AAA Editor Notes
Paradise Cove Lū‘au is at 92-1089 Ali‘i Nui Dr.; transportation to and from Waikīkī hotels is available for a fee. Guests can choose one of four different lū‘au experiences: the Hawaiian Lū‘au Buffet, the Orchid Lū‘au Buffet, the Deluxe Lū‘au Package, the Dolphin Snorkel Tour & Lū‘au Combo or the Surf Lessons & Lū‘au Combo.
Upon arrival you'll be welcomed with a mai tai and a lei. During the 4-hour oceanside event you can participate in Hawaiian activities like spear throwing, lei-making, outrigger canoe rides and a hukilau ceremony (a fishing method involving a big group of people and a big net). Highlights include the ceremonial unveiling of the roasted pig and the Shower of Flowers (in which tree-climbing experts toss flowers from palm trees). Conch shells are blown to call guests to dinner, where entertainment includes hula and fire-knife dancing.
Note: Casual clothing, flat shoes and a light jacket are recommended. Allow 1 hour for the drive from Waikīkī. Inquire about cancellation policies.
Food is available. Time: Allow 6 hours minimum.