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Kauai Luaus - Smiths Tropical Paradise Luau


This luau is held 4 nights a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday TH luaus are not typically offered in November, December, and January except for the addition of Thanksgiving 11/27/2014, Christmas Day 12/25/2014, and New Years Day 1/1/2015. Thursday luaus ARE offered on those holiday dates.

This luau is held 5 nights a week from June 1st - August 31st on Monday through Friday

Adults: $84.48, Juniors (ages 7-12) $28.80, Children (ages 3-6) $18.24, Infants 2 & under free

Smith’s Tropical Paradise Luau along the Wailua River enjoys the most beautiful tropical garden setting in Kauai. Check in early and you’ll have time to stroll through meandering pathways surrounded by tropical splendor. Enjoy lagoons teeming with fish, exotic peacocks, and view over twenty types of fruit in the orchard.

The Kauai luau festivities begin with 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 and butter, 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.


At 8:00pm, the Smith’s Tropical Paradise Luau pageant at the torch-lit Lagoon Amphitheater begins! Night blooming lilies open before your eyes as the performers immerse you in a colorful festival of dances, showcasing the lively ethnic groups that have come to call Hawaii home. This Kauai luau is an international celebration with dances and songs from Tahiti, Hawaii, China, Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand and Samoa. Check in for Smiths Luau begins at 4:45pm, and it is held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings year-round. Tuesday and Thursday evenings are added during the busy summer months.


A credit card number is required to guarantee a reservation with Smith's Tropical Plantation Luau, but they do not charge you in advance. You pay for the luau when you check in at the entrance to their grounds.


Luau / Fern Grotto Cruise Combo 



In addition to the regular luau rate, Adults $19.20, Chidren (ages 3-12) $9.60, Infants 2 & under free

Consider combining this luau with the 3:30pm Wailua River Cruise to the famed Fern Grotto, a geological wonder of Kauai. The cruise departs from the same property where the luau is held. Cruise the historical Wailua River, the only navigable waterway in all of Hawaii.  As you travel up-stream towards the Fern Grotto, your local guide will tell ancient tales of the river while you enjoy live Hawaiian music and perhaps you’ll get a hula lesson on board the spacious open-air boat. The river's fresh water pours down from Mt. Waialeale, the wettest spot on the Earth. When you arrive at the Fern Grotto you’ll marvel at the sight of ferns growing upside down from the roof of the cave as you are serenaded by some of Kauai’s best local musicians.

The trip to the Fern Grotto takes an hour and 20 minutes, and the 3:30pm launch is timed perfectly for you to check in at the luau at the conclusion of your boat tour.



Pride of America passengers can do Smiths Luau on Thursday evenings and this offers a great alternative to massive luau booked directly with the ship! The crusie ship runs dozens of 55 passenger buses to a luau where you may end up VERY far away from the show with poor visibility. This luau is less expensive and has a great show!

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


Kauai is known as the "Garden Isle" so it only makes sense to attend a luau located in an environment that reflects the unique beauty of Kauai ... that's what makes the Smith's Tropical Plantation such a great setting for a luau. 

The show at Smiths is the most unique of any luau show because they represent dancing from all the cultures that have come together to make up Hawaii as we know it today; in addition to normal cultures you see at a luau (Hawaiian hula and dancing from Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga) they also feature traditional dance from Japan and the Philippines, two countries that had large numbers of immigrants move here to work in the plantation fields and had a large influence on Hawaiian culture.

It takes a lot of rain to create this lush beauty ... don't be surprised (or disappointed) if it is raining on the night you attend. My motto is "If you live in the rain forest, don't complain when it rains." This luau is very well set up to capitalize on the area's tropical splendor while at the same time keeping guests dry if it rains. The luau buffet is held in an open-air covered pavilion, and the international pageant is held in an outdoor amphitheater with a roof over the seating area (sort of like a theater at Sea World). The show is held outdoors, and it feels like you are outdoors, but you won't get wet.

Where you sit at this show really isn't that important. The stage is very large and well designed to maximize the angle of viewing. What is important at this luau is WHERE YOU SIT WHILE YOU EAT DINNER! This is one of the strangest things we've ever written about a luau, but it's good advice, so read this part carefully. There is some musical entertainment on a small stage in the luau pavilion, but you don't want to sit close to that stage. The most important thing about your seating during dinner is to SIT CLOSE TO THE BAR. At the risk of sounding like a lush (which I am not) I advise you to sit close to the bar because Smiths has a rule (which they say is Kauai county liquor law) that you are only allowed to carry one alcoholic drink at a time. Drinks aren't very large, and if a husband wants to be a gentleman and get a drink for his wife, that means making two trips to the bar to get one drink for each of them. If you are seated a long ways from the bar you may find that the drink you walked over to get is half gone by the time you finally get back to your seat. 

Just a reminder ... our service is free; we don't have hidden surcharges or ticketing fees. You can reserve your space using the form on the right; you pay for your seats when you check in at Smiths on the night of the show.



Kauai Luau Reservations


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Upon submitting your activity reservation for processing, we will make reservations for you and send an e-mail confirming all of the details. These confirmations are often sent a few minutes after your reservation, but some activities take longer to confirm than others. You will receive an e-mail confirmation by the end of the next business day at the latest. There are no tickets that you need to pick up prior to your event. Your e-mail confirmation will have all the details you need to check in and enjoy your selected activity. This saves you precious time when you arrive in Hawaii. 

Please be sure that you have typed your email address perfectly; an incorrect address will prevent you from getting your confirmation details, and we will have no way of knowing that you never received your confirmation. We cannot be responsible for errors that clients make which causes them to miss their tour. If you do not see your email confirmation within 24 hours please call us right away to check on the status of your order.

A credit card is required to guarantee payment for your reservations, but the activities on this page ARE NOT CHARGED when your order is placed. These activities are operated by vendors who charge you at the time of check-in for your activity. Adventureinhawaii.com will provide this vendor with your billing information so that your space is reserved. Even though your credit card is not charged in advance, it is import to realize that you are making a confirmed reservation. No-shows will be charged in full by the activity provider on the credit card used to secure the reservation .

After making reservations, you may reschedule or cancel your activity up until 48 hours prior to its start (a few activities have 72 hour cancellation policies ... see your confirmation e-mail for details). Within 48 hours of the start of your activity all reservations are final and non-refundable (unless the event is cancelled by the vendor due to weather or other factors ... in which case you are refunded in full). Due to our incredible climate here, weather cancellations are rare.  No-shows and cancellations without adequate notice are charged in full on the credit card used to secure the reservation and are non-refundable.





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