3 Hours

Diamond Head Luau at the Waikiki Aquarium

Small waterfront luau with a unique dining format held at the Waikiki Aquarium. Get ready to try some new foods, mingle, and have a great time!

Standard Package: $225.00


Premium Package: $249.00



Featuring dishes from local restaurants
Small luau with a fun & festive atmosphere
Oceanfront setting right in Waikiki
Live music, cultural activities, & a thrilling show!

Activity Times

5:30 PM

What's included?

Fresh flower lei greeting
Welcome Mai Tai
Two (2) complimentary drink tickets (mixed drinks, beer, soft drinks)
Tickets for all eight food stalls
Cultural activities and demonstrations for all ages
Cultural Activities
Live Hawaiian music throughout the evening
Standard or Premium seating packages
Polynesian luau show with a fire-knife finale
14-day pass to the Waikiki Aquarium
Premium seating package
Transportation from Waikiki area resorts


The Diamond Head Luau in Waikiki is a foodie's dream!

Food stalls line the grounds at the Diamond Head Luau at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Diamond Head Luau has created a unique dining experience for its guests. They've partnered with local chefs to present the “Taste of Hawaii” culinary tasting tour.   Enjoy Hawaiian and Asian-inspired cuisine, prepared by eight of the area's finest restaurants and food vendors. Each signature dish is made from the freshest local ingredients and prepared onsite. Try them all if you like!
The new dining concept isn’t the only thing that sets this luau apart from other luau. Diamond Head Luau has a seating capacity of under 100 people. That’s tiny compared to most luaus on Oahu, which often serve several hundred guests a night. It's also one of the few luaus that are within walking distance of most Waikiki hotels.
Diamond Head Luau also has one of the freshest and liveliest luau shows around. Featuring a talented cast of local dancers, musicians, and performers. You’ll enjoy a night of live music, Polynesian dancing, and a thrilling fire knife finale.
This is a small, intimate luau that has everything you'd expect, minus the crowds and bland buffet food!

Luau Details:

Boy participates in cultural activities at Diamond Head Luau Waikiki


Cultural Activities: Pre-show cultural activities are available for guests of all ages. Learn how to braid headbands from coconut leaves or string fresh flower bracelets. You can also join the group hula lessons or watch a coconut husking demonstration. You can watch, take part, or skip them all together, it’s up to you.



Food selection at the Diamond Head luau


Food: Diamond Head Luau is a culinary-tasing experience. They've partnered with some of the area’s best restaurants and food vendors. Eight local eateries serve their signature dishes on-site. Food stalls line the luau grounds and luau guests get to try them all. The portions are generous though, so bring your appetite!  



Woman holding a signature cocktail in a pineapple at Diamond Head Luau


Drinks: There’s a bar tent on the Luau grounds where you can redeem your complimentary drink tickets. Guests may also upgrade to signature cocktails for an extra charge. They offer a variety of mixed drinks, beer, and soft drinks.




Fire-knife performer at Diamond Head Luau


Evening Performance: After dinner, you'll enjoy a Polynesian show under the stars. It's a showcase of the music, dance, and cultures of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and more. Relax and enjoy a tour of Polynesia with this talented cast of musicians and performers. This spectacular show ends with a thrilling Samoan fire-knife dancing performance.



Participating Local Eateries:      

Chart House Waikiki, vendor at Diamond Head Luau

Nico's Pier 38, one of the restaurants featured at the Diamond Head Luau.

Logo for Luau Bombs one f the food vendors at the Diamond Head Luau

Logo for Big Island Abalone, one of the food vendors at Diamond Head Luau

Da Spot Health Foods, one of local food vendors at Diamond Head Luau

Logo for Wailea Kitchen one of the food vendors at the Diamond Head luau

Logo for Cane Lei, who provides dessert at the Diamond Head Luau


Operating Hours: 

The Diamond Head Luau operates from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, five days a week. Closed on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  


24-hour cancellation policy. Cancellations requested at least 24-hours before your activity date are eligible for full refunds. No-shows & same-day cancellations are subject to the full cost of your reservation.
Special Considerations
Check-in begins at 4:45 pm.
Menu items or food vendors may be subject to change without prior notice.
The show may continue if there are light, passing showers. Checking the forecast and bringing along rain protection if needed is highly recommended. Diamond head Luau reserves the right to cancel or modify the show at any time for weather or safety-related issues.

Getting There

The Diamond Head Luau located on the lawn at the Waikiki Aquarium, at 2777 Kalakaua Avenue. It is a short walk from most Waikiki hotels. If it is not walkable from your lodging, the luau’s shuttle service, taxis, or rideshares are also an option. If you drive yourself there, there is free and metered parking along Kalakaua Avenue near the aquarium, but finding an open spot at this time of day can be tricky. Give yourself extra time just in case you have trouble finding a space or you have to walk.

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