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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 in the vacation planning process as possible.
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!
You can learn more about rental cars in Hawaii here: do you need a rental car in Hawaii?
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.
If you’re looking for a great luau on other islands, make sure to check out the best luaus in Hawaii or the best luau on Maui.
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. This is one that I recommend to many of my clients!
2. Chief’s Luau
Chief’s Luau is hosted by Chief Sielu, a comedian and world-champion fire-knife dancer. 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 of course, enjoy the buffet feast.
3. Germaine’s Luau
Germaine’s luau is an authentic ohana (family) luau featuring Hawaiian barbecue. 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 in the price of admission.
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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.
6. Ka Moana Luau
Ka Moana Luau 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
The Ka Wa’a Luau is a family-friendly luau at Disney’s Aulani Resort. You do not have to be a guest of Aulani to attend, but I do think that Aulani is one of the best luxury resorts on Oahu.
8. Ali’i Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center
The Ali’i Luau is one that you don’t want to miss. This buffet-style luau takes place at the Polynesian Cultural Center, which is 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. At this luau you will enjoy delicious traditional Hawaiian food and an authentic Polynesian show.
The best luau on Oahu
I hope that this list of the best luaus in Oahu was helpful. If you’re looking for more places to eat on Oahu, make sure to check out the best restaurants in Oahu or the best restaurants in Waikiki!
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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Some luaus do not sell tickets to singles. Please include this information in your descriptions. It’s very depressing to look forward to something only to find out I can’t participate because I am a widow traveling alone.
I am sorry to hear that! I have booked luau tickets for singles so I have not seen that in my experience, but I am sorry you ran into that situation!
My friends and I just went to a luau at Paradise Cove. It was terrible! Overpriced, too big, tables far from the entertainment, and the food was awful. Everything was so salty and it was utterly unimpressive.
Interesting. I’ve had clients go to that luau recently, and they were happy with it. I appreciate your opinion, I’ll keep an eye on that.