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First Luau - good experience

My first time in Hawaii means we had to go to a luau! We were initially thinking of going to... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
First Luau- Great Time.

This was our first Luau and we had a great time. The food was good and the entertainment was... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
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Luau Maka'iwa includes a cocktail reception, cultural arts and exhibitions, torch lighting ceremony, Hula Kahiko, a luau feast and a spectacular Polynesian show with award-winning hula and breathtaking fire-knife dancing.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
650 Aleka Loop, Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1402
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice casual undercover show, lots of families with young children. Drinks included in price and so can be quite good value if you want a few drinks. Mai Tai’s, limited well bar, beer and wine. Food was not bad for mass buffet catering and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AndrewW626
Reviewed 7 November 2018

My first time in Hawaii means we had to go to a luau! We were initially thinking of going to Smith's family luau but some nice ladies at the St. Regis told us about this luau that is more personal with less people. I was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank C4253HZjennt
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This was our first Luau and we had a great time. The food was good and the entertainment was fantastic. The drinks could probably flow a little longer but otherwise was top notch. Also, the guy and his wife there selling carvings were great, we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CWT412
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

If you want a special luau this is the best. The musical director Leilani Rivera is a Grammy nominated performer. She and her husband Darryl present authentic cultural experiences that entertain and also introduce the audience to various cultures in Polynesia. They also head up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 259greggs
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Everything about this Luau was 1st class...the food and entertainment. We went 10/2018 to this Luau, and also went to the Polynesian Cultural Center (Honolulu) in 07/2018. This was far better. Save your money and go to this one instead (if you can get Kauai).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AZSkyKing
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great time at our first Luau! We paid extra for front table seats but the venue is smaller and all seats were close to the stage. The singers and dancers put on a wonderful show. The backdrop near the beach added to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zacmo123
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I did not give a 5 because it is held in a large tent. Would have preferred a more authentic venue but the dancers were amazing and you could see the pride in their traditions. We also sat with friendly people who made for an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank juneann116
Reviewed 22 August 2018

we were looking for a low key luau - this was outdoors under a tent within walking distance from our villa. Great show, different types of dancing and goes on for quite a while.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mryan717
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We asked for a special show where possible to admire the hula and some local traditions. The Expedia "expert" at our hotel told us that was the place. We paid 100 US$ each plus taxes for a table with dinner , water , wine and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank FabioBonini
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The luau was ok and does give you some great entertainment. The food was ok but probably not what you expect. We have been to what I think were great luaus so here is what I think is missing here. No pig in-the ground for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank DrD0ugH
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8 May 2017|
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Response from travelprone67 | Reviewed this property |
They do not have the pig there, however at other shows where they did that is was no big deal. Also the food here is better than others I have gone to.
10 March 2017|
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Response from Allison B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know - we had rented a car. You can probably call them and ask.