Paradise Cove Luau

The Experience You Have Dreamed About: Paradise Cove Luau
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

A visit to Hawaii would not be complete without experiencing the traditional Hawaiian luau. Paradise Cove Luau takes the luau up a notch and offers you crafts, activities, and more in addition to your food and entertainment, making this an ideal experience for guests from the youngest to the oldest. 

- The Local Expert Team

Situated on 12 oceanfront acres, Paradise Cove Luau in Kapolei, HI, is the Hawaiian experience you have always dreamed about. When planning out your trip to Hawaii, if you are like most people, you want to enjoy the unique experience of a luau when visiting. Paradise Cove Luau is one of the best options you have on the islands as it has won Hawaii’s first place in multiple years from the Star-Advertiser. 

Guests who have experienced Paradise Cove Luau for themselves rave about their experience, calling it absolutely amazing, entertaining, and educational. You can choose from three tiers of Hawaiian Luau with this company, all of which feature fun, family, and food. Your experience begins with a tropical Mai Tai greeting. This tradition sets the festive mood for the rest of the evening. 

During your time on site, you can go on a canoe ride in the cove, but there is no swimming allowed. You can also stroll through the Hawaiian village to learn about various arts and crafts embraced by the islands or have fun testing your skill with some Hawaiian games. 

The luau continues with a feast, prepared by time-honored techniques utilizing underground oven cooking. The extensive menu featured at Paradise Cove will ensure everyone gets full and is satisfied with the experience. The menu tastefully blends the best traditional local dishes with continental cuisine and other local favorites. 

The award-winning entertainers will perform and amaze you with their interpretations of various songs and dances from the Polynesian and Hawaiian cultures. You can choose from three tiers of luau packages with Paradise Cove Luau as mentioned above. The first is the basic Hawaiian Luau Package. The experience features an imu ceremony, the Hawaiian Revue, a shell lei upon arrival, a complimentary Mai Tai punch, wing seating, and a buffet-style Hawaiian luau menu. 

If you step it up to the next tier, you can enjoy the Orchid Luau Package. This comes with everything mentioned in the basic experience but instead of the shell lei, you get a fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival. You will also enjoy middle seating. The final option is the Deluxe Luau Package, which gives you deluxe seating, table service, a fresh flower lei or Kukui Nut Lei upon arrival, and everything that is in the other packages. You can choose from the front stage or royal box seating when selecting the deluxe option. 

The mission of Paradise Cove Luau is to share the traditions of their ancestors. They say there is more to Hawaii than beautiful beaches and want to pass their rich history on to you through this fun experience. Even the games you can play will serve a cultural purpose, teaching you many interesting tidbits about the culture. 

Some other arts and crafts types of activities you can include making leis and Hawaiian skill games such as wooden dart sliding, bowling disk, or rock climbing. You can also enjoy Hawaiian spear throwing and Polynesian tattooing, along with getting your photo made with a parrot. Guests recommend others who want to experience Paradise Cove Luau get there early and recommend taking the hula lessons offered. 

When you are ready to experience this dream come true yourself and arrive, the evening of cultural appreciation, fun, and food will begin with the sounding of the Pu or Hawaiian Conch shell. When you hear this sound, you will know that your dream evening is about to get started. After this, you will listen to some music as you and other guests make your way to the cove. 

Paradise Cove Luau blesses their experience with the Pule, a Hawaiian prayer and then the buffet lines are open. Of course, if you opt for the deluxe experience, your food will be served to you tableside. If you opt for the mid-tier Orchard Package, you will be invited to the buffet before the standard luau pricing guests.

Insider Tips:
-Guests say it’s a good idea to bring single dollar bills for gratuity. 
-Reservations are required to ensure your experience. 
-Paradise Cove also offers event planning for corporate, weddings, and personalized events.