Schedule of Events
Departure Points and Times
Hawaiian Luau Buffet
Orchid Luau Buffet
In early Hawaii, it was the customer of its people to celebrate auspicious occasions with a feast. Whether it was the birth of a child, a victorious war, a successful harvest or the completion of a new home or canoe, the Hawaiians took time to honor their many gods and to share their bounty with friends and family.
Called aha-aina (gathering for a meal) in ancient times, the term luau came into favor much later, and refers to the young edible taro leaves that traditionally were used to wrap the food prior to being placed in the underground oven (imu).
When the kapu system was abolished in 1819, women and men were not only able to eat together, but to share the same food. Until that time, pork, banana, coconut and several species of fish were forbidden to women. Hence, the ancient feast that was so much a part of the Hawaiian culture became a treasured family custom and continues to play a significant part in island life.
Today's luaus are still a celebration of life. A time to share traditional foods, enjoy songs and dances of early Hawaii and to give thanks to our family, friends, and guests from other cultures.
Paradise Cove Luau is on a 12-acre beachfront estate, which was formerly the summer home of one of Hawaii's most prominent families. The site is the stage for a Hawaiian-style luau and entertainment where all are encouraged to feel the Aloha Spirit for a day.
Highlights of the experience include:
Hawaiian village where guests can participate in arts, crafts and games.
Coconut tree climbing demonstration with our unique Shower of Flowers.
Hawaii's only hukilau ceremony where guests, dressed as villagers, help to pull in the fishing net.
Hawaii's only imu amphitheater showcasing the Royal Court Procession and the unearthing of the "Kalua Pua'a" (roasted pig).
Hawaii's largest luau and a spectacular Hawaiian Revue, which includes Tahitian and Samoan dances featuring dancers and costumes form throughout the Pacific including audience participation.
Paradise Cove has eleven convenient pick-up points in Waikiki
Please wear comfortable footwear and casual clothing. Sweaters and jackets are recommended during the winter months.
Hawaii State law requires bartenders to ask for identification issued by the State or Federal Government, i.e. driver's license, military I.D., passport or birth certificate before serving alcohol to a customer. Please advise all clients, especially young adults, to bring proper identification if they wish to be served alcoholic beverages. The legal age for alcohol consumption in the State of Hawaii is 21 years of age.