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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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At Marriott Resort property - Performer to audience ratio excellent. Been to a number of Luaus over the years. This one was probably the best. Audience of about only 150... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My family, ranging from ages 14 to 70, went to the performance, not a dinner. It was held at the Marriott. All six of us (cost of +- $235) had very similar feelings about the performance. It felt like we were at one of my daughters recitals. The host wasted the first 30 minutes asking where audience members were from,... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

At Marriott Resort property - Performer to audience ratio excellent. Been to a number of Luaus over the years. This one was probably the best. Audience of about only 150 people. Theater style seating good too. We were in last row and were only maybe 30 feet away. Excellent view. Only downside: I think it was an insult to the... More 

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Orange, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Never been to Lihue, Kaua'i. Our family have vacationed to Maui, Oahu, Lanai, Kona, Tahiti, South Pacific Islands and Florida. We've seen our shares of luaus. Before we arrived from Southern California to Lihue. We contacted Wallis 2 weeks prior to reserved for the luau show on Monday, June 29. Wallis was so accommodating by reserving VIP seating for our... More 

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Kapaa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a treat! I've been to the big luaus and always felt herded. The food and service here were excellent. I like being served dinner in an upscale resort environment. Very friendly and Aloha servers. I've never liked being in line at a buffet at the large luaus. I find it gross. The show was just as promised-- intimate... More 

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E. Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Delicious local Hawaiian foods were served like suckling pig, tara leaves and roots cooked in many styles. Many tropical drinks pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lemonade, limeade, grapefruit, guanabana, and other citrus drinks, tea and/or Kona coffee of many flavors. We had an assortments of hawaiian desserts to choice from and enjoy. We were entertained by beautiful hawaiian female dancers and... More 

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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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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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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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
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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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Address: Kauai Marriott, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-651-6202
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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