Duration: 4 hours
Tossed island greens w/ assorted dressing
Potato and macaroni salad
Fresh Island Poi
Lomi lomi salmon
Island fish w/ macadamia nut creme sauce
Steamed white rice
Dinner rolls and butter
Fresh pineapple chunks
Banana and coconut cake
Hot coffee and tea
Location: Paradise Cove, one-hour drive from Waikiki
Departs from: hotels in Waikiki area
If a luau is high on your list of things to do in Hawaii, then a Paradise Cove Orchid Buffet Luau is the perfect way to make your vacation a trip to remember. Paradise Cove is located on the rocky coastline of Waianae, away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Sea breezes, spectacular sunsets, and the smell of plumeria blossoms greet you as you start your luau adventure. Upon arrival you are welcomed with a flower lei and a refreshing Mai Tai cocktail.
Stroll through the traditional Hawaiian Village and enjoy cultural activities of arts and crafts, games of skill, and a coconut tree climbing demonstration. Volunteer to join others in the Hukilau ceremony and pull in the fishing nets from the sea as Hawaiian villagers have done for so many years. In the amphitheater, be awed by the pageantry of the Royal Court in full traditional dress as they enter for the unearthing of the kalua pig from the Imu pit (underground steam oven) where it has been cooking since early morning. As the sun begins to set, the conch shells are blown summoning you to dinner. Be seated in the lovely Orchid Luau section of the dining pavilion and enjoy a feast of traditional island favorites along with continental favorites.
Your buffet includes taro rolls, poi, lomilomi salmon, kalua pig, green salad, pasta salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, fresh fish, steamed rice, fried chicken, fresh pineapple, coconut pudding, and coconut banana cake. The Orchid Buffet also affords you two premium drink tickets. As you eat, enjoy the relaxing entertainment of traditional Polynesian music and dancing featuring Tahitian dancers, Hawaiian hula, and the dramatic Samoan fire knife dance. There's even a chance for you to join the dancers on stage in an audience participation section of the performance. As your evening comes to an end, the Paradise Cove family will wish you a heart felt "Mahalo" as you head home and remember the drums, grass skirts, marvelous sunsets, and aloha spirit of your evening at Paradise Cove.
Tour Details and Booking Information:
Check-In: 4:45pm | Return: 9:00pm
Age: Child: 12 years and under | Youth: 13-20 years
Paradise Cove, one-hour drive from Waikiki
Note: Flat shoes are recommended for comfort and safety. Light sweaters are suggested for cool nights. Please bring a valid picture ID as Paradise Cove uses this to verify the age of anyone wanting to purchase alcohol. No ID - No alcohol - No matter what age! Per Hawaii State Law. Children under the age of 3 years are free providing they do not take a plate or a seat (at the show or on transportation).