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Chief’s Luau at Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark

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.

Chief Sielu, the creator of Chief's Luau, is surrounded by Fire Knife dancers carrying flaming torches.
Chief Sielu Avea smiling.
An Empty stage a Chief's Luau after hours.
Chief Sielu and performers present the whole roasted kalua pig.
Spectacular fire knife dance finale at the Chief's Luau


    • Featuring the legendary Chief Sielu
    • Spectacular fire-knife finale with up to 12 dancers
    • Live Hawaiian music & Polynesian dancing
    • Transportation from Waikiki available

Amenities & Add-ons

Cultural Activities/Games

Fresh Flower Leis

Professional photos

Waikiki Transportation


Fire Knife Dance


Imu Ceremony

Live Music

Food & Drink


Complimentary Drinks

Serves Alcohol



Meet the Chief and Watch a Legendary Fire-knife Show!

Chief’s Luau is Oahu’s top-rated luau that features local legend Chief Sielu and an extraordinary fire-knife performance. Held at afterhours at the Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark in Kapolei, this lively and festive luau offers a night of entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Chief Sielu Avea

Chief’s Luau is produced and hosted by Chief Sielu Avea. Chief Sielu is a real Samoan Chief and a world champion fire-knife dancer who 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.

Chief Sielu has been featured on more than a dozen popular television programs in the U.S. The Chief has also appeared on programs in many other countries. The Chief has even starred in a Sundance Film Festival featured film. And his most recent claim to fame was becoming a viral TikTok sensation.

In his early days, Chief Sielu was the first ever world champion fire-knife dancer and performed on 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 charm and sense of humor. This of course 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.

Pre-Dinner Activities

Guests are welcomed with a lei and are allowed to take photos with the performers. Before the start of dinner service and the main show, there is about an hour or so dedicated to cultural activities. During this time, 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. They’re a bit pricey but oh so much fun!

Hawaiian Luau Feast

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. The buffet spread showcases 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 feast meant to be savored to the fullest.

Chief’s Luau Evening Performance

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 an array of captivating cultural expressions.

Each performance 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 performance, 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 celebrating anniversaries and honeymoons to join him on stage for a heartfelt, intimate dance, as he serenades them

Seating Packages

Paradise ExperienceIncludes a kukui nut lei, two (2) drink tickets, and seating in the Paradise section.
Royal ExperienceIncludes a fresh flower lei, welcome Mai Tai, souvenir gift, three (3) drink tickets, priority accces to the buffet, and seating closest to the stage.

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.

Getting There

Chief’s Luau is located at the Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark in Kapolei. This is about 25 miles from Waikiki and about four miles away from the resorts in Ko Olina. Drive times can vary greatly due to heavy rush hour traffic.

For the simplest and most hassle-free transportation option from Waikiki to Chief’s Luau, consider utilizing their convenient roundtrip shuttle service. There are seven convenient pick-up points scattered across Waikiki. This ensures there’s a stop within easy walking distance of the majority of the area’s main hotels.

Taxis and rideshares are not recommended for this venue.

Parking at Chief’s Luau

Parking is available onsite for $11 per vehicle (cash only).

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Special Considerations

  • Dress code is casual.
  • Reserve early, this a popular attraction which fills up quickly.
  • Entry to Wet n’ Wild Waterpark is not included with your luau admission.
  • Guests aged 21 and above must present a valid photo ID to consume alcohol.


Please Note:

Menu items are subject to change without prior notice.

Chief’s Luau reserves the right to cancel or modify the show for weather or safety-related issues.

Privacy Policy:

We will not sell, share, or in any way release your personal information to any unrelated third parties.

Refund Policy:

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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