Take a musical journey through Hawaii’s history and culture through song, dance, and food. Explore a festival of Polynesian cultures, including Hawaiian,Tahitian, Samoan, Maori and more. While there are many Luau to choose from, there are three fantastic shows located in Ko Olina Resort.
Paradise Cove is located at Ko Olina Resort’s entrance, before the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. We encourage you to arrive early to engage in the pre-show activities. Learn ancient arts and crafts, or compete in Hawaiian games. Learn how the Hawaiians cook their meals, techniques that are still used today, then enjoy a buffet of traditional Hawaiian foods blended with island dishes and continental favorites.
Ka Waa is located at the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Just recently opening in November 2016, this is one of the island’s newest Luau. Pre-show activities include demonstrations of cloth (kapa) and tatoo printing, flower arranging and taro pounding (into poi). Each dance performance will tell you a story meant to take you on a journey. Buffet includes suckling pig and prime rib, local seafood and island favories, and an array of Asian delights.
Fia Fia is located at the back end of Ko Olina Resort, at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club. This Polynesian Dinner Show takes you on a jouney through the South Pacific. Shows are available on Tuesdays only.
Other Luau outside of of Ko Olina Resort would include Germain’s Luau, located just outside of Ko Olina Resort, the Polynesian Cultural Center, an all day affair located on the North Shore of Oahu, Waikiki Starlight Luau located on Oahu’s South Shore, and the Chief’s Luau at Sea Life Park located on Oahu’s east end.
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When selecting a luau on Oahu, consider factors such as location, cultural authenticity, and entertainment preferences. Decide whether you prefer a traditional experience, a romantic beachfront setting, or a more intimate atmosphere. Look into the menu offerings, as some luaus provide a variety of Hawaiian dishes. Many luaus also offer additional activities such as games and crafts that can add an extra element of fun for families.
Luau menus on Oahu typically feature a variety of traditional Hawaiian dishes. Common offerings include poi, lomi lomi salmon, kalua pig, taro rolls, macaroni salad, steamed white rice, and fresh pineapple. However, specific items may vary by location, so it is advisable to check the menu of your chosen luau to ensure it includes your preferred Hawaiian favorites.
Luaus are a cultural celebration deeply rooted in Hawaiian traditions. They offer visitors an authentic experience showcasing local customs, music, dance, and cuisine. While certainly popular among tourists, luaus maintain cultural significance and provide an enjoyable and immersive way to learn about Hawaiian heritage.
Ko Olina Resort is ideally located, making it a convenient accommodation option for those looking to attend a luau while vacationing on Oahu. The resort offers a variety of accommodations, from upscale condos and villas to vacation homes, providing convenience and proximity to popular luau venues. With its picturesque setting and abundance of amenities, Ko Olina enhances the overall Hawaii experience, offering a comfortable island stay.