diamond head luau

Diamond Head Luau

Held on an oceanfront lawn at the Waikiki Aquarium, the Diamond Head Luau is unique in that luau guests enjoy access to all the aquarium exhibits prior to the luau festivities. Upon arrival, stroll through the second oldest public aquarium in the United States (founded it 1904), which is home to more than 490 species of marine plants and animals.

On the lawn behind the aquarium, which is right on Waikiki Beach, you are invited to watch or participate in time-honored island arts & crafts. Learn how to make a Hawaiian head band or flower lei or get a temporary Polynesian tattoo. You can also take part in a hula lesson.

Later, it will be time to eat! Enjoy Hawaii's only Farm to Table Luau with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. After dinner, sit back, relax and enjoy an exhilarating Polynesian revue featuring music and dances from Hawaii and greater Polynesia, including Tahiti, Samoa and Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Luau Highlights:

  • Beachfront location near Diamond Head
  • Famuly friendly Hawaiian luau
  • Learn to make leis, hula and other Hawaiian crafts
  • Enjoy Polynesian song and dance

Farm to Table Menu (selections subject to change based on availability & sustainability):

  • Pupu Station (Appetizers): Kauai Sweet Shrimp with Mango Salsa, Punalu'u Farms Ho'io Salad (Hawaiian fern) Caprese salad
  • Salad Station (all locally farmed foods): Kula baby romaine caeser salad with parmigiana cheese slivers and cured akule flakes (Hawaiian smoked meat). Maui baby green salad with cherry tomatoes and fresh cucumbers from Ho Farms dressed with your choice of extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar or lilikoi vinaigrette .
  • Hot Food Station (all 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.
  • Dessert Station: Seasonal island fresh fruit assorment, Maui chocolate mousse shooters, Pono pie

Veggie / GF Menu

Standard Luau Package:

  • Fresh flower lei greeting & Welcome Mai Tai cocktail
  • Two (2) Standard* drink tickets - additional drinks may be purchased at the luau
  • Standard luau seating
  • Waikiki Aquarium admission (value of $12)

Premium Luau Package:

  • Fresh flower lei greeting & Welcome Mai Tai cocktail
  • Two (2) Premium* drink tickets - additional drinks may be purchased at the luau
  • Premium luau seating - front rows seating area
  • Waikiki Aquarium admission (value of $12)

*Standard drinks include: Mai Tai, Pina Colada (Blended), Kona Brewing Company - Kona Longboard Lager Beer, Kona Brewing Company - Wailua Wheat Beer, Maui Blac Pineapple Wine. Guests may purchase additional drinks (Standard drinks are $8 - cash only).

*Premium drinks include: Mango Daiquiri (Blended), Blue Hawaii, Maui Coconut Porter, Maui Hula O Maui Pineapple Sparkling Wine. Guests may purchase additional drinks (Premium drinks are $10 - cash only).

Seating Chart

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Where and When:
Check-in begins at 4:45 pm and doors open at 5:30 pm at the Waikiki Aquarium, located at 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 View Map
Luau ends around 8:00 pm (15 minutes earlier on Friday nights for fireworks show).
Admission to the aquarium will begin when the doors open for the luau.
There are no specific restrictions for this activity.
Children 3 years of age and under are considered lap children and do not get their own seat.
Special Notes:
Operation Days:
Takes place on most Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
2.5 hours
King's Luau
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