Best Luaus On Oahu
Most Popular Luaus – Paradise Cove, Germaineʻs, Chief’s, Royal Hawaiian
Best Luau on Oahu
Hawaiian, Samoan, Fijian, Tahitian… experiencing a Polynesian Luau is a must while in Hawaiʻi!
Nothing says Hawaiian vacation like a luau. This celebration of Polynesian culture is known throughout the world as a fun, entertaining, and delicious way to learn about the people who migrated to Hawaiʻi nearly 1,000 years ago.
There are a lot of luaus across Oahu but we have chosen some of the best ones we think you should consider. Take an evening and enjoy a Hawaiian celebration with great food, music, song, and dance.
Most luaus proceed like this: First, there is a lei greeting upon arrival followed by a meet-and-greet photo op with the Polynesian performers. Next, visitors are guided to their seats and tropical beverages are served. Once guests have settled in, the pig is removed from the imu (underground oven), filling the air with the delicious smell of roasted kalua pork. Some luaus also have traditional Hawaiian games that can be played by guests of all ages. The food is then served, usually buffet-style. The remainder of the evening is spent enjoying the food and entertainment which includes live music, hula dancing, and a fire knife performance.
Above is a great list of the available luaus. The experience you’ll have at any of these shows is top-notch and host memorable hula performances, great live music, and fantastic fire dancing. The evening will be a highlight of your trip. The differences between each luau offered include the menu’s gourmet achievements, whether drinks are included, preferential seating, and where on-island the luau is hosted. Most luaus are located in the Waikiki vicinity while the Polynesian Cultural Center is located on the Northernmost point of the windward coast.