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Top 5 Kauai Luaus

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Best Kauai Luaus

“Sublime” often comes to mind when describing Kauai—and it’s no exaggeration, either: From picturesque Hanalei Bay to the arresting Na Pali Coast, the oldest island in the Hawaiian archipelago booms with beauty and heart.

And while simply stepping outside in Kauai is a feast for the senses, there’s no better way to soak up its splendor than at a luau. Here are 5 of the top luaus on the Garden Island—and what you can expect at each of them.

best Kauai luaus

  • Auli’i Lu’au – Authentic – BOOK NOW!
  • Hawaii Alive Luau Show & Dinner – Longest Running Show in Hawaii
  • Havaiki Nui Luau – Interactive
  • Smith Family Garden Luau – Unique Location
  • Luau Kalamaku – Best Performance

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Top 10 Things To Do On Oahu

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Oahu is the crown jewel of the Pacific, home to a bustling urban city, vast swathes of verdant countryside, some of the best waves and beaches on planet earth, as well as endless shopping and dining opportunities.

Things to do in Oahu

There are countless Oahu activities to enjoy. From the lively, resort-lined streets of Waikiki to flourishing countryside taro farms, Oahu is firmly planted in the ways of both old and new Hawaii and offers a myriad of experiences for travelers from near and far. Foodies, beach bums, shopaholics, nature lovers, and history buffs will easily find their step on the third largest Hawaiian Island.

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Top 5 Maui Surf Lessons

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Top 5 Maui Surf Lessons

Maui’s north and west shores are home to world-class waves, attracting surfers and spectators from all over the world. Peahi (or ‘Jaws’) on Maui’s north shore is known for its wave heights that can reach upwards of 60 feet on select swells. Honolua Bay on the west side is famous for its picture-perfect hollow right-hand point break.

While these waves are better left to the professionals, mellow surf breaks are abundant on Maui’s south and lower west sides. While not quite as famous as Jaws or Honolua Bay, these breaks have seen the likes of thousands of beginner surfers and have started countless people on their surfing journey. Of course, this wouldn’t be the case without the help of some of Maui’s best surf schools.

Top Maui surf lessons

Hawaii is naturally a mecca for surfing. With over 20 surf schools on Maui alone, it can be tricky to pick the right one. Entering the ocean should always be taken seriously, so we’ve compiled a list of the island’s top 5 best, most trusted surf schools.

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Best Kailua Kona Luaus

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The Top 5 Luaus in Kailua-Kona

What’s a Big Island vacation without a luau?

The island itself may evoke plenty of wonder, but nowhere else will you find heart-pumping drums, Polynesian dancing, and heaps of delicious food. The question is less should I go to a luau when visiting Hawaii, but which one should I choose—particularly when deciding between those performed in Kailua-Kona?

With this in mind, we’ve pulled together our top 5 picks for the best luaus on the Big Island’s sunny West Side:

Voyagers of the Pacific LuauBest Fire Dancing Royal Kona Resort BOOK NOW
Island Breeze LuauHistorical Setting Kona Beach Hotel BOOK NOW
Hawaii Loa LuauBest Buffet Fairmont Orchid BOOK NOW
Haleo LuauMai Tai's Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Currently Closed
Sunset LuauGourmet Cuisine Waikoloa Beach Marriott

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Big Island vs. Kauai

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Big Island v. Kauai

Hawaii’s magnificence is profoundly felt the moment you step foot on one of its islands. Its ancient Polynesian culture—still palpable today—its lush rainforests, its glorious beaches, its sultry air: Is it any wonder why it’s frequently deemed one of the most coveted places in the world?

But vacationers often find themselves stumped when trying to choose between its six main islands. Should you go to Oahu to see legendary Waikiki Beach, to Maui to view its Humpback whales, to the Big Island to watch its live volcanic action, to Molokai to witness the splendor of the tallest sea cliffs in the world? To Lanai, perhaps, for an intimate, luxurious experience—or to Kauai to hike into the Grand Canyon of the Pacific? Read More