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: $175.00


Deluxe Package: $195.00


VIP Package: $225.00


Foodie Experience: $189.00


(Fridays Only)


Premium buffet catered by a favorite local restaurant
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
Standard Luau seating
Cultural activities and demonstrations for all ages
Live Hawaiian music throughout the evening
Deluxe and VIP seating available
Polynesian luau show with a fire-knife finale
14-day pass to the Waikiki Aquarium
Deluxe Package includes 2 drink tickets, flower lei greeting and upgraded seating.
VIP Package includes 2 drink tickets, flower lei greeting and seating in front of the stage.


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.

Rarely does food take center stage at a Hawaiian luau, but the newly reopened Diamond Head Luau is proving that it can be done. They've partnered with a favorite local restaurant to provide the traditional luau fare you would expect, but with surprising additions. Kalua Pig and Lomi Lomi Salmon are served along side Braised Short Ribs and Lobster Linguine. Sounds good, right?
The well appointed buffet 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!

Friday Night Foodie Experience

The Diamond Head Luau Foodie Experience is unlike any other. Diamond Head has created the “Taste of Hawaii” culinary experience, featuring signature dishes prepared by some of the area’s finest restaurants and food vendors. Forget about long buffet lines and bland dishes. Instead, you’ll find high quality Hawaiian and Asian inspired cuisine, made from fresh local ingredients. Each dish is proudly served by the very people who prepared them. The luau grounds are lined with food stalls to choose from. Each restaurant serves a signature dish and luau guests are given the opportunity to try them all. Bring your appetite though, because there are eight vendors to choose from and the portions are generous. Only available on Fridays.

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: The Diamond Head Luau dining experience aims to be the best. By partnering with one of the area’s best restaurants, they’ve created a high-end luau buffet that never disappoints. Bring your appetite, as you may find yourself coming back for seconds and thirds.



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


Drinks: There’s a bar tent on the Luau grounds. Complimentary drink tickets are available with upgraded luau packages. 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.




Operating Hours: 

The Diamond Head Luau operates from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, four days a week. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  


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, taxis or rideshares are also an option. If you drive yourself, 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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