Paradise Cove Luau

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Kapolei, United States

Paradise Cove Luau Kapolei Reviews

kingoftheicedragons kingofth…
83 reviews
You Won't Be Disappointed Apr 04, 2011
There are plenty of options when it comes to a luau on O'ahu. We had a hard time picking which one we wanted, and they tend to not be cheap. We ended up going with Paradise Cove, buying the ticket through Fun Hawaii tours, and buying transportation for $12 as well, as the luau isn't located in Waikiki, but rather 27 miles away on the west coast of Oahu.

When you get there, your admission includes three standard cocktails--though you can upgrade these if you wish. Arriving at 5 pm, you start the evening out with a variety of activities, rather it's a canoe ride, or a game of Hawaiian bowling, or spear throwing, or lei making or Hawaiian tattoos. At approximately 6 pm, the evening progresses with a more structured schedule, with things like shucking a coconut, or the rain of flowers, fishing demonstration and entertainment on the beach, and culminating in the ceremony to take the kahlua pork out of the imu. At 7, you have your buffet meal, and then at 8 pm, there is an hour-long hula show for your enjoyment.

The meal itself isn't necessarily worth the amount of money you are going to pay, but the whole evening is quite an experience. The meal includes things such as the kahlua pork, fried chicken, and white fish, taro bread, poi, salad and macaroni salad, and lomi lomi salmon, as well as dessert.
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jamartin39 says:
I spent 8 months in Hawaii and never once went to a Luau
Posted on: Apr 10, 2011
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carolocla carolocla
1 reviews
Luau on Waikiki Jun 27, 2011
We were picked up at a nearby hotel. It was a bit of a drive from Waikiki. We were led to the activities area. The lines for the activities were long, as well as the lines for drinks. They served shredded pork, fried chicken thighs, and fish. The pork was very salty. The fish wasn't edible. The macaroni salad was swimming in mayo. The show was very good.
ahtibat17 ahtibat17
266 reviews
Luau Extravaganza! Dec 13, 2009
Of course while I was in Hawaii, I had to go to a luau. I could not miss out on that cultural experience. My friend and I went to the luau at Paradise Cove and had a wonderful time. We arrived early (too early, truth be told) and were greeted with a lei and a mai tai -- with the choice between alcoholic and virgin being available. We played some of the games, such as spear-throwing (which neither of us were successful at) and watching the beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean. We also watched the fishnets being pulled in, as well as the traditional imu ceremony of the hog being placed in and removed from the ground.

The meal began with a traditional prayer and then we were served our dinner. The salad course included the ever popular macaroni salad. The main course consisted of the kalua pork, lomi lomi salmon and fried chicken. Dessert included fresh pineapple and haupia. We were also able to try poi, which tastes like nothing and has a paste-like consistency.

The luau extravaganza continued with the cultural performances and tribal dances. The performances were absolutely amazing. The dancers performed with such passion and you could tell they were truly proud of their heritage!
momoftwinz momoftwi…
1 reviews
Feb 08, 2008
The best luau in Oahu. Did the table service with 6 free drinks. Definitely worth it!
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baseballfanatic11 baseball…
8 reviews
The Best Luau in Hawaii Jun 06, 2007
Okay so they pick you up from a close location that is close to where you are staying. Then you go for maybe a 40 minute drive to the cove if that(might be less). You get off your buses and head into the luau. They greet you with a lei and a free Mia Tia! Man they tasted good. ha ha. Then you get to take a picture with some of the good looking performers. After that you are free to do as you please, you just have to find where you are supposed to sit first. They have arts and crafts(Learn how to make a traditional Hawaiian lei), games(Spear throwing, Rolling stone disks, Dart sliding), and village shops where they sell necklaces and stuff like that. They also have performers out there doing fake tattoos. I got a cool sea turtle and my buddy got one of the tribal face tattos. It looked awsome. Then the show begins! They have a shower of flowers. Thats where a local climb to the top of a palm tree and throws flower peadles all around him and you are supposed to try and catch one. It is supposed to bring you good luck. We all caught one! Next was the funny part, they take a couple men from every bus and they make them perform. ha ha it was so funny because both our guys got chosen to be in the show. They make them dress in hula skirts and they learn how to fish with only a net. Now it's time to eat!! Yum. Dinner consists of a variety of salads, steamed rice, pineapple chunks, island fish, and roasted pig. It's cool because you get to watch the pig cook. Plenty of alchol. They give you 2 free drink passes per person. We asked around and we got like 20 of them. The show is awsome. The have hula dancers, singers, and my favorite the fire spinner. That guy was crazy good. He had the narleist tattoo, it went from his knees to his waist, but he said he wasn't done with it yet. This Luau was the best thing we did while in Hawaii. I strongly recommend that you check it out.

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