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Smiths Tropical Paradise

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Address: 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
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+1 808-821-6895
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00

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This luau was a lot of fun. The tropical gardens that they have while you wait to get into the luau are outstanding. Many tropical flowers and plants and beautiful peacocks that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boerne, Texas
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UP Michigan
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did an early morning self tour of the gardens and had the place to ourselves. There are many plants and trees, but the gardens and structures look pretty "tired"and not well maintained. Would have a difficult time recommending a visit.

Thank BaydeNoc
Boerne, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This luau was a lot of fun. The tropical gardens that they have while you wait to get into the luau are outstanding. Many tropical flowers and plants and beautiful peacocks that showed us how beautiful they were by displaying their feathers. Only disappointment was that this was not a true luau where the pig is roasted in the ground... More 

Thank Tac0kid
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun family outing to check the Luau box off of your list. Food is good, show is like a theatre production. The grounds are beautiful.

Thank Amy T
Apache, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing performances and excellent dinner. The grounds are kept beautifully and memories were made! The staff was friendly and I would recommend this place to anyone visiting the Kauai area!

Thank anaswann
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend (at the time...now my wife) and I went to the luau with our daughter in 2013. We had a great time...The grounds are beautiful, with lush flowers and tropical trees everywhere. The food was wonderful (Kalua PORK is so awesome). My wife is a pescatarian and there were plenty of options for her, as well. The open bar... More 

Thank Clinton W
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to do a Luau and was just a really nice time. Don't think because its not on the beach it will not be a great experience. Their grounds are very nice and weather was amazing in evening. No bugs!!

Thank Robert C
Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Luau at Smiths. Such a beautiful setting. You get a free garden tour on board an open-air 'tram' if you arrive early for the luau. Then you watch them pull the cooked pig from out of the ground. There is no way that that one pig would be enough to feed the hundreds of people attending, so... More 

Thank KazAndTheBoys
Milwaukie, Oregon
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We took the boat ride up the Wailua River, very cool. The Grotto was pretty and we got to hear some real Hawaiian songs. On the boat ride back we learned to hula and had a sing-a-long that was fun. I would recommend this activaty.

Thank Buffie1314
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a huge group and this place was so beautiful. Best Luau we thought we had ever seen among all the islands.

Thank Kim O
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

After researching all the different luaus in kauai, we decided to give Smiths a chance to get the most authentic experience and we are so glad we did! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and worth visiting even if you don't attend the luau. The buffet dinner was very good, the only reason I would not rate this 5 stars is... More 

Thank Jennifer G

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