Chief’s Luau at Wet’n’Wild Waterpark

Wet'n'Wild Water Park, Kapolei, Hawaii
Hawaii's top rated luau! If you’re looking for a night packed full of fun, food, and an extraordinary fire-knife finale then the Chief’s luau is the one for you.



Pre-dinner cultural activities and demonstrations
All-you-care-to-eat Hawaiian feast
Polynesian show with a spectacular fire-knife dancing
Transportation from Waikiki available

What's Included

Kukui Nut Lei Greeting
Paradise Section Seating
Two (2) Drink Tickets
Traditional Luau Foods


Royal Experience: Welcome Mai Tai, Seating in front of the stage, 3 Drink Tickets and Priority Dining
Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki available as an add-on


Chief Sielu smiles while performing at luau in grass cape and head dress. Chief’s Luau is the top-rated luau in Hawaii and is renowned for its impressive, over-the-top fire-knife performance. However, according to past guests, the main attraction might just be Chief Sielu himself.

Chief Sielu Avea

Chief’s Luau is produced and hosted by Chief Sielu Avea, who is pretty impressive in his own right. Chief Sielu is a real Samoan Chief and has dedicated his life to promoting Polynesian culture and customs. The Chief has been entertaining and educating visitors to the islands for over thirty years and he has been featured on more than a dozen popular television programs in the U.S., as well as appearing on programs in many other countries. The Chief has even starred in a Sundance Film Festival featured film and most recently he became a viral TikTok sensation.

In his early days, Chief Sielu was the first ever world-champion fire-knife dancer and performed on many stages worldwide. He has since gone on to inspire and mentor several generations of fire-knife dancers. It’s no coincidence that Chief’s Luau attracts the top talent and has the largest and most elaborate fire-knife performance around.

The Chief is known for his warmth, charm. and humor – and this sets the tone for the luau experience as a whole. This is a lighthearted, laid-back luau, with a welcoming staff, and you may be so busy being entertained that you might not even realize how much you are learning about Polynesian culture.

The Chief's Luau cast poses in traditional hula costumes in Oahu, Hawaii.Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a lei and are given an opportunity to take photos with the performers if they’d like. Before the start of dinner service and the main show, there is about an hour or so dedicated to cultural activities. Guests can enjoy some cocktails, try out a weaving or hula lesson, and watch the coconut husking and fire-starting demonstrations. (Tip: Past luau guests rave about the tropical cocktails served in real pineapples. Yes, they’re a bit pricey and touristy – but oh so much fun!)

Chief Sielu Avea stands with a whole roasted pig, the highlight of the luau buffet. Following a brief imu ceremony honoring the ancient Hawaiian tradition of slow-cooking a pig in an underground oven, it’s time to indulge in a delicious feast. Indulge in a buffet spread showcasing a variety of authentic luau delicacies, including succulent Kalua pork, lomi lomi salmon, traditional poi, and an array of beloved Hawaiian specialties. Indulge in our all-you-can-eat buffet, where you’re encouraged to enjoy seconds and even thirds! After all, this is a lavish feast meant to be savored to the fullest.

Fire knife dancers and the luau's Hawaiian band fill a huge stage with palm trees and a volcano backdrop. After dinner, it is finally time for the main event. Chief’s talented cast of dancers, performers, and musicians will take you on an exciting journey through the Pacific Islands. Experience the mesmerizing artistry of Hawaiian hula, Tahitian and Tongan dance performances, the powerful Māori haka, and a diverse array of other captivating cultural expressions. Each of these performances leads up to the breathtaking finale featuring the electrifying Samoan Siva Afi, also known as the mesmerizing fire-knife dance. Chief’s Luau is famous for its fire-knife spectacle, showcasing a remarkable ensemble of up to twelve dancers in action!

To conclude the evening’s festivities, the Chief extends a special invitation to couples commemorating significant moments to join him on stage for a heartfelt, intimate dance, accompanied by his own serenade.

Chief’s Luau offers two seating packages. The upgraded package – the Royal Experience – allows guests to sit closest to the stage, be first in line for the buffet, plus they will receive an extra drink ticket, a welcome Mai Tai, a flower lei, and a souvenir gift.

Chief’s luau is held on a flat, grassy surface. Seating is at large banquet-style tables, so you will be seated next to other guests. While Chief’s Luau is typically classified as a mid-sized venue, like many luaus across Hawaii, it can experience significant expansion during peak travel seasons such as holidays, spring break, and the summer months. If attending during peak season you may want to consider the upgraded package for this reason alone.

Also, please keep in mind that this is an outdoor, uncovered venue. Fortunately, the west side of the island is known as the ‘dry side’, but occasionally luaus are canceled due to weather. If such occasions arise, our reservation team will work with guests to either arrange an alternate date or process a refund for their convenience.



  • Mixed Island Greens
  • Taro Rolls
  • Poi & Lomi Lomi Salmon


  • Slow Roasted Kalua Pork
  • Tropical BBQ Chicken
  • Sautéed Asian Style Island Fish
  • Chow Mein Noodles with Char Siu Pork
  • Vegetable Stir Fry


  • Steamed White Rice
  • Purple Okinawan Sweet Potatoes


  • Pineapple Cake
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Passion Orange Guava Tropical Punch
  • Cash bar available (Assorted Liquors, Wine, Beer, Soda)
A slice of Pineapple upside down cake served as a dessert at Chief's Luau.


Special Considerations

  • Reserve early, this a popular attraction which fills up quickly.
  • Dress code is casual.
  • To purchase or enjoy alcoholic beverages, guests aged 21 and above are required to present a valid photo ID.
  • Please note that entry to Wet n' Wild Waterpark is not included with your luau admission. The park is closed during the luau.

Getting There

Chief’s Luau is located in Kapolei, which is about a forty-five minute drive away from Waikiki and only about ten minutes away from the resorts located in Ko Olina. For the simplest and most hassle-free transportation option from Waikiki to Chief's Luau, consider utilizing their convenient roundtrip shuttle service. With seven convenient pick-up points scattered across Waikiki, this service ensures there's a stop within easy walking distance of the majority of the area's main hotels.

If driving yourself, parking is available onsite for $11 per vehicle (cash only).

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Menu items are subject to change without prior notice


Customers will receive a full refund if cancellations are made before 12:00 pm (noon) the day before the luau. Cancellations made by Chief’s Luau due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances will receive credit or a full refund.

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