Chief's Luau: Wet'n'Wild
Let the chief and his family take care of you the Polynesian way.
Oahu's Highest Rated Luau
Fresh Flower Lei Greeting (Royal Upgrade Only)
Best Oahu Adult Bevs
Traditional Hawaiian Luau Menu
Polynesian Arts and Crafts
Chief Sielu Avea warming things up!
Traditional Imu Celebration
Hawaiian Hula Dancers
Oahu's Best Fire Knife Dancers
Luau Fun for ALL Ages
Customers will receive a FULL REFUND or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
No Disclaimers at this time.
Chiefs Luau FAQs
What days do the Chief's Luau operate?
Mondays - Wednesdays - Thursdays - Fridays & Sundays (Closed Tuesdays & Saturdays)
Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes. We recommend making a reservation in advance to confirm your seating, but will accept them up to the day of if there are seats available.
What time does the luau start?
If you are driving out to Chief's Luau, your check in time is at 5 pm, luau begins at 530 pm.
What time does the luau end?
The show ends typically around 830pm. Your drive back to Waikiki is roughly 45 min - 1 hr.
Is transportation included?
Roundtrip transportation is available at a cost of $20 per person and can be added to your booking at the time you place your reservations.
What time does the Waikiki hotel pick ups start?
Hotel pick ups start at 345 pm (until 415 pm). Your final confirmation will have your pick up details listed.
Do you pick up from every hotel in Waikiki?
There are 9 convenient pick up locations in Waikiki. If your hotel is not a pick up location, the nearest location will be assigned to you.
What happens if I miss my bus in Waikiki?
If for any reason you miss your bus in Waikiki, you will be required to find your own way to the luau. Return transportation to Waikiki will still be provided.
Is admission to Wet N Wild included with the luau tickets?
No, admission to the waterpark is not included. The park is closed during the luau.
Are there any Vegan, Vegetarian or Gluten Free Options?
Yes, guest with dietary restrictions will be able to select items from the Buffet line that are Vegan/Gluten Free.
Effective September 13, 2021, the City & County of Honolulu will require all guests 12 years of age and older to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of entry with picture ID to enter the Luau
The Chief's Luau hosted by Chief Sielu Avea—who is also a world-champion fire knife dancer—is the most entertaining Luau in Hawaii.
Max Party Size:
Maximum seating per table is 8. If you have a group larger than 8, you will be seated near each other at separate tables.
- All You Care to Eat Polynesian Buffet
- Participate in Polynesian Arts and Crafts
- Trip Advisor's #1 Rated Luau in the Entire State of Hawaii
- Spectacular Show Featuring Songs and Dances from the South Pacific Islands
- Couple's Celebration Stage with The Chief Singing Under a Canopy of Fire Torches
- Grand Finale' Featuring 12 Champion Fire Knife Dancers
- Kukui Nut Lei Greeting
- Hawaiian Luau Buffet (2nd Section to Buffet)
- (2) Drink Tickets
- Seating in Paradise Section
Royal Experience: ($40 upgrade)
- Chioce of Fresh Flower Lei or Kukui Nut Greeting
- (1) Mai Tai Greeting
- (3) Drink Tickets
- Hawaiian Luau Buffet (1st Section to Buffet)
- Seating in Front Royal Section
- Souvenir Gift
Feel our Island Spirit!
When you arrive, you’re greeted in the traditional way: with a lei. Feel like part of one big ohana (family) as you join the tropical party. Some of the special treats this luau includes are an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet and an adult beverage, as well as seating with terrific views of the Polynesian performances.
The Chiefs Luau is sure to entice all of your senses. Smell and taste the exotic flavors of Hawaiian-style food, including kalua pig slow cooked in a traditional imu – an underground oven lined with hot lava stones. Lomi-lomi salmon, poi (pounded taro root), and imu-roasted vegetables are served, along with new and familiar island staples.
Feasts like this were once available only to Hawaiian royalty. Religion dictated that men and women eat separately. King Kamehameha II broke the taboo in 1819, inviting everyone to eat and celebrate together. Become a part of this tradition as you enjoy the Chief’s Luau with your family.
After indulging your taste buds in Polynesian flavors, treat your eyes and ears to performances of Pacific Island music and dance. From the sweet sounds of ukulele to a thrilling performance of the fire-knife dance, the entertainment certainly takes your breath away.
Chief's Luau Menu:
- Mixed Island Greens
- Diced Pineapple
- Taro & Assorted Dinner Rolls
- Steamed White Rice
- Poi & Lomi Lomi Salmon
- Purple Okinawan Sweet Potatoes
- Seasonal Vegetable Stir Fry
- Vegetarian Chow Mein
- Slow Cooked Kalua Pork
- Roasted Tropical BBQ Chicken
- Sautéed Asian Style Island Fish
Desserts & Beverages
- Pineapple Cake
- Coffee & Tea
- Passion Orange Guava Tropical Punch
- Cash bar available (Assorted Liquors, Wine, Beer, Soda)
Details about the Royal Experience:
The royal seating is directly in front of the stage, so you can see the performers up close. You’ll be greeted with fresh flower leis and a refreshing mai tai. You’ll also be in the first section to enjoy the buffet, with an additional three adult beverages included. Taste the succulent meat straight from the ‘imu and sample Polynesian specialties including poi and lomi-lomi salmon. You and your guests also receive a special souvenir gift to take home, and children up to four years can come along free of charge.
The Chief’s Luau, a truly traditional Hawaiian feast, you’ll experience a tropical party like no other, including thrilling Polynesian performances and an ‘ono (delicious) Hawaiian-style buffet.
Later on, you’re invited to join in the dancing under the stars.
Know before you book:
- Our Luaus fill up quickly so please give yourself enough time and book in advance.
- Operation Days: Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
- 5:30 pm Check-in table opens at luau
- 6:00 pm Luau begins with interactive Hawaiian activities, including hula lessons, headband weaving and more
- 'Imu Ceremony
- Hawaiian Luau Feast
- Chiefs Journey Through the Polynesian Islands Show
- 8:15 pm'ish Luau ends, mahalo for coming!