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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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Smith Family Luau

I would be lying if I said this wasn't a bit of a cattle call. It's all very well organized and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yvonne P
Great Food, Great Show

Just got back from the luau and we are stuffed! There was so much good food that before you know it... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Mark S
Littleton, Colorado, United States
via mobile
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  • Excellent54%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

I would be lying if I said this wasn't a bit of a cattle call. It's all very well organized and smooth running. With the amount of people who show up for the luau though, I don't think it can be avoided. All that being...More

Thank Yvonne P
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Just got back from the luau and we are stuffed! There was so much good food that before you know it your plate is overflowing. When you arrive you can take a tram around the gardens where they will tell you what everything is. The...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This turned out to be so much more than we expected. We boarded a tram which took us on a guided tour through an exquisite botanical garden. Shortly thereafter, one of the Smith Family members gave us some background as to who they were and...More

2  Thank Hilarie G
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't go to the buffet/ all you can drink before the luau, but I think we were one of 3 couples who didn't. So...most of the audience were at least tipsy when they when they watched the show. I think that may skew some...More

Thank greyocean
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We bought tickets for show only, at $15 each! We weren't interested in the food or drink. It was a lovely show and we got front row seats. The grounds and area are so beautiful. Next time we want to go on the garden tour....More

Thank Seasides2
Reviewed 18 September 2017

There are a lot of Luau's out there all over the Hawaii islands. My family and I (ages ranging from 25-57) were looking for an authentic luau that honors the polynesian culture and we found it here at Smith's Luau. We first started with a...More

Thank Sheena P
Reviewed 16 September 2017

My boyfriend and I attended with about 20 - 25 family members, so we were able to get a reserved table. I was astounded at the number of people who attended the luau. Kind of a cattle call, but if you just think of it...More

1  Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! I don't understand HOW there are less than 4 star reviews on this place/luau... Me and my boyfriend went last night and it was so great!! We originally booked it for Monday, but there was a huge thunderstorm and they promptly contacted us and...More

Thank Dayna L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 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 17 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

1  Thank Tom H
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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