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Kauai's Best Luau - Hawaii Alive!

Kauai Marriott, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-651-6202
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Not for the food, but for the show

We stayed at Marriott Kauai Beach Club and this was on site. We planned this as a kick start to our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dustin R
First family vacay to hawaii

The best Luau on the island!!!! We didn't go with the dinner but attended the show which exceeded... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Lien T
via mobile
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good16%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fire dancers” (15 reviews)
“lead singer” (3 reviews)
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Kauai Marriott, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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+1 808-651-6202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Marriott Kauai Beach Club and this was on site. We planned this as a kick start to our visit, with a different larger one later in the week.. I really liked this luau. Interesting, the concierge tried to sway us away from...More

2  Thank Dustin R
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The best Luau on the island!!!! We didn't go with the dinner but attended the show which exceeded my expectations! The show was spectacular! They definitely showed us the meaning of ALOHA~ They kept the audience small so it was intimate and interactive. I got...More

1  Thank Lien T
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The dinner was plated and fairly good, but nothing that I would have ordered off a menu if I knew ahead of time what it would taste like. Dessert was not included. A traditional lei at the performance was also not included. Fifteen years ago...More

3  Thank TwinCreek
Reviewed 3 February 2017

have been a Marriott owner for approximately 20 years and I don’t think I have ever been so disappointed in a sponsored Marriott event. My family (party of 5) attended the Luau on December 19th. I have been to Luaus before and could not believe...More

14  Thank peyton0018
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

All I can say is what an Awesome show! All of the dancers were so professional and we loved all the different costume changes. But the Fire dancers were our favorite. Trust me you don't want to miss it... yes it's that good!

6  Thank maryfunner
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I thought I didn't know what a luau was, so I looked it up "Hawaiian party or feast, especially one accompanied by entertainment". I even paid extra for the dinner. The only luau I've been to before (and others I've seen) are on the beach...More

5  Thank JohnGC212
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We got there early and walked the grounds...nice shops a grand old mansion, manicured grounds and of course, chickens. Best show I'd ever seen including rock concerts. Lots of nice people and you sat in a table of 8/10. No problem. Lots of food and...More

1  Thank ZZBottoms
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The significance of the Hawaiian culture and history are demonstrated in the commentary and music of Hawaii Alive. And the charm of this show is that the family, wife, sons, nieces, and nephews are part of the performance. Aloha nui!

5  Thank PennyfromWhiting
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The luau at the Courtyard Marriott is, hands down, the best one I have ever attended. I’ve been to luaus on 5 Hawaiian Islands and the Courtyard Marriott had the fantastic combination of great food with a show stopping entertainment lineup. The story they wove...More

3  Thank KrisKKG
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great show, it was lots of fun. Several different types of dances. Wife especially liked the fire dancing.

2  Thank Jamie W
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gmurray658
Hello, I'm thinking that this luau is the size and intimacy I'm interested in. I was curious whether I can attend the Luau without actually staying at the Marriott. How do I secure tickets/gain admission? I will be on a cruise and really don't want to do the one offered by NCL. I can only imagine the lines getting on and off the buses that transport us to/from "their" luau. Please suggests what should do. Thanks
14 October 2016|
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Response from MDiamant | Reviewed this property |
For tickets, go to Hawaii Live Luau website. Select "show only" and "No", you don't have to be a guest at the Marriott to attend the show. Compared the NCL backed luau, this is much smaller, intimate, a family affair and a... More
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Frustrationa
Which is betterHawaii Alive or the Smith Family tropical luau? I understand after dinner at the Alive luau you must wait in a long line to be seated for the performance. Having a bad back this can be most inconvenient . Any suggestions?
1 April 2016|
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HABFAN4EVR
a Norwegian Cruise next month (Nov. 28 - Dec. 4) and are looking for a luau. The one offered as a shore excursion by the cruise ship hasn't had great reviews so we wondering if this one would be easily accessible from the cruise ship. Does any one know how far this location is from the cruise port and is transportation easily available, thinking maybe a taxi from cruise port to the luau and back aftetr the show. Many thanks
6 October 2015|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
This Luau is at the Kauai Marriott Resort, less than a mile, walking distance from the cruise ship.
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