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Smith Family Garden Luau

Highway 56 and Wailua Marina State Park, Lihue, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6895
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  • Average10%
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“imu ceremony” (120 reviews)
“tram ride” (83 reviews)
Highway 56 and Wailua Marina State Park, Lihue, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6895
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This luau was great!!' You had the opportunity to tour the gardens for free an hour before the start of the luau. These gardens are stunning and there was a free guided train ride. The family was very friendly, so so so much delicious food,...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised with this experience. You have access to the botanical gardens for an hour starting with a tram tour of the entire grounds. The pig is taken from the ground at 6:00 with an explanation of how it was cooked. The bar...More

Thank Californiamama145
Reviewed 5 days ago

The worst experience we've had at any venue or restaurant anywhere. They have an aggressive, crowd-control approach to customer treatment that would ruin any dinner or concert. There are great options all across the island; this is not one of them.

Thank RedCK
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I joined the Luau starting with the dinner followed by the show. We enjoyed the local music playing before / during dinner. The food was delicious. Extra impressed as I am gluten intolerant and my husband is allergic to ginger. I briefly...More

Thank KTraveler8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good experience at the Smith's family Luau. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed walking around before the start of the ceremony. Dinner started around 6:15, the food was plentiful and pretty good (pork and salmon were especially good). Went there with...More

Thank VirginiaMember
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though people warned us it would be cheesy, we both really wanted to go to a fun Hawaiian luau as this was our first time to Hawaii. We really liked that Smith's was outside and it was one of the cheaper ones in our...More

1  Thank teruki_neko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great way to experience the island culture. The gardens were very pretty. The food and show was awesome the staff was welcoming.

Thank rdr4205K360SD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Smith family resort offers so much for the senses… The food is good, the show was great and the overall grounds are a wonderful representation of the island in so many ways! If you are looking for a luau experience on the island, this...More

Thank Kai_Aloha_Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in awe of the wonderful experience my friend and I and hundreds more received at the beautiful Smith Family Garden Luau! From the shell lei welcome to the photo op to the tram ride to the luau and show, we enjoyed a beautiful...More

Thank Kendel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food: So... got there on time at 5 and was taken on a cheesy bus tour for 10 minutes and only allowed water until 615. Waited until 630 to be allowed into a slow buffet line which closed at 720. If you want authentic Hawaiian...More

1  Thank Marcia W
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11 June 2017|
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Response from Ivy M | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing a fire dancer when were there in January 2017.
20 May 2017|
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Response from BCMinnesota | Reviewed this property |
I believe we ( party of four) took a cab from the boat. I'm not positive, but I think it was around $30 dollars. Since we shared the cost, I don't recall if that was round trip, but I'm pretty sure it was for one way. Cabs... More
22 April 2017|
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Response from Ivy M | Reviewed this property |
We booked directly with them via phone. Your hotel concierge may be able to help?