Kauai is full of history and culture within each inch of the island that you explore. If you’re wanting to breathe in a little bit more of the traditions and island, there’s nothing better or more entertaining than heading to a Hawaiian luau. There are so many options when it comes to luaus on the island, and each adds their own flavor to the stories that they tell with song and dance. If you’re pondering which luau to go to
Luau Kalamaku at Kilohana
Choose The Plantation Owners Evening Luau or the Luau Kalamaku Package, you’re bound to enjoy an evening at the Kilohana Plantation. The traditional Luau Kalamaku Package includes a buffet-style feast as well as an open bar, hula dancers, fire knife dancing, local artisans, music, and shops of the plantation. Wanting something a little bit more intimate? Look forward to the intimate owner experience with a lei greeting, champagne toast, live music, premier seating, complimentary drinks prior to the show, fire knife dancing, and so much more!
Smith’s Tropical Paradise Luau
Let botanical gardens surround you at Smith’s Tropical Paradise Luau. Generations of family work, this luau began over 50 years ago and has blossomed into the beauty that it is today. Kalua pig is roasted in the earth oven and with that is a family bowl of poi. Truly grounded in the essence and spirit of the Smith family, you will not go hungry here. Passed down songs and chants will warm your soul as you look into the history of this family on the island. Also included in this show are hula dancers, drum dances, and Samoan fire knife dances. Listen to the rhythm and feel part of the ohana.
On the beachfront of the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, get lost in admiration of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture. Torch lighting, ancient hula dancing, and a feast of feasts. Get a little taste of Kauai at Luau Makaiwa while you witness the extraordinary culture that brings this island together. With items like Lomi Lomi Salmon, Kalua Pork, and Papaya Mango Rice Pudding — you won’t be disappointed by the many options they have available to eat. Celebrate the royal surfing grounds and listen to the hula master take you on a special journey of the islands, with a cocktail reception as well as opportunities to see the cultural arts and exhibitions.
Sit and listen through the migration of Polynesia, ancient hula and Hawaiian mythology, fire-throwing, New Zealand warriors, drum dances, and so much more! You will truly learn about the cultures and traditions of many at this luau. The Aulii Luau invites you to watch, learn, and eat on delicious menu items like Sesame Garlic Edamame and Taro Rolls. Watch the sun go down along Poipu Beach and witness a luau that is front and center with the ocean directly behind it.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau
Learn about Kauai’s land and people through dances, aromas, and feats. With seating on a first-come-first-serve basis, get there early to make sure you have a good glimpse of the show. You’ll be greeted with shell leis as you head towards the open bar and dinner buffet, getting ready for some true Polynesian entertainment. Enjoy eats like Haupia or Grilled Grass-Fed Makaweli New York Steaks, and take in the culture as the people of the island tell you stories through song and dance.
Ahi Lele Luau Fire Show
Walk between the flickering tiki torches and find your way to the journey of Hawaii at the Ahi Lele Luau Fire Show. Feast upon a dinner luau box and sip beer, wine, and tropical drinks as you catch performances of true art. Polynesian drumming, fire dancing, and uniqueness that you cannot get anywhere else — this fire show is an exhilarating experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
While Hawaii has many options when it comes to entertainment, make time for a luau in your schedule. You’ll be amazed by the people of the island as you learn about the history, stories, and culture of the lands. If you decide that Kauai is not the island for you, check out these Maui luaus that you must see!