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Diamond Head Beach Luau

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OAHU
Highlights:
  • Admission to the Aquarium (Normally $12)
  • Hawaiian Lu’au Buffet
Description:
OAHU’S HOTTEST HAWAIIAN LU’AU

Come see Hawaii’s new Diamond Head Luau right in the heart of Waikiki at the Waikiki Aquarium. Why spend an hour driving when you can experience the celebration of Hawaiian & Polynesian culture with food and entertainment.

It is said that the modern form of the Luau as a celebration or party came as a result of increased equality between men and women. In the past, men and women ate separately and it was kapu (forbidden) for them to dine together. King Kamehameha II ended this and many other religious laws in 1819 and men and women, husband and wife, sister and brother ate the same food together for the first time.

Our goal is to create an authentic evening of Hawaiian and Polynesian based experiences and activities for you and your guests. Diamond Head Lūʻau is great for families because of our focus on interactive, cultural activities like: hula lessons, lei making, weaving, ukulele lessons, tattoo, and more!

Conveniently located at the historic Waikiki Aquarium, Diamond Head Lūʻau is just a short walk from most major destinations and hotels on the Waikiki strip. As an added bonus, every ticket includes exclusive access to the aquarium during lūʻau hours!

Authentic Farm to Table Cuisine

In ancient Hawaiʻi, it was customary to celebrate special occasions with ʻOhana (family) and friends. We at Diamond Head Lūʻau continue this tradition. All of our food is locally grown and prepared right here in Hawaiʻi.

Expect a more intimate lūʻau show as our maximum number of guests is only 250 to help personalize your experience.

WAIKIKI OUTDOOR BEACH LUAU

Set outdoors on the beautiful island of Oahu at the Waikiki Aquarium. Our Luau is conveniently located within walking distance to all the major attractions such as Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Beach and major hotels.

PACIFIC ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT

Enjoy the traditional songs & native chants of Hawaii & Polynesia. Watch breathtaking acrobatic fire dances and the unforgettable beauty & grace of Hula Auwana.

Hawaii’s only Farm to Table Luau experience!
Guests enjoy locally sourced and locally grown foods with a menu of items fit for royalty!

There are cultural activities:
  • Lei making
  • Tattoos (temporary)
  • Hula lesson
  • Coconut-headband weaving
  • Ukulele lesson
Local chefs will be on hand as they share their inspiration for some of the pupus and entrée items.

Menu (subject to change):

Pupus:
  • Kauai sweet shrimp w/ mango salsa
  • Punalu‘u Farms ho‘io salad (Hawaiian fern) caprese salad
Locally Farmed Foods:
  • Nalo Farms mixed greens
  • Ho Farms vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh cucumbers
  • AJ Farms romaine lettuce
  • Akule pipikaula (Hawaiian smoked meat)
  • Vegan vegetable curry w/ fried tofu
  • Lomi lomi salmon/ poi shooters
Locally-raised Foods:
  • Hawaii Island bone-in kal-bi short ribs
  • Huli huli chicken breast (free range)
  • Waianae ahi poke
  • Tahitian-style poke - Nairagi Poisson Cru in coconut milk
  • Kalua pork carving station
Hawaiian-inspired Desserts:
  • Seasonal island fresh fruit assortment
  • Maui chocolate mousse shooters
  • Pono pie
Our farm to table luau showcases the unique and delicious flavors of Hawaii. The food and menu are second to none and it is coupled with an award-winning show that will take our guests on an adventure through Polynesia culminating with a world-champion fire knife spectacular!
 
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Itinerary:
Detailed hourly tour description after it starts

Activity
Time
Check-In Time5:00 PM
Doors Open (Souvenir Photo taking & Mai Tai greeting)5:15 PM
Cultural events (Coconut weaving, Polynesian tattoos, Hula lesson & Lei making)5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Dinner (Local style buffet)6:20 PM - 7:00 PM
Showtime (An incredible journey of song and dance through the Polynesian Islands of Samoa, Tonga, Aoteroa (New Zealand), & Hawaii7:05 PM - 8:05 PM
End Time (Purchase photos, Visit the Waikiki Aquarium)8:05 PM - 8:30 PM
Some Places Visited
Rates
Name
Per
Age
Price
Comment
RegularAdult18+
$
159
Fresh Flower Lei and Mai Tai greeting, Two (2) drink tickets, standard luau seating, buffet dinner, admission to Waikiki aquarium
RegularAdult13-17
$
139
Fresh Flower Lei and Mai Tai greeting, Two (2) drink tickets, standard luau seating, buffet dinner, admission to Waikiki aquarium
RegularChild4-12
$
89
Fresh Flower Lei and Mai Tai greeting, Two (2) drink tickets, standard luau seating, buffet dinner, admission to Waikiki aquarium
PremiumAdult18+
$
189
Everything from regular package & guaranteed 1st or 2nd row seating
PremiumAdult13-17
$
169
Everything from regular package & guaranteed 1st or 2nd row seating
PremiumChild4-12
$
119
Everything from regular package & guaranteed 1st or 2nd row seating
Schedule
Days
Check in
Duration
Comment
M, Th, F, Su5:00 PM3 hoursLuau is within walking distance of all major Waikiki hotels, click the red "book it" button to see live availability calendar, check in times & directions. See map below for approximate location.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and you will see live availability. Keep in mind availability changes constantly, so make sure to book in advance!
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Yes, vegetarian and gluten- free dinner options available with 24 hours advanced notice.
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Check In Location
2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96815
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Reviews
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Diamond Head Luau
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We had the best time of our lives, at The Diamond Head Beach Luau what an experience. The hula Show, The Drinks and last but not least the Hawaiian Food was taste and delious what made the our evening was our waiter Brent P. he was such an awesome waiter his service was excellence his knowledge was very informative that answered all our questions we felt so relax it was like we knew Brent P. for a ... morelifetime we were so impressed and wanted to take him back home with us to work in our Restaurant. He did his job so naturally ive been all over the world and dine at many many places and Brent was the tops so glad we did your luau I would recommend it to all our friends and will be back again to the Diamond Head Beach Luau and would love for Brent P. to wait on us again 200% customer service
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If you've never been to a luau before, Diamond Head Luau is definitely a good place to start. The luau is located at the Waikiki Aquarium- doors opened at 5:30, but check in was at 5:15. The employees were good about opening the doors on time- I had hiked Diamond Head Crater earlier that day so my feet were killing me. The promptness was greatly appreciated.... more

We were all assigned a table- we were greeted with a shell lei (for us standard guests) while the VIP received flower leis. The activities were awesome- ukulele lessons, crafts (lei bracelets, headbands), learning to use certain musical instruments and learning how to hula dance, this place has it all.

The luau wasn't as big as I expected, which was a good thing, considering I don't love the idea of hugeeee crowds.

The show itself was super fun. Lots of culture and it was even interactive. I loved it. The fire show was the most impressive!

Food was good- dinner rolls, salad, fish, pork, poké, taro... the list goes on and on. The one thing I was a little disappointed about was the pork- it was a little too salty for my taste.

Other than that, I had a wonderful time!!
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The Diamond Head Luau was a wonderful experience. This was my first time in Hawaii and it was very interesting to get a taste of the Hawaiian culture. The service and festivities were great!
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Upon arrival the parking was decent, had to use street parking but plenty was available. Check-in was fast and they had separate lines that got us in correctly. Once inside we were given the choice to walk the aquarium were the luau is held with a pretty nice size selection of fish with interactive menus.... more

We then moved in to the luau area and got our first drink comped and they gave us first hand experience and showed us how to make beautiful lei's, leaf hats, etc.

Just before the show started we buffet style got our food which by the way was really tasty
(and I live here so I'm used to the style).

Show started and the entire time they continued to interact with the crowd witch kept my attention the whole way through.

Overall I was surprised at the experience to be better than anticipated.
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Great Lau!
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This Lau has it all! Great location, food, and entertainment. Nice combo to be able to see the aquarium as part of the admission. The Hawaiian activities to do (make a lei, weave, play ukulele) were fun before the show. Highly recommend for a fun evening.
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Good entertainment with a bonus visit to the aquarium
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Good entertainment with the stunning sunset with Waikiki in the background. Start off with a walkthrough of the aquarium and then pre show cultural sections if you want to get involved. I thought it was good value for money and walking distance of Waikiki.
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My husband and I went to this Luau last night. The show was good. The food was good. The best part of this experience is before the show, they have an interactive showcase where you can participate in different cultural experiences. For example, we were able to take a ukulele class, we were taught how to make a flower bracelet and headband, and play different native instruments! The dancers were really ... moregood. Everyone was very nice as well. They serve you traditional foods at the luau, AND it's right on the beach!!! It's very close to the Waikiki Strip, AND in walking distance from most of the major hotels.
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Sweet Evening
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Diamond Head Luau is conducted at the Waikiki Aquarium. The food was good, the entertainment fun, the location great. I guess that everyone who goes to Hawaii thinks about going to a Luau. Well this was a fun evening, close in to the hotels in Honolulu(I walked, others in our party took the bus). The band and MC were interesting and helped make it a fun evening. You start out with a walk through the ... moreWaikiki Aquarium which was interesting, but not up to the standards of a major international aquarium. Frankly I was a bit disappointed in the aquarium part of the evening. The location on the aquarium grounds was very nice. The weather and setting terrific. Be sure and look for the part of the show where they do the flaming.
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The Luau at Diamond Head Aquarium
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We had a lovely time at this Luau, not only did we check out the Aquarium, it was local to Waikiki where we were staying (walking distance/public transport) it wasn't overfull with people. There were Hawaiian arts to participate in, ie: making a wrist lei with orchards, making a woven head band out of palm fronds, etc. Everything was great. dancing, fire dancing, singing and food was professional ... moreand tasty. Fun event.
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Amazing night!
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Perfect luau! Not a commercial one like others. We visited an aquarium walk through before heading to an area where they gave you your delicious drink and then over to making lei bracelets which was so much fun. My husband made a headpiece. He had trouble with it but the guy had so much patience. The food was a buffet and delicious. The show was very enjoyable and we had awesome seats. The view of ... morethe sunset was spectacular and although it rained briefly they came out with a tray of free ponchos and quickly put up extra tents. Rain only lasted a few minutes but the crew was attentive! Thanks for an enjoyable experience.
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Luau in Aquarium
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Had a great night with 6 friends. Show was great and entertaining. Loved the chief. Food was good, tried local fare. Loved the Aquarium but wished we could have stayed longer.
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Best Luau in Oahu
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The Diamond Head Luau is absolutely fantastic! The location and ambience are impossible to beat, right in Waikiki which is so convenient. Upon arrival you check in and then take a nice walk through the Aquarium then head out to the Luau area. A cold drink is waiting for you , then it's time to stroll around and see the crafts being made. The seating is relaxing and spacious. Only 150-180 ppl so it's ... morenot crowded unlike other Luau's. Being Oceanfront doesn't hurt either for a amazing Sunset. The food is served with 2 lines on both sides of the Buffet, which makes it a short wait unlike the long lines elsewhere. Speaking of the Food it's the best we've had at any Luau ever!! It's made by a local Restaurant who knows what it should taste like. Just look at the Pictures. As far as some of the previous reviews about Alcohol they are incorrect. They serve Alcohol in the form of many different Island Drinks. Some are included and others are available for purchase. The Dancers are totally professional and beautiful or handsome depending. The Luau Staff is fantastic and smiling all the time, you can tell they are enjoying the experience...well worth the $$.
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