Luau Kalamaku on Kauai: A Hawaiian Luau Experience with Buffet Dinner, Craft Fair & Fire Show
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Experience the ultimate Hawaiian luau at Luau Kalamaku on Kauai. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, explore a craft fair, and witness a captivating fire show. Book now!
Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights

Your journey begins in the early evening at Kauai’s Kilohana Plantation with craft demonstrations and Hawaiian games. You’ll have the option to ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway (additional cost), the first new railroad built in Kauai in nearly 100 years.\n\nThen, witness a traditional imu ceremony, where one of your main courses (pork) is unearthed from an underground oven. You can also order some yummy tropical drinks at the bar (own expense). \n\nYou’ll then be treated to a scrumptious buffet dinner of lomi-lomi salmon, pork, ono and teriyaki chicken with vegetables and salads. Top it off with some fresh tropical fruit and dessert.\n\nAfter dinner, head to your seats in the Luau Pavilion and watch a colorful performance of traditional Polynesian dancers, fire twirlers and knife dancers. Watch as they paint a vivid story of the journey of the first Tahitian voyagers to the Hawaiian Islands, displaying their hardship, drama and finally triumph. Sit back, relax and become immersed in the state-of-the-art media system and stage design.\n\nAt the end of the show, you’ll have the opportunity to take photos with the cast!\n\nPoints of Interest\n\n- 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy

What's Included
  • Award-winning, theatrical main show
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Lei greeting
  • Open Bar (Until Main Show Begins)
  • Buffet dinner featuring local Hawaiian favorite dishes
  • Tea and coffee
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available option)
  • Plantation train ride (available option)
Additional Information

Luau Kalamaku has been a welcoming hub for tourists in Kauai since 2007. Known as the only Hawaii luau presentation executed “in-the-round,” it ensures the stage is viewable from all angles. Experience the miraculous extraction of the pig from the customary imu (underground oven) along with the fun of a hula lesson. Visit the craft exhibition showcasting remarkable creations by local craftsmen on the extensive lawn. Relish a variety of delectables from the buffet, that offers local and well-known dishes, and sip a Mai Tai from the bar. The main performance elucidates the fascinating tale of the ancient Hawaiian lore of Kalamaku, ‘offspring of the new territory.’ With a combination of amusement, fright, allure, and fire, a fresh heritage is born, inheriting the priceless characteristics of their forefathers. The drama-based luau spectacle concludes with an outstanding fire dream, featuring fire poi balls and customary fire knife dancing.

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All special dietary requests and ADA requests must be notated and requested at least 48 hours prior to the luau date
Location
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy
Kaumualii Highway
Ticket office doors open at 4:45 PM.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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2_minnesota_tourists
Feb 27, 2024
Must attend a Luau! - The luau was fabulous! It was a great way to experience the Hawaiian culture and learn its history. The food was fantastic and the hospitality outstanding. Would definitely go again!
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Melodie_h
Feb 24, 2024
Fun Hawaiian night! - The pick up and drop up service offered! Our driver was amazing. The setting was beautiful. The staff was so friendly. The open bar, the food. The show was spectacular!! Such a fun night.
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Tracy_s
Feb 17, 2024
Hawaiian Luau - My family loved this particular luau. The scenery, the drinks, the food, and the entertainment were all top notch! I would highly recommend attending this luau.
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Robin_c
Feb 17, 2024
This Luau is very... - This Luau is very worthwhile! This is a huge venue seating lots of people comfortably with a large stage for the show. It has a huge covered area, and complementary bar service. The buffet was reasonable and the Hawaiian dancing and fire show were well done. I highly recommend.
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Carla0207
Feb 15, 2024
A definite worthwhile part of a visit to beautiful Kauai. - Totally enjoyed experiencing this Luau Kalamaku in Kauai with family. Endless delicious Mai Tai’s and food. The buffet had so many delectable dishes. I recommend trying a bit of them all. The performance presentation of the ancient ancestral journey to the beautiful islands of Hawaii was very beautiful and moving. Also picked up some beautiful buys from some of the local artists/craftsmen who had their works displayed and for sale on the grounds. So much better than just buying all of your” take homes” from only the souvenir shops where everything starts to look the same. This was an overall great experience that I highly recommend while in Kauai.
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Juliei696
Feb 21, 2024
Very nice cultural activity - They have it down to a science. Can feed a lot of people a pretty good meal. Excellent show, drinks included. Family oriented.
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364jodim
Feb 17, 2024
Great Decision! - Very well done, glad we chose this one! Pros: - Organized process - Great ‘story telling’ - Beautiful pre-show as well as the show itself - Lots to do on the grounds as you wait for the show Cons: - Buffet was ‘meh’ - Sign in the buffet line said to ask your server if you wanted to try the poi, I asked him and he said was on the buffet (it wasn’t), lol. Told him about the sign, said he’d check but seemed to have forgotten. - They say no bad seats, but we were really far away and couldn’t see a lot Tips: - If you can swing it, pay for the dinner at the Gaylord. Looked amazing - Pay for the Gold/better seats! - Arrive early and stand in line. You’re assigned a table, but if you’re first at the table, you can pick your seat/vantage point
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Linda_d
Feb 24, 2024
Mixed review - The historical preformances were a 10! The food was a 1. Service was good. The train r was a fun, interesting ride.
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Wendy_g
Feb 14, 2024
Good show, poor food - The show itself was good. The train ride around the plantation was informative. However, the food was subpar buffet food.
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Virginiatb5898yn
Feb 19, 2024
Not recommended - Food is not good. It was dark you can't see what food they were serving. The open bar has limited choices, poor quality wine, the bartender is not welcoming, too many people, crowded congested, we were seated far, too noisy, the show is nothing compared to the polynesian center, overall not recommending this at all. Not worth the money we paid for
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