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The best Oahu luaus
“What is the best luau on Oahu?” As a Hawaii Travel Agent, I get this question a lot. Oahu is the most popular island in Hawaii for tourism, and a luau is a bucket-list Hawaii item for almost everyone. It makes sense that you’d want to figure out the best Oahu luau before you go.
The luaus in Oahu are very different, and the best luau for you might be different than the best luau for someone else. I will share ten Oahu luaus today so you can decide which is best for you.
It’s more important now than ever to schedule your Oahu luau as early as possible. Hawaii travel is completely back to normal and busier than ever! It’s best to book your luau as soon as possible in the vacation planning process.
Do I need a rental car in Oahu?
If you don’t have a rental car yet, I recommend Discount Hawaii Car Rental. You’ll find the best deals on any of the Hawaiian Islands. Although you can navigate Oahu without a rental car, I recommend one because the most beautiful parts of Oahu are outside of the popular Waikiki area!
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What is the best luau in Oahu?
Not surprisingly, Oahu has plenty of options when it comes to luaus. After all, Oahu has the highest population in Hawaii (by a lot) and almost sees the most tourism.
Here are the ten best luaus in Oahu, in no particular order.
1. Paradise Cove Luau
Paradise Cove Luau offers three dining packages to suit your preferences. This buffet-style luau features a welcome mai tai for all packages and is one of the highest rates luaus on Oahu. As a Hawaii Travel Agent, this is one that I recommend to clients because so many have come back to me with very positive reviews!
2. Chief’s Luau
Chief Sielu, a comedian and world-champion fire-knife dancer, hosts Chief’s Luau. The skills of Chief Sielu make this luau one of the best luaus in Hawaii. You can learn to headband weave, take a hula class, and enjoy the buffet feast.
Chief’s Luau is another one that has had rave reviews from many of my clients.
3. Germaine’s Luau
Germaine’s luau is an authentic ohana (family) luau featuring Hawaiian barbecue. This is one of my personal favorites! The luau performances include the Samoan Fire-Knife dance and Samoan Slap Dance.
4. Toa Luau at Waimea Valley
At the Toa Luau, guests will spend an afternoon immersed in Hawaiian culture with dance performances, dinner, and entrance to Waimea Valley. This buffet-style luau includes tickets to Waimea Valley at the price of admission.
5. Rock-a-Hula Luau Buffet and Show
The popular Rock-a-Hula show consists of a buffet-style luau, live Hawaiian music, and a meet-and-greet with the cast members. I’ve had a few clients do this buffet and show and really enjoy it!
6. Ka Moana Luau
Ka Moana Luau is a traditional Hawaiian Luau in a scenic location. The evening begins with a variety of cultural activities. Learn to play the ukulele, string flower lei, or dance hula, and then sit down for a buffet dinner with a large selection of Hawaiian specialties like Kalua pork and grilled Mahi Mahi.
7. Ka Wa’a Luau at Disney’s Aulani Resort
8. Ali’i Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center
Ali’i Luau is one that you don’t want to miss. This buffet-style luau takes place at the Polynesian Cultural Center, also a must-see on Oahu. This luau also has several vegetarian options.
9. Waikiki Starlight Luau by Hilton
The Waikiki Starlight Luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach is one of the most popular luaus in Oahu. This rooftop luau features a buffet along with hula and fire dancer performers.
10. Queens Waikiki Luau
Queens Waikiki Luau is located in the heart of Waikiki at the International Market Place. You will enjoy delicious traditional Hawaiian food and an authentic Polynesian show at this luau.
The best luau on Oahu
Are you looking for more Oahu travel tips? Don’t worry; I’ve got plenty of them!
- How to plan an Oahu vacation.
- The best hikes in Oahu
- The Best Restaurants in Oahu
- The 10 best tours on Oahu.
- The 7 Best Luxury Resorts on Oahu.
- 100 things to do in Hawaii.
- 20 things you should never do in Hawaii.
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