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Last review on 2018/11/14
# of Reviews: 2

Great time at our first-time luau!

Posted on: 2018/11/14

My wife and I for our 1-year wedding anniversary decided upon the Paradise Cove Luau out of a few different choices. After speaking with locals and drivers on the island, this one seems to be the favorite. We were picked up from a close-by location in Wakiki, taken to Paradise Cove and from there, it was smooth and fun times!

PROS: Overall experience was great! Our bus guide (Sexy T) was fun-loving, funny, and made the drive out to the cove enjoyable. The luau itself includes spear throwing, traditional games, pictures (for purchase towards the end but free to participate), a short cove canoe ride, gift shop, crafts both to make and pre-made for sale, and many other activities. The food was second-to-none, buffet style and DELICIOUS. Coming from a southern guy, the pork was the best and I know good BBQ. The luau show was entertaining and keeps your attention.

CONS: The cove card is nice, pays for 1-3 drinks depending on the money placed on there (which depends on your package), but with any venue event, the drinks are pricey but, in my opinion, strong enough to be worth the money. I only list this as a con because this is not an all-you-can-drink event. Adding this option would be nice for those guests that wish to imbibe.

As for seating, we went with the Standard Package (cheapest) and lucked up with excellent seats that were very close to the stage. There is a greater likelihood for poorer seats with the Standard Package, so if you want to ensure a good view, upgrade to the middle option.

All-in-all, fantastic experience and a must-see for all Hawaii travelers, especially first-timers like us!

Rating: star
Attended as:Couples
Activity Date: 2018/11/07
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First-time parasailing and had an excellent time!

Posted on: 2018/11/14

I'll keep this short and sweet as possible: This experience was AMAZING. My wife and I were in Hawaii for our 1-year wedding anniversary. As neither of us had ever gone parasailing before, we decided to give it a shot and it was an absolute blast.

PROS: The tours guides (the captains, I feel bad for not remember their names), boat, instruction, comfort of harnesses, and safety were all 5 stars! The view was incredible. Coming from two guests that had never done this before, it's safe to say that we loved the experience and will definitely use this company in the future. For those of you wondering, splurge and get the boat pictures. They offer this service at $30 and it is well worth it considering the amount of pictures you get on a SD card to take home!

CONS: Only 1, but worth mentioning. We booked the 800ft (8 minute) parasailing trip. From our GoPro, we were only in the air for about 6 minutes and 30 seconds. BUT WHO CARES! I only say this because we could have enjoyed 20 minutes in the air! Easily one of the most incredible experiences we have had!

You won't be disappointed!

Rating: star
Attended as:Couples
Activity Date: 2018/11/08
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