Germaine's Luau
Germaine's Luau
3.5
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Aloha! Take in the rich cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands. Enjoy the spectacular Polynesian show delivered to you at the ocean's edge, under the stars and palm trees. Be touched by the magic of ancient Hawaii and all its splendor. Feel the spirit of Aloha, experience a Backyard-style Hawaiian Luau and discover why Germaine's Luau is "too good to miss." The night is filled with beauty, color, and excitement as our multi-talented kane (men) and wahine (women) take you through a non-stop, action-packed journey throughout the Islands of Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand as well as the romantic hula of Hawaii. The evening also includes unlimited soft drinks, coffee & tea as well as a beverage coupon for adults 21 years & older. Transportation from designated Waikiki locations is also available when selected.
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jano1974
Chicago, IL101 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We booked this luau while we were in port in Honolulu. Right off the "escorts" let us know we had to be photographed upon exiting the bus to identify which bus we arrived on and insure that we all caught the correct bus back. This was done completely under false pretenses as will be described later. The majority of the luau was extremely cheesy with bad jokes and lots of talking. The dancing and food were actually pretty good which would have earned 3 or 4 stars regardless of the cheesy jokes if not for further issues. The men's bathroom consisted of two troughs. I haven't had to use the restroom side by side with no dividers since Wrigley Field bleacher days. Finally, when we got back on the bus, they handed us the photos they took. Then, they got on the bus and stated the photos were $20, or you can give the photo back. Bad form Germaine's. Also the practice is potentially illegal based on the interpretation of the word sends in the attached legal summary. I would not recommend this tour.
Written January 4, 2020
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Bill H
Hilo, HI16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
After a long and tedious bus ride in rush hour traffic the luau was in an industrial area near the beach. The show was like a Branson, MO show, only instead of the Ozarks, on a Pacific beach. Lame, hayseed humor, prayers, pathetic audience participation, and really bad food... all for only $111 a person. They really need to update the whole operation. Quite a disappointment.
Written February 16, 2020
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FlorecitaDaisy
Phoenix, AZ269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We booked this Luau several months prior to our trip because we expected it to sell out. Since we wanted to be close to the stage, we went with the Plumeria package, which guarantees you good seating and it also comes with 3 adult beverages, a picture and lei. We were pleased that they offered round trip transportation from Waikiki and our stop location was a short walk from our hotel. The bus was huge and comfortable and the ride to Kapolei was smooth and we arrived about 45 minutes after we departed. Upon arrival, you are greeted by friendly staff and you really feel that Aloha spirit. We were immediately placed in a line to have our photo taken and then taken to our table which was right by the stage. We had a very attentive server named Sammy who took good care of us. We partook in our free drinks and soon after were served our food. The food was all you can eat but we were pretty full after the 1st plate. We thought we had enough time to rest before asking for more food but that wasn't the case because the show starts shortly after. The show was amazing! We were quite impressed by all the performances and learning about the beautiful Polynesian culture. We were there for 2.5 hours and were then driven back to Waikiki after the show.
Written June 17, 2021
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TabbMarie
Saskatchewan, Canada38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We travelled to Hawaii with our children (12 and 9) for two weeks, visiting both the Big Island and Oahu. We specifically chose Germaine’s luau based on representations that it was the “most authentic” luau experience. We were sorely disappointed. The show has a significant cheese factor- think “hey friends get some more drinks, and party with your new Hawaiian cousins,” as well as a bit of Magic Mike dancing during performances by the male dancers. The food was pathetic, served on cardboard cafeteria-style trays. We were corralled into line to get food, like cattle, short show, and corralled back out. Nothing felt authentic about it. Save your money.
Written January 14, 2020
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John P
Denver12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We were disappointed with this Luau. If you want to get drunk and stupid it would be great but if you want a family appropriate luau go to the Polynesian Cultural Center and skip this one. We also purchased the original luau package (they tried multiple times to up sell us). We were last off the bus and last to go through the buffet line. They were out of many items of food and the quality was lacking by the time we went through the line.
Written March 14, 2020
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Podie
Sedona, AZ331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
In this time of covid, several of the local luaus are either closed or providing less of their original shows for the same price. Germaine's was great. Their waterfront location and laid-back atmosphere made this so much better than the stuffy luaus I have attended in the past. First of all, not a bad seat in the house. It's small and everyone has a great view. The food is brought to you and is surprisingly good. The service is friendly and attentive. The show is fun. Best of all, they had the lowest prices! You can't go wrong!
Written March 13, 2021
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okycowgirl1
Porter, TX49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were rather upset with this company as soon as we got on the bus the prices changed from our booking at the hotel. Big deal we got on line 10 minutes faster the cup for drinks sooooo small. Not worth paying extra for dancers were great enjoyed seeing that but do it again no way I thought it was a rip off. Don’t go save your money I gave it 3 stars for the dancers
Written February 14, 2020
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Emily R
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I did a lot of research before booking a luau, as they tend to be expensive. I wasn't sure what to expect, because reviews are typically polarizing. My friend and I went with the original package (cheapest) at Germaine's, and it was a positive experience which I would recommend! A luau is a can't miss experience, particularly for a first time visitor to Hawaii, and Germaine's did not disappoint. It was in a serene setting by the water, the performers were engaging, and we had a good view from our table where we were able to mingle with other travelers. The food was just ok and the alcohol was below average. Though expensive, it was a fairly good value considering the meal and entertainment provided.
Written February 25, 2020
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Alyssa L
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We went through Delta vacations and Aloha VIP tours to book the luau for three people (about $300). The location of the luau is odd. We arrived 20 minutes early but were told that the luau was canceled due to a power line problems (not the luau fault). No one contacted us before hand, it is about an hour drive from waikiki. The person waiting by the entrance told us that we could rebook for the next day, nope they were full.We only had a rental car for that Wednesday but we had nothing planned for the next three days so we were ok with rebooking for any of those days, nope full. We were told to get the refund we would have to called Delta vacations.

In summary they would not reschedule our luau, help us in any way, and did not tell us that it was canceled.
Written July 19, 2021
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jetsetter369
Phoenix, AZ192 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This was a Christmas trip for my 2 children and my 23 y/o daughter enjoyed it and I guess my 12 y/o son did as well but I'd been to a few luau's before. However, we could barely hear from the stage and I didn't like that when they called people to participate, those that weren't in the front section were never chosen. They put the food away quickly and made guests feel rushed. As soon as everyone was served, they started to shut things down. It's labeled as the best luau in Honolulu but I'm not so sure about that. I wasn't impressed with anything.
Written January 1, 2020
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