Partake in one of Hawaii's oldest traditions with a Kauai luau. A Luau is a Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods, Hawaiian music, Hula dancing and entertainment. There are several good Luaus on Kauai to choose from and your vacation wouldn't be complete without attending one.
Take the only railway ride on Kauai and step back in time to the days of the sugar plantation.Discover the grounds of a 105 acre historic plantation to view plantation homes and fruit orchards of pineapple, papaya, banana, sugarcane, and taro . Afterward you’ll have a visit with the plantation animals including Clydesdale horses, donkeys, cattle, even a herd of wild pigs!
Then, experience a Hawaiian Luau and an evening of Island entertainment. There will be time to explore other features and attractions of Kilohana Plantation including the historic 16,000 sq ft Tudor-style mansion and its gift shop while waiting for the Imu Ceremony and Luau to begin.
The Kalamaku show tells the story of the voyaging canoe journey from Polynesia to Hawaii and includes great sets, hula, poi balls, and fire knife dancing. This theatrical performance is some of Kauai’s best entertainment and one you won’t want to miss. Includes a Mai Tai or other beverage.
Days: Tuesdays and Fridays
Location: Kilohana Plantation
Highlights: Luau Show and Dinner
Notes: Train and Luau Show can be booked together or separate
Over 50 years ago, the Smith family Luau was started in the sacred Wailua River Valley. The tropical setting along the Wailua River and the spirit of aloha is what makes this a great choice for a traditional Luau.Today, four generations of the Smith family continue to honor that tradition with the most famous of Hawaiian celebrations, the luau. The Smith family welcomes and invites visitors to share in the traditions of their island home!
The heart of a luau is the feast and you won't go hungry. Kalua pig roasted in the earthen imu oven, teriyaki beef,mahi mahi and tasty chicken adobo and of course you have to try the poi.
The entertainment and music will delight. Hawaiians preserve their history by passing down songs and chants called mele. At the luau, they celebrate traditions, songs and dances from other cultures that live in this tropical paradise. The sway of the Hawaiian hula, precision of Tahitian drum dances and emotion of Samoan fire knife dancers portray people who have come to call Hawaii home.
The Luau show varies with location, shows offer a variety of dancers, settings and menu choices, but all Luaus are sure to have three things in common,lots of food, music and Hula dancing. While some luaus offer a more traditional entertainment portion, that consist of Hawaiian music, Hula dancing, and torch lighting ceremony, others offer over the top entertainment with a highly choreographed and professional dancers.
Be on your toes because hopefully you won’t take yourself too seriously if you are pulled from the audience and chosen to try out your hip moving skills with the traditional Hawaiian or Tahitian style Hula.
Don’t miss out on a fun evening of food, laughter and entertainment. You might even want to eat and be entertained at a Kauai Luau every night. Why not? When in Hawaii! You won't be disappointed with the variety of food and entertainment these shows have to offer.
Available: Monday Wednesday Thursday and Fridays (Feb-Oct.)
Monday-Friday during the summer (June through August)
Gates open: 5:00
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