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Experience a unique Farm to Table buffet offering featuring local ingredients and recipes.

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The show is packed with traditional hula and fire performances!

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The luau is offered Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday evenings.

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Enjoy your Farm to Table dinner with delicious drinks

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Conveniently located at the Waikīkī Aquarium

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Every ticket also includes admission to the aquarium

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Great for families because they focus on interactive and cultural activities

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Enjoy this intimate and unique luau!

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Premium Seating Upgrades will enjoy front row seating

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Diamond Head Luau creates an authentic evening of Hawaiian and Polynesian based experiences and activities for you! It is great for families because they focus on interactive, cultural activities like: hula lessons, lei making, weaving, ukulele lessons, tattoo, and more!

Experience a unique Farm to Table buffet offering featuring local ingredients and recipes. In ancient Hawaiʻi, it was customary to celebrate special occasions with ʻOhana (family) and friends, and at Diamond Head Lūʻau they continue this tradition. Their menu is locally grown and prepared right here in Hawaiʻi. As the sun sets on the lawn, our exciting show packed with traditional hula and fire performances begins!

Conveniently located at the Waikīkī Aquarium, it is short walk from all the major attractions including the Honolulu Zoo, Waikīkī Beach and most of the major hotels. Before the show, the Waikīkī Aquarium is open until 6pm for our guests to enjoy self-guided exclusive access of the marine life exhibits! The aquarium is second oldest in the country, showcases more than 500 marine species, and maintains more than 3,500 marine specimens. Public exhibits, education programs, and research focuses on the unique aquatic life of Hawaiʻi and the tropical Pacific. Every ticket also includes admission to the aquarium, enjoy exclusive access to the exhibits before the show (aquarium closes 6pm)!

The Standard Package includes a fresh flower lei, Mai Tai greeting, two drink tickets, standard luau seating, buffet dinner, and admission to Waikiki Aquarium. The Premium Seating Upgrade is only $30 per person and guests will enjoy front row seating along with standard seating inclusions.

General Information
Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. The aquarium stays open an additional ½ hour exclusively for luau guests. Luau finishes at 7:45pm.

Check In: 5:15pm at Waikiki Aquarium

GPS: Waikiki Aquarium: 2777 Kalakaua Ave.Honolulu, HI 96815 Click to view map

What to Bring & Wear: Casual resort attire

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

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Each ticket comes with aquarium access

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If you are extending your stay with extra days in Honolulu before or after your cruise, you can attend Diamond Head Luau.  You can take a 20 minute cab ride to Waikiki Aquarium.

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Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

The Diamond Head Luau is a nice new luau addition for Oahu … it is held at the Honolulu Aquarium and guests get the place all to themselves after the aquarium has closed for the day. You can wander through the exhibits on your way to the table. It is not a HUGE aquarium, but I was impressed with variety that was on display … a lot of tanks had ocean critters that are a bit hard to find in the wild, including an impressive collection of sea horses, a variety of fascinating other-worldly jellyfish, and even a few tanks with LEAFY SEA DRAGONS!  Who knew, but there really are FLYING dragons (although they fly underwater).

The luau grounds has a decent ocean view, and the premium seating at this luau offers a waiter who fetches all your bar drinks for you, which saves you a lot of back and forth and standing in line for beverages. Of course this upgrade also gives you priority access to the buffet line and a great view of the show.

The show at this luau was quite good … similar to their sister luau that is held at Sea Life Park on the Windward Coast. The show is engaging, and they interact with the audience on several of the dances. The dancers are tight (ie. they all do the same thing at the same time) unlike some hula performances which can be a bit sloppy. Dances and attire from Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand … all were featured … along with the crowd-pleasing two-man fireknife dance. In this case one of the two men is a very talented 12 YEAR OLD boy who is just amazing to watch!

I saved the best for last. The very best thing about this luau is the FOOD!!! What a surprise! This is typical luau cuisine, but they use quality ingredients and it makes a BIG difference! They market this as a “farm-to-table” luau and the food quality really is great. They served a VERY high quality (almost sashimi grade) ahi poke, and the luau pork, kalbi beef ribs, everything really … was really good. I’d go back to this luau just to eat the food! It is a typical LOOKING luau buffet … nothing fancy and not fine dining … but it is GOOD luau food!

Oh one more thing; their location is close enough to Waikiki that you can really walk there … or maybe take an Uber to get there (while the sun is still pretty hot), and walk back to your hotel after the show. It’s a nice leisurely stroll, and there’s lots of shopping and entertaining people along the way!