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    What to Expect
    The Diamond Head Luau is located at the historic Waikiki Aquarium and admission to the aquarium is included with all packages. Upon check-in guests receive their seating assignment and drink tickets. Guests will be met with a traditional lei greeting before have their photograph taken by our on staff photographers. Photos are for sale for Standard & Deluxe package guests and are included with the VIP package.

    Walk through the interior aquarium displays before exiting onto the luau grounds. Here guests are welcomed this time with a Mai Tai or fruit juice. Along the grounds guests can enjoy an array of cultural activities such as lei making, coconut weaving, hula lessons, ukulele lessons and Polyniesian tattoo.

    At 6:15pm our Hawaiian style buffet dinner begins. Premium guests are first to the buffet line followed by our standard seating. The menu is a blend of traditional Hawaiian staples such as kalua pork and poi, along with local style foods such as lomi lomi slamon and teriyaki chicken. See below for full menu details.

    At 7pm the lights dim and you will travel on a musical journey through Polynesia. Performers will showcase traditional and modern numbers from Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and Hawaii, with a grand finale of Siva Afi, or fire-knife dance, featuring our very own world champion!

    The show will conclude at 7:45 and guests are free to leave at their leisure or peruse the aquarium, as it will remain open until 8:30pm exclusively to guests of the Diamond Head Luau!

    Farm to Table Menu 

    • Kauai sweet shrimp w/ mango salsa
    • Punalu‘u Farms ho‘io salad caprese salad
    • 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
    • Local-style fried rice and seasoned succotash
    • Poi shooters
    • Lomi lomi salmon
    • 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
    • Seasonal island fresh fruit assortment
    • Maui chocolate mousse shooters
    • Sweetbread pudding w/ smoked Hawaii Island macadamia nuts & coconut haupia sauce
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Waikiki Aquarium
    Departure Time
    5:15 PM
    Return Details
    Luau concludes at 7:45 pm; Aquarium is open until 8:30pm exclusively for Diamond Head Luau guests.
    • Cultural Activities (lei making, temporary tattoos, ukulele lesson, hula dancing and coconut palm weaving)
    • Special Farm to Table Buffet (see menu in activity description)
    • Live entertainment
    • Fresh Flower Lei
    • Mai Tai Cocktail Greeting
    • Entry/Admission - Waikiki Aquarium
    • Transportation (Aquarium is located within walking distance of all Waikiki hotels)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • Vegetarian and vegan options are available within menu.
    • Please advise of any special dietary needs at time of booking in the "Special Requirements" field.
    • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I enjoyed this very much. We were separated by VIP and general admission. I bought general admission. Upon check in, you give your last name and you are given a bracelet and table number so no need to rush to a table for seating. Bracelet...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank juliet f
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My husband and I went to to luau and aquarium combo and it was amazing. The food was great and the atmosphere was truly enchanting. Everyone was friendly and they even announced our names as a honeymoon couple. Drinks were fantastic get the pineapple totally...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Santiagotrips
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Had a lot of fun at the Diamond Head Luau. The food was great and flavorful, the drink were made well, and the entertainment was good. It was a lot smaller than some of the other luaus, which was very nice.

    Thank F3421UDryang
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Loved the food and entertainment. Perfect spot to watch the sunset while sipping on welcome cocktails. Even rained a little and staff handed out ponchos quickly. Would highly recommend this Luau!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank 86meganw
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The Diamond Head Luau was incredible. You get to visit the aquarium, followed by the Luau. The event is well organized and there are multiple activities to enjoy prior to the performance. I wish we'd known that the time we spent in the aquarium was...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Laura A
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