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Luau Kalamaku is Kauai's most extravagant production

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The wahine (women) of Luau Kalamaku

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Meet the cast of the Luau Kalamaku show

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Hula tells stories of Hawaii's history through chanting and dancing

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Beautiful Wahine of Hawaii dancing a hula

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Strong Hawaiian Kane (men) ... originally hula was only done by Kane

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Production features state of the art sound and lighting

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The highlight of the show is the Samoan Fireknife dance

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Luau Kalamaku -- a spectacular Hawaiian and Polynesian show

Luau Kalamaku is VERY popular …. you MUST make reservations well in advance of your vacation. Here are the current first dates of availability.

Hawaiian Package -

Premier Gold Package -

Plantation Dinner and Luau Show -

Luau Kalamaku presents an authentic Hawaiian experience under an open-air pavilion and enjoy a breathtaking performance chronicling an epic sea voyage from Tahiti to Hawaii with graceful hula dancers, fire poi ball twirlers and stunning fire knife dancing.

The epic tale of “Kalamaku” is brought to life by talented local performers, live music and stunning costumes. At the start of the evening there is a traditional imu ceremony where a roasted pig is unearthed from an underground oven. relax under a mango tree while you sip a mai tai from the open bar. Dinner is a lavish slection of local dishes with fresh ingredients sourced from Kauai farms.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Check In: At the Kilohana Plantation in Lihue

GPS: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy Lihue, HI 96766 Click to view map

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Transportation:  Optional round-trip transportation is available with any luau package. From Central Kauai (Kapaa, Wailua, Lihue) or from the Poipu area the cost is $19 per adult or teen and $10 per child. From the North Shore (Princeville , Kilauea) the cost is $22.00 per adult or teen, and $11.00 per child.

Hawaiian Luau Packageluau buffet plate

Enjoy a lavish island buffet and an epic Polynesian show in an open air pavilion at the Kilohana Plantation, a beautiful and historic property in Central Kauai. Prior to dinner watch cultural demonstrations, peruse the Plantation Shops featuring island arts and crafts, and see the luau pig unearthed from the imu (underground oven). Sip on a Mai Tai from the open bar and relax under a mango tree. An entire evening of fun, culture, history,Hawaiian food and drink … they like to say that they put the WOW back into LUAU!



Premier Gold Package

All the features of the Hawaiian Experience, plus premium seating so close to the stage that you’ll be able to feel the heat from their famous fire dancers. VERY limited availability and MUST be reserved weeks or even months in advance of your luau date!

Optional Add-on: 5:30pm Plantation Train Ridewhale-explorer

Hop aboard the Plantation Train for a 40 minute narrated journey through the Kilohana Plantation grounds. You’ll see a variety of exotic tropical plants and stop to see pigs and goats. A must do with kids! The train can be included with your luau package for an additional charge of  $19.50 per adult, $14.50 per child (ages 3-12).

Reserve Hawaiian Luau Package and Train

Reserve Premier Gold Package and Train


Plantation Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Showwhale-explorer

Instead of the luau buffet, Plantation Dinner guests will enjoy a four-course meal at Gaylord’s Restuarant which is located on the Kilohana Plantation grounds right next to the Luau Pavilion. The setting for dinner is the courtyard dining area of the home of Gaylord Wilcox, a beautiful mansion built in 1936. Following dinner, you will have PREMIER seating for the Luau Kalamaku show.

Note: The optional 5:30pm Plantation Train ride available with luau buffet packages does not work for Plantation Dinner guests.

Kilohana plantation train
Add the Plantation Train ride to your luau package
luau kalamaku shuttle
Round trip tranportation available for all packages

CCruise Ship Iconruise Ship Passengers

We are unable to get tickets for this luau on cruise ship nights as the cruise lines take all available spaces. We may be able to get cruise passengers tickets to Smiths Luau instead, depending on the time of year and the day of the week that you are in port.


Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Luau Kalamaku’s home at Kilohana Plantation captures the essence of the Garden Island with its connection to Kauai’s history. The Kilohana Plantation was owned by the Wilcox family (Lihue’s hospital is named after them) and this 27,000 acre sugar cane plantation was once the island’s center of business, culture, and social life. Today the 16,000 square foot mansion has been restored and features shops, and the famed “Gaylords” restaurant.

This restaurant is next door to the luau pavilion, and one of the options is to do a four-crouse fine dining menu at Gaylords and then sit up front in premier seats for the luau show. This “Plantation Dinner and Show” package has really limited availability and you need to reserve it weeks or months in advance. Personally though we recommend the Hawaiian Luau buffet packages. instead. It just feels more like a luau to us.

Don’t forget about the Plantation Train ride … a great option to add to the Hawaiian Luau packages. This train ride lasts 40 minutes and is a must-do if you’ve got kids in your party. The train stops at one spot where there are goats to pet and pigs to feed. It’s a hoot and makes for great photo ops.

The Premier Gold package does get you right up front seats, but unless you are planning months ahead of time, those seats may already be gone for your night. One nice thing about this luau though … the stage is round and tables completely surround it. So … there is no such thing as getting stuck in the “back” far away from the stage. There is “closer to the stage” and “further away from the stage” but it isn’t nearly as bad as luaus where the stage is at one end and YOU are at the other. This pavilion is well designed to make the show interactive with the audience.

Transportation is available for a small fee … pickups are done in the Poipu area, Central Kauai (Kapaa, Wailua, Lihue) and in the North Shore in Princeville and Kilauea. Please note that if you order pickup and you are staying in Hanalei, you’ll still have a short drive up the hill to Princeville to meet the shuttle. They don’t go all the way into Hanalei town. And people staying on the West side … like at the Waimea Plantation Cottages … need to drive to the luau grounds. the shuttle doesn’t go to the west side of the island. Basically, if you have a rental car I’d just drive to the luau … but transportation is a good option if you are staying n one of the pickup areas and you weren’t able to get a rental car.