Spend an evening at Paradise Cove Luau, Hawaii's largest beach luau! Watch the night come alive with a traditional feast and superb fire knife and hula dancing.
Located upon 12 oceanfront acres, this private estate offers you the unforgettable chance to experience Hawaiian culture through a delicious island feast, traditional activities and entertainment! Be greeted with a complimentary Mai Tai and tropical lei. Around sunset, watch the unearthing of the traditional underground roasted pig at the Imu Amphitheater. After a delicious buffet dinner, enjoy mesmerizing dancing and live music that brings the story of Hawaii to life, culminating with a heart-pounding Samoan fire knife dance! The perfect family-friendly activity for guests at Ko Olina.
This was my 2nd time at Paradise Cove, been there once before with some friends. Last month I took my mom to Hawaii for Mothers day and thought the Paradise Cove Luau was a perfect idea. She loved it as I expected. The location is just gorgeous. The view is breathtaking. The staff was amazing and the food was delicious. I would recommend it to everyone. Can't wait to go back again next year.
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Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels
Please note that seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Plan to arrive early to secure a good view of the stage. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early, but guests are welcome to arrive as early as 16:00.
Arrival at Paradise Cove & Greeting
The staff will greet you with a traditional Hawaiian lei and a Mai Tai cocktail
Hawaiian Arts and Crafts, Hawaiian Games & Live Music
Visit the Hawaiian Village and see traditional polynesian arts & crafts demonstrations like lei-making & tattoo. Test your skills trying traditional Hawaiian Games.
Shower of Flowers & Hukilau on the Beach
After the Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the beach and learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawaii.
Learn about the cooking practices and rituals of ancient times and watch the traditional cooking process using Hawaiian underground oven.
Luau Feast & Hukilau Hula Show (1 hr)
Your evening continues with a Hawaiian feast! Enjoy an extensive menu blending Hawaiian and continental cuisine.
Hawaiian Extravaganza Show (45 mins)
Watch graceful hula performances & Samoan fire dancers! Under the direction of award-winning Kumu Hula Tracie Lopes, this show is sure to amaze.
Check-out & Drop-off
Price & Options
Wheel Chair Accessibility: The VIP Royal Box seating area is not wheelchair accessible and everyone must be able to climb 5 steps. Paradise Cove is ADA accessible, however, it is not equipped to transport guests from various points within our grounds. A transfer vehicle from your hotel equipped with a lift is available upon request with at least 72 hours prior notification, please indicate during booking to secure arrangements.
Smoking, food and beverages, are prohibited on the buses.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
A valid government issued photo I.D. is required to consume any alcoholic beverages.
Flat shoes/sandals or slippers and light sweaters are recommended for safety and comfort.
Cove Card must be used on the same night of the Luau. No refund or credit for any unused value. Child/ Youth Cove Cards may not be used towards adult drinks at the bar.
Paradise Cove shall have the right to cancel any event in its sole discretion.
Guests needing transportation are to meet at the designated departure points instead of Lounge or agent travel desks. It is highly recommended to be at the designated pick-up point at least ten (10) minutes prior to the scheduled times listed. Guides who service you throughout the evening will escort your motor coach from Waikiki.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
The menu is subject to change without notice.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Complimentary parking available.
You can book a minimum of 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this activity family-friendly?
Yes, this luau is family friendly and enjoyed by people of all ages.
What if it rains during the luau?
If it's a passing shower they will provide ponchos. Ko Olina is one of the driest areas on the island and it rarely rains at this location. The luau would only be cancelled for storms or heavy rain.
What is the dinner menu?
Appetizer: Salad Bar, Broccoli Surimi Salad, Macaroni Salad, Poi, Lomi Lomi Salmon.
Entree: Island Style Baked Chicken, Beer Battered Island Fish, Kalua Pig, Steamed Sweet Potato, Steamed White Rice, Stir Fried Vegetables, Taro Dinner Rolls & Butter.
Dessert: Fresh Pineapple Chunks, Haupia, Coconut Cake, and Hot Coffee & Tea.
The following buffet options are gluten free: Mesclun Greens with Dressing, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Poi, Steamed White Rice, Kalua Pig, Haupia, and Fresh Pineapple Chunks
Vegetarian Option: A Vegetarian Meal (Veggie Lasagna or Veggie Stir Fry *subject to change) in addition to the buffet is available upon request with at least 72-hours notice for the Deluxe Package only. The veggie entree is preset for the evening by the chef and cannot be verified ahead of time. Vegetarian buffet options include, but are not limited to, Mesclun Salad with Dressing, Pasta Salad, Macaroni Salad, Poi, Steamed White Rice, Pineapple Wedges, Taro and Sweet Roll, Haupia, and a variety of other desserts.
*Menu is set, but may vary based on availability or seasonality of dishes.
What is the luau facility like?
Located at the beautiful Ko Olina Resort on the leeward coast of Oahu, about 45 minutes from Waikiki, Paradise Cove features brilliant full sunset views from 12-oceanfront acres and is able to accommodate up to 1200 guests.
What can I purchase with the Cove Card?
You can purchase bar drinks, souvenirs from the Marketplace, and/or photographs. Child/Youth Cove Cards may not be used towards adult drinks at the bar. The Cove Card is valid only for the date of the luau.
This was my 2nd time at Paradise Cove, been there once before with some friends. Last month I took my mom to Hawaii for Mothers da...y and thought the Paradise Cove Luau was a perfect idea. She loved it as I expected. The location is just gorgeous. The view is breathtaking. The staff was amazing and the food was delicious. I would recommend it to everyone. Can't wait to go back again next year. more
The whole experience was amazing. The show was spectacular. They even made the bus ride fun. The staff treated us like royalty. T...he pre show activities were fun. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend this luau to anyone. more
The experience was great. Cousin Ema was a wonderful host/guide. It is amazing how she was able to remember everyone's name. ... The show was great the sound and lighting were spot on and even though it rained a bit, the show still went on without a hitch. The food was good, and plenty of it. Drinks were a bit pricey, but where in these type of things are they not? Transportation there and back was spot on. and very comfortable. Again Ema was a wonderful host. We would recommend this tour for any of our friends going to the island. more
First luau I’ve been too and was more then I expected. Very cool and staff was awesome.
This is our third luau on the islands and by far the most expensive. We paid for orchis level but we really didn't get anyth...ing more than the lei for the extra money. My husband has some difficulty walking and the handicapped spaces are too far away from the entrance. They also suggested you arrive there at 4:30 to 5:00 when in fact you really don't need to be there until 6:00. The show did not compare with ones we have seen in the past. Also, the frequent suggestions about bellying up to the bar are unnecessary. I would give it a miss. more
Carol from Canada
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.