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The lūʽau at Waikiki Beach Marriott

About The Lūʽau

About The Lūʽau

Pāʻina Waikīkī, a unique dinner party luau where the vibrant stories of Waikiki’s legendary eras come to life through festive mele (songs), hula and the highest caliber of Polynesian performing arts.

In the form of hula kahiko (ancient hula) we bring to life the stories of the elegant homes, lush natural beauty, and brilliant Hawaiian royals that once called these very grounds and Waikiki home.

Pāʻina Waikīkī, a unique dinner party luau where the vibrant stories of Waikiki’s legendary eras come to life through festive mele (songs), hula and the highest caliber of Polynesian performing arts.

In the form of hula kahiko (ancient hula) we bring to life the stories of the elegant homes, lush natural beauty, and brilliant Hawaiian royals that once called these very grounds and Waikiki home.

Lūʽau Seatings


PRICE: Starting at $125
DURATION: 3 hours

Everything that makes renowned Waikīkī a unique and exciting place is celebrated at Pāʻina Waikīkī! A unique dinner party lūʽau setting where the vibrant stories of Waikīkī’s legendary eras come to life through festive nā mele (songs), hula, and the highest caliber of Polynesian performing arts.

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Royal Waikīkī



There will be a gift of hula honoring Hawaiiʻs beloved Queen Liliʻuokalani. A special acknowledgement for Hawaiiʻs last reigning monarch, who spent much of her time right here, where she had two beautiful summer homes. It is here that she would come to retreat, relax, and reflect.

Guests will be treated to traditional hula as well as new original mele composed just for Pāʻina Waikīkī.

 

What Our Guests Have To Say
★★★★★

Great luau for the family!

This was a great luau!! Smaller than others I’ve been to, which was nice. It’s also not on a beach but on the deck at the Marriott. It was lovely. Definitely the best food we’ve had at a luau! Good drinks, excellent service and wonderful performance. The dancers were great and the fire dancers were amazing! Definitely recommend this luau - for adults and children alike. Kids loved the Hawaiian tattoos they got before dinner :)

– Tara H. • TripAdvisor
Great luau experience!

The Luau at the Marriott was awesome! It was smalls and intimate, the host was great...the performers were awesome! Great ambiance The Buffett food was great as well.

– Desiree G. • Yelp
Would go back again!

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Paina Luau. Location was fantastic and the atmosphere was more intimate than I was expecting. Despite being in the heart of Waikiki, the show was so immersive you forgot where you were. Big shout out to the performances, but especially our MC, whose beautiful voice stole the show. Cap it off with an excellent all you can eat buffet and we couldn’t have asked for a better evening.

– Katrina B. • TripAdvisor
Top of my list!

Been to different luau and this is on the top of my list. New activity to enjoy in Waikiki. Show was energetic and food was high quality. Enjoyed the intimate setting which provided a more personable service. Our server was great, met our requests with a warm smile. The 10 year old boy performed an amazing fire knife dance! Love the convenience of walking from our hotel to the luau. We highly recommend this luau.

– Judidel • TripAdvisor
Excellent Luau in the heart of Waikiki

Entertaining, authentic luau at the beautiful Queensbreak amenity deck. The food offerings are higher quality than other Luaus I've attended (much better than Hilton Hawaiian Village) with tons of options. The service and entertainment was incredible. They did a great job of highlighting the Polynesian and Hawaiian cultures while keeping the audience highly engaged with the performance. I will definitely be back next time I'm in Waikiki!

– Marco F. • TripAdvisor
Fabulous luau in the heart of Waikiki

The setting, food and entertainment was perfect. The show highlighted the culture of Hawaii and mix of Polynesia. The food was a good balance of traditional Hawaiian food and some more western offerings. Highly recommend.

– Mobile37063 • TripAdvisor
Awesome Waikiki luau!

This was an awesome luau! The music, costumes and dancing were outstanding. The food was so delicious, my favorite was the kalua pork and the prime rib melted in my mouth. The host of the show was high energy and had the most beautiful voice! I was able to sit with 20 colleagues who were at the hotel for a meeting. We had so much fun together and it was a great bonding experience. Mahalo!

– Julia R. • TripAdvisor
Ah-mazing!

This luau is AH-MAZING! It is super fun, very entertaining and the food is delicious! It is great for any age group and I love that they interact with the crowd. It is a MUST SEE!

– Kimberly F. • TripAdvisor
Excellent show!

The Paina Waikiki Luau at Waikiki beach Marriot show was great. I went with my 15 yr old daughter and she loved it. We were blown away with the 10 year old fire boy performance. This is a wonderful show for the entire family. The buffet fresh catch of the day fish ? is delicious!!!!! My daughter said she can’t wait to come back.

– Ismael C. • TripAdvisor
Amazing luau!

Beautifully done, intimate atmosphere close to the entertainment. Food was excellent with live prime rib carving station! Wonderful experience!

– Brett E. • TripAdvisor

Community Engagement


Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is committed to supporting the resiliency and sustainable development of the Hawaiian community.

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