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Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau

Wailua Marina State Park, Hwy 56 North, Wailua, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6895
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Hawaiian culture at its finest!

Yes, it's expensive; but you won't find a better luau on the island! Run by four generations of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cicero, New York
via mobile
Fern Grotto boat trip

Took the Smith Family boat trip to the Fern Grotto. They entertain you with some Hawaiian music... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Tom H
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  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Wailua Marina State Park, Hwy 56 North, Wailua, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6895
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it's expensive; but you won't find a better luau on the island! Run by four generations of the Smith family, they know how to do a luau right! The food was great (better than we remembered from 7 years ago), open bar was included...More

Thank CiceroNYMom
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Took the Smith Family boat trip to the Fern Grotto. They entertain you with some Hawaiian music and dancing while heading up the river. Once there you get to see the cave from a distance due to danger of overhead falling rocks. Very slow paced...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Hawaii for well over 40 years. We had given up on doing luaus as we simply tired of being herded through lines of photographers, watered down Mai-tai lines and messy buffets followed by boring shows. Smith's was recommended by a friend...More

2  Thank Usin19
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was a beautiful and enjoyable evening. The Smith Family goes way above and beyond to make you feel like a part of their family. The food was the best Luau we've had on Kauai. They explained the whole process of cooking the pork and...More

Thank melanierehder
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a family owned operation and they treat it like so as their ohana (family, several generations) all participate. And they treat you like ohana, the Aloha spirit personified. One of the third generation sons, Kamika Smith was our greeter, announcer, singer, etc., I...More

Thank Arthur Y
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Luau was great..food was delicious...gardens wonderful. The singers and dancers were talented and dedicated to entertain although it rained the last few minutes of the show. Spectators were under cover and did not get wet. I recommend this activity highly.

Thank mossy48
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Yes, it is schmaltzy and kitchy, but it very fun. The hosts do a great job of making everyone feel welcome, the grounds are immaculate and well manicured, and it is very well organized. The food is as good as it can be for feeding...More

Thank Allen R
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I'm a local resident of Kauai. I lived on this island for 25 years and I never attended a luau dinner on Kauai. I always thought that these dining events were for the dumb tourists to experience a traditional Hawaiian Party. So, I stayed away...More

Thank KAUAI-BOY2012
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The Luau was ok. Food was very good. The "show" wasn't what I was expecting. Seemed more like a High School musical. Very disappointed that the woman got shell lei's instead of flower lei's like the website stated. We would have bought one on the...More

Thank Stacey C
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

For the best traditional family luau in Kauai, the Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau is it. Zoological and botanical tour, tremendous luau buffet and a Polynesian review is wonderful. If you want a glitzy modern show, this is not for you. But if you want an...More

Thank TrippingAmerican
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Tiani P
18 March 2015|
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Response from msddparker | Reviewed this property |
It is a special discounted rate for Hawaiian locals. I've checked the Smith's website and it doesn't look like they offer any discounts. The only discount is to order online. I believe you save $10 by doing this... More