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Paradise Cove Luau

Honolulu, United States
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 Luau 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

What's Included

  • Lei & Mai Tai Greeting (Lei type varies dependent on purchased package)
  • Self-Serve Dinner Buffet
  • Cove Card (can be used towards drinks/souvenirs/photos)-amount varies dependent on purchased package
  • Main Show
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation (unless transportation option is purchased)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Roundtrip transportation is only provided from the following Waikiki hotels if the appropriate option/package is selected at checkout (with transport). PLEASE CALL PARADISE COVE LUAU TO CONFIRM YOUR PICKUP INFORMATION. 3:15PM is the earliest pick up for a specific location. Each pick up location has a different pick-up time. • Hale Koa (3:15pm) - In the front lobby by the bell desk ten minutes prior (*Only for guests of the Hale Koa*) • Kahala Hotel (3:30pm) - front valet (*only for guests of the Kahala*) • Hyatt Regency Hotel (3:30pm)- on Koa Avenue near the green awning • Sheraton Waikiki (3:30pm)- Aloha Landing Bus Depot (Only for guests of the Sheraton Waikiki*) • Aqua Palms (3:30pm)- In front of Hotel, next to IHOP. • 333 Seaside Avenue (3:45pm)- In front of Ross Dress for Less. • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel now called the Twin Fin (3:45pm)- On Paoakalani Avenue by the trolley stop • Ala Moana Hotel (4:00pm) - Front lobby of the hotel next to the Starbucks • Hotel LaCroix (4:00pm) Near blue trolley sign on Olohana Street

What To Expect

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 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).

Paradise Cove Luau

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Roundtrip transportation from the Waikiki area is only available if the "with transport" option is selected and paid for at the time of check-out. We only pick up from 9 selective locations and will route you to the closest pick-up location once we receive your hotel information. If "with transport" option/package is selected, please select the closest pick-up location to your hotel. PLEASE CONTACT PARADISE COVE LUAU TO CONFIRM PICK UP INFORMATION AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

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Traveler Tips

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


3,031 reviews
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First time in Hawaii. So...
CAllen_R, May 2023
First time in Hawaii. So glad we booked with Paradise Cove. The entire show and food is spectacular! Only thing we were staying Hilton Waikiki and we left hotel at 4 to arrive at 5 and did not arrive till 6. Wish we would have know more about traffic so if your visiting take their transportation(worth the extra money)
Mediocre luau
Richard_B, May 2023
The show was really good but the food was mediocre at best. Vegetables were cold and the pork was dry. The fish wasn’t fried all the way. The chicken was really good but overall the food wasn’t what we expected it to be. For the price we expected more. We did get the tattoos and they were really beautiful.
Folklore dancing food and entratainment
Tania_M, May 2023
This complete service transportation, photo, show with different Polynesian places and the pre show activities kept all family entratainted Food was a lot, in our case we chose delux and that helped to not be in the buffet crowd Excellent experience thanks all specially to “sexy” the guide that took us there and took us back to our hotels he entertained and relaxed all family
We had an Enjoyable night...
gdhome, May 2023
We had an Enjoyable night food was excellent and the entertainment was great Thought the ticket included bus ride to venue did not see option to add and subsequently was told when lining up that we were not on list .As a group of ten we were left to catch taxis at last minute really disappointed that I missed the option staff member on bus said this happens regularly so ask that Viator change this to include bus in price as was the case when we did the same luau 10 years ago which is why I missed the option
Best experience
KayCee_W, May 2023
The interaction with the audience was great! I loved all of the things to do before dinner and show.
Oahu must!!!
Sharon_L, May 2023
It was a beautiful experience! Highly recommend. I never ever write reviews, but this was exceptional. From activities, to food, to dinner show and the fire show was phenomenal.
Cynthia_F, May 2023
I would definitely do it again! The people were awesome! So friendly and the food was 100%!!! They had activities to do while you wait for the food and entertainment! But again the staff were very friendly which made it a lot more enjoyable!
Wonderful second...
Sergio_G, May 2023
Wonderful second experience after 15 years. VIP service was puntual and the Mai Tais were delicious. Performance dancers were as beautiful as the backdrop venue and sunset. Highly recommend.
Best Luau in Hawaii!!
Prescilla_E, May 2023
Very talented musicians and performers. The show was beautiful and we loved it.!! We Had an awesome driver who played the ukulele while we waited and the perfect hosts Junior who made us all feel like family. Thank you so much..😊
Grand Finale!!!
LeeAnne_P, May 2023
We had a wonderful time. Met all expectations. The music, entertainment, activities were all excellent. Everything we were looking for with an evening sunset.
Response from Host, May 2023
Glad you enjoyed our Luau! Mahalo for visiting us!❤️
Paradise Cove loau
MaryJane_C, May 2023
The food was terrible.! I got diarrhea from eating your food. I expected to have eaten a roasted pig as the main coarse and not chicken. My own baked chicken is better than yours. Further, even the market place to shop souvenirs did not have many to choose from. The ground where the show happens is not impressive to me. I would like a refund on this excursion. Thank you. Mary Chapa
Response from Host, May 2023
Aloha - there should have been Kalua pork and fish as well as the chicken on the buffet line. If there wasn't, please contact us at with the date you attended. Malama pono
Sabrina_H, May 2023
Long evening. 4:30 until 9. Drinks were ok. Food was less than average. I hardly ate. Had white rice, most of the chicken is chicken thighs since they are cheaper. Desserts were coconut gelatin (gross looking), choc cake, sweet potato slices. The show was interesting and consisted of a preshow and then the real show after dinner. Wish they would have announces sunset to get pics. Opportunity to pay 45 for parrot pic and other upgrades. Lines for tatoos were long bit looked cool, not sure of the price of that.
Response from Host, May 2023
Mahalo for visiting us! Fyi - the tattoos are free. Malama pono!
Wonderful experience with cousin T, I want to go back every night
Gabriela_F, May 2023
My boyfriend and I came from Florida to Hawaii to celebrate our graduation and we went to paradise cove on our last night of our vacation. It was such a wonderful experience, the food was really good, the site was beautiful and the entertainment was top tier. Everything that worked there had great customer service skills, they made us feel welcome and as if we were part of a family. Cousin T was the bestttt! Everything was so organized!
Response from Host, May 2023
Ho'omaika'i on your graduation! 🎓🎉 Mahalo for the wonderful feedback!❤️ A hui hou!
Thewhole experience was...
Thresa_C, May 2023
Thewhole experience was memorable!! I have hopes of visiting again in the future and to bring more of the family.
Response from Host, May 2023
Glad you enjoyed our Luau! Mahalo for visiting us and a hui hou!❤️
Unable to attend/ No refunds
LaTanya_B, May 2023
I purchased the Paradise Cove Luau for our honeymoon. Unfortunately, my husband became ill and we weren't able to attend the Luau. I called viator to be informed they were unable to get a refund from the company. We lost $450 dollars for a luau we never experienced.
Response from Host, May 2023
Oh no! I hope your husband has fully recovered! Malama pono
Veronica_R, May 2023
A friend of ours who lived in Hawaii recommended this Luau, said this is the most authentic luau around! We loved it, the performers were amazing and food was delicious!! Amazing experience!!!
Response from Host, May 2023
Glad you enjoyed our Luau! Mahalo for visiting us!❤️
We thoroughly enjoyed the...
Missy_C, May 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed the luau at Paradise Cove! What a beautiful setting. The evening was full of events that you could choose to watch or partake in. The show was fantastic and the food was very good! We’d go again!
Response from Host, May 2023
Glad you enjoyed our Luau! Mahalo for visiting us!❤️
Oahu must do.l
Robert_F, May 2023
Fantastic thing to do when you are in Honolulu. Luna is a true Hawaiian experience. Show and performers was great.
Response from Host, May 2023
Glad you enjoyed our Luau! Mahalo for visiting us!❤️
Great night
William_R, May 2023
Was a nice night food was good as was the show We took the bus to and from and it was a fun ride guide made it fun
Response from Host, May 2023
Glad you enjoyed our Luau! Mahalo for visiting us!
Aloha, I really enjoyed...
Elisa_H, May 2023
Aloha, I really enjoyed this Paradise Cove Luau, everything was amazing from beginning to end. The fire show is what stood out the most to me, I was nervous and excited at the same time for the performer. Mahalo!
Amazing experience!
Hector_V, May 2023
We are a gay couple, and I have never felt included at any other party as I did here. I had an amazing experience being myself. Everyone was friendly! Great entertainers, delicious drinks and food! I would do it again! :-)
Perfect night!
Beth_S, May 2023
This place was magical! Started off with a bus ride from hotel with the best guide, Hala. She really set the tone and we knew it was going to be a great experience. Enjoyed the cultural activities, history, and the dancing before dinner. Also great picture spots with the ocean in the background and the sun setting over the water. Dinner was buffet style and food was plentiful-favorite on the menu was the delicious pulled pork. In addition to the complimentary mai tai on arrival we were given a card for a credit for additional beverages and after that we paid for drinks but prices were very reasonable at the bar. The show during and after dinner was amazing-the dancers, fire Chief and hostess were all incredible performers. Even the bus ride back was fun with our driver Ben playing songs for us on his ukelele before we left and with Hala’s playlist of songs we all knew and sang to the whole way! The Polynesian culture is beautiful and welcoming and this adventure really highlighted that!
Tropical Paradise Event
Thomas_H, May 2023
There is more to do at Paradise Cove than watch a show and eat. They have several activities for all ages. They also have a marketplace to shop and buy souvenirs, as well as private vendors. It is fun for the whole family.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best Luau Experience
AngelaBeamon, May 2023
Great experience! Entertainment was outstanding and food was good! Would definitely go again. Friendly staff.
No canoe/boat ride no...
Kate_M, May 2023
No canoe/boat ride no fishnet throwing as stated. Over priced. Staff didn't direct where to sit. No poi. Didn't demonstrate traditional cooking of the pork.
Awesome Luau.
Sandra_P, May 2023
Awesome place to book. It's a must see. Beautiful views and staff is so accommodating. High recommended.
My first luau
Dolores_W, May 2023
Very comfortable environment. It was a great experience. Everything was great. The entrainment was great . The food was good. The venue is beautiful.
My luau
Deborah_B, May 2023
It was a great experience. We love. The food was delicious and way too much. I only wish the tattoos had been done in Henna so they would have lasted longer than just the night. Excellent service. You guys do a great job from start to finish
Amazing experience....
Pavankumar_B, May 2023
Amazing experience. Everyone had a great time with a night full of festivities. My parents had a great time.
Anysia_R, May 2023
Our experience was absolutely amazing! We wouldn't have changed one thing! We had the best bus tour guide, Cousin T!! The food was delicious, adult drinks were perfect, activity booths were awesome, music and shows were great, but most of all the staff were absolutely the best!! We couldn't have had a better first experience. MAHALO!


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