Serving Hawaii's malihini (guests) and kama'aina (locals) for more than 20 years, Paradise Cove is one of the largest and most respected luau shows in ... More
Paradise Cove Luau
Serving Hawaii's malihini (guests) and kama'aina (locals) for more than 20 years, Paradise Cove is one of the largest and most respected luau shows in Hawaii. Located at the beautiful Ko Olina Resort on the leeward coast of Oahu, Paradise Cove features brilliant sunset views from our 12-oceanfront acres. Celebrating the culture and history of our island home, Paradise Cove has always taken great care to preserve the special qualities that make Hawaii so unique. Each of our luau packages are designed to give our guests an authentic Hawaiian experience from the exciting daytime activities, to the delicious food and our spectacular Hawaiian Revue. With our lush lawns and coconut palms overlooking a secluded beach, Paradise Cove is also the ideal location for any event. Our magnificent grounds have been host to some of the most prestigious events in Hawaii with companies such as Sony and the National Football League. Let us help you plan a memorable company party or the perfect wedding. So whatever you're looking for, the Hawaiian experience you always dreamed of still exists at Paradise Cove. A tropical Mai Tai greeting and live Hawaiian music set the festive mood of the evening. Casually stroll through the Hawaiian Village and learn the Arts & Crafts of the islands or test your skills at our Hawaiian Games. After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the Beach and learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawai'i. Witness the pageantry of the Royal Court Procession and the time-honored techniques of underground oven cooking at the Imu Ceremony. The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove's extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites and continental cuisine.
I thought Paradise Cove was crowded and boring. We got there early to beat the tour buses, and stood in line till 10mins after the show was suppose to start! Then they let you in like cattle, and release you to the arts and crafts. You sit around and wait for the unvailing of the pig! Then you eat dinner and watch the show! I thought the food was so-so. But then again, I havent really had any hawaiian food that I would say was really fantastic, and I live here! The drinks are spendy (8$ for drinks, if you dont have a coupon which is only worth 5$)The dancers are great, I really enjoyed that. Ko'Olina is beautiful, but so man-made. Gorgeous hawaiian sunset! I dont plan on doing another luaa.. but I guess you have to alteast do it once huh? Its really cheesy and pricey! I paid 44$ w/ a local discount, and I felt kinda ripped off. But hey, if your on vacation you are here for cheesy/ touristy stuff.. I dont see people vacationing in Waianae instead of Waikiki, right? So kick back and be a tourist!
My husband and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon. His first and my second. I have been to two different luau's and this is by far the best luau that I have ever been. At beginning you are picked up at your hotel and dropped off. SO DRINK DRINK DRINK!!!!!!!!! The food was excellent and the luau dancers were amazing.. If you can afford it I would recommend the deluxe package. You get 6 drinks each and you each get a picture. We were able to get a picture of just the two of us and then a picture with us and a female dancer and a male dancer. And yes the female dancer wore cocunut tops...These two pictures are a wonderful memory that we will never forget...Highly recommend Paradise Cove luau's... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great tourist shop with neat gifts....
We went on 7-4-07 and it was one of the highlights of our whole trip. The dancers were terrific, the music was great, and the fire dancer was mesmerizing. The setting sun made a perfect backdrop for the evening.
We drove instead of taking a bus. The tables are divided by those that drive and those that take buses. Our table was near the center. The Royal Ali'i package was worth the extra few dollars.
At first, we weren't sure which luau to attend--Paradise Cove or Germaine's--but we went to visit Barbers Point Lighthouse and walked through the grounds of Germaine's in the afternoon while they were setting up for the luau that evening. Since we didn't attend Germaine's, I don't know about their show, etc., but I can tell you that the setting for Paradise Cove is nicer BY FAR.
As for the crowding, I didn't feel like it was any more crowded than where we were staying in Waikiki. There were a couple of events that you had to wait for if you wanted to participate. There was plenty to do that you didn't have to wait for.
I would ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND Paradise Cove Luau. It was AWESOME!
The Paradise Cove Luau was an enjoyable experience. The staff were friendly and very professional. The facilities were excellent. The gardens and atmosphere of being on the beach with a Hawaiian sunset was breathtaking. The activities prior to the Luau were fun and the food was pretty good too. We had the Royal Alii package with preferred seating and were served at our table. The Polynesian show was fantastic! Highly recommended.
This was one of the first things my family and I did while in Hawaii. We didn't really know what to expect but it was alot of fun and good food. Wish I had some of that pork right now. The only thing I didn't like was the amount of people that attended. It was so crowded over 1500 people in all. But other than that it was great. The sunset was breathtaking and something we will remember for a long time
I have no idea what you guys are talking about, but the environment was just ghetto. Call me pretentious, but I'm used to the full experience where table settings and decor are a must to compliment the food. The activities before the meal were okay and mediocre, but the rest was subpar. Who uses patio furniture and other things that look like Walmart furniture for table settings?! Seriously?! I am talking about plastic silverware, plastic patio seats, and fold out tables lined up with vinyl table cloths. I am not lying. I don't understand how the people here who gave positive reviews are NOT disappointed by that. I have been to other Luaus on Maui, and my god; they were actually worth the $75 a person. The food choices were so meager at this luau. There just was not enough selection. The people who love fine dining should definitely avoid this place. You pay creme de la creme prices, but get the McDonald's experience. If you're from Los Angeles and dine at places like Maison Akira, Crustacean, Melisse, Bistro 45, La Cachette, Lawry's, Spago's etc etc... restaurants that cost more than $30 a plate, then this luau is definitely not for you.
If you are the type that considers Black Angus to be good dining, then by all means this Luau is for you.
I'm from Hawaii, and have taken family from the mainland to this luau. I've been numerous times, and have done every package. You are on the beach, you can watch the sunset, you are free to roam the grounds, drinking is allowed, the food is great, the show is good, the activities are fun and lots of people participate. You can't go wrong.
Commenting on another review, you don't have to take a bus if you dont want to... you can drive or take the included transportation. But, the drive is about an hour away.
The Polynesian Cultural Center's luau is much more touristy, with no alcohol and no luau grounds - its in like an ampitheatre.
I would recommend any of the packages at the Paradise Cove Luau... you get a good view no matter what. If you want to pay the extra money, get the Royal Alii. It has great central seating and more drink tickets... If you get deluxe, get the seating in front rather than the box.. much more enjoyable. Box seating has additional entertainers up there too though.
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