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Havaiki Nui Luau

1571 Poipu Road, Grand Hyatt Kauai & Spa, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #15 of 15 Attractions in Poipu
Type: Performances
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Los Angeles
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I read the reviews of people hating their indoor ballroom luau at the Hyatt and insisted when I paid that I be allowed a refund if it was held indoors. They agreed. It was held outdoors by the ocean: absolutely gorgeous, the best luau food I've ever had, among the best entertainment (music, dancing, singing & mc) I've seen at... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great luau that went through the history of islanders through dance. The food was very good and the history of it explained. Having it in a ballroom was awful and is a common move from what we were told. The dancers costumes should have been more authentic also.... There was plastic strings flying everywhere.

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White Oak, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The luau at the Grand Hyatt is much better than the one down the road at the Sheraton. We saw both and I can say the one at Hyatt looks really royal - the setting is great, their gardens are nice, food is sheltered under a canapee and the food is of excellent quality. Tables are placed on the lawn... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I read the other reviews on TripAdvisor and was cautious about this Luau but since several other luau's were already booked solid and we only had one day left, we signed up for this one. I haven't been to a 'better' one described in the other reviews, but I've been to lots of shows and performances as well as lots... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Grand Hyatt on our honeymoon and chose this luau since it is on site. Looking back, I wish I would have realized how small the island of Kauai is and driving to a different luau would not have been a big issue. I agree with other travelers that the site of the luau... More

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Westlake Village, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

This luau did have that feeling of a bad wedding reception. Plastic chairs, interior courtyard with no ocean view... Perhaps our expectations were too lofty but we were disappointed and left early.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

If you have been to Maui to the best Luau around in Ol Lahaina, you will be dissappointed....no water front, so no sunset, no buried pig, plastic chairs and tables, tiny shell leis ( that make the security alarms go off at the airport if your wearing them?).... But, everyone was Aloha! The maitai's were the best, the food was... More

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Superior, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Note - I did not go to other luaus on Kauai...so this may be great for Kauai. I'm basing against 2 luaus I've been to on Maui (Old Lahaina Luau and Feast at Lele). First off, they state there is no assigned seating but there were several "reserved" tables. Not sure how you get a reserved table but our seats... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Quick summary: Because of the chance for rain, our luau was held indoors in one of the Grand Hyatt's banquet halls. Do NOT pay for this luau if there is even the slightest chance that the outdoor version will be "rained out." Sure, open bar is nice and the food was good (not great), but the entire event had the... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

good food but great show.....no fresh flower lei protected from rain

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