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Lihue, United States
Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Discover the passion and flavors of Hawaii at Luau Kalamaku! Savor a buffet of traditional Hawaiian favorites, beginning with an imu roast pig ceremony. You’ll then be dazzled by a talented troupe of dancers and musicians as they enact legends from Hawaii’s history. The enchanted entertainment includes Polynesian hula dancers, flame throwers and a parade of colorful costumes for a night out in Kauai you won’t soon forget.
  • Round-trip transportation available
  • Located on the grounds of historical Kilohana Plantation
  • Photo session with cast
  • Live music and traditional hula
  • Traditional imu ceremony, where a whole pig is unearthed from an underground oven
  • Open bar service
  • 40-minute train ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway
  • Craft fair featuring Kauai artisans
  • Fresh flower lei greeting
  • An epic performance chronicling the sea voyage between Tahiti and Hawaii
  • Award-winning theatrical dinner show
  • Named "Best Luau Show" by Lonely Planet
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Luau Show
Buffet Dinner
Alcoholic Beverages
Coffee and/or Tea
Soda/Pop
Gratuities
Roundtrip Transportation (Optional Add-On)
Plantation Train Ride (Optional Add-On)
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy , 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
Luau Kalamaku has been voted ‘Best Luau Show’ on Kauai by Lonely Planet. To begin your entertaining evening, make your way to the historic Kilohana Plantation, or choose an option that includes hotel pickup. Upgrade to take a ride around the 104-acre (42-hectare) estate on the Kauai Plantation Railway before dinner. Enjoy the lush tropical gardens as you observe traditional Hawaiian crafts and try your hand at some fun island games.

If a dinner option is selected, the feast begins with torch lighting and a Hawaiian imu ceremony, in which a whole roast pig is removed from an underground oven. Dig into a bountiful buffet of island favorites, including mahi mahi, teriyaki chicken, lomi lomi salmon and a variety of local vegetables, fresh fruit and side dishes. Mingle with other guests as you dine, and complete your meal with a delicious tropical drink from the bar (own expense). 

With your appetite satisfied, head inside the Luau Pavilion for an unforgettable show that tells the story of the first Tahitian explorers to land on Hawaiian shores. Watch the mesmerizing tricks of flame twirlers, plus the graceful choreography of Polynesian dancers wearing traditional costumes. Live music accompanies the show, including powerful drumming on instruments handmade by the musicians. 

After the show, you’ll have a chance to meet the performers and take photos before heading back out into the warm Hawaiian night.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates rain or shine; held in a covered pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 800 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Luau Kalamaku
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show.

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  • "Paid the extra for gold class sitting - right up front at the stage" See review
  • "I would reccomend the gold seats with children for viewing location.. Pre buffet there are many vendors to shop and find hand crafted items as keep sakes." See review

Reviews

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star-3
A little disappointing luau
Vince_C
, Jun 2022
The show was good. The food was not. (Not the least bit Hawaiian). The description was vague. I thought the train ride was included. For what we paid, it should have been….
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Spectacular
Brian_B
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience, my husband and I loved it. Our 3 kids said it was their favorite part of our trip. Staff was amazing, I would highly recommend. Grounds are breathtaking.
star-5
Great Luau
REBECCA_A
, Jun 2022
It was a great experience for all in my family. The food was great. The staff working the show were so nice! The show was awesome!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good shoe food so so
mARTHA_R
, Jun 2022
I loved the show, however the food to me was only so so. If you go, try to find out how they assign seats. I paid as much as everyone but was seated very far ( because I was solo?). Maybe you need to arrive very early?
star-4
Our experience
Joseph_K
, Jun 2022
The luau was great, the drinks were good and strong, the local vendors were cool. Don’t miss them bringing up the pig at 615. The only down part was the food. It was so so. Out of all of the places we ate at (most were local dives) it was the least impressive food.
star-4
Luau
Kevin_H
, Jun 2022
The show was good. The food was good. Staff was very nice and helped immediately when we had an issue.
star-3
The salmon was fishy tasting, nothing on rice so it was bland, noodles were dry, chicken over cooked, coconut pudding bl
Denise_G
, Jun 2022
Show was good but for price the food should be much better for the $150 price! For this price it should be a gourmet meal ,,,,, but who knows until you pay ,,,,,,
star-4
Great show
Peter_C
, Jun 2022
Great Venue and Show. Well organized. The entertainers were outstanding. Overall an “A” for the the show. The food could have been hotter, overall a “B” in the food.
star-5
Have to see it.
Howard_B
, Jun 2022
Best luau show on the island of Kauai. Great food for everyone, fish, veggies, kids and desserts. A++
star-5
Best Luau in Kauai
Tracy_B
, May 2022
This by far exceeded my expectations. Everything was amazing from the staff to the entertainers! I definitely will come back again!!
star-3
Luau experience
Joyce_R
, May 2022
Luau performance was good, food was ok. Had a better experience at Polynesian Cultural Center. Had a very difficult time getting transportation to and from the cruise pier/event, almost didn't get there. Need to tell people transportation is not simple.
star-3
Try harder please
Peter_H
, May 2022
Show was good but the food was just average and drinks awful. Too many people. Tables were unorganized and we were sat way in the back.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
a fun Luau
Laura_K
, May 2022
This luau was a lot of fun. It was like being at a huge wedding reception. (see photo) The people there were lovely, the food was good but not the traditional food I expected. (like a pig or poi ) There was pulled pork, teriyaki chicken, some white fish, potato salad, salad, fruit a few little desserts. Open bar that offered limited drinks, rum punch, blue Hawaiian & a few others. The ground were beautiful. There were several stands to buy items, jewelry, artwork, bags, even a henna tattoo. The show had good storytelling, music and dance. Glad I experienced it, but would not rush to go back.
star-3
Don’t go for the food
Brian_J
, May 2022
The food was lackluster. The pork and rice was the only good food. The performance was well done and very enjoyable!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Glad to hear that you enjoyed the main performance and the kalua pig dish. Mahalo!
star-3
I was hoping the family...
Katherine_B
, May 2022
I was hoping the family would experience more authentic Hawaiin food. Even a little by poi would have helped.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We are sorry to hear that your expectations for the dinner were not met. The kalua pig and lomi lomi salmon dishes originate from Hawaiian culture. Mahalo!
star-5
Buy the ticket.
Scott_F
, May 2022
The entire plantation was absolutely beautiful. We selected the train ride along with the luau. Our conductor was so knowledgeable about Kauai history. I learned a lot during that ride! The show was awesome. Beautiful story, well told and choreographed. The fire dancers are always the main attraction! And the hula dancers that performed before the big show were fabulous. I highly recommend this event!
star-1
Terrible food
Maria_C
, May 2022
The food was terrible, don’t waste your money. I was really disappointed, I expected more and way too long.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the food. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Mahalo!
star-5
Great Atmosphere
Joel_V
, May 2022
It’s was amazing experience for our family. My kids had a great time, the show was great. Really recommend this show to any of our friends and family members. Great atmosphere!
star-4
Very smooth operation in all!
Ross_L
, May 2022
The show was excellent, cast and crew 5 star! Very organized, food was fair and drinks are limited. Parking actually painless and very close to Airport!
star-3
Ok show, but mostly disappointing
Marc_T
, May 2022
Over priced and food was very disappointing. The stage is in the center and the cast does a good job of allowing you to view their faces, but hard to understand the words, and I didnt realize you could pay more for better seats. The train ride was cute…. Narrator was good, but again sort of lame…
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Mahalo for sharing your comments. Glad that you enjoyed the train ride and narrator. Mahalo!

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