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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 #8 of 17 Attractions in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dinner Theaters
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... more » 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! « less
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Germantown, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We got to see all different kinds of hula and got to know some of the history of hawaii. We did not have the meal as it was at the hotel restaurant so not an authentic luau

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We thought this show was culturally genuine and professionally done. They made it fun, encouraged photographs and outside food & drink. Literally, no restrictions. It was a tiny bit cheesy, but hey, we are tourists after all. The musicians were accomplished and the dancers were athletic, artistic, and had amazing stamina. It was all good, but the children dancers and... More

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