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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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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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This was a perfect showcase for the cultural dances of Hawaii. The hula dancers were great,with narration for each change. There were flame dancers, young people and the audience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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chicago

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chicago
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a perfect showcase for the cultural dances of Hawaii. The hula dancers were great,with narration for each change. There were flame dancers, young people and the audience participation was fun without being too much pressure to join in. It was my husband, Keenans, birthday and the narrator made an effort to make him feel special. This show is... More 

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1 Thank dee728
Juneau, Alaska
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This luau was not what we expected. To begin with the dinner part was a sit down affair in the Marriott restaurant near the pool and beach. Nice view but lots going on and somewhat noisy. Not necessarily bad, just be prepared for such. The food was fair, and not anywhere near as good as other luaus we've tried, but... More 

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1 Thank derbyking98
Lihue, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful show through the different islands of Hawai'i and Polynesia! The buildup from the music to each dances was exciting. The show was also perfectly timed, it did not drag on like many shows in Kauai. Wallis Punua also had great, fun and appreciative energy to round out the whole experience. It was also interactive and fun... More 

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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time at the Luau. The show was very entertaining and interesting. The buffet was vast and delicious. Enjoyed the desserts and the drinks. Would strongly recommend this Luau to others. We had a great time. Thank you making our 1st Luau a memorable one.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

It was an unbelievable night! First, the dinner was amazing! Much more than we expected. Then the show was spectacular! We really leaned a lot about the history of Hawaii while enjoying amazing dancing. Such a great family tradition with this Luau. Wallis was so helpful and put on the amazing show. I always use trip advisor when going to... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Excellent meal and a great historical show. We started off by visiting on site vendors and then were lead into the dinner area. The meal consisted of local Hawaiin food followed by aHawaiin dance group showing how the island was discovered and settled.

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1 Thank jHammermt
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

First off, this is not a luau in the true meaning of the word. This is a separate dinner, if chosen, and then music and dancing. We were informed by the nice young man at Kauai Tours orientation that we should not expect a luau but rather the history of Hawaii as explained in interpretive dance. This caught our attention... More 

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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Had some high spots like the torch dance but found most of the show slow and not very entertaining. I guess I expected much more because of the hype the show was given.

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Oklahoma
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73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A much more intimate setting than the one offered at the cultural center on Oahu. The plated dinner was more than any of us could eat, which was a real disappointment because the food was so good you didn't want to leave any of it behind on your plate. The host was informative and knowledgable. The dancers were skilled and... More 

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1 Thank mdw50
Stafford, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This Luau show was the best in the islands! Beautiful Music, Dancing, location and extremely friendly and enlightening entertainers! I highly recommend going to this show and having dinner at Duke's!! Aloha!

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