Chief's Luau at Sea Life Park
Intrinsically Hawaiian and one of the highest-rated island activities, luau's are near the top of most Hawaiian visitors' to-do lists. Like with any other popular tourist activity, there are a huge number of luau's on Oahu to pick from. Chief's Luau is one of the best-ranked on Trip Advisor and conveniently located at the beautiful Sea Life Park, just a short drive from Waikiki.
The Chief, internationally-acclaimed entertainer Chief Sielu, welcomes visitors to the Luau at 5pm with music, photos, games, a polynesian tattooing booth, fire stick making tutorials, hula lessons, headband weaving, and more. It's a festive environment with Mai Tais and other tropical drinks, island-style music, and the tantalizing smell of the roasted Kalua pig.
The pig is unveiled in an 'Imu ceremony, and then the feasting begins. The seating and stage area is all open air in Makapuu Meadows, and visitors have a pristine view of Oahu's beautiful Windward coastline, with mountain cliffs to one side and the ocean to the other.
Following dinner is a Polynesian show, and the evening ends with an impressive fire knife dancing display.
Chief's Luau is fun, laid-back, and interactive, creating a casual, intimate environment that allows guests to feel like "ohana" (family).
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Luau begins at 5pm and ends around 9pm. Check-in begins at 4:30.
Address: 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795
Directions: From Waikiki, take the H-1 E. Shortly past Hawaii Kai, it will become Kalanianaole Hwy. Follow it around the cliffs, past Makapuu and the Halona Blowhole. Sea Life Park will be on your left.
Hotel pick-up is available from certain Waikiki locations; visit the website for more information.