Attending a luau is one of the most popular things to do on Oahu. A luau is a traditional Hawaiian custom, so if you want to get to know Hawaiian culture, visiting a luau is a great idea. What all Hawaiian luaus have in common is tasty food. Try popular Hawaiian delicacies, such as kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon and island fish, or savor all-time American favorites – prime rib, chicken, rice and vegetable dishes. The luau buffet offers plenty of choices.
The centerpiece of a luau is traditionally the kalua pig, which the ancient Hawaiians cooked in an imu, an underground oven. Other Hawaiian delicacies are poi (a paste made from taro roots) and lau lau, a dish where pork, beef, fish or chicken is wrapped and then cooked in taro leaves. The luau feast also includes tropical cocktails and of course dessert, usually a variety of delicious cakes and haupia, a coconut pudding.
But a Hawaiian luau is not just about great food. It’s also about experiencing Hawaiian culture. Depending on which luau you plan to visit, you’ll get to see cultural demonstrations, games, and arts and crafts. All luaus also include a show featuring music and dances from Hawaii and greater Polynesia. Pick your favorite Oahu luau and reserve your seats early. Luaus tend to sell out quickly because they are so popular. Hawaii Discount offers the best prices on all Oahu luaus!
Popular Oahu Luaus
||Chief's Luau at Sea Life Park
You save: $6.00
Duration: 4.5 hours
Set at Sea Life Park’s stunningly scenic Makapu'u Meadows, backed by tall sea cliffs and overlooking the ocean, this luau is highly interactive and very funny!
You save: $22.00
Duration: 3.5 hours
Held under the stars on a private beach on Oahu’s southwestern shore, Germaine’s Luau offers a laid-back, casual atmosphere. A great luau for the whole family!
|The Royal Hawaiian Luau
You save: $20.22
Duration: 2.5 hours
Experience an island luau in grand Royal Hawaiian style! The 'Aha 'Aina Luau takes place at the historic Royal Hawaiian Hotel, also known as the Pink Palace.
||Polynesian Cultural Center - All Day Packages
You save: $6.71
Duration: 9 hours
Spend an entire day at this popular cultural park. Learn about Polynesian culture, watch arts and crafts demonstrations and experience a traditional Hawaiian luau.
||Paradise Cove Luau
You save: $15.25
Duration: 4 hours
Set in a secluded cove right on the ocean with amazing sunset views, the Paradise Cove Luau is the most interactive luau on Oahu.
||Waikiki Starlight Luau
You save: $19.94
Duration: 3 hours
The Waikiki Starlight Luau takes place right in the middle of Waikiki, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rooftop Garden.
Our brief visit to Oahu in early August was wonderful - thanks to your tours. Our tour guide to the Pearl Harbor Memorial/city tour was Cousin Good-Looking. What an entertaining & informative individual!!! We thoroughly enjoyed the ride, laughs, and information about Hawaii that Cousin Good-Looking shared with us. He's quite an asset to your company. Later that day we were picked up for the Germaine’s Luau - very enjoyable! Our hostess, Holly, was great. Not only was she a lot of fun, but was a fantastic resource (!!!) for information about what to see & do on the rest of our vacation in Hawaii. We had such a wonderful vacation visiting your state - and we owe a large thanks for that to the tours that you provide and the wonderful staff that you employ. Much thanks! - The Lanier family
||Polynesian Cultural Center - Late Entry Packages
You save: $5.58
Duration: 5 hours
Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center for just the luau (or prime rib dinner) and evening show.
Several weeks ago we were vacationing on Oahu and the luau reserved for the 4 of us at Paradise Cove was reserved for a week too early. John was wonderful and managed to get it rescheduled for us! What could have been a terrible ending to our vacation (we had reserved the deluxe packages) was saved by John. We wanted to be sure to THANK YOU so much! - M. Pitsch, Wisconsin
I just want to thank you and let you know about the great service that Melissa provided when I called in on Sunday, June 10th...I had quite a few questions and had to call back and that is when I got Melissa who was very helpful. She was very fast and polite and took care of everything. She is a big value to Hawaii Discount. I worked with the public for 32 years and I know how important it is to give good customer service. Thank you again. - R. Kusher
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you & everyone at Hawaii Discount for all your help organizing such a large group for the Waikiki Starlight Luau! It was a great night. Thank you again! - Renee
Note from the father of a very special child: The luau was great and Jessica was very pleased. Going in to it she was doubting the outcome. As time went along, her head came up and she was grinning from ear to ear and clapping her hands. We are grateful and words can't express our appreciation enough. We didn’t know who the CHIEF was, but he should receive a reward for what he does. The entire cast was great and this outing far exceeded expectations. We laughed and laughed! From our hearts we thank you.....and God bless you. - Chris & Pam Long
Chief Sielu, the host of this amazing luau, is not only a completely awesome fire-knife dancer, but I am certain in a former life he was a stand-up comedian. He bridged his culture with mine to make for one memorable evening that will stick with me for years. I will remember this night forever. I'm so glad we chose this luau. The setting was magical and we were thoroughly entertained from the time we walked into the luau grounds until the time we left. I’ve been to luaus before and have never seen so many guys doing the fire-knife dancing. Including the Chief there must have been 7 of them and they formed what I can only describe as a wall of fire. One guy threw flaming spears to someone else who caught them way on the other side of the meadow. Spectacular. The drums, the fire. And when I didn't think it could get any better, we formed a huge circle with all of the girls and guys in his cast and sang songs to close the show. You've got to see this luau. - Mike M.