No visit to Hawaii is complete without attending a luau. It's the perfect way for the entire family to spend an evening together for fun activities, good food and great entertainment.
The Paradise Cove Luau is the best luau on Oahu, and one of the best I've attended anywhere in Hawaii.
The Paradise Cove Luau is held at the beautiful Ko Olina Resort and Marina in Kapolei. Most guests arrive at Paradise Cove by bus. The luau's buses pick up at most hotels and resorts in Waikiki. Some folks elect to drive (about 45 minutes to an hour from Waikiki) while others are lucky enough to just walk if they are staying at one of Ko Olina's hotels or vacation ownership properties.
Paradise Cove offers an extensive array of activities and entertainment for two hours prior to dinner. Many of these activities are perfect for the entire family - a flower lei making, palm fronds weaving, getting a temporary Hawaiian tattoo. You can also take part in the unique games of Hawaii including oo ihe (spear throwing) and ulu maika (rolling stone disks) or wander down to the beach for a ride in an outrigger canoe.
Of course no luau is complete without a hukilau, royal court procession and imu ceremony followed by the luau buffet itself and great after-dinner show.
Paradise Cove offers several different packages and seating choices. You can view them on Paradise Cove's excellent website.