Kauai Luau - The Best Luaus in Kaua
The Island of Kauaʻi (or Kauai) is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. The island is 552 square miles and is the fourth largest of the main islands. Tourism is Kauai's largest industry. In 2007, 1,271,000 visited the Island of Kauai. There are numerous Luau options on the Island, given the size it's better to pick one near your hotel or rental home. Below are the Luaus on the island, we've included booking information, pricing, etc. Enjoy your time on the Island of Kauai!
Aulii LUAU (Sheraton Kauai Luau)
The Aulii Luau is Kauai's only oceanfront Luau. The Luau is held Mondays and Thursday, check-in is at 5:00pm. The Luau is held on Poipu Beach at the Sheraton Kauai Resort and the event is held footsteps from the white sandy beach. The event features award winning entertainment, an extensive menu for all tastes and numerous cultural facets. You should make your reservations directly with Sheraton Kauai two weeks prior to arrival. By doing this you will receive a 10% discount. The cost is $99.00 per adult, children ages 6 to 12 are $42.00 (under 5 years old are free). They offer VIP tickets "The Golden Circle Package" for $120.00 per adult & $55.00 for children ages 6 to 12 (under 5 years old are free). The VIP package includes premier stage side seating; table service with salads, appetizers and beverages served "family style"; signature lei. The costs for all of the packages include beverages (soft drinks, Mai-Tais, beer, wine, mixed drinks), tax and gratuity. For Reservations call 808-634-1499.
This Luau is held at the historic Kilohana Plantation and is Kauai's "only Theatrical Luau". The Luau is held every Wednesday and Friday and starts at 5:00pm. Head to the Luau early and stroll the Plantation's tropical grounds. In the late afternoon you can visit the cultural demonstration and view the beautiful crafter’s creations that are all “Made in Kauai”. The show is filled with hula and fire dancers. The cost for adults is $95.00, ages 12 to 18 is $65.00 and children 3 to 11 are $45.00. Note that prices do not include taxes. For reservations call: 877-622-1780.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau
The Luau is held at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu on Sundays and Thursdays, doors open at 6:00 pm. The evening starts with the sound of the pu kani (conch shell) to greet all guests. The event has traditional Polynesian songs and dances from the islands of Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand. The cost for adults is $75.00, ages 13 to 20 are $65.00, and children 6 to 12 are $37.50 (5 and under Free).
Pa'ina 'O Hanalei
The Luau is held beachside at the Princeville Resort on Monday & Thursday. Check in begins at 6:00pm. Princeville at Hanalei is recognized as one of the premier Ocean View Resort Communities in the world and is absolutely gorgeous - one of our personal favorites. The evening begins with the conch shell announcing the beginning of the Pa'ina, inviting visitors and guests to participate in the traditional Imu ceremony. The spectacular backdrop to this unique Hawaiian Luau is amazing. The cost for adults is $125.00, children ages 5 to 12 are $52.00. For reservations call: 808.826.2746.
Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau
Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau is held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Luau starts at 5:00pm, upon entering you will receive a shell lei and either take a narrated tram tour or a leisurely stroll around the lush 30-acre gardens (note the last tram tour departs at 5:30pm). At 6:00pm the Imu Ceremony, where a Kalua pig that was wrapped in ti leaves and cooked to perfection is taken out of the ground. The feast begins at 6:30, followed by the show at 8pm. Cost for adults is $78.00, ages 7 to 13 are $30.00 and children 3 to 6 are $19.00.