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Pa'ina Waikiki - Luau at the Waikiki Beach Marriott

Experience a traditional Hawaiian luau in the heart of Waikiki at the Waikiki Beach Marriott. What makes this luau special is the hula dance presentations, which include hula kahiko (ancient hula), telling the stories of the Hawaiian royals and their elegant homes that once called these very grounds and Waikiki home. Among them was Hawaii's last reigning monarch - the beloved Queen Lili'uokalani – who spent much of her time right here, where she had two summer homes.

Produced by Tihati Productions, Hawaii's longest running entertainment company, Pa'ina Waikiki features award-winning Polynesian musicians, dancers and artists, including world fireknife champions, as well as adorable keiki (child) performers.

Luau Highlights:

  • Hawaiian lei greeting
  • Welcome Mai Tai cocktail
  • Lei making demonstrations & temporary Polynesian tattoos
  • Hawaiian luau & prime rib buffet
  • Luau music and dance performance
  • Ori Ori Tatou E – audience participation
  • Fire knife dancing finale
  • Meet the cast and photo opportunities

Hawaiian Luau Dinner


  • Fresh Island Greens, Shaved Kabocha, Fennel, Tomatoes, Ume-Lilikoi Vinaigrette (GF/Vegan/Dairy Free/Nut Free)
  • Kamuela Tomatoes, Japanese Cucumber and Maui Onion (GF/Vegan/Dairy Free/Nut Free; Contains Sesame Oil)
  • Watercress and Tofu Maui Onion Salad (GF/Vegan/Dairy Free/Nut Free; Contains Sesame Oil)
  • Sliced Fresh Island Maui Gold Pineapple (GF/Vegan/Dairy Free/Nut Free)
  • Furikake Potato & Macaroni Salad (GF; Contains Sesame Oil)
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon Salad (GF; Contains Sesame Oil)
  • Hanalei Poi (GF/Vegan/Dairy Free/Nut Free)

Buffet Line:

  • Huli Huli Chicken, Pickled Red Onion, Smoked Jus *(GF/Dairy Free/Nut Free; Contains Sesame Oil)
  • Above Ground Smoked Kalua Pork *(GF/Dairy Free/Nut Free; Contains Pork)
  • Seared Island Catch* Ume & Yuzu Beurre Blanc Sauce (GF/Nut Free)
  • Molokai Style Sweet Potatoes (GF/Vegan/Dairy Free)
  • Island Fried Rice (GF)
  • Taro and Sweet Rolls with Butter (Contains Gluten/Eggs/Dairy)

Carving Station:

  • 12 Hour Roasted Prime Rib (GF/Dairy Free/Nut Free)
  • Smoked Au Jus (GF/Dairy Free/Nut Free)
  • Horseradish Cream (GF/ Nut Free)


  • Coconut Crème (Nut Free; Contains Gluten/Eggs/Dairy)
  • Haupia (GF/Vegan)
  • Pineapple Upside down Cake with Koloa Rum (Nut Free; Contains Gluten/Eggs/Dairy)
  • Hawaiian Paradise Kona Blend Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Taylor Assorted Teas

Luau Packages:

General Seating: Includes full buffet dinner
VIP Seating: Includes full buffet dinner, 2 additional cocktails and seating closest to the stage
Show Only Seating: No meal included

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Where and When:
Tour times:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Check in 45 minutes prior to your selected tour time at the Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store at the Maui Harbor Shops, which shares a parking lot with Maui Ocean Center, located at 192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku (GPS address). View Map
Parking at the Maui Harbor Shops/Maui Ocean Center Aquarium is $1.00/hour and the first 15 minutes are free.
There are no specific restrictions for this activity.
Wheelchairs: Due to the design of Pacific Whale Foundation vessels none of the vessels are truly wheelchair accessible. Some vessels have really high steps so it is not suggested even with assistance to board from another member of your group due to the fact that vessel type is subject to change without
Special Notes:
Affordable rentals of binoculars and cameras are available. Snacks and refreshments (soda, juice, Maui Brewing Co. beer and wine) are available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages are for adults 21+ (must have valid picture ID).
Operation Days:
Daily from November through mid-April
2 hours
Total : $0.00

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