The Smith’s Tropical Paradise Luau festivities begin with a narrated tram garden tour. Stroll the meandering pathways, or enjoy lagoons teeming with fish, exotic peacocks, and more. Gather at the Imu Ceremony – the unearthing of the traditional pig – cooked to perfection in an underground oven. Enjoy cocktails and an international buffet while wonderful Hawaiian musicians entertain you throughout the dinner hour. The generous buffet includes kalua pig, teriyaki beef, adobo chicken, sweet sour mahimahi, garden isle greens, poi, three bean salad, jello, oriental fried rice, macaroni salad, namasu salad, lomi salmon, assorted fresh fruits, assorted breads, snowflake potatoes, sweet potatoes, hot vegetable of the day, coconut cake, haupia, rice pudding, coffee, punch, soft drinks, Mai Tais, beer, wine and standard bar.
The Sheraton Kauai Aulii Luau offers an intimate and authentic experience in an exquisite setting right on Poipu Beach! The culinary staff of the Sheraton Kauai Resort and the dancers of Urahutia Productions have teamed up to provide an outstanding luau option on Kauai’s south shore. Experience new and tempting tastes of Polynesia while you behold the hula dancers of the award-winning Urahutia production team, as they bring to life the storied past of old Hawaii. This is Kauai’s only oceanfront luau – the sun setting into the tropical twilight is a stunning backdrop for an amazing evening.
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Diverse cultural influences in Hawaii
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Sheraton Poipu Fire Dancer

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Pride of America passengers can do either of these luaus on Thursday evening and this offers a great alternative to massive luaus booked directly with the ship!  The cruise ships run dozens of 55 passenger buses to luaus where you may end up VERY far away from the show with poor visibility.  For most other cruise ship passengers, Maui Luaus work out the best for your itinerary. If you are extending your stay with extra days in Honolulu before or after your luau, see Oahu Luaus.

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Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Kauai luaus are in beautiful, natural settings and are more intimate than the luaus on Oahu or Maui. If you are renting a car to explore Kauai on your own, the Sheraton Kauai Aulii Luau would be a perfect way to end a day of hiking at Waimea Canyon or exploring the south shores of Poipu and Maha’ulepu. The Smith Family Garden Luau would be a relaxing finish to a Princeville Ranch Adventure, or a north shore trip to Makua (Tunnels) Beach, Ke‘e Beach and the Kalalau trail.