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Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau

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Address: Wailua Marina State Park, Hwy 56 North, Wailua, Kauai, HI
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Great food, so so show

We had read everywhere that this is the best luau on Kauai. Well, we went to one at the Hilton on waikikiwhile the food was significantly better at Smith's, the show was a little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SLT1962
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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a great Luau if it is not your first one and you want see something different. I would recommend this Luau if you are over 60 years old. If you are young and want an authentic kind of Luau, o wouldn't recommend this place.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read everywhere that this is the best luau on Kauai. Well, we went to one at the Hilton on waikikiwhile the food was significantly better at Smith's, the show was a little tame. We still enjoyed it, but I think they need to step up their game on the show, especially with respect to the male dancers.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the whole experience. We booked the tickets with tranfer from our hotel there and back, which was great. The food was very good. Although there were a lot of people, it did not feel crowded. The show was also very nice. Would definitely recommend!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We heard that Smith's is the best luau on Kauai, and it's true. The family and staff are most welcoming, the grounds are gorgeous and it never felt crowded, even in the dining hall. The ceremonies, music, food and dance are all authentically Hawaiian and expertly done. After watching the show we felt that we had a better understanding of... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food was very good and the luau was nothing really extravagant or really story telling but we enjoyed the dancing and we felt we got a feeling of the different cultures that have influenced Kauai'.

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Truckee, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We've been to several luau experiences in Hawaii with different people each time. This one was very enjoyable. The meal was similar to others, but it also included a guided tour around a tropical botanical garden. I thought the music and dancers were a bit more culturally aligned than some we've seen.

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Thank Sue K
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is a nice luau in a nice location. You get a little tour of the gardens before dinner & show, then you get to see the imu ceremony before drinks & dinner. The buffet is plentiful & delicious. The pork is mouth watering tasty. But the chicken, fish, beef are also winners. There's lots of salads and bread as... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We only bought tickets to the show, we didn't eat there. The show was ok. It was kind of long and boring for me. I was hoping it would have a little more flare. Luckily the tickets were cheap.

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Thank Adam W
Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Most wonderful place for going to an all inclusive Luau & Show! Great food with mahi mahi, kalua pork, teriyaki beef, chicken adobo, poi, variety of salads, sides and a beautiful dessert station! Ride the tram thru the beautiful gardens. Great Imu Ceremony. Entertained by Hawaiian singers during dinner! Wonderful dancers showcasing the cultural influences on Hawaii! You won't regret... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The tour around the gardens was beautiful and it was nice to see the imu ceremony. The food was delicious and the open bar was a plus! It was great to talk to other people and get to know them while eating. The performance after dinner was a little slow but it was a nice show.

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