by Mariam Beard • Last Updated: October 19, 2022
Affordable Waikiki Luau
If you’re looking for a Waikiki luau with an approachable price point, Queen’s Luau at the International Marketplace is a great option. Located in the heart of Waikiki, Queen’s Luau offers a convenient and affordable luau experience for families with young kids. With adult tickets starting at $100 (as of October 2022) and kids tickets at $90, Queen’s Luau is a great value compared to other Waikiki luaus.
At Queen’s Luau, the luau schedule is broken up into three parts: cultural activities, dinner, and the show.
5:00pm Doors Open, Cultural Activities
6:45pm Polynesian Show, Fire-knife Dancing
7:30pm Luau Ends
The menu at Queen’s Luau is a bit more limited than other luaus. When we visited, there were two main entree options: pork or chicken. There were also some sides such as rice, mac salad, regular salad, noodles, veggies, and cake with coconut drizzle. For those with dietary restrictions, it’s important to double check the menu for the luau you choose.
At Queen’s Luau, there are three seating options:
- Front Row
- Middle row
- Back row.
All options include cultural activities, dinner, and the show. The main difference between the packages is the seating for the show. The front row gets the best seat and three drink tickets for either a Mai Tai or a soda. The middle row gets two drink tickets and a sea chalet. The back row gets one drink ticket and a chalet. There are also non-alcoholic drinks such as sodas and juices. The bar also serves beer, seltzers, and a few cocktails.
As with most luaus, attire is casual. For this luau, I wore a simple dress and sandals. The luau surface is a grassy or turf type of surface, so sandals are best.
The luau is located inside the International Marketplace. If you’re staying in Waikiki, it’s a short walk or you can take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. Queen’s Luau does offer validated parking for the International Marketplace.
Queen’s Luau is a great option for those looking for an affordable Waikiki luau experience. With adult tickets starting at $100 and kids tickets at $90, it’s a great value compared to other Waikiki luaus. The luau is held at Queen’s Court, which is at ground level, and there are no ocean views. The menu is a bit more limited than other luaus, so it’s important to double check the menu for dietary restrictions. The dress code is casual and sandals are best for the grassy or turf type of surface. Queen’s Luau is conveniently located in the International Marketplace and offers validated parking. If you’re looking for a Waikiki luau with an approachable price point, Queen’s Luau is a great option.