Paradise Cove Luau & Hawaii Big Island Day Trip – Hawaii, USA


1 Luau - featured image

It would have been great to spend more time on the other islands, however with such a short time frame, we made the best of it! We chose to do the Big Island Circle Tour, with Roberts Hawaii, and were greeted on arrival at Kona Airport to board the comfortable tour bus for our journey around the island. We visited many different sites, and saw some amazing landscapes, complete with informative commentary along the way. Some of the highlights included Rainbow Falls Lookout, Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Thurston Lava Tubes, a coffee plantation, Hamakua Macadamia Nut Farm, Thomas A Jaggar Museum and the amazing Volcanoes National Park.

Rainbow Falls Lookout with a beautiful waterfall flowing on an overcast day
Rainbow Falls Lookout


3 Punaluu Black sand beach

Punaluu Black Sand Beach in Hawaii on a summers day with waves crashing
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Punaluu Black Sand Beach with the ocean waves crashing and mountains in the background
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
A group of tourists walking through Thurston Lava Tubes lit up by warm yellow lights
Thurston Lava Tubes
Close up shot of wooden bowls containing different flavoured nuts at Hamakua Macadamia Nut Farm
Hamakua Macadamia Nut Farm
Wild goats at Hamakua Macadamia Nut Farm standing beside giant rocks on top of thousands of discarded macadamia nut shells
Wild goats at Hamakua Macadamia Nut Farm
View from afar of a steaming volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Definitely one of the highlights from our trip was celebrating Keidi’s 21st birthday at the famous Paradise Cove Luau. I’d highly recommend it to anyone staying on Oahu. Our crazy guide was hilarious and kept us entertained with games, jokes and stories. We booked an upgraded package, which got us fantastic seats for the show, along with cocktails, a traditional dinner and fun activities. A luau is an absolute must when you visit Hawaii, and we were lucky enough to participate in one for a very special 21st birthday! The activities during the day included performances on the beach, lei and head-dress making, colourful temporary “tattoos”, singing, dancing and plenty of eating. The performances throughout the night were insane, with fire-twirlers, singers and fantastic traditional dancers all wearing amazing elaborate costumes. We even got up on stage to participate in a dance! An amazing night not to be forgotten.

These amazing experiences were sponsored by Hawaii’s Mahalo Month for Travel Agents. More information can be found at the following websites:

If you have any other questions about our day trip to Hawaii’s Big Island or Paradise Cove Luau, let me know in the comments or find me on Facebook or Instagram.


Hollie and I weaving a head-dress out of long thin green leaves while smiling and wearing leis around our neck and flowers in our hair
Head-dress making
Me smiling cheerfully with my newly woven head dress on my head and a lady behind me giving me a strange look

2 bright fun cocktails at the Luau with pineapple wedges and colourful mini umbrellas surrounded by flowers

Hollie, myself and Gabi - Friends at the Luau with hand woven head-dresses and flowers in our hair

Female dancers performing on stage at sunset at the Paradise Cove Luau

Female and male dancers performing on stage at sunset at the Paradise Cove Luau

My friends and I participating in a dance on stage with other tourists at the Paradise Cove Luau
Participating in a dance on stage

My friends and I at the Luau smiling with flowers in our hair and leis around our neck on a sunny spring day







1 Comment

  1. March 7, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Looks like an awesome trip!! Good photos too!

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