This is Oahu’s most intimate and authentic luau experience! Chief Sielu’s luau is the most highly rated luau on Oahu on Trip Advisor! Join Chief Sielu and his tribe for an unforgettable evening of Polynesian culture at the Chief’s Luau.  After dinner, a dazzling show featuring dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, and Samoa. The culmination of your evening is World Champion Fire Knife Dancer Chief Sielu and his tribe filling the night sky with FIRE!
Set on 12 oceanfront acres on the sunny leeward coast of Oahu is the Paradise Cove Luau Grounds. Of all the luaus in Hawaii, none offers the extensive cultural experience that awaits you at Paradise Cove. As you arrive, you receive a Mai Tai greeting and are free to stroll the grounds. Hawaiian games of skill and chance, hula lessons, canoe rides, a shower of flowers; there is so much to see and do here! The imu amphitheater gives everyone a great view of the luau pig being dug up from its underground oven. Paradise Cove offers a variety of luau packages, and their Paradise Cove Extravaganza is one of the most highly regarded Polynesian shows in all of Hawaii.
At Ka Moana Luau, witness world class entertainment and feast on delicious luau cuisine! It is  is located at the iconic Sea Life Park Hawaiʻi, and every lūʻau ticket comes with free admission to the park.  Dinner selections are from executive chef Joshua Bullock, formerly of Michael Mina’s The Street. After you dine, enjoy an award- winning production highlighting the vibrant traditions of Hawaii and Polynesia! The experience culminates with a Polynesian sword of fire!
Diamond Head Luau creates an authentic evening of Hawaiian and Polynesian based experiences and activities! 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.  Dine on a unique Farm to Table buffet offering featuring local ingredients and recipes. 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!

Experience the Magic of Polynesia, Hawaii’s “must see” stage spectacular – a show that’s mystical, romantic, magical and exotic all at the same time. Delight in exquisite hula and ancient chanting by one of Hawaii’s most talented performing troupes. Sit mesmerized as they illustrate the history and lore of the Islands. Absorb the Polynesian experience conveyed with the magic of internationally acclaimed illusionist John Hirokawa.
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Enjoy the oceanfront luau setting
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Experience the diverse cultures of the Pacific

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If you are extending your stay with extra days in Honolulu before or after your cruise, you can attend any of the Oahu Luau and Shows.


Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

The decision on which luau to attend for a first-time Oahu visitor? Well, our first piece of advice is to get out of Waikiki for a real luau experience. Waikiki offers a few luau shows, but there is something about being surrounded by giant high-rise hotels that fails to “transport” you back to the Hawaii of yesterday … and that is the whole point of a luau. Both of the luaus we offer are found on the island’s West side, which has a drier climate and allows these outdoor events to operate on nights when it might be raining on the windward side of the island.

Each of these luaus has its own strengths. For Paradise Cove, the very best feature of this luau is their amazing oceanfront setting which is incorporated into the experience before dinner with canoe paddling and pulling a fishing net from the ocean. It’s a truly lovely setting. The Chief’s Luau features a show that is headlined by Chief Sielu, unquestionably the most entertaining, educating, and FUN luau host the world has ever known.

Whichever luau you decide, we recommend that you leave the driving to them if you are coming from Waikiki. The Chief’s Luau offers round trip transportation from Waikiki for an extra $18 per person. Toddlers 4 and under are free. The Paradise Cove Luau offers round-trip from Waikiki for $13 per person.

The Magic of Polynesia is a fun show located at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel, centrally located in Waikiki at 2300 Kalakaua Avenue, within walking distance of most hotels. It’s an entertaining evening, and this show has been an iconic part of Hawaii for decades. It doesn’t substitute for a luau, but it’s a great entertainment choice for another night during your vacation.