Paradise Cove Luau in Kapolei, HI

Paradise Cove92-1089 Alii Nui DriveKapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
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Overview

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 Ashley, one of our Kapolei, Oahu Travel Experts
  • 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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Insights from Tripster's own team members

Christie Shimabuku

Great luau with many activities for the whole family. Test your warrior skills with spear throwing (O`o `ihe) and rolling stone disks (Ulu Maika) or if you're feel crafty, string a strand of flowers to wear. Ride in an Outrigger Canoe around the Cove and partake in the Hukilau to add to your fun filled evening. Purchase the transportation to avoid driving in traffic.

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Description

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, wing seating, Cove Card 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, Cove Card and interactive entertainment and preferred seating for the dinner and night show.

Deluxe Luau Package
The Deluxe Package includes welcome Mai Tai and fresh flower lei or Kukui Nut lei greeting, souvenir arrival photo (one per person), table service, souvenir gift, interactive entertainment and seating in the front row (directly in front of the stage) for the dinner and the night show.

Each package includes a "Cove Card" for admission into the Luau and will have a dollar amount (per package) that can be used towards drinks at the bar, photographs (excluding bird vendor), and the merchandise from our Marketplace.
• Hawaiian Luau Package: Adult $12 Youth/Child $8 (value)
• Orchid Luau Package: Adult $16 Youth/Child $12 (value)
• Deluxe Luau Package: Adult $24 Youth/Child $18 (value)

Gates open at 5:00 pm and ends around 9:00 pm. (Please note start/end times may vary)

Transportation is not included. If you purchased transportation, a Reserve Direct representative will contact you directly after purchase to arrange your pick-up location/time.

Tripster Customer Reviews

56 Reviews
Lorraine House
Brandon, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Paradise Cove Luau"
March 2019
The luau was very enjoyable, activities were fun, food was good, entertainment was very good. Price vs luau was not completely balanced. My experience with booking the luau through reserve direct was easy.
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Tip: lots of standing around before the luau. take advantage of all the activities. great food and entertainment!

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Staci Prawl
Eudora, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very fun evening full of Polynesian culture!"
March 2019
Overall, our family of four (my husband, myself, and our two teenage girls) had fun and learned a lot about Polynesian history and culture! Because we didn’t have assigned seating, we arrived an hour before the gates opened. We were given our luau gift cards (which had $ loaded on it to spend at the bar or gift shop during our time at Paradise Cove). During the wait time, you could view the beach area, use the restrooms, and explore the gift shop. Once all of the tour buses arrived, the gate area got crowded quickly, but they opened the gates a little early. We were offered a mai tai (alcoholic for 21+ guests, and non-alcoholic for younger guests) upon arriving. We also had a group picture taken with two dancers. From that point, direction was a little lacking, but we eventually figured out that we could wonder around the grounds and have pictures taken, get temporary tattoos, take a canoe ride, play traditional Polynesian games, make lies and crowns, visit the bar, or explore the many gift stands they had set up at our leisure. About an hour in, we heard a conch shell being blown, and when we saw people gathering, a few of the dancers were teaching about traditional Hawaiian apparel and teaching hula dancing. From that point, we followed the dancers around the grounds as they taught more about the Polynesian culture and then lead us to our tables. We said a prayer, and then were released table-by-table to the buffet. The buffet was full of delicious food, and we all enjoyed it. We were a little bummed that we weren’t served water or tea with our meal. (You had to get up and get it from coolers at the back of the dining area, we later realized.) But overall, it was a fantastic, traditional Hawaiian meal. Then, the show began. It was incredible! The singing and dancing were spectacular, and told stories and history of not only Hawaii, but also the Cook Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, and Samoa. We enjoyed it very much!
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Tip: Direction is lacking a little, so take full advantage of what is offered, and pay attention to the conch shell alarms to lead you to fun learning opportunities!

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William Meredith
Columbus, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Paradise Cove Luau VIP"
February 2019
Truly one of the best Luau’s and performances to expierence. The location was breathtaking, the service was exceptional. The activities, fun and educational.
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Tip: Just relax, and enjoy !!!

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George Silver
Jerome , ID
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Cheaper and Easy"
January 2019
I bought tick to the Paradise Cove Luau in Ko Olina Hawaii. It was so easy and cheaper than buying from anyone else even Expedia. And I have had Expedia for a long time.
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Gerald Wachel
La Verne, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Love the Luau"
December 2018
Paradise Cove Luau was great, there was allot of fun things to see and experience. The cooking pit and fishing net cast were only a few. They made head dress crowns and wrist flower bands for the ladies. The food was great and that was topped off with and exciting Hawaiian dance. The fire twirler was the main show and what a show. This was my second time there and I will go again.
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Tip: Upgrade your package.

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Karen Watkins
Sun City West, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Luau"
November 2018
We arrived late because of air flight delays, but it was still very welcoming and a great show and meal. Too bad we did not get there earlier.
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Tip: Try to arrive on time and just enjoy.

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nancy covey
bedford, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"best luau ever"
November 2018
been going to Paradise Cove every year we have been to Hawaii Been to other luaus but no one compares to Paradise Cove When anyone ask about a luau I recommend Paradise cove above them all. If they are going to more than one island I tell them save your money until you go to Paradise Cove
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Tip: expect a show like no other, and expect plenty of good food, rest and look around the grounds

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Ksenia Lomeyko
Los Angeles, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Hawaiian Luau"
November 2018
The experience was great! The show was fantastic, the food was plenty and the overall atmosphere was welcoming and fun.
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Tip: Alcohol can be pricey

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William C
Cresskill, New Jersey
"A must do to complete the Hawaiian Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2019 NEW
Yes a Luau is a staple of any Hawaiian vacation but Paradise Cove does it right. The entertainment was top notch the food was delicious with a great mixture of American and Hawaiian flare. The merchandising push was not extensive but expected. This event was the pinnacle of our Hawaiian vacation and I would definitely would recommend the event to all.
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lauracD65IG
Mansfield, Massachusetts
"Great show gorgeous location"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2019 NEW
We selected this luau because of the reviews amd were glad we did. The beach front location was amazing. We got to watch a beautiful sunset during the show and they had a professional photographer there also. The food at the buffet was not wonderful but not bad. The show was good with lots of singing and dancing.
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777Goody
Oahu, Hawaii
"Great luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2019 NEW
Excellent luau experience. Traditional Hawaiian things to do before, great food, accommodating for those with special needs, and the show goes through the whole evening.
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Bethany F
Bennington, Nebraska
"Great Luau "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2019 NEW
My husband and I booked this for our very first luau experience based on the great reviews prior to our trip. The day of the luau and glanced at the reviews again, and the recent ones weren't very good. I was a bit worried as we headed there, but there was no need. It was wonderful! We were picked up at a nearby hotel and the bus took us to the luau location after a couple stops to pick up others. The ride was quick and the bus was clean and air conditioned. There were a lot of activities to keep you busy and entertained before dinner starts. And, the view is beautiful! He started the whole bus on a sing a long. It was a great night, and wonderful experience!
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Fred C
San Diego, California
"Polynesian Luau "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2019 NEW
The shows prior to the dinner and main event were fun. Went on the company bus. Our host was fun and charming. The meal was good. Not great but good. The main show was good. Would have been better if there were more history included in each dance. Drinks were mostly ice.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise Cove Luau

Is transportation included?
Transportation is not included in your ticket price. However, you may choose to add transportation for an additional fee. Pick-up is from a select number of hotels in the Waikiki area. Please include the name of your lodging during the check-out process and our Reserve Direct representative will email you with the pick-up time and 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 pm to 4:15 pm – Waikiki Pick-ups
5:00 pm – 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 Village
  • Mini Show: Pareo Demonstration
  • Shower of Flowers
  • Hukilau on the Beach
  • Imu Ceremony
  • Prayer

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Luau Feast, Hawaiian Dinner Show, and Hukilau Hula
8:00 pm to 8:45 pm – Spectacular Hawaiian Revue and Entertainers’ Farewell
8:45 pm – Departures

~ Please note activities may vary depending on weather conditions.

What does the Luau menu consist of?

  • Salad Bar 
  • Macaroni Salad 
  • Broccoli Surimi Salad 
  • Poi 
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon* 
  • Stir Fried Vegetables 
  • Island Style Baked Chicken 
  • Kalua Pig 
  • Beer Battered Island Fish 
  • Taro Rolls 
  • Cold Steamed Sweet Potato 
  • Steamed White Rice 
  • Fresh Pineapple Chunks 
  • Various Desserts
  • Hot Coffee or Hot Tea

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.

What time should I arrive?
The gates open at 5:00 pm. 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.