills) 3. Souvenir arrival photos (one per guest) The cost is $147.00/per adult Youth (ages 13-20) $130.00/per youth Child (ages 12 and under) $117.00 / per child Children under 3 are FREE but they must be parent's lap There are several family activities for all ages: i.e. Lei making, lei crowns, flower ankle bracelets, temporary tribal tattoos, canoe rides, swimming (if interest - bring extra clothes and towels - those are not provided), pictures with trained parrots, sunset photo opportunities, and etc... BUT keep in mind, tipping is optional - NOT required. There's plenty of opportunities to take pictures with the hula dancers, and fire master. There's NO need to pay as long as you ask nicely. Our Family had a WONDERFUL MEMORABLE time.. There's even a opportunity for our little one to be Paradise Cove HULA certify... It's just super fun and cute for the little ones. Regular Luau price is as follows: Adult - $80/per person Youth - $70 Child - $60 But the seating for this is poor line of sight.. and that's my HONEST opinion. I love to save my $ but this is one time, I am glad I spent the extra for our little ones to be able to see the show and not have to deal with the massive crowd. I truly didnt want to have to deal with the crowd with my kiddos. Wear comfortable attire. Especially your footwear. You're most like be walking in sand. Summer, the MC, was super funny. The musicians were super awesome as well. Friendly and was super willing to take photos as well. Everyone in our family had a FANTASTIC time. Money well spent for a memorable luau. I would definitely recommend Paradise Cove luau to friends and family. Food was average - nothing special but you paying for a FANTASTIC MEMORABLE dinner show. We are definitely returning here. Mahalo for reading my review. Hope this helps you all.
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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.