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Honolulu, United States
Paradise Cove Luau
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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Experience a traditional Hawaiian luau with sunset coastal views at Paradise Cove. Enjoy a welcome Mai Tai and authentic Hawaiian fare, including fresh seafood, kalua pork, and tropical fruit during this 5.5-hour experience. Watch the sunset and enjoy entertainment from Hawaiian musicians, hula dancers, and fire twirlers. Three dining packages are available to customize your experience, and round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is available.
  • Three Oahu luau packages to suit your preferences
  • Welcome Mai Tai followed by Polynesian activities
  • Extensive menu blending Hawaiian and continental cuisine
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected Waikiki hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This classic luau stands out for its customization options: Choose everything from your lei to your dinner to your souvenirs.
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Llei & Mai Tai Greeting (Lei type varies dependent on purchased package)
Luau buffet dinner (menu inclusions dependent on purchased package)
Cove Card (amount varies dependent on purchased package)
Hotel drop-off (if option is selected at time of checkout)
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Transportation (unless transportation option is selected at checkout)

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Round trip transportation from the following Waikiki hotels is available if the appropriate option is selected at checkout. Pickup locations and times are as follows. Please be at all pickup locations TEN minutes prior to pick up time. 3:15PM • Hale Koa - In the front lobby by the bell desk ten minutes prior (Only for guests of the Hale Koa*) 3:30PM • Kahala Hotel - front valet (only for guests of the Kahala*) • Hyatt Regency Hotel - on Koa Avenue near the green awning • Sheraton Waikiki - Aloha Landing Bus Depot. 3:45PM • Seaside Avenue - In front of Ross Dress for Less. • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel • On Paoakalani Avenue by the trolley stop 4:00PM • Ala Moana Hotel -Front lobby of the hotel next to the Starbucks • Hotel LaCroix (formerly Waikiki Gateway Hotel) - on Olohana Street
Following evening pickup at your Waikiki hotel (if option selected), board a comfortable coach for short ride to the Paradise Cove Luau.

The staff will greet you with a traditional Hawaiian lei and a Mai Tai cocktail. Take in the views of downtown Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Waikiki and Diamond Head as you find your table. Take some time to peruse the Hawaiian Village to see traditional arts, crafts and games.

After the Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the beach and learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawaii. Following the pageantry of the Royal Court Procession and imu (earth oven) ceremony, your evening continues with a Hawaiian feast.

Taste traditional Hawaiian dishes, typically roasted in an underground oven or imu. There are three dinner packages to choose from; please see Itinerary section below for a sample menu and full list of activities. After dinner, enjoy live music, songs and dancing from across Polynesia as you witness the Paradise Cove Extravaganza.

After the 3-hour evening of entertainment and dining, enjoy transportation back to your Waikiki hotel for drop-off (if option selected).
Itinerary
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Paradise Cove Luau
The Waikiki luau at Paradise Cove Luau begins with a tropical Mai Tai greeting, while live Hawaiian music sets the festive mood of the evening. Take a stroll through the Hawaiian Village to learn the arts and crafts of the islands, or test your skills at the Hawaiian Games. After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the beach and learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawaii. Following the pageantry of the Royal Court Procession and imu (earth oven) ceremony, your evening continues with a sumptuous feast. Make sure you bring along your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove's extensive menu, blending the best traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites and continental cuisine. Then, after dinner, with a spectacular Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop, award-winning performers will entertain and amaze with an unforgettable display of songs and dances from across Polynesia at the Paradise Cove Extravaganza. Paradise Cove boasts brilliant sunset views from its oceanfront setting and offers three dining packages, perfect for all tastes and budgets. If you are staying in Waikiki, you have the option to include hotel pickup and drop off to ensure a hassle free night of Hawaiian fun. See tour and pricing options below for full details. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- Activities at Paradise Cove include: Arts and Crafts: The arts and crafts of old Hawaii are as beautiful as they are intricate and complex. During your visit to Paradise Cove, be sure to visit the Hawaiian Village and take part in arts and crafts demonstrations. Learn how to make a traditional Hawaiian lei or leave with a slightly more permanent memory, temporary Polynesian tattoos. Hawaiian Games: In ancient Hawaii, games were created as a form of entertainment, but also to develop the skills of the warriors. At Paradise Cove you can take part in some of the more popular traditional Hawaiian games. To test your skills try 'O'o ihe (Spear throwing), 'Ulu maika (Rolling stone disks) and Moa pahe'e (Dart sliding). Shower of Flowers: Imagine standing on a beautiful white sand beach gently showered by fragrant island flowers. Witness skilled tree-climbers ascend the highest of palm trees and spread the aloha of the islands with a floral cascade, making this dream-like scene into an experience you will remember forever. Hukilau on the Beach: Paradise Cove keeps the traditions of old Hawaii alive with a nightly Hukilau on the beach. You are invited to participate in the ceremonial pulling of the fish nets to the rhythms of the conch shell and Hawaiian chant Imu Ceremony: At Hawaii's only Imu Amphitheater, take a seat to view the elaborate process of traditional cooking in the Hawaiian underground oven. In a ceremony following the practices and rituals of ancient times, you will see exactly how your delicious Hawaiian meal is prepared. Paradise Cove Extravaganza: With the most spectacular Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop, the Paradise Cove Main Stage explodes with the beauty and excitement of the traditional songs and dances of Hawaii and Polynesia. Award-winning dancers will entertain and amaze you with a performance that is as unforgettable as the perfect setting of Paradise Cove itself.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • Hotel transfers are only available if the option is selected and paid for at the time of check-out. If hotel option is selected, please note our hotel information in the 'Special Requirements' field at checkout.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 648 travelers
  • OPERATED BY PC Services (Paradise Cove Luau)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the Paradise Cove Luau?
A:The address for the Luau is 92-1089 Ali'inui Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707
Apr 2021
Q:
How far is the Paradise Cove Luau from Waikiki/Honolulu?
A:We are located in Ko Olina, approximately 26 miles from central Waikiki.
Apr 2021
Q:
Do you offer hotel pickup for the Paradise Cove Luau?
A:Yes - we offer pickup from select hotels in Waikiki. Please be sure to select the "with transport" option if you would like hotel pickup.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there parking available onsite for the Paradise Cove Luau?
A:Yes - there is complimentary parking on site.
Apr 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Paradise Cove Luau?
A:The box office opens daily at 4 pm. The Luau opens at 5 pm with live music, activities, and courtyard performances.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I attend the Paradise Cove Luau without the dinner?
A:Dinner is an integral part of the Luau experience. Therefore, all options include dinner.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens if it rains or there is bad weather on the date of my Paradise Cove Luau?
A:We will reach out to you if we need to close due to unfavorable weather conditions. If this happens, you may either reschedule or receive a full refund.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Paradise Cove Luau handicap accessible?
A:Yes. Keep in mind that the luau is located on the beach, so although there are some paved pathways, most areas are sand. Please call the phone number on your ticket at least three days prior to your visit to let us know of any special requirements.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Paradise Cove Luau appropriate for children?
A:Yes, definitely! The Paradise Cove Luau is great fun for the whole family!
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring a stroller to the Paradise Cove Luau?
A:Absolutely. Keep in mind that the luau is located on the beach, so although there are some paved pathways, most areas are sand.
Apr 2021
Q:
What should I wear to the Paradise Cove Luau?
A:We recommend casual dress with comfortable shoes and a light jacket.
Apr 2021
Q:
How long does the Paradise Cove Luau last?
A:The Luau lasts approximately 3 hours, not including transportation.
Apr 2021
Q:
Do I get to choose my seats for the Paradise Cove Luau?
A:Due to logistical reasons, we do not allow our guests to choose their seats.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is included in the Standard Luau package?
A:The Standard Package includes Imu Ceremony, wing seating at our Hawaiian Revue, shell lei greeting, Mai Tai punch upon arrival, Hawaiian Luau dinner, and a Cove Card with $12 per adult or $8 per youth/child to use for activities/souvenirs.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is included in the Orchid Luau package?
A:The Orchid Package includes Imu Ceremony, middle seating at our Hawaiian Revue, fresh flower lei greeting, Mai Tai punch upon arrival, Hawaiian Luau dinner, and a Cove Card with $16 per adult or $12 per youth/child to use for activities/souvenirs.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is included in the Premium Luau package?
A:The Premium Package includes Imu Ceremony, deluxe seating at our Hawaiian Revue, flower OR kukui nut lei, Mai Tai Punch upon arrival, table service at the Luau dinner, souvenir photo & gift, and a Cove Card with $20 per adult or $16 per youth/child.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Paradise Cove Luau?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Paradise Cove Luau.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paradise Cove Luau?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Paradise Cove Luau.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be prepared to participate if you want the full experience." See review
  • "We decided not to pay for the special seating, but I would recommend to upgrade, if you can afford it." See review
  • "Oh and get there early to avoid the check-in lines" See review

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star-4
We had a great time. Food...
Melissa_R
, Aug 2022
We had a great time. Food was decent. Entertainment was excellent! Service was great! I highly recommend!
star-4
Note you will be walking...
Carolyn_T
, Aug 2022
Note you will be walking In sand. Flower Lei is extra unless you have the right package. Show was nice.
star-3
This place is so...
Loan_N
, Aug 2022
This place is so unorganized, people was sit everywhere, I did make a reservation but there no our name on the table , then they just set us sit at randomly free table . The food is no good , desserts nothing so little , the show is boring , only the last 10 minutes Fireshow as ok . With this price I recommend people go to Polynesian center is way better there more seafood, and better Hawaii food , HA theater show is terrific at Polynesian center .
star-5
The Perfect luau to end the day!
Randy_S
, Aug 2022
Loved the variety of activities for us to do when we got there. The location was perfect for taking photos of the sunset as well the scenery. The food was good and consisted of variety for the pickiest eater. The entertainment was fantastic, but the fire dance was off the hook! The roared pig really made the event authentic. Great job!
star-5
Every part of the evening...
Elaine_A
, Aug 2022
Every part of the evening was tremendous. Couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience. Wonderful time for adults and small children.
star-5
Unforgettable experience
Catherine_L
, Aug 2022
Paradise Cove is beautiful and full of activities. The bus ride there was even fun with the hilarious tour guide, the food was great, and all of the staff were very pleasant. This experience is definitely worth the money! I would recommend carrying a light jacket if you get cold easily because the show is right beside the ocean. When the sun goes down the breeze can be a little cool but the sunset is beautiful!
star-4
Luau review
Lane_H
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was a delight. Funny, engaging, and took such good care of us! Went out of her way to find us when we missed our pickup spot
star-5
Lively
Kathy_R
, Aug 2022
Plenty of activities before the show, great affordable professional pictures, lively music, plenty of food and a wonderful fun energetic bus ride - guide had us laughing, singing and dancing with our arms/hands
star-5
Great evening
Michael_H
, Aug 2022
We opted for deluxe package. So glad we did. Food was great. Excellent service. Show was entertaining
star-5
Paradise Cove Luau is The Best!
Celeste_A
, Aug 2022
The Paradise Cove Luau was awesome! It is a beautiful location right along the beach. The show was wonderful with very talented musicians, singers and dancers. The food was good. We had a great time and would recommend this luau to all of our friends and family.
star-4
Pleasant Evening
Natalie_N
, Aug 2022
The venue was lovely, dinner was nice and the show was great. Unfortunately for us there was an accident in the freeway hence major traffic hold ups so our bus arrived much later than planned and missed out on most of the pre show activities. Beyond the control of Paradise Cove - but disappointing
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Poor Luau
Andrew_F
, Aug 2022
This Luau is definately not worth 700 dollars for 3 adults , 3 youths !! Food was average , queues for bar were way too long, seats were right at the side with poor viewing, then at 8.30 the bar closed and cudnt get another drink .Very poor
star-5
Great Experience
Jose_O
, Aug 2022
The location is great and the sunset even better. There is A LOT of food and a great show. Totally recommend.
star-2
It wasn’t great but it wasn’t horrible
Brooke_G
, Aug 2022
We were excited initially, but soon realized how overwhelmingly crowded it was. Hundreds and hundreds of people! The food wasn’t good at all, because I know that it must be very hard preparing food for that many people. The show was OK. Loved the fire performer and the other dancers were very good. I’m sorry but we were disappointed, but glad we finally saw a luau.
star-5
Nice
raquelzamora
, Aug 2022
Wonderful time. Hala and David are amazing. Hala kept us entertained the way to the Luau and back. Hala is so funny. Luaua was good. Taking pictures with the birds was great. Make sure to walk around as soon as you get there. They have many things to see and do. Show was great.
star-4
We had an amazing time...
Deyci_M
, Aug 2022
We had an amazing time enjoyed the show and activities, the food was good, and the sunset view was amazing.
star-5
Graduation celebration!
Trisha_V
, Aug 2022
Great show! Good foods ! Excellent services! We got the Deluxe package so We have fresh beautiful orchids leis & very nice photo taken by the professional photographer & $20 cash card to spend at the bar
star-4
Great Luau and entertainment
Serge_A
, Aug 2022
Great food and dances especially the fire dance. This was definitely a show stopper in my opinion. The performer was so good. Too bad we could not see the dances that well from our tables located at the end of the row. This is my only negative comment.
star-5
Anniversary Luau
Cheryl_J
, Aug 2022
We selected the deluxe package for our anniversary celebration. We were seated right up front by the stage. The food was delicious and the show was amazing. We absolutely loved every aspect of the Luau. The fire dance was our favorite. I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to see the Hawaiian culture and have fun.
star-5
Paradise Cove
Sara_H
, Aug 2022
The whole experience was great. Our host on the bus was excellent and we were all happy we did this on our first trip to Hawaii

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