From the minute you arrive at Germaine’s Luau, it is easy to see that you’re in for an extraordinary experience. You’ll be greeted with a shell lei and a warm Aloha from your hosts. The luau grounds are simply stunning. Located on Oahu’s sunny west shore and right on a private beach, you’ll enjoy great sunset views and lush, tropical surroundings.
Germaine’s “backyard-style” luau offers a more intimate setting and a casual atmosphere. The drums and sounds of island music will do their job to get you into the right mood. Audience participation is encouraged throughout the evening with the women being taught the traditional “Hukilau Hula” and the men trying their hips at the Tahitian “Ami.”
After the impressive imu ceremony, in which the kalua pig is unearthed from the traditional rock-filled underground oven, followed by a prayer to the ancient gods, the buffet is opened. Help yourself to the multi-course Polynesian buffet that will make your taste buds dance. You’ll find traditional island delicacies as well as American favorites.
This is your chance to taste the island staple poi, a paste made of cooked and pounded taro roots. Other foods include lomi lomi salmon, mahi mahi (island fish), teriyaki beef, chicken, rice, island veggies and fruits and so much more. You definitely have to try their haupia pudding, which is made out of coconut milk. The drinks are good and plenty as well. Try the popular Mai Tai or Blue Hawaii. You’ll also find a large selection of alcohol-free beverages, tea and coffee.
After dinner the feast for your eyes begins. Enjoy a fabulous Polynesian revue featuring some of the most talented island performers who will take you on a musical journey throughout the Pacific. You’ll see the native Hula, Tahitian drum dances and the exciting Samoan fire-knife dance.
Germaine’s Luau is truly too good to miss. It has even been featured on ABC's “Good Morning America” and acclaimed “America's Best Luau” in the book of “America's Best 100!”
E komo mai! – Welcome
Germaine's now offers guests the option of three different packages!
- The first option is our Original Luau Package.
This includes round-trip motor coach transportation from Waikiki to our Luau, a lei greeting upon arrival, and 1st come first serve seating in our beach side dining area. Dinner will include our All-you-can-eat Hawaiian/American buffet, 1 standard beverage ticket for adults (more tickets are available for purchase), and unlimited soft drinks, hot coffee and tea. Enjoy our pre-dinner and pre-show activities including photo opportunities with our cast. And enjoy our Polynesian performance featuring our Samoan Fireknife Dancer.
- The second option is our Hibiscus Luau Package.
This includes round-trip motor coach transportation from Waikiki to our luau, a lei greeting upon arrival, and reserved seating in our prime central section of our beach-side dining area. Your dinner includes our All-you-can-eat Hawaiian/American buffet, 3 premium beverage tickets for adults (more tickets are available for purchase), and unlimited soft drinks, hot coffee and tea. Sit back and enjoy our Polynesian performance along with our pre-dinner entertainment and activities. Don't miss the end with our performance featuring our Samoan Fireknife dancer.
- Lastly, our Plumeria Luau Package.
This includes our round-trip motor coach transportation from Waikiki to our Luau, a lei greeting and photo opportunity with our Polynesian models in premier beach-side location upon arrival, and reserved seating in our premier front-row central section of our beach-side dining area. Your dining experience includes a Plumeria hostess to assist, our All-you-can-eat Hawaiian/American dinner menu with initial table service including unlimited self-serve buffet including a separate dedicated bar window for our Plumeria guests. Three specialty beverage tickets for adults (more are available for purchase) with unlimited soft drinks, hot coffee & tea. Enjoy our pre-dinner and pre-show entertainments and activities along with your front row seating to our spectacular Polynesian performance featuring our Samoan Fireknife dancer. With our Plumeria package receive a complimentary Souvenir Photo per each Plumeria adult and enjoy photos opportunities with the cast.
What to know
What days of the week do you operate? Daily During the Summer. Closed on Mondays during Winter.
What to Know
What is your check in time if driving out? 5:15 pm.
What time does the Luau start? Luau begins about 6:00pm (or when the last buses arrive)
What is your schedule of events? 6:00 Imu ceremony & activities, followed by dinner, after dinner learn the Hukilau Hula. Main show starts at 8:00pm, Luau finishes about 9:00pm
Do you provide Transportation? Roundtrip from Waikiki, Yes & it's included in the price.
Bus Transportation Pick up: Starts at 4:15pm-4:45pm at select hotels in Waikiki.
What about children 3 and younger? Children 3 and under are free. They will be provided a smaller round plate for their dinner, along with assistance at the buffet lines if needed. Please remember to let us know how many you are bringing!
Included: You will receive beverage coupons for adults redeemable at the bar for alcoholic beverages with photo ID and unlimited, complimentary soft drinks, hot coffee and tea for everyone.
Smoking/non smoking? Both.
Do you have Wheel chair access?Yes, although our luau is completely on the beach, we do have some areas where the sand is more compact & with the assistance of your family, you are able to access this area. We discourage bringing the motorized scooters since several have been damaged in the past due to sand getting into the motor. Germaine’s Luau will not be held responsible for any damage.Please contact us as soon as possible if you are bringing a wheelchair on the bus for we may need to reserve a specialized vehicle with our transportation company and these special buses are not always available.
What type of alcohol beers wines etc? Mai Tais, blue Hawaiian,
pina colada, standard bar drinks, beer and wine. 3 drink tickets come with
each luau. Additional beverage coupons are available for purchase.
Do I need to bring an ID? Young Adults 21 years and older proper ID is mandatory if they wish to be served alcoholic beverages.
What non alcoholic drinks do you have? Soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Free all night
long no tickets required!
I am a vegetarian with a nut allergy, can you accommodate me? We can order a special “stir fry” dish for you with advance notice. Then you can go down our buffet line to select any other dish that you may desire. We don't use any nuts based additives in our cooking. If you need a special Vegetarian or Vegan Entree please let us know and order in advance by telling us in our comment box when checking out.
What is your dress code? Casual.
What should I wear? Light cover up, it can get breezy on the shoreline.
Are slippers ok? Or are shoes required? Slippers, flip flops
Is it outside or inside? Outside.
Do we have to sit on the ground?
We have two kinds of seating at luau. We have a few tables that are about 18” off the ground where you sit on beach mats that we provide. The majority of our tables are picnic benches. If you require a chair with a back, please contact our reservation office and we will arrange to have one for you.
How long does it last? 2.5hr-3hrs.
When does it start? 6:00pm.
Is there a dance/musical number? Yes.
Is parking available? Is parking convenient? At what cost? Do you validate
parking? Yes and it is free.
Do you have a gift shop? Yes.
Is there audience participation? Yes.
Should we bring bug repellent? No.
Are children under the age of 2 allowed? Yes. Children under the age of 3 are free, but please let us know when you book! We ask that you have them sit on your lap on the bus if there are no extra seats. At the luau, they are able to sit in their own seat & are given a small plate for the dinner buffet. Unlimited soft drinks are also available. Please bring your own baby carrier or stroller as we do not have any high chairs at the luau.
Are there plenty of bathrooms? Yes.
Is there Shopping nearby? No.
What if it is raining? Do you supply umbrellas, rain checks, refunds?
Refunds are available, we'll see how it goes if you are already with us.
We have ponchos available if its only slightly raining.
Does the luau represent many dances or just Hawaiian? The show
will be a musical journey through songs and dances of the South Pacific,
our host island of Hawaii., and we feature the exciting Samoan Fireknife
Does it have Tahitian dancers? Yes.
Is there a place to store valuables? No.
Can I take pictures after the show? Yes.
Can I get autographs? Yes.
Are pictures available if I don't have a camera? Yes there is a
souvenir photo for $20, we also sell disposable cameras in our gift shop.
Security suggestions? Don't bring valuables.
] 91119 Olai Street, Kapolei, HI 96707
Next to the Barber’s Point Lighthouse. (Approximately 27 miles from Waikiki.)
Take the H-1 Freeway West. Follow signs to Waianae. Leave Freeway on Exit #1
(Campbell Industrial Park), which loops over the freeway and proceed towards
ocean on Kalaeloa Blvd. to the very end.
Turn right on Olai Street and continue until the end of the road, ending in
the Germaine's Luau Parking Lot. Park, lock, & proceed to Welcome Hale to
check in. Approximate travel time from Waikiki is 45-60 Minutes.