Toa Luau

Toa Luau - Be Part of the Family at Oahu’s Best Luau
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

No trip to Hawaii is complete without attending an authentic Polynesian luau, and all accounts point to Toa Luau as the must-do experience. If you’re looking for an educational, entertaining, and intimate experience in a breathtakingly beautiful setting, look no further than Toa Luau.

- The Local Expert Team

In search of an authentic and off-the-beaten-path luau? You’ll find it at Toa Luau. 

Unlike many hotel luaus which go through the motions of putting on a show, Toa Luau offers a uniquely immersive and interactive experience. Located on Oahu’s historic North Shore in the stunning setting of the Waimea Valley about an hour’s drive from Waikiki, Toa Luau is a truly transportive adventure. 

Toa Luau makes it easy to plan the perfect excursion with your choice of three packages: the VIP Package, the Gold Package, and the Silver Package. Not only do all packages include flower leis, cultural activities like coconut palm climbing, cooking demonstrations, a kava ceremony, a delicious buffet dinner, and an exhilarating Polynesian show, you also get admission to the Waimea Valley cultural site, Botanical Garden, and Waimea Falls. 

Speaking of Waimea, make sure to give yourself ample time to enjoy everything that Toa Luau has to offer. If you plan on exploring the colorful and fragrant Botanical Gardens or hiking up to Waimea Falls for a refreshing dip, plan on arriving at least three hours prior to check-in for the luau. 

Wondering what’s on the menu at Toa Luau, meanwhile? A better question might be: What’s NOT on the menu? We recommend going hungry to fully indulge in the festive local fare, which includes various salads, kalua pork, grilled BBQ chicken, white rice with furikake, fresh fruit, house-made haupia, and ice tea and spa water.  (Yet another reason to take the hike to the falls — you’ll be sure to work up an appetite!)

Toa Luau is fun for all ages. Many multi-generational families add it to their itinerary, and with good reason. From tots and teens to parents and grandparents, there’s truly something for everyone at this must-do destination. You’ll also leave feeling closer than ever thanks to Toa Luau’s powerful messages about family and community. Toa Luau is also a great place for celebrating life’s special occasions with the people you love most. Whether it be a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or other events, you can look forward to making magnificent and one-of-a-kind memories that will last you long after your vacation is over. 

Finally, no mention of Toa Luau is complete without acknowledging the warm hospitality. Hosts like Cousin Eddie and Cousin Billy and their crews go out of their way to make all guests feel welcome and like you’re part of the family. And while the production value is remarkable, Toa Luau also manages to feel small, intimate, and refreshingly non-commercialized. 

Insider Tips:
-Don’t forget your swimsuit! Measuring about 40 feet in height, Waimea Falls is one of the island’s most accessible falls with a large pool waiting at the bottom. Your package also includes free life jackets for kids and adults. 
-Traveling with someone with mobility limitations? For a minor fee, they can take the golf cart shuttle to and from the galls. 
-When we say the show is interactive, we mean it. If you’re shy and would rather not get picked to participate, avoid sitting in the front row.