Paradise Cove Luau Oahu, Kapolei, HI

Paradise Cove92-1089 Aliinui DriveKapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
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Experience the enchantment of authentic Hawaiian culture at Paradise Cove Luau, one of the best luaus in Oahu, Hawaii. Nestled on 12 stunning oceanfront acres, guests are treated to a captivating evening of traditional Polynesian entertainment, mouthwatering island cuisine, and unforgettable sunset views. Immerse yourself in the spirit of aloha at Paradise Cove.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kapolei, Oahu Travel Experts
  • If you're driving out, arrive when the gates open at 5 pm to allow plenty of time to enjoy all the pre-luau activities and courtyard performances.
  • 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.
  • Infants ages 3 and under are free, however, the child will need to be in a stroller or sit in the parent's lap and share a meal with their parents.
  • Each ticket includes a "Cove Card" redeemable for purchases of drinks, merchandise and arrival/specialty photos on the night of your luau.

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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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Serving Hawaii's malihini (guests) and kama'aina (locals) for more than 20 years, Paradise Cove Luau 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 Luau features brilliant sunset views from 12 oceanfront acres.

A tropical Mai Tai greeting and live Hawaiian music set the festive mood for the evening. Casually stroll through the Hawaiian Village and learn the Arts & Crafts of the islands or test your skills at traditional 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 your backdrop, you'll be amazed by award-winning entertainers performing an unforgettable display of songs and traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian dances during the incomparable Paradise Cove Extravaganza.

When booking your Paradise Cove Luau tickets, you will find three different package options to choose from:
  • Hawaiian Luau Package — This standard ticket includes a welcome Mai Tai and shell lei greeting, Wing Seating, Cove Card, and a buffet-style Hawaiian luau dinner, interactive entertainment and evening show.
  • Orchid Luau Package: — Includes a welcome Mai Tai and fresh flower lei greeting, Middle (preferred) Seating, Cove Card, a buffet-style Hawaiian luau dinner and interactive entertainment.
  • Deluxe Luau Package: — Includes a 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 Deluxe Seating in the front row (directly in front of the stage) for the dinner and 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 vendors), and merchandise from the 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 end around 9:00 pm. (Please note start/end times may vary)

      Please Note: Transportation is not included with the ticket price.

Paradise Cove Luau Reviews

58 Reviews
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Shirley Lay-Cruz
Newton, NJ
1 Review
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"Paradise Cove Luau"
August 2021
Program was very good. Not impressed with the food too salty specially the pork, dessert was too simple for the deluxe package we paid. There were vacant seats in the shuttle which I don’t understand why we were told that it is full.
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Kristal Patterson
Elmore City, OK
3 Reviews
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"Great Time!"
July 2021
We were a family of 8 with 4 children ages 7,10,12,15. We enjoyed the show and all the activities they had! Only wish there were more options on food, but due to Covid, they were prepared plates.
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Tip: Show is great. Food is just okay.

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Lorraine House
Brandon, FL
1 Review
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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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Karen Watkins
Sun City West, AZ
1 Review
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"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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Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise Cove Luau

Where is Paradise Cove Luau?

Paradise Cove Luau is located at the beautiful Ko Olina Resort on Oahu at 92-1089 Aliinui Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707, about a 40-minute drive from Waikiki without traffic. Please allow yourself at least an hour from Waikiki if you are driving out.

Is transportation included?

Transportation is not included in your ticket price. However, you may choose to add transportation for an additional fee either by purchasing a "Round Trip Transportation" ticket now or contacting the venue directly later.

How long is Paradise Cove Luau?

This enchanting evening of entertainment and dining lasts approximately 3 to 4 hours, including pre-show activities, a mini show, Imu Ceremony, luau feast and main Hawaiian dinner show.

Where are the seats for each luau package?

Seating for the Hawaiian Luau Package is located in the Wing section to the left or right side of the stage. Seating for the Orchid Luau Package is in the center section, and the Deluxe Luau Package offers front and center. Your seats will be assigned best available in the section purchased.

What is the menu for Paradise Cove Luau?

Paradise Cove’s Hawaiian Luau menu consists of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites and continental cuisine, including: a 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 potatoes, steamed white rice, fresh pineapple chunks, various desserts, and hot coffee or hot tea. Please note the menu is subject to change, and may vary based on availability of seasonal dishes. Guests 21 and older must also present a photo ID to order or consume alcohol.

Is the show located inside or outside?

Paradise Cove Luau is located outside by the ocean.

When should I arrive?

Gates will open at 5:00 pm. If you are driving out, it is suggested to arrive at 5:00 pm or up to about 15–30 minutes early to check in and receive your loaded Cove Card. Please allow yourself at least an hour's drive time from Waikiki if you are driving out. If you purchased round trip transportation, pick-up times begin at 3:30 pm. It is recommended to be at the designated pick-up location at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled times.

Is this show suitable for children?

Yes, the Paradise Cove Luau is great fun for the entire family. Plus, children ages 3 and under are free (select "Infant" ticket when booking). The child must either remain in a stroller or sit on a parent’s lap and share a meal with the parents.

Is parking available?

Yes, complimentary parking is available on site.

Is the luau wheelchair accessible?

The majority of Paradise Cove is wheelchair accessible. There are no steps or stairs, but keep in mind that Paradise Cove is on a sandy beach area and while the sand is mostly hard-packed, there may be some soft spots. Transportation with motorized wheelchair lift is available with advance notice.

What happens if it rains?

All events are weather permitting and subject to change. If the venue needs to close due to unfavorable weather conditions, they will reach out to you to reschedule or issue a refund.

If I purchase round trip transportation, where are the pick-up locations?

Round trip transportation available from select Waikiki hotels, including the following: (A) 4:00 PM Ala Moana Hotel (B) 3:30 PM Aqua Palms Waikiki (C) 3:15 PM Hale Koa Hotel *For Hale Koa Hotel guest only* (D) 4:00 PM Hotel La Croix Waikiki (E) 3:30 PM Sheraton Waikiki Hotel *For Sheraton Waikiki Hotel guest only* (F) 3:45 PM 333 Seaside Avenue (G) 3:30 PM Hyatt Regency Hotel (H) 3:45 PM The Twin Fin (Previously Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel) (I) 3:30 PM Kahala Hotel *Please contact Paradise Cove Luau at the phone number on your e-ticket at least 24 hours in advance to confirm pick-up information. **Special consideration is provided for guests in wheelchairs or with special needs. Please make your requests in the "Have Special Needs" comment section when booking your reservation.