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Smiths Tropical Paradise

3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
+1 808-821-6895
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The setting can't be beat - located near the sacred Wailua River. The Smith Family Garden Luau is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellicott City, Maryland
via mobile
Beautiful setting - lots of peacocks

Our party of 7 spent the evening at the Tropical Paradise, Luau, and show afterwards, and had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clifton, VA
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“open bar” (27 reviews)
“tram ride” (22 reviews)
“imu ceremony” (22 reviews)
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3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
+1 808-821-6895
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting can't be beat - located near the sacred Wailua River. The Smith Family Garden Luau is run by four generations of the Hawaiian Smith family. Upon arrival, you receive a shell lei and take a narrated tram tour of the gardens. The Imu...More

Thank jeffreyb406
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 7 spent the evening at the Tropical Paradise, Luau, and show afterwards, and had a wonderful time. The grounds are beautiful and we really enjoyed the peacocks and other birds throughout the property.

Thank steveClifton_VA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are reasonably well maintained. It is a fairly large place. However, I have been to many better gardens. Few plants are labeled so if you want to learn foliage this is not the place. There are a few more unusual trees (there were...More

1  Thank Experience78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds to tour and get photos. Staff is extremely friendly and nice. We did the luau and the only reason I didn't give it higher ratings was because my family wasn't "sold" on the food served at the luau. It is a nice experience...More

Thank stepgie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to attend a luau while staying on Kauai and Smith's was recommended by a couple locals. I have to admit that it wasn't exactly what I was expecting; and it was quite a bit more expensive that I anticipated (about $100/person). I envisioned...More

Thank Cincytraveler44
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We thought everything was amazing about the Luau up until the show. There was a lot of food choices, you can go up for seconds so you don't have to overload your plate the first time. The mai tai's were complimentary the whole time. The...More

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We went just to visit the gardens again to get pictures. There are much better gardens at the condo we were staying at. And the lady at the gate was rude. The peacocks and birds were pretty amazing though.

Thank Sheila Matt J
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We started with the Fern Grotto tour and stayed for the luau. I would highly recommend both. The Smith family is entertaining, informative, and passionate about Hawaiian culture. The entire experience was amazing. To all those who stay for the Aloha show, please remember that...More

Thank kellyfuller2016
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My wife and I have attended luaus here for several years. The event lasts for about three hours and includes tours of their expansive tropical gardens, an opening ceremony including a roasted pig, an open bar and tasty meal with several choices, dinner entertainment that...More

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went for our honeymoon and had a lot of fun stuffing our faces at the buffet and open bar. It was a lot of fun walking around and looking at the garden. The show was very well-done but a little cheesy. We didn't stay...More

Thank Maryann B
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9 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.