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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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Okay, so I was pretty skeptical about how this experience would be after reading some interesting reviews. I figured I'd go anyway and try to keep an open mind. Besides, it was my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Okay, so I was pretty skeptical about how this experience would be after reading some interesting reviews. I figured I'd go anyway and try to keep an open mind. Besides, it was my first time in Hawaii, I had to go to a luau at least once, right? Well, I ended up having a decent time after all! The guy... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We have now attended luaus at the Hyatt at Gaylords and at Smith's and we feel that the Smith's family luau was the most organized, least congested luau in very pleasant surroundings. The family roll up their sleeves and help out and the entertainment venue is separate from the dining which is nice. Good job. The food and drink are... More 

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Linville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience. Family based luau. Beautiful grounds, delicious food, and entertaining show! I would recommend this luau to family and friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ron and I had been to the Smith Family Luau once before and we wanted our Daughter and her family to experience with us as part of our 50th anniversary trip. The Luau was wonderful and everyone was very courteous and professional. They were even helpful when my husband Ron lost his car keys They made an announcement that we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

When my wife read another review below (posted July 22 "Holy crap that was horrible") she thought that I changed my name to Matthew F. because his review of The Smith Family Luau was remarkably exactly the experience that we had. Starting with the surly parking attendant who yelled at us, to the bad Disneyland reference that we joked about... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our granddaughter wanted to go to a luau to help celebrate her 11th birthday. Somewhat reluctantly, luaus not being high on our list of things to do in Hawaii, we chose this as the best of the.... well, if you gotta do this sort of thing. The organization to handle so many folks through just moving bodies much less providing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was worth our money! We loved it and were happy with all aspects of the luau. The food was fantastic, the hosts were so friendly, and the show was great! Definitely recommend this for your visit to Kauai!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been to two luaus in my life. One was a fantastic beach luau in Maui that I thought was incredible and this one... From the second you drive onto the property you feel like you are in a bad Disneyland recreation of a real luau. You are herded onto the property and onto a disney like shuttle to... More 

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was a wonderful part of our trip to Kauai! The Smith family embodies the spirit of aloha at all times. Hosts were friendly and knowledgeable, the food was delicious, and the music and dancing was great. The show was very exciting, and our front row seats made for great photography! The tour of the Smith family gardens was great,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Loved (almost) EVERYTHING about the Luau. Quick comment on the negative, so I can get to all the positive stuff we loved! The Hula show at the end is a little long. After the meal, and all the other excitment of the night, the hula show was a little long and a bit of a disappointment. It just moved a... More 

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Address: Highway 56 and Wailua Marina State Park, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-821-6895
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue

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