While the competition for "Best Luau" is tough in the Hawaiian Islands, this spectacular event might deserve the title. It ta... More
Paradise Cove Luau
While the competition for "Best Luau" is tough in the Hawaiian Islands, this spectacular event might deserve the title. It takes place on 12 acres of gorgeous beachfront property in Western O'ahu. Guests are shuttled to the cove during the day and, upon arrival, are invited to participate in authentic Hawaiian games and activities. At sunset the roasted pig is brought forth, and guests can heap their plates and settle down to watch the show. Hawaii's history is told through music and dance. Call or check the web site for prices and reservations.
Some friends and I went to the luau just a couple of weeks ago. We bought the deluxe package and had tons of fun. We received a lei at the door, as well as a maitai and an escort to our front row table. It was such a beautiful night at the cove. Ocean and palm trees and maitais! There are little huts where youc an make lei's, or hats. There are somoan tatoo's (of course fake) a store and lots of other little goodies to do. There is a flower drop where a man climbs a tree and drops flowers all over (this was beautiful. It was raining flowers) There is also the traditional Hukilau where they go fishing for the dinner and bring it in. They use nets and boats the old fashioned way. Then it is on the the imu to have the unearthing of the pig. Once all of those festivities are done. You sit down to dinner. Ours was served but some is buffet style I think. We had the pig, mahi-mahi with a macadamia nut sauce, poi, rice and a salad. And of course your drinks (coke, water, punch, and alcohol if you desire.) Then it was on to the show. Hula dancing, music and fire! I have been to other luaus (even one at the Polynesian cultural center) and Paradise Cove is by far my favorite! It is very fun and active and a great show!