Germaine's Luau in Oahu, HI

Germaine's Luau Hawai91-119 Olai StreetKapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
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Offering a unique experience on a private Oahu beach, Germaine’s Luau Hawaii features a family-friendly luau under the stars. Guests can enjoy a traditional lei greeting, a conch shell sounding, the Royal Court of Polynesia procession, a delicious Polynesian feast and an exciting show representing the cultures of Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Hawaii. Three alcoholic drinks are included.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kapolei, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Approximately 27 miles from Waikiki.
  • Wear flip flops or sandals, seating area is in sand.
  • Transportation from Waikiki hotels provided.
  • Three alcoholic drinks included.
  • Watch the fire knife dance, traditional Polynesian dancing and music, and more.
  • Enjoy the all-you-can-eat Polynesian feast.
  • Witness an authentic imu ceremony: the unveiling of the main dish, Kalua Pua'a.

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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

Christie Shimabuku

A backyard-style luau with sand between your toes, picnic table seating and a gorgeous sunset make for a truly unique experience. Flip flops or sandals recommended.

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Anne Mercer

When you arrive, you'll enjoy a lei greeting and fresh pineapple waiting at your seat. Don't forget your camera! You don’t want to miss taking a picture of the gorgeous sunset. Plus, there's not a bad seat in the house.

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Description

from Germaine's Luau Hawaii
Take in the rich cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands at Germaine's "Too Good to Miss" Luau. Enjoy the spectacular show delivered to you at the ocean’s edge, under the stars and palm trees. Be touched by the magic of ancient Hawaii and its splendor. Feel the touch of Aloha. Experience a Hawaiian luau like no other and discover why visiting Germaine’s Luau once may not be enough.

Let Germaine’s Luau take you back 100 years & 27 miles from Waikiki to our exclusive beachfront property on the shores of West Oahu. Since 1976, over 3 million visitors to our Islands have become a part of the Germaine’s Ohana. Germaine’s Luau has been acclaimed as America’s Best Luau in “America’s Best 100” and has been filmed by ABC’s “Good Morning America”. Come to where you will still experience a traditional luau that recaptures the “Spirit of Old Hawaii”.

Upon arrival, all of our guests are traditionally welcomed with a Hawaiian Shell Lei. The sounding of the conch shell announces the beginning of the evening’s festivities! Picture taking opportunities await as the Royal Court of Polynesia makes its entrance. As the imu (underground oven) is uncovered, the savory aroma of the Kalua Pua’a (roasted pig) – your main course of the evening – reminds us that dinner is soon to be served.

Our all-you-can-eat buffet features an array of tasty Hawaiian – American selections, which include traditional Island favorites sure to please even the less adventurous.

The night is filled with beauty, color, and excitement as our multi-talented kane (men) and wahine (women) take you through a non-stop, action-packed journey throughout the Islands of Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand as well as the romantic hula of Hawaii.

The evening also includes unlimited soft drinks, coffee & tea as well as 3 beverage coupons for all adults 21 years & older.

Complimentary transportation is included from designated Waikiki locations. (Add transportation ticket when purchasing Luau ticket) If transportation is not needed and you will be driving out; do not select the transportation ticket.

Original Luau Package:
- Complimentary round-trip motor coach transportation from Waikiki
- Lei greeting upon arrival
- Open seating in the non-reserved section
- All-you-can-eat Hawaiian/American buffet
- One (1) Standard beverage ticket for adults (additional tickets available for purchase)
- Unlimited soft drinks, hot coffee & tea

Hibiscus Luau Package:
- Complimentary round-trip motor coach transportation from Waikiki
- Lei greeting upon arrival
- Reserved seating in prime center section
- All-you-can-eat Hawaiian/American Buffet
- Three (3) premium beverage tickets for adults (additional tickets available for purchase)
- Unlimited complimentary soft drinks, hot coffee & tea

Plumeria Luau Package:
- Complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki
- Lei greeting upon arrival
- Photo taking with Polynesian model/greeter at premier beachside location
- Reserved seating in premier front row central section
- All-you-can-eat Hawaiian/American dinner menu with initial table service
- Three (3) specialty beverage tickets for adults (additional tickets available for purchase)
- Unlimited complimentary soft drinks, hot coffee & tea
- One (1) complimentary Souvenir Photo (per adult)

Oahu Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
Collette Placido
Turlock, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best Luau ever"
November, 2018
On the beach, first class service, great tasting food definitely coming back!
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Tip: You will be on the sand so wear shoes that come off easily

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JAVIER AVILES
1 Review
"WE HAD A GREAT TIME!"
August, 2018
My only complaint is having to wait for people who were late to their pick up points.
However, once we arrived there (grandma, grandpa and granddaughter) we had a great time. Our bus tour guide was hilarious and the trip there and back flew by thanks to our guide's consummate professionalism.
We especially enjoyed the pig being pulled out of the ground. Me being Mexican-American and my wife Colombian-American, it brought back many wonderful memories when we feasted on lechon at our family gatherings.
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Tip: Be prepared to enjoy yourselves. It's like being at one big family party/gathering.

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Thomas Hall
Troy, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Don't go!"
April, 2018
The place has a tired look and feel to it. My lasting impression is that they charge above average fees for mediocre food, paper plates, the wrong serving utensils used to
serve some of the food, chessy Vegas like show, an announcer who mumbled his way through his announcements, poorly made drinks, and the worst of it all was the disgusting restrooms. Unclean, smelly and in poor condition. The eating area filled with sand was also a turnoff. The luau on Kauai is much better and the one at the Polynesian Cultural Center looks much better.
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Tip: Don't go!

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Bob Wadell
1 Review
"Exciting Luau"
April, 2017
We really enjoyed the luau and festivities from the time we got there to the time we left. The dancers and the buffet were great. Our tour guide "Greg" made the bus ride go by quickly with his wit and knowledge.
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Tip: Bring comforable shoes or scandels to walk in the soft sand.

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Jessica Hollingsworth
1 Review
"love this"
January, 2017
I visit Hawaii in 98 and I love the laua. It was full of culture and dancing and I learn to Hulu dance. Definitely coming back next year and can not wait to share this with my best friend
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Tip: a must to do

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Ricky Rogers
Corsicana, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS LUAU!!"
July, 2016
The Germaine Luau was absolutely fantastic and the best of two luaus that we attended while in Hawaii. We paid a little extra for seats closer to stage, and the one on one service and spacious seating was well worth it. Everything from the greeting as we arrived to the friendly staff was so impressive. The beautiful ocean waves were within just a few feet of your arrival area, make a stunning backdrop for photographs. We absolutely loved this luau and the dancers were amazing and talented. Our 32 year old son was chosen to dance with a female hula dancer, and it was just one of the best times we will always remember. If we ever get to return to Hawaii, we will go back to this luau for sure.
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Tip: Be sure to be hungry, as the food is amazing and plentiful!!

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Dawn Y.
12 Reviews
"Aloha Germaine!"
January, 2015
The setting is beautiful for Germaines's Luau on the shore of West Oahu . The show is right on the oceans edge in Kapolei. The sunset was amazing and during the festivities you could hear the sounds of the ocean. They have the most kind and helpful service and everyone makes you feel like you are there for them! The stories told in dance were mesmerizing, we even attempted the hula with them. The smell of the underground oven, roasting the pig, lets you know that you are in for an amazing feast. We dressed up for the occasion and the Luau was wonderful.
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Tip: The bus ride is a blast and you will need to be sure that you prepare to tip the driver and his accomplice.

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gruberlc
Muskego, Wisconsin
"Could be better"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2019 NEW
The location is really out of the way but once you get there, you forget you’re in an industrial park. You get 3 drink tickets when you purchase the Hibiscus package. The drinks were good and they were enough for the night. You could also upgrade your drinks by buying the souvenir cup that holds twice as much for an extra fee but that would have been a lot to drink for the duration. The seating is on picnic tables and is ok for the time there but any longer and they would be tough to sit at. This venue is on the beach, so wear shoes that you don’t mind getting sandy. I didn’t and wish I would have worn flip flops. The food was good and plentiful. The entertainment was very good but the only reason I am rating this as average is that there isnt enough of the hula dancing compared with the amount of audience participation they have. Could do away with the bus drivers hula and some of the contests and put more hula and education about Polynesian culture back in.
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robertdNYC577
New York City, New York
"Very Average experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2019 NEW
The luau was ok, but if you seen one already, do not waste your time. The shuttle to the Luau is terrible, the food is average and the price is outrageous for what you receive. I wouldnt recommend
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trvlgal1111
"Fun Evening at a good Luau."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 11, 2019 NEW
Since we were visiting from the Midwest, we are glad we picked an evening later in the week to go to this (We had a hard time staying up late). We chose this one over the Polynesian Cultural Center because it was a shorter distance from our hotel. We paid for the bus transportation which saved us money (there were four of us) and the host gets the group revved up. Nice luau that hit all the dances plus some good entertainment/singing/fun (Hula lesson, etc). Food was decent— had all of the traditional items. If you like your cocktails, I suggest you buy a $11 tiki cup from their souvenir store. When you use one of your drink tickets they will fill the entire cup which is the amount of two drinks.
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Snuf L
Tucson, Arizona
"A do it once experience."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 11, 2019 NEW
Germaine's was a great way to first experience a Luau, bu it may not be a repeat experience for you. It's a vary commercial feeling experience. We booked the standard package and because the Luau was only about 300 people, our seats were very good. But in looking around, most the seats seemed like they were good, with the exception of a few far side tables that didn't give a good view of the stage. So you may not need to upgrade that package to ensure you have good seats, just be early and the self seating of the standard package will still place you in a great spot. The food was good and the pig was delicious. The entertainment was good as well, but a show that told a story might have been more attention keeping. They may have been telling a story, but during the performance, the MC was drowned out by the music. The drinks were cheap, $5 for the bottom shelf stuff, but frankly, they seemed really weak. My wife did the Germaine's Punch, but that didn't seem any stronger. We did get the souvenir cups from the gift shop to get the taller drinks, so that made the $5 seem like a good deal. The cups they provided were tiny, three sips and it's gone cups, so definitely get the souvenir cups. The picture package was $20 for two photos and a booklet about Germaine's. Not too bad considering how much other attractions charged for their photos. We did the bus transportation out there and it was way cheaper than a cab or Uber would have been from Waikiki. The Uber was in the $55 range in each direction and the bus for two of us was only $40 round trip. Overall it was a fun experience, but I'm hard pressed to say it was worth the $200 we paid. Do it once, but explore other Luaus on repeat trips.
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ronaldg348
Regina, Canada
"Ordinary luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2019 NEW
Not up to standards...food average...drinks watery..lei was cheap shells...show was ok. Would recommend looking elsewhere!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Germaine's Luau Hawaii

What does reserved seating mean?
It means you are guaranteed a seat, but seating is open seating with exceptions for special needs group.

Where is the Luau held?
Our luau is located in Kapolei on the beach. We are next to the Barber’s Point Lighthouse. It is approximately 27 miles from Waikiki.

What time does the Luau begin?
The Luau begins at 6:00 pm. If you are driving out, the gates will open at 5:15 pm.

Are children 5 and under free?
Yes, We do not charge for children 5 years & under. We ask that you have them sit on your lap on the bus if there are no extra seats. At the luau, they are able to sit in your lap. Please bring your own baby carrier or stroller as we do not have any high chairs at the luau. 

Do we have to sit on the ground?
We have two kinds of seating at the luau. We have a few tables that are about 18” off the ground where you sit on beach mats that we provide. The majority of our tables are picnic benches. If you require a chair with a back, please contact our reservation office and we will arrange to have one for you.

Is the Luau wheelchair accessible?
Yes, although our luau is completely on the beach, we do have some areas where the sand is more compact & with the assistance of your family, you are able to access this area. We discourage bringing the motorized scooters since several have been damaged in the past due to sand getting into the motor. Germaine’s Luau will not be held responsible for any damage.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you are bringing a wheelchair on the bus for we may need to reserve a specialized vehicle with our transportation company and these special buses are not always available.

Are there foods for vegetarians?
We can order a special “stir fry” dish for you with advanced notice. Then you can go down our buffet line to select any other dish that you may desire.

Does the Luau operate in inclement weather?
Generally, we do not operate in harsh weather conditions as we are outside. We suggest calling us the day of your show if you are concerned about the weather.