oahu | Lu'aus

The feast and festivities of the lu‘au are the traditional ways that the people of Hawai‘i have celebrated special occasions. The birth of a child, a victorious battle and a successful harvest are all events that called for the honoring of the gods and the sharing of bounty with friends and family.

Called ‘aha ‘aina (gathering for a meal) in ancient times, the term lu‘au came into favor much later in our island history and refers to the young edible taro leaves that are traditionally used to wrap the food prior to being placed in the imu (underground oven).

Germaine's - is the best and most authentic luau in the Pacific. You will walk away from this experience touched in a way that is rarely replicated. The Ohana (family) at Germaine's Luau embraces you as one of their own.

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Paradise Cove Luau - Serving Hawaii's malihini (guests) and kama'aina (locals) for more than 20 years, Paradise Cove is one of the largest and most respected luau shows in Hawai'i. Located at the beautiful Ko Olina Resort on the leeward coast of O'ahu, Paradise Cove features brilliant sunset views from our 12-oceanfront acres.

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Polynesian Cultural Center - The Ali'i Luau is Oahu's most authentic and that's not just idle talk: The Polynesian Cultural Center received the coveted Kahili Award recognizing them for their efforts to preserve Hawaiian culture. To join the luau, you'll need admission to the Polynesian Cultural Center, which just happens to be Hawaii 's favorite visitor attraction,

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YouTube - Royal Hawaiian Luau - Tahitian Dance - The Tihati Dancers always put on a great show at the Royal Hawaiian Luau! I will just sit back and drink Mai Tais!

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You Tube Video - Here is a Fire Dancer from Paradise Cove Luau in Oahu.

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You Tube Video - A dance at the Paradise Cove Luau at Ko'olina.

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You Tube Video - The Tihati Dancers always put on a great show at the Royal Hawaiian Luau!

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