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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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Good overall but with seating and handicap problems

This was our second time attending the Smith luau, having done so also 8 years ago. We had two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nevadatraveler87
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Las Vegas
Beautiful Location

We have been to several luaus during visits to Hawaii and wanted to try one on Kauai since we... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Carole T
,
Fremont, Nebraska
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Wailua Marina State Park, Hwy 56 North, Wailua, Kauai, HI
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"all you can drink"
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"different cultures"
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"open seating"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time attending the Smith luau, having done so also 8 years ago. We had two adults, one with an assistive device (scooter), and two teenagers. The good: the grounds are beautiful, the food is very good, and the show is also...More

1  Thank nevadatraveler87
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We have been to several luaus during visits to Hawaii and wanted to try one on Kauai since we hadn’t been there for many years. We selected the Smith Family Luau and were not disappointed. The garden location is beautiful. When we arrived, we boarded...More

2  Thank Carole T
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

After being greatly disappointed by a luau we attended on Maui for our honeymoon 25 years ago, we were hoping for redemption with Smith's for our 25th anniversary. We were not disappointed! From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel like family, the...More

1  Thank Ann T
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

We attended this luau on May 28th. As others have said, when you enter you receive a shell lei and your picture is taken with a hula girl & guy (picture can be purchased later). The tram ride around the property was nice and narration...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We were super excited to attend this luau, thinking it would be more traditional. Do not go there Expecting that. It is super commercial in nature. When we got there we were given a shell lei, rather than the traditional floral one. Then they take...More

2  Thank NZMoyer
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Granted this was our first Luau but we were not disappointed! The grounds are spacious and beautiful with tropical gardens and ponds, the food was excellent and everything was well planned. We really enjoyed the show afterward, there were beautiful dances by hula girls and...More

1  Thank EDWARD L
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Find this 4 generation family business just south of the Wailua River in Kapaa. Beautiful setting, amazing feast, and an historically important production after dinner of an hour-long hula and much more.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Great walk, lots of roosters, Peacocks, and many other birds eating out of your hand. Great for children and adults alike.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It was a fun family night. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is very friendly. The food was good I would give it a 7 out of 10, a bit salty on the meat. Drinks were good and they let you have as many...More

Thank jorzzwy
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The Smith Family Luau is the best luau we have attended on the Hawaiian Islands Starting with the expansive parking lot to the no hassle walk to our table for dinner all went great. The food was very good and they were set up so...More

Thank Retired T
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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
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