Kauai Luaus - Smiths Tropical Paradise
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.
Luau / Fern Grotto Cruise Combo
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.
In addition to the regular luau rate, the Fern Grotto cruise ticket prices are: Adults $19.20, Chidren (ages 3-12) $9.60, Infants 2 & under free