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Kauai's Best Luau - Hawaii Alive!

Kauai Marriott, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-651-6202
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Ranked #19 of 45 Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dinner Theaters, Performances
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Owner description: 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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San Mateo, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
25 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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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Niwot, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You have the option, show with or without dinner. By all means, see the show but skip the horrible dinner. Neither my husband or I ate the dinner served at poolside prior to the show. We left our food nearly untouched and went to Duke's. We saw another couple from the Luau dinner at Dukes as well. We were able... More

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alabama
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We saw three Luaus and each was different and great. This Luau used a family type show handed down from generations. They included adult hula dancers and younger hula dancers. The fire twirling team was the best since they used several guys.

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Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was very disappointed with the reviews of this Luau. First off, it really isn't a Luau. I have been to Luaus where the dinner is an integral part of the experience. At the Marriott you eat at the poolside restaurant and they hand you a Luau platter which is mediocre at best. I have been to an outdoor Luau... More

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Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We found this Luau to be more intimate and actually better quality than others we have experienced on Maui!!! The singers had beautiful voices and the dancers were just what we expected...true local talent.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We go to Kauai every year and this is the first thing we book is to see this show!!! The authentic outfits are so beautiful!!! If you go to Kauai it is a must see!!! Aloha

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

A dynamic, talented and deeply spirited group of young and elder, for a sampler of awe, thrill, reverence and joy and amusement all in one... Sprinkled with very knowledgeable stories of history of Hawaii and its culture, people, meaning of various dances and tidbits of remarks to altogether help us have proper context for interpreting and appreciating what we were... More

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