Traditional Paradise Cove Luau

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At Paradise Cove, you can enjoy a traditional Hawaiian luau with stunning sunset views. Mai Tai and authentic Hawaiian cuisines, such as fresh seafood, pork, and tropical fruit will be served during this five-and-a-half-hour excursion. Enjoy live Hawaiian music, hula dancers, and fire twirlers as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. Guests can choose from three dining options and round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels.


  • 3 dinner options to choose from
  • Hawaiian Luau
  • Shower Of Flowers
  • The Paradise Cove Extravaganza

Paradise Cove Luau

Pickup from your Waikiki hotel in the evening (if desired) is followed by a short coach ride to the Paradise Cove Luau. You’ll be greeted by the staff with a lei and a Mai Tai cocktail. Take in the views of Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Diamond Head, and downtown Honolulu as you search for a table.

Paradise Cove Luau

There are plenty of traditional crafts and games in the Hawaiian Village. Participate in the Hukilau on the beach after the Shower of Flowers and learn the net fishing methods of old Hawaii. A Hawaiian feast follows the pomp and circumstance of the Royal Court Procession and imu ceremony. Try some of the local specialties, such as pig roasted in an imu (a Hawaiian term for an underground oven).

There are three different dinner packages to choose from; a sample menu and a complete list of activities can be found in the Itinerary section below. Watch the Paradise Cove Extravaganza after dinner and listen to music and dance from all over Polynesia. Enjoy transportation back to your Waikiki hotel for drop-off after the three-hour evening of entertainment and dining is over. (if option selected).

Enjoy an evening of traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts demonstrations, games, music, pageantry and dining including:

  • Lei greeting upon arrival
  • Mai tai greeting plus drink tickets
  • Hawaiian luau
  • Hawaiian storytelling
  • games of skill and daring in the Hawaiian village such as spear throwing, rolling stone disks or dart sliding.
  • Shower of flowers
  • Hukilau on the beach ceremony the ritual pulling up of the fishnets.
  • Royal court procession
  • Imu ceremony: the uncovering of the roast pig from an underground oven.
  • The paradise cove extravaganza

Deluxe Luau Includes:

  • Fresh flower or kukui nut lei greeting upon arrival
  • Deluxe seating
  • Hawaiian luau menu with table service
  • Complimentary gift
  • Mai tai greeting
  • Three exotic drink tickets
  • Souvenir arrival photo

Orchid Luau Includes:

  • Fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival
  • Orchid seating
  • Hawaiian luau buffet menu
  • Mai tai greeting
  • Two exotic drink tickets

Hawaiian Luau Buffet Includes:

  • Shell lei greeting upon arrival
  • Wing seating
  • Hawaiian luau buffet menu
  • Mai tai greeting
  • Two standard drink tickets

Hawaiian Luau Menu:

  • Salad Bar
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Poi
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Fried Chicken
  • Island Fish with Macadamia Nut Crème Sauce
  • Kalua Pig
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Fresh Pineapple Chunks
  • Haupia Banana Coconut Cake
  • Hot Coffee or Hot Tea
  • Taro Rolls and Butter

The menu is set but may vary based on the availability or seasonality of dishes.

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With a tropical Mai Tai greeting and live Hawaiian music, Paradise Cove Luau’s Waikiki luau sets the tone for the evening. Take a stroll through the Hawaiian Village to learn about the culture of the islands, or challenge yourself to a game of Hawaiian games.

Chief's Luau Admission

Participate in the Hukilau on the beach and learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawaii after the delightful Shower of Flowers. A lavish feast follows the pageantry of the Royal Court Procession and the imu ceremony (in an earth oven). Check out Paradise Cove’s extensive menu, which blends the best Hawaiian dishes with local favorites and continental cuisine, so bring your appetite.

After dinner, award-winning Polynesian performers will dazzle and amaze guests at the Paradise Cove Extravaganza, where they’ll perform a variety of Polynesian songs and dances. The oceanfront location of Paradise Cove makes for spectacular sunset views, and the restaurant offers three different dining options to suit any palate or budget. Waikiki hotel pick-up and drop-off are available if you’re staying in the area. For more information, see the tour options and prices listed below.


Arts and Crafts: The old Hawaiian arts and crafts are as beautiful as they are complex. Paradise Cove’s arts and crafts are no exception. Visit the Hawaiian Village in Paradise Cove and take part in the arts and crafts demonstrations while you’re there. Traditional Hawaiian lei making or temporary Polynesian tattoos are both options for those who want a more lasting souvenir.

The Hawaiian games:

Aside from amusing the people, the ancient Hawaiians used games to train their warriors. Some of the most popular Hawaiian games can be played at Paradise Cove. We recommend that you try the following activities to put your skills to the test: Spear-throwing, rolling stone disks, and Moa pahe’e (Dart sliding).

Flowers shower:

You can imagine yourself on a beautiful white sand beach, surrounded by fragrant island flowers, as if you were on an island paradise. This dream-like scene is brought to life by skilled tree-climbers who ascend the highest palm trees and spread the aloha of the islands with a floral cascade.

On the Beach: Hukilau

The nightly Hukilau on the beach at Paradise Cove honors the old Hawaiian customs. As a part of the celebration, you are invited to participate in the ceremonial dragging of fishnets to the conch shell and Hawaiian chants.

Ceremony of the Imu:

Observe the intricate process of traditional cooking in the Hawaiian underground oven at Hawaii’s only Imu Amphitheater. You will be able to witness the preparation of your delicious Hawaiian meal in a traditional ceremony. It’s time for the Paradise Cove Showcase! The Paradise Cove Main Stage comes alive with the beauty and energy of traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian music and dance as the sun sets over the Pacific. The show at Paradise Cove, featuring award-winning dancers, will be as memorable as the setting itself.

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