We have been to loads of luau's over the years, and most fall into the same format........which is fine....but Luau Kalamaku is amazing.
Friday 23 sept: Was Eric's birthday and I wanted to treat her to something different. So we booked ahead of time, which is a good plan....and toughful of other people in line.
Held at Kilohana, the whole exprerience is quite amazing. Checking in, we received tickets, in a few yards, E Komo Mai leis, then photos with healthy decked out polynesians, or hawaiians.
( we passed on the photos, but many visitors were having a great time with that )
Then we were shown to our table , right next to the "theatre in the round" stage.....we left our tickets and their brochue on the plates, and then walked outside.....well, actually , we stopped at one of the many bar set ups for healthly poured drinks from scratch.
Outside, they had several nice booths of local kauai crafts, and spied Kerry Oda....who we had not seen in some time, offering is amazing photos for sale. He also has a studio up in Kapa'a across from Eastside, and the ABC store.
After browzing several boohs, we returned to our seats at the round table....they do not have the long, long shoved together tables of the standard luau.
For those interested, they could go outdoors and witness the imu ceremony.....
the main hall, is really large, and open sided, so the breeze flows thru, but any passing shower is not a problem.
Service was excellent....and we were directed to the buffet table by table, so no long waits in lines.
Food was great....and plenty of it.....
There was dancing and singing at dinner time, then the real extravanza commenced. It was FANTASTIC, and a presentation of the history and culture , dancing and song, and story, about the voyage of the polynesians to, and the discovery of the hawaiian islands.
The pele "fire" poi ball group....three fit and beautiful young women, was something to behold, and the fire knife dancer , male, was the absolute best that we have ever witnessed.
Plenty of other scenes, dances, music and songs.....
Erica said she felt like it was a little like circu de solei style with a polynesian dance theme.....very profesional and riviting performances..
I f anyone is interested, you can search
" Luau Kalamaku , kauai" on the web.....extremely classy and well designed website....many pages.
whew ! I am out of breath just remembering the experience.
Denny and EricaEdited: 24 September 2011, 17:20