Sheraton Poipu Luau

Sheraton Kauai - an exquisite and intimate oceanfront luau in Poipu

Sheraton Poipu Luau oceanfront

Sheraton Luau grounds is just steps away from Poipu Beach

Sheraton Poipu Luau flower lei

Premium seating guests receive a specialty lei

Sheraton Poipu Luau dinner buffet

A lavish luau - with an ono (delicious) buffet of Hawaiian favorites

Sheraton Poipu Luau sarong fastion show

Learn how to tie and wear a pareau (sarong) during the fashion show

Sheraton Poipu Luau oceanfront stage

View of the oceanfront stage from front row premium seats

Sheraton Poipu Luau

You might even be tempted to take a beautiful pareau home with you

Sheraton Poipu Luau oceanfront stage

As the sun sets the show begins

Sheraton Poipu Luau hula dancer

Beautiful hula dancers take to the stage

Sheraton Poipu Luau Tahitian dancers

Tahitian dance accompanied by rhythmic drums

Sheraton Poipu Luau Tahitian dancers

Watch sexy Tahitian dancers shake those hips!

Sheraton Poipu Luau male dancers

The kane (men) dancing a modern hula

Sheraton Poipu Luau flaming coconut shells

An elegant dance performed with flaming coconut shells

Sheraton Poipu Luau hula skirts

A dazzling hula dance using shiny skirts

Sheraton Poipu Luau female dancers in ti leaf skirts

Hawaiian hula performed by wahine in authentic ti leaf skirts

Sheraton Poipu Luau female dancers

A variety of hula instruments are made from native materials

Sheraton Poipu Luau Samoan fire knife dance

The Samoan Fire Knife Dance is the highlight of the evening

Sheraton Poipu Luau Samoan fire knife dancer

The best fire knife dancer we have seen on Kauai

Sheraton Poipu Luau Samoan fire knife dancer

Twirling two fire knifes at once ... do NOT try this at home!

Sheraton Poipu Luau Maori dancers

Maori woman twirling the traditional poi balls on a string

Sheraton Poipu Luau Maori warrior

Threatening tongue wagging by a Maori warrior

Sheraton Poipu Luau Tahitian dancers

Tahitian dancing - beauty, grace & rhythm!

Sheraton Poipu Luau Tahitian dancers

Sheraton Kauai Aulii Luau - reserve your seats now!

Sheraton Poipu Luau male dancer

The kane (men) share the traditions of the Pacific Islands

Sheraton Poipu Luau

Entertainment once reserved for Hawaiian royalty and their guests

Sheraton Poipu Luau

The luau show embraces traditions from many Polynesian cultures

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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. We invite guests to connect with Kauai’s rich history and culture, traditional culinary treats and refreshing libations with oceanfront views of the blue Pacific Ocean and the bright-orange sunset as its stunning backdrop.

The evening begins with a lei greeting (a shell lei for standard luau and a specialty lei – flower, kukui nuts, ti leaf, or shell for premier Alii luau) followed by cocktails, local appetizers, and Polynesian demonstrations. The luau buffet features a host of Hawaiian favorites including Hanalei Poi, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Pohole Fern Shoot Salad, Ahi Ogo and Kim Chee Tako Poke, Potato/Mac Salad, Glass Noodle Miso/Tofu Salad, Kilauea Island Greens with a variety of tropical dressings, Kauai Fish, Marinated Grilled Beef, Roast Pua’a (pig), Lau Lau, Guava Rub Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, and Local Island Wok Vegetables. A dessert bar features a variety of sweets including Hawaiian Pineapple, Coconut Cake, Haupia, Chocolate Fudge Mac Nut Brownies, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and Warm Rice Pudding. An open bar is available throughout the evening for Mai Tais, Blue Hawaiians, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit punch, and freshly brewed coffee and teas.

After dinner sit back and enjoy the show as the talented and award-winning professionals of Urahutia Productions demonstrate the song and dance of Hawaii and Polynesia. Hawaiian Hula is featured, along with dances from Tahiti, Maori tribal dances from New Zealand, and of course the much-anticipated Samoan Fire Knife Dance.

A limited number of Premier Alii Seats are available each night for an extra $25. Premier seating includes a specialty lei greeting, appetizers served family style at your table, seating in the first two rows of round tables closest to the stage, and priority access to the luau buffet.

General Information
Schedule: Monday and Thursday evenings. 5:30pm in winter, 6:00pm in summer

Reservations: Book well in advance of your arrival in Hawaii, especially if you hope to score premier seating!!!

Check In: Sheraton Kauai Resort in Poipu – the beach lawn next to their pool.

GPS: 2440 Hoonani Rd, Koloa, HI 96756 Click to view map

Luau includes: Lei greeting, welcome cocktail and open bar, appetizers, dinner buffet, and Polynesian Entertainment

What to Bring & Wear: Casual resort attire

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

Note: Oceanfront lawn location is subject to to change; on nights with inclement weather the luau is moved to an indoor/outdoor pavilion at the resort. Fortunately such evenings are rare due to Poipu’s drier climate.

sheraton luau dancer
Beautiful Hawaiian dancer
fire knife dancer
Fire knife dancer

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Pride of America passengers are able to attend the Sheraton Poipu Luau because they  hold this show on Thursday evenings when the Pride of America is in port overnight. Drive time is about 30 minutes and a rental car is required, which we are happy to arrange for you. You may also be able to attend Smith’s Tropical Paradise Luau which holds shows on Thursday evenings most of the year with the exception of December, January, and February.

 

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

We have been hoping to offer a south side Kauai luau to our clients for a long time, but just weren’t happy with the available choices at other resorts. We’ve been recommending our clients to drive to the east side of Kauai and attend Smiths Tropical Paradise Luau instead of attending a Poipu Luau.

Fast forward to the spring of 2013 … the Sheraton Kauai Resort at Poipu Beach recently completed an extensive renovation of their property, and they have teamed up with Urahutia Productions to offer the brand new “Aulii Luau”. We attended this luau in May of 2013 and had a fantastic evening.

The experience begins as you enter the beautiful beachfront lawn area of the resort. I was immediately struck by just HOW CLOSE the tables and the stage are to the ocean at this luau. For overall ocean view and beachfront location, THIS IS THE BEST OCEANFRONT LOCATION for a luau anywhere in Hawaii (and we’ve been to them all).

This luau is more intimate than most … we aren’t crazy about luaus where the buses come rolling in like a stampede and you won’t find that here. Two rows of round tables that seat 8 are closet to the stage (the premier seating) and then there are longer rectangular tables that radiate further back (the standard seating). Even at the farthest standard seat you are fairly close to the action; as a matter of fact I stood back there taking photos during part of the show. We do highly recommend that you spring for premier seating if it is available at the time that you make your reservation, but the standard seating at this luau is quite good as luaus go … due to its smaller size.

It’s nice to have appetizers available immediately upon arrival … there is a table set up for those in standard seating to help themselves and premier seating tables are served  appetizers family style. The open bar has the usual luau choices, with the nice perk of offering Kona Brewing Company Pale Ale on tap (which is a LOT more expensive and way more local than handing you a bottle of Heineken). The luau buffet is beautifully presented and the food quality is excellent. One look at the menu and, for someone who’s a “local”, I could tell you that the food was going to be better than the “average” tourist luau. Pohole Fern Shoot Salad, Lau Lau, and Kim Chee Tako Poke are NOT found at a lot of luaus. And all of them were delicious. While all the usual luau “staples” like roasted pig, grilled beef, island fish, and guava chicken are all featured, this luau has great selections to offer people who are vegetarians. There are lots of choices at this luau. The dessert bar had some great selections, and hot teas and very good Starbucks coffee were available with dessert. Personally, I’ve found most luau coffee completely undrinkable. It’s a good sign to have nice coffee and real cream available with the final course.

The show at this luau is well done. It has the feel of a traditional luau with a blend of different dances from  Polynesia. And all the music at this luau is LIVE … no taped sound tracks here. We’re not a big fan of those. We enjoyed the show, especially a very sweet hula using coconut shells filled with oil and a glowing flame. And speaking of flame, the Samoan Fire Dance presented here is the best we’ve seen on the island of Kauai.

We finally have a luau in Poipu that we can offer to our clients that is a WINNER. We enjoyed every aspect of this evening, from the oceanfront location, friendly staff at check in, great food and a quality luau performance. If you are staying in the Poipu area, or even if you are staying elsewhere on the island and want to combine a luau with sightseeing on the south shore or Waimea Canyon earlier in the afternoon, we are excited to now offer this exquisite luau to our clients.