Waikiki Luau - 2023 Ultimate Guide to Discounts, Tips, & Reviews

January 6, 2023

Blooming hibiscus flowers, the scent of coconut SPF, and the refreshing taste of Tiger’s Blood Shaved Ice. The smells, sights, and tastes of Waikiki offer up the sweetest island welcome. Indulge in the best luau in Waikiki, when you book a Waikiki Luau Dinner today.

Follow along as we take you through everything you need to know about your Luau in Waikiki.

From what to wear to a Luau show to how many Mai Tai drinks you can expect, our Ultimate Guide is your handy Hawaiian savior.

Take a break from getting pummeled by the waves of the North Shore to try your hand at a hula lesson, or get groovy to the sweet sounds of live music. 

Feel like you’ve been whisked away to an ancient Hawaiian Village as you witness an imu ceremony and participate in traditions dating back 200 years? 

Ready to feast on Lomi Lomi Salmon and suckling pig? Read on to get the inside scoop on the Best Waikiki Luau.

Luau Waikiki Discount Tickets

Can’t wait to channel your inner Moana? Live like the island prince or princess you are when you take advantage of the best Luau Waikiki ticket prices.

In order to reserve the luau experience of your Aloha dreams, pre-purchase your tickets at least one day in advance!

Your Waikiki Luau ticket affords you one free welcome Mai Tai, scores of Hawaiian entertainment, and a luxurious Luau buffet dinner.

photo credit: Rock-A-Hula Hawaii via Facebook

Oahu Hotels and Resorts

Why not make the most of your Luau on Waikiki beach and extend your Oahu stay? Get your fill of surfing, swimming, and sun when you combine your Waikiki Luau show experience with some epic island lodgings.

Whether you are craving a stay at the famous Waikiki beach, or more modern and minimalist lodgings in downtown Honolulu, we have a wide range of Oahu Hotels and Resorts to choose from.

Related Post: Stay on the Shores of Famous Waikiki Beach

Book your exotic beach reprieve with peace of mind, knowing you are always guaranteed our lowest rates.

View of the pool and several chairs to layout on with umbrellas at The Modern Honolulu in Oahu, Hawaii, USA

photo credit: Hawaii Isla 808 via Facebook

Waikiki Luau Discount

Late nights of dancing, romantic sunset cruises, and fancy beachfront cocktails. Waikiki may be paradise, but that doesn’t mean it comes cheap. Eek out a little more savings from your Oahu adventure when you utilize the following Waikiki Luau discounts:

Feeling like pinching a few more pennies in paradise? Then, check out the best Hawaii deals!

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Waikiki Luau Military Discount

Honor, strength, and courage are the tenants of the U.S. Military. With the looming legacy of Pearl Harbor so close by, it’s no wonder Waikiki Luau wishes to offer significant discounts to these brave men and women. Both local and nonlocal military members can take advantage of discounted tickets!

*Please be aware that if you utilize a military discount, you will be asked to provide a valid military ID and/or proof of Hawaii residence upon check-in.

Waikiki Luau AAA Discount

While roadside assistance is pretty awesome, especially in the winding valleys of Oahu, at this time, Waikiki Luau is not providing any AAA member discounts. 

Waikiki Luau Local Discount

Waikiki Luau loves to consider every guest part of their Ohana. However, blessed residents of the Aloha state can enjoy even more savings to go along with their macadamia-crusted fish and decadent Chocolate Dobash cake with a Kama‘aina discount code!

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Waikiki Luau Senior Discount

Imagine watching gleefully as grandma breaks out those hula hips! Tropical live music, authentic entertainment, and tasty Hawaiian eats make the Waikiki Luau a perfect all-ages event.

While senior citizens love getting down with a Mai Tai and lei, currently, Waikiki Luau is not offering any 65+ discounts. 

Waikiki Luau Group Discount

Lucky enough to be traveling with a whole gang of island lovers? Delight everyone in your Aloha crew when you schedule in a Waikiki Luau. Whether you are commemorating a special anniversary, engagement, or birthday, a Waikiki Luau is an ideal group activity.

Oahu Attractions

Take a break from island tunes and eating your fill of tender Uala Sweet Potatoes to conquer Oahu’s other top-tier attractions. Gander at the vibrant tropical fishes through a glass bottom boat, soak in a mesmerizing pink sunset or learn all about the intricate cultures of the Maori and Polynesia.

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Psst.. trying to take your Oahu activities to the next level? Broaden your vacation itinerary to include aerial adventures with a thrilling helicopter tour.

photo credit: Ocean and You via Facebook

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Yearning for an aquatic adventure sans a single splash? Delight in the wonders of the ocean, minus the jellyfish stings, when you take part in a Glass Bottom Boat Tour.

This one-hour voyage aboard the Haleiwa Queen will get you closer than ever to honu, eels, reef sharks, and dolphins. Speed past Diamond Head, shipwrecks, and more as you are regaled by local stories and fascinating facts from your local guide. 

photo credit: Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat via Facebook

Polynesian Cultural Center

Colorful flower leis, rhythmic native dances, and winding lagoons create an island experience like no other. Wander through over 42 acres of tropical attractions, exhibits, villages, and more when you spend a day at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Learn about island cultures from Tahiti to New Zealand as you indulge in authentic luau cuisine. Immerse yourself in the way of Maori and Polynesia as you sport a (temporary) tattoo, soak in an IMAX show, or take a ride in a rigger canoe.

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Don’t forget to round out your Oahu escape with the unforgettable Hā–Breath of Life evening show!

Waikiki Sunset Cruise - Swim & Sail

Get ready to watch an explosion of pink, purple, and orange as you witness the jaw-dropping beauty of Waikiki at golden hour. The Waikiki Sunset Cruise - Swim and Sail is a 2-hour escape through the azure waters of Oahu.

Relax on your spacious catamaran as you soak in the last vestiges of sun, and take turns swimming in the pristine ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, sea turtles, and tropical fish. Have that camera ready as you’ll be dying to document every brilliant hue of the Waikiki sky. 

Accompany your Waikiki dinner show with some epic Oahu sightseeing to truly get a taste of the Gathering Place. 

photo credit: Ocean and You via Facebook

Luau in Waikiki Tips

Whether you are an expert Luau-goer, or this is your first time attempting to hula, we’ve compiled the best tips and takeaways for having the foremost luau in Waikiki:

  • We highly recommend booking tickets in advance as Waikiki Luau is a popular attraction
  • Bring along a light sweater or jacket as the theater is air-conditioned
  • Have a fully charged phone and/or camera ready to go
  • Take along extra cash for tipping and/or additional beverages
  • Please note that special menu items for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free guests require 24 hours of advance notice

About Waikiki Luau

Wondering why you should choose to go to Luau at Waikiki Beach? Engage in this tasty celebration of traditional Hawaiian cultural practices and ‘ono (delicious food with one of Oahu’s most respected Luau providers. Located at the esteemed Royal Hawaiian theater, this island escape features a warm lei welcome, rousing Hawaiian music, and entertainment.

Prime yourself for some A+ production value, as this Royal Hawaiian Luau is brought to you by the award-winning team of Rock-A-Hula. Sit back and tuck into plates worthy of a chief’s luau as you sample USDA Choice Top Round Grade Roast Beef, Teriyaki Glazed Chicken, and homemade Coconut Haupia. Post dinner, warm up those hips as it's time to take a stab at learning the hula!

*Please note that the Waikiki Starlight show is not associated with Waikiki Luau. 

In search of more of luaus on Oahu? From Toa Luau to Paradise Cove Luau, check out our full range of shows.

photo credit: Shirley Anne via Facebook

Luau Waikiki Reviews

Still on the fence on whether Luau Waikiki is right for you? Don’t just take out word for it; read real reviews from discerning Oahu travelers like you here!

Waikiki may be best known for beaches and searing Diamond Head views. But, this world-famous surf community offers up so much more than saltwater and sand.

Towel off and tune into ancient Hawaiian and Polynesian traditions when you dine at Waikiki Luau.

Enjoy incredible performances, live hula demonstrations, and a plentiful island buffet at this authentic luau experience.

From tasty Teriyaki glazed chicken to fluffy fresh baked Taro rolls by Elvin’s bakery, every morsel of Waikiki Luau is designed to please.

Ready to try the best Luau in Waikiki today? 

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Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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