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Smith Family Garden Luau

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Address: Highway 56 and Wailua Marina State Park, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-821-6895
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$88*
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Not quite a 5 but better than 4

We would give Smith's a 4.5 but since you can't give 1/2 stars I gave them a 4. As a family we've done the Western Cowboy Dinner in Yellowstone National Park and the Bunratty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Lynnwood, WA
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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I'm giving this luau 5 stars even though it rained almost the whole time I was there- that's saying something!! It is obvious that the family who runs this event knows what they're doing. It started raining right when the event was supposed to start, and they brought out barrels of enough umbrellas for everyone. We went on a tram... More 

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

the show is nothing like you see on TV. The show is nice but it seems to be more like a stage play. The introduce all cultures that make up the island. I would like to have seen something more like what you see on TV. The Garden is breath taking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I don't even know where to start, grounds are beautiful, food delicious and plenty off it, definetely won't leave hungry, it's the best food I had while on the island. They definetely planned everything nicely, although there are probably 400 people attending at a time, it doesn't feel crowded and you don't stand in long lines. The show was spectacular,... More 

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Lynnwood, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We would give Smith's a 4.5 but since you can't give 1/2 stars I gave them a 4. As a family we've done the Western Cowboy Dinner in Yellowstone National Park and the Bunratty Castle Dinner in Ireland. So, on our first trip to the islands we figured a luau was a must. After attending Smith's I would tell everyone... More 

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Smith Family Garden Luau in Kappa, Kauai is one of the best Luaus we have attended. The botanical gardens are gorgeous and you can do you own walking tour or ride the tour shuttle. The food is excellent with a self serve buffet. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are provided as part of the package. The dinner is served in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Your experience starts with a tour of the gardens. Male peacocks were in full display. Spend some time walking around the gardens before the imu ceremony. Excellent food. There are better luau shows, but this is a great overall experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have been to about 10+ luaus in my life and I really enjoyed this one. The tour through the property is lovely and the gardens are great for pictures. I liked the traditional presentation of the pig and the show. This is one of the longer luaus - so young children got tired in the middle of the show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a great time. The setting was perfect, obviously lots of time a effort putting it together. Great show! Amazing history lesson. A proud family tradition. The blessing was a nice touch! I would recommend it highly, it is the best Luau we have been to over the years.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food was great, the gardens were beautiful and the polynesia hula show was fantastic. I highy recommend this Kauai experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The garden is beautiful, the food was to die for and the show was awesome! I recommend this to anyone wanting to go to a Luau!

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