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Kauai's Best Luau - Hawaii Alive!

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Address: Kauai Marriott, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-651-6202
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Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Kauai's Best Luau features traditional music and dance, chants and legends...
Kauai's Best Luau features traditional music and dance, chants and legends of ancient Hawaii. In addition, you will see authentic Tahitian dance and a Samoan Fire Knife Dance, performed by Halau Na Punua O Kauai, the Punua family of entertainers directed by Wallis and Shana Punua, and Kauai's senior most Kumu Hula Kuulei Punua. This halau (dance school) has been featured at the prestigious Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and the World Hula Invitational. This family has performed for stars John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Charo, Tiger Woods, John Travolta and many more!
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Intimate and Authentic

This luau is family operated. Hula has been a family tradition for generations and they have a deep connection to Kauai. Wallis is a great host and entertainer! So many varieties... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

This luau is family operated. Hula has been a family tradition for generations and they have a deep connection to Kauai. Wallis is a great host and entertainer! So many varieties of hula! The venue is smaller, so we were very close to the dancers. We had a great time! Would recommend and would go back!

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Hinesville, Georgia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lots to see and do before the show and we could have stayed longer but the show started. When it did it was great. Fire and light, music and food. everything a Luau should be!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Over the years I have been to a number of luau's on the island of Kauai, as well as luaus on Oahu and Maui. If I take just Kauai luaus this was a disappointment. The food portion of the luau was going to Kukui's restaurant and having a "luau meal." Mind you the food was excellent but it was not... More 

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laguna Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Really heart felt and a real tribute to the Polynesian culture. Smaller then many other shows we have been to but made it more personal. Not a bad seat in the house. We really enjoyed it. Wallach was great and very accommodating. Thank u. Aloha

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Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was an interesting evening. My expectations were not very high as all other luaus were sold out on this evening - that should have been my first clue. My wife & I waited while the concierge (the ONLY place to get your ticket for dinner) finished up with a phone call before assisting us - which was annoying since... More 

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Culver City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I booked the Hawaii Alive Luau online prior to our departure, easy to book and guarantee your seats ahead of time. The show is smaller than the Polynesian Culture Center in Oahu, but it was still a nice way to spend an evening with my wife. The music and dancers were all great!!!

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is on the campus of the Marriott in Lihue. It was not the traditional luau on the beach. It was a smaller amount of people attending than what I have heard of. You have your dinner in the adjoining restaurant and then walk over to see the show. It was very nice and the dancers were professional. The fire... More 

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arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

this was part of the wedding it served as dinner the drinks were include witch made everyone happy- the food was good because we were starved- THE SHOW ON THE OTHER HAND WAS GREAT dancers were smiling and the fir dance was amazing

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Germantown, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The owner came to our resort to entice us to attend. I had very high hopes for this show based on what I heard. While the dancers and fire throwers were good, it was not what I would categorize as a Hawaiian luau. it was done in a courtyard area in the Marriott. If I am lucky enough to make... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Definitely not worth $50 a ticket. The dancers were stiff and did not seem to enjoy the performance. We were pretty bored.

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