Chiefs Luau

by Mariam Beard • Last Updated: June 27, 2021

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Quick Details | Chief’s Luau

  • Island: OAHU

Important Info

  • Open?: ​Daily, except Tuesdays
  • Transportation?: Available. It is +$39 per person for roundtrip transportation. 
  • Parking?: Available. It is $9.00 (cash only) per car.
  • Duration: Approximately 4pm-8pm (Luau 5:30pm-8:15pm)
  • Distance from Waikiki: 25 miles (40 km) from Waikiki. Without traffic, this can take 35-minutes however with traffic (especially Mondays/Fridays), this same drive can take 45-60 minutes. Allow 1-hour transit time in case of unpredictable traffic.

Our Experience

Love, love, LOVE this fire-knife show! Unlike other luaus that only have a few fire-knife dancers, this one has 8!

How to Get There

What to Expect

NOTE: We attended this luau in June 2021 when COVID-19 restrictions were still in affect.


There are two (2) main seating options: Paradise and Royal. Paradise would be general seating and Royal is their VIP option. It’s a $40 difference between the two packages. Should you do the Royal/VI

In a word? Maybe. 
If you’re planning on purchasing more drinks, they run about $10 each. With the Royal/VIP, you get 2 additional drink tickets (value: about $20). You also get a fresh-flower lei and and a souvenir gift. So, if you’re planning on having a couple more drinks, you’re essentially paying $20 for better seating. 

Seating is a tricky thing. It doesn’t matter – until it does. If you’re in the back of the Paradise/General section? Well…that extra $40 makes it worth it.  

Paradise Experience $155

**Reduced pricing for children/teens

Royal Experience $195 (VIP)

  • Seating: Royal/Front section
  • Lei: Fresh flower lei
  • 3 adult beverages + 1 Mai Tai greeting (total 4)
  • Souvenir Gift

**Reduced pricing for children/teens

What to Wear

  • Luaus are 100% outdoors. If you are attending a luau in our winter season of Dec-Feb, it can be breezy at night. I would recommend a light jacket for when the sun goes down.

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Aloha! I'm Mariam.

I'm an Oahu resident sharing my adventures here in Hawaii to help take the guesswork out of planning your trip to Hawaii.

I've worked full-time as a concierge for a decade and have planned thousands of itineraries for travelers like you!


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