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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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8juanitaj
"Germaine’s gives a whole new meaning to pu pu platter!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2019 NEW
The whole experience was off. The bus picked us up 45 minutes late. It took us 1 1/2 hours to get to the venue which was in an industrial park. Once we arrived, we were given several confusing directions. We were hurried to take solo photos (no dancers), then ushered off to get drinks. With drink in hand, the hunt was on to find a seat at one of the many picnic tables which were decorated with printed table cloths and wedges of sliced pineapple for snacking. I was shocked to see that we would be sitting outside especially with the impending rain which started while we were waiting for other buses to arrive. Staff quickly passed out rain ponchos, but we were still wet and cold due to random showers and wind gusts. The pig ceremony was lackluster and we saw no tree climbers. When it was time for dinner, we were handed paper trays and instructed to line up on both sides of buffet table. I had the pineapple coleslaw, macaroni and potato salad (yes, it was mixed together), rice, chicken and 2 pieces of island fish. The food was good, until it wasn’t. Within minutes of finishing my meal, I felt queasy. Luckily the ride back to Waikiki was much faster. That night, I was up sick every two hours. Fast forward 4 days later and I’m still experiencing Germaine’s Luau which gravely affected the rest of my vacation in Hawaii. As for the performers, they were ok. We saw far better hula and fire dancers at the Magic of Polynesia show. Sickness aside, based on the bus transportation, location, venue and show, I would not return to or recommend this particular Luau.
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C E
"Terrible establishment"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019 NEW
Lets start the food is terrible the pork was not authentic and all of the other food is cheap. Second of all the location wasn’t good at all it is right behind a industrial area so that really ruined the experience. Let’s jump back to the pork you are told that it’s authentic and the pig is cooked under ground but how is that so when the pig from under grown is tossed immediately after it is dug out of under ground but what really sticks out is the pork is immediately ready after the removal of the pig it lack flavor which authentic koala pork doesn’t. Finally the tickets are overpriced I can go to a way better luau closer for way cheaper luau tickets at other locations that by the way aren’t behind an industrial center for under a hundred bucks with better food and all drinks included when these tickets are overpriced and not everything included.
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dvldocmo
Monterey County, California
"Its ok"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2019 NEW
Very organized and provided excellent service. Food was ok nothing great. We especially loved the show... Location could have been better if people had access to beach area for some photo ops (Along water).. Location was on old Military installation so lots of industrial stuff. Overall its ok.
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, Utah
"AWESOME Luau Feast & Show: 5-STAR! Loved It!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 29, 2019 NEW
This was our third time to go to Germaine’s Luau while in Honolulu. WOW is all I can say again! This remote beach location is the perfect setting for a luau. A great family venue for everyone. Vet’s & first-responder’s recognized at show. Everyone quickly becomes “cousins”. BOTTOM LINE: AWESOME! Food and entertainment was perfect. The aloha “spirit” filled the event site, smiling helpful employees, cast and food. They make you to make you feel that you are guests in their backyard luau. Everyone smiles makes you welcome. Cast mingles with guest both pre and post show and are happy to join you for photos and selfies. It all works with the food, entertainment cast, MC and live Hawaiian band. This is how I envision an “old Hawaiian luau" to be. Go, Go, Go. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Everyone loved it! I’m betting you will too. MY RATING: 10/10 From the moment you get picked up at your hotel (if you take this option) your bus guide will get you in the mood for your evening experience. They are great ambassadors for the venue. Donna our local guide was warm and loved showing her love of Hawaii. The ocean beach front setting is picture perfect and timed to see a stunning Hawaiian sunset. WOW! The conch shell call means it’s time to see the pig pit unveiling. After, a Hawaiian prayer is offered as everyone (“family”) holds hands and bows their heads. Afterwards the food lines open. It’s all you can eat. (NOTE: For those paying for the "Plumeria" front row seating section (recommended upgrade) you have a server who brings the food courses to you (no crowed lines to go through). Ticket price includes one alcohol or virgin drink. For those in the upgrade sections, you’ll get three drink tickets. Water, fruit punch and soft drinks are all free & unlimited. The food was delicious and plentiful. MENU included Kalva roasted pig, teriyaki beef, island fish, Hawaiian chicken, rice, green salad, fruit salad, macaroni salad. You will be FULL! Dessert was chocolate & vanilla coconut cake (the only weaker parts of the meal). Dessert needs improvement. VEGETARIAN NOTE: Vegetarian option available if requested 24hr in advance site says. SHOW: The show was amazing with great looking Hawaiian beauties and islands studs. The Polynesia entertainment & dances included Hawaiian, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa and Tahiti. The dancers are beautiful to look upon and costumes are colorful and authentic looking. One part to especially be ready with camera in hand to look out for near the end of the show is when the lights dim is the Hawaiian cute girl that does a sloooow hula. Very sexy, backless! The native fire dancer was incredible. The best I have ever seen! WOW! MUST SEE. I can’t give this experience a better rating. It’s a 10/10. Go see it! NOTE: 90% of the venue in located on uneven beach sand for those with mobility problems. Some rear seating on a hard surface may be available. Call Germaine’s. Evenings can be cool and windy. Bring a light jacket to be safe.
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Lauries1963
Milwaukee
"Fun family evening."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2019 NEW
We were there with a group of 10 family member’s. We had great seats with a nice view of the stage. There is a beautiful beach view providing the perfect photo setting. The food was so so, but I’m not an adventurous eater. The show was fun, entertaining and educational. The staff were very helpful in advance of the day assisting my daughter’s boyfriend in planning a surprise proposal...she said yes! Buy the tiki mugs in the gift shop. They fill them up for the same price as the little plastic cups. Our family had a fun night to remember.
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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.