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Luau Maka'iwa

650 Aleka Loop, Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1402
+1 800-763-0120
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Very nice and intimate

We chose this Luau based on location as it was very close to where we were staying. It's smaller... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Lansing, MI
Just OK Not Impressed

The venue is lovely, dancers beautiful and learning the history of the island was... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Maureen M
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Luau Maka'iwa includes a cocktail reception, cultural arts and exhibitions, torch lighting ceremony, Hula Kahiko, a luau feast and a spectacular Polynesian show with award-winning hula and breathtaking fire-knife dancing.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
650 Aleka Loop, Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1402
+1 800-763-0120
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We chose this Luau based on location as it was very close to where we were staying. It's smaller than some of the other ones we were looking at but we all said afterwards that we enjoyed that it was smaller, it felt more intimate....More

Thank BPed
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The venue is lovely, dancers beautiful and learning the history of the island was interesting. However the food is terrible and the whole thing is not worth the money, didn't even have the traditional pig in the ground I paid $257 for two, should have...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This was the first luau we’ve been to, and we really enjoyed it! We appreciated the smaller setting. We had VIP seating, but I would say save the extra $ and just get reg seating as there was not a bad seat in the house....More

Thank Wbstrs165
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We decided to chose this particular luau based upon a recommendation. We were very pleased. It was smaller than many of the other luaus which was very nice. The food was very good thought the desserts were just OK. the entertainment was wonderful.

Thank ustressed
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The place is very simple. I've been in other Luau 10 times better than this and cheaper. The place wasn't really nice and they had only one cocktail. Staff wasn't friendly or welcoming,they looked like they weren't happy to work there. They closed the bar...More

Thank lizeth l
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Enjoyed the smaller venue. We booked VIP seating through our concierge and when we got there we had no reservation even though we listened to the reservation being made and had a confirmation number. However we were assigned table no. 1 since all other seating...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I have been to all the luaus on Kauai. I liked this one because it was a smaller setting. All the food was good. Enjoyed the show. Dancers were very good. It wasn't a big production,but that's what I liked about the show. I liked...More

Thank kauaiwife
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were thoroughly entertained. Didn't know what to expect and you probably wouldn't call it historically accurate, but who cares, you're in Hawaii, and we had a great time. The unlimited map tai's helped, they were just strong enough to make you feel good but...More

Thank Helen_in_Denver
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This luau was like watching a free luau demonstration at a shopping center. There was absolutely no flow to the show. The dancers weren't bad it was more the production that is the issue. Food selection is very weak. What little variety they did have...More

Thank 989Dawn
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Ok, this was my first luau, and we weren't disappointed. The dancing was amazing (the dancers were fabulous) various sets of traditional dances from all Polynesian islands including the Maui version of the Hakka, and fire sword dances. There was free flowing alcohol beforehand and...More

1  Thank Peter P
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Gintas R
8 May 2017|
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Response from travelprone67 | Reviewed this property |
They do not have the pig there, however at other shows where they did that is was no big deal. Also the food here is better than others I have gone to.
10 March 2017|
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Response from Travelin67 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know - we had rented a car. You can probably call them and ask.