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Smiths Tropical Paradise

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The Smith family Luau was a experience of a life time, very good food and excellent entertainment... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Conyers, Georgia
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Smith's Tropical Paradise is the location of the Smith's Family Luau. You can visit the gardens... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Marcos, California
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Disappointed by dismal buffet style luaus matched with watery drinks? Got young kids who die of boredom with the cheesy & poorly produced stage shows? Feel like you've overpaid and been herded through a truly commercial experience? Done with luaus in general? Give Smiths a...More

4  Thank Mat E
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Reviewed December 16, 2006

Gosh, where do I start? We decided to do the fern grotto trip with Smith's Tropical Paradise. We paid 30 dollars to sit on a boat for 45 minutes - a run down boat at that - went up the river, saw virtually nothing. The...More

9  Thank beedee1975
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Smith family Luau was a experience of a life time, very good food and excellent entertainment. The polynesian riverboat tour and fern grotto was beautiful site to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smith's Tropical Paradise is the location of the Smith's Family Luau. You can visit the gardens during the day without going to the Luau. They also Put on a show after the Luau which you can go to without going to the luau. If you...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed October 14, 2018

After taking the boat cruise to the Fern Grotto, we noticed the Tropical Gardens on site and decided to take a look. We paid a modest fee of $6. to walk through on our own. I think they have guided tours available, but not sure....More

Thank travelinggrandma67
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We had a really nice visit to Smiths Tropical Paradise. We decided to do this after our Fern Grotto cruise and tour. The paradise is beautiful and the grounds are immaculate. The real highlight though was that we spent $1 on two bags of bird...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We went to Smith's before the wedding we were going to. It was nice clean and fun. Had a group of children and adults. Good food good beverages.

Thank Deziree A
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

The tour around the garden was very fast on the tram. Once we got off the tram we walked around the garden to better see the plants. The unearthing of the pig was interesting. The entertainment was good while we ate. The food was delicious....More

Thank mistyschulz
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We enjoy this experience so much, we have been back 3 times with different family members! The tram ride around the gardens is short, but informational. There is time to meander throughout the gardens while you wait for the pig unveiling. Then it's time to...More

1  Thank Travis D
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

My family and I had a great time wandering the gardens and feeding the birds. The peacocks were beautiful! My daughter enjoyed it so much that we came back again the next day. The vegetation is amazing and I was able to take some really...More

1  Thank aljenleo
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We decided just pay to walk the garden, more at time to kill time. Looking back at it the experience was very peaceful. Basically we was in the garden by ourselves along with the other animals of course. We walk, laugh, sit and enjoyed nature....More

1  Thank jamesi03
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The gardens here were absolutely beautiful and it was really fun getting to learn facts about different plants and and the island from the plaques set up around the garden. The birds here are used to being fed, unlike other birds on the island, so...More

2  Thank Christina P
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May 8, 2017|
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Response from ChinoSJP | Reviewed this property |
I assume you are talking about the Smith Family Luau. Their website states this..... NCL – Pride of America Guests Your ship is usually scheduled to overnight on Kauai on Thursday night. We operate our family’s luau on... More
February 26, 2016|
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Response from Rick S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nearly all the resorts have shuttle bus service to Smith's tropical paradise, Smiths has their own shuttle bus service as well.
April 26, 2015|
Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
It was damaged years ago but has recovered for the most part. Still worth seeing. Check out the white bird of paradise trees as well.