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Wonderful Luau

If you want a special luau this is the best. The musical director Leilani Rivera is a Grammy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gregg S
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Best Luau We've Ever Been To

Everything about this Luau was 1st class...the food and entertainment. We went 10/2018 to this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Gregg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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).

Thank AZSkyKing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Zacmo123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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.

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

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

3  Thank DrD0ugH
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This Luau happens on the courtyard of a hotel, under a big white tent. Not exactly the most authentic scenario you would expect for a Luau. However, it was very well organized and beach front. They offered photographies, drinks, souvenirs, coconut water and after a...More

1  Thank Larissa R
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this Lu’au despite having been to other large productions on the island. While we missed the garden backdrops of the others, the beachfront breezes and excellent food kept this one at the top of the list for us. The show was beautiful!

1  Thank mail4cindyr
Reviewed 15 June 2018

It was OK. heard smiths was better food was salty. show was good. i would not go again but maybe people will have a different opinion

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Gintas R
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.