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“Very good Luau”
Review of Hawaii Alive Luau

Hawaii Alive Luau
Ranked #60 of 129 Restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We heard about this once a week family production held at the Marroit through our home resort. It was fantastic. We skipped the meal option and only took in the show. Good family entertainment.

Thank Happydays61
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was a very entertaining Show... They had it in the gardens of The Marriott Kauai beach club. Which was very lovely. But i would've preferred it on the beach. But for 35.00 for the show i can't complain. We chose to opt out of the buffet. We had a great time.

Thank Lisandra B
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to luaus. Lots of luaus. This one stands out. It's at the Marriott Resort on Kauai. The meal was a Hawaiian plate served in the resorts indo or/outdoor poolside restaurant. It features mahi mahi, chicken, Kauai pig, and some great veggies. After, we walked the beach a bit before gathering in an idyllic outdoor theater with about 50 others attendees. While waiting, we were entertained by the show's ukulele player who sang some traditional songs and who took requests. The main event featured an intimate stage with the Marriott's doric columns on either side and a backdrop of palms, plants and torches. The dancers were lovely and talented, performing a range of hulas, from court dances to Tahitian drum dances. The makle dancer performed the most amazing fire dance I've ever seen! For me, the best part was the music. My new friend, Wallis, is a virtuosic guitarist who performed flawlessly and with great skill. He was accompanied by the aforementioned ukulele, an artistic keyboardist, and a fine bass guitar player. They also doubled on traditional drums for some numbers. Wallis' family, he told us, has been involved in the island's culture for decades. He told stories of his mother teaching the hula to hundreds of students, and how his wife and family now continue that effort. Very interesting perspective. As a musician, I was totally entertained by their performance and left wanting more. I can unhesitatingly recommend Hawaii Alive as a Don't Miss event on Kauai. Aloha.

1  Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a wonderful time at Hawaii Alive Luau! The performances were great, and we appreciated the historical commentary. Since we were on a budget, we also appreciated having the option to purchase tickets for the show only, without dinner.

Thank PianoManMarv
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

the luau is fun-
the food was disappointing -- run of tje mill "institution food"
the show was pretty but lacked soul- Hawaiian dances are known to tell stories but we learned nothing of the stories or pathos
were told to come at 5:25- local vendors were selling for over an 1 hour prior to anything- also were serving mai-tais-wine and soda

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Thank Marilyn J
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