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Smiths Tropical Paradise

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Great luau

We were leery of going to a Luau, been to some that were not very good. Many people we met... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carstairs, Canada

Such a pretty place. Well maintained and worth the cost of admittance. So many different plants and... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
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3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were leery of going to a Luau, been to some that were not very good. Many people we met recommended this one, so what the heck we went to see for ourselves. Very well run, many many people go so the logistics need to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with kids, thankfully if you purchase the food they can feed the pheasants, chickens and goats or this would would have been excruciatingly boring for them. Good trip for older folks.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TiMEtraveler95
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Beautiful garden, fun tram ride We spent top dollar seeking an authentic experience of Hawaiian culture. This isn’t it. If you enjoy fairly nice cafeteria food with five hundred or so people seated mess hall style this may be for you. There was nice live...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Such a pretty place. Well maintained and worth the cost of admittance. So many different plants and birds. Spent 2 hours walking around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gypsyrver
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank karonmw
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 15 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelinggrandma67
Reviewed 22 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 27 August 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Deziree A
Reviewed 17 July 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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8 May 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
27 February 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.
27 April 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.