Oahu Luaus


Experience Hawaiian culture and history with a luau at an oceanfront outdoor setting at sunset. You’ll enjoy a menu of Hawaiian cuisine, a bar, emceed entertainment with audience participation, interactive activities, and authentic performances with vibrant costumes from Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa culminating in the exciting fire-knife dance.

Guidebook Reviews

Oahu Revealed guidebook:

Going to a luau can be a real blast, and it's highly recommended

Fodor's Oahu guidebook:

The luau is an experience that everyone should have. Reservations are a must.

Activity Comparison

We recommend two Honolulu luaus, with their main differences outlined below. Both include similar cultural activities and performances, and both are convenient to where most visitors stay in Waikiki. All the details and easy online booking can be found by clicking the links below to the individual luau pages.

Activity 1

Diamond Head Luau

Activity 2

Ka Moana Luau


Waikiki Aquarium

Aloha Tower grounds in Honolulu (10-20 min from Waikiki)

Transport Available

No (but convenient to and even walkable from most Waikiki lodgings)

Yes (multiple Waikiki/Honolulu stops)


Signature gourmet dishes from 8 popular Hawaiian restaurants

Traditional Hawaiian luau feast catered by a Honolulu restaurant

Extra Attraction Included

Waikiki Aquarium ($12/adult value)


Size Most other luaus are 500+ people per night



Price Higher price is best seating

Age 18+: $225-249
Age 13-17: $179-199
Age 4-12: $159-179
Age 3 & under: Free
10% discount available for parties of 5+

Age 18+: $116-179
Age 13-17: $104-169
Age 4-12: $85-149
Age 3 & under: Free
Prices above include 10% online discount

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