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Luau Kalamaku

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
Phone Number:
+1 877-622-1780
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Tue 17:00 - 20:30
Fri 17:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception

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Terrific show

We did the Plantation Owners Evening package. Unfortunately, the parking lot attendant and the greeter did NOT know where the Plantation Owner package folks were supposed to go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The reviews were deceiving in that the luau/food was supposed to excellent, locally produced, but was barely adequate. The place was very loud with everyone talking above the MC. She couldn't be heard above the crowd and her voice was muffled through the microphone. This was the case throughout the dinner and the pre-show. The show was excellent. But didn't... More 

Thank DeobraSolomon
Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Plantation Owners Evening package. Unfortunately, the parking lot attendant and the greeter did NOT know where the Plantation Owner package folks were supposed to go, so ended up in the wrong parking lot and stood in line until I found someone who pointed us to the correct location. The dinner was fine (was not what was listed... More 

Thank jazmoore
East Northport, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this luau based on the reviews of others. It was a little deceiving telling us the luau began at 5p. It didn't. Once we were ushered in, we were told there were vendors that were awaiting us and the open bar was available. About 6pm we were told the buffet was open. The food was plentiful and was... More 

Thank Lo R
Kodiak Island, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took a seven day cruise in Hawaii and one of the island we moored up to was Kauai. Lovely place. We did not want to leave. Anyway, wanted to go to a luau and the Kalamaku was highly recommended. So glad we went. There were various shops to check out and there is a train that... More 

Thank MrsDHolloway
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your traditional Luau. It is set "in the round" which for our table made it difficult to see. They allow cell phones (pictures and video) so we actually had a better vie of the show thru the guy in front of us phone than we did from our seats. It is very theatrical and is supposed to... More 

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1 Thank lisabasye
Newnan, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have celebrated our anniversary on Kauai for the last seven years. This year we were celebrating our 31st anniversary, and decided to spend our special evening at Luau Kalamaku. We booked our reservation through the concierge at our resort. When we arrived we were ushered to our seats, and were told we could get something to... More 

3 Thank Lynette58
KainaluK, General Manager at Luau Kalamaku, responded to this review

Aloha Lynette, We'd like to thank you for posting a review about your experience at Luau Kalamaku. It is unfortunate that your expectations were not met. We find that most guests are satisfied with their seating location as the performers enter from all sides of the open air pavillion and also perform on other smaller stages. We have shared your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice luau, open bar. Wasn't too crazy with the Cirque du Soleil portions of the entertainment as it seems too unnatural. Would rather have had more hula performances.

1 Thank AlohaSnorkel
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great entertainment. Great story of the island. The food was delicious. We took the tour bus from our hotel for an extra $12, which was well worth the extra money.

Thank travelinDana
Arlington, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Luau was great fun! The bus came and picked us up at the hotel, which was nice. We arrived at the luau and, after a brief line, were given a table number and directed to the area where the tables were. There was a photo opportunity at the beginning. Various crafters/artisans were set up outside for shopping, which was... More 

1 Thank cindy n
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told that this is the best luau on the island and we were not disappointed. We opted to take the shuttle from our resort to the plantation where the luau is held. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Upon arrival, you are escorted to your assigned table and are then given the opportunity to get drinks from... More 

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