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germaine's luauLet us take you back 100 years & 27 miles from Waikiki to our exclusive beachfront property on the shores of West Oahu. Since 1976, over 3 million visitors to our Islands have become a part of the Germaine’s Ohana. Germaine’s Luau® has been acclaimed as America’s Best Luau in “America’s Best 100” and has been filmed by ABC’s “Good Morning America”. Come to where you will still experience a traditional luau that recaptures the “Spirit of Old Hawaii”.

The founding of our luau began in the early 1970's at Sea Life Park, the popular aquatic family venue overlooking picturesque Makapu'u Point on East Oahu. In 1976, we relocated to the sunny west side of our island to a beachfront property near the Barber's Point lighthouse where it remains today.

The area was the former seaside residence of Rosalei and William Stephenson & their family. The Stephensons were renowned for their hospitality and enjoyed hosting Hawaiian luau as a regular family tradition.

Prior to the development of the present Campbell Industrial Park, the area was lush with vegetation and surrounded with sugar cane fields waving in the gentle breeze. The waters along the shoreline of the estate teemed with fish and other treasures of the sea.

To ensure that the family would be forever united and always remain Keiki o Ka 'Aina (children of the land), individual coconut trees were planted for each member of the Stephenson family throughout the property. The heights of the various coconut trees today represent the different generations of family who celebrated aloha in their Hawaiian way of life and enjoyed happy times together. The lone Norfolk pine tree on the estate served as the family Christmas tree and the family members decorated it each year as they celebrated the joys of the Christmas holiday season.

In keeping with the Stephenson family traditions, we have taken special measures to insure that the “family of coconut trees” remain in the areas they were originally planted and are properly maintained.

Our luau has evolved over the years but the true spirit of Aloha remains as the defining element of the Germaine's Luau® experience.

You will leave with fond memories of what a true luau is all about…a one of a kind experience not found anywhere else in the world. Upon arrival, all of our guests are traditionally welcomed with a Hawaiian Shell Lei. The sounding of the conch shell announces the beginning of the evening’s festivities! Picture taking opportunities await as the Royal Court of Polynesia makes its entrance. As the imu (underground oven) is uncovered, the savory aroma of the Kalua Pua’a (roasted pig) – your main course of the evening – reminds us that dinner is soon to be served.

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Our all-you-can-eat buffet features A Hawaiian – American Dinner Meal features an array of tasty traditional island favorites (See our menu).
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 as well as 1-3 beverage coupons (depending on your package) for all adults 21 years & older. Round-trip transportation from designated Waikiki locations is $35 per person. On-site parking fee is $5.00 per vehicle

*All drinks & food must be consumed on-site and discarded before leaving our site. No takeout food & beverage allowed.

*No outside food or beverages permitted to bring on site to our luau

*Notice of Disclaimer: Drink tickets are intended for use to redeem towards beverages available and listed on the menu at Germaine’s Luau Main Bar and are valid only for use on date indicated on tickets. Drink tickets hold no cash value and no cash back . Drink tickets cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Current Government issued ID required for purchase and/or  consumption of alcoholic beverages, and digital ID s are not accepted


The following are subject to change without prior notice or obligation:

-          Services, products, and menu items

-          Advanced reservations required, No walk-in at this time

*Social distancing and masks for guests are not required outdoors, but are still recommended for guests visiting our Gift Shop and using the Restrooms

*Special requests for seating assistance for handicapable, & cane walkers, vegetarian & special diets, etc. must be made 24 hrs in advance

*All Events and times are weather permitting and are subject to change without notice

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