One of the most popular activities to experience in Hawaii, luaus on Kauai are a fun, family-friendly experience perfect for all ages. While different luaus vary by dining style, dance varieties, musical entertainment, cost, and historical and cultural information, Kauai is home to some of the best so you can’t lose.
Typically located on beautiful stretches of oceanside property, although some are found along beautiful rivers or waterfalls, Kauaʻi’s luau guests will be treated to scenic views of the shoreline, swaying palm trees, and a memorable island experience that will stick with them for years. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth time in the Aloha State, luaus are a great way to spend an evening under the stars while being entertained and learning more about Hawaii’s unique legends, history, culture, and cuisine.
Each luau often includes the unearthing of the ʻImu, a whole pig buried underground with hot coals and banana leaves and slow roasted to perfection. Take the opportunity to try other staples of Hawaii’s traditional cuisine, including poi, lomi lomi salmon, lau lau, and more, all while sipping on a delicious mai tai cocktail or fresh fruit juice.
Performances often include a narrative guideline, whether historical, mythical, or otherwise, as well as traditional hula dancing, live music entertainment, and even fire dancing or knife twirling. Almost all luaus include an open bar, spectacular sunset views, and strategic placement in the heart of Maui’s major tourist destinations. Check around for the best prices, and enjoy an evening well spent in tropical paradise!