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Smith's Tropical Paradise

$$ - $$$, Hawaiian
174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
+1 808-821-6876
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  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Smith family does a nice job of moving a crowd thru an imu ceremony, buffet lines and watching non-stop entertainment. After a brief tram ride, one can easily walk thru the gardens or relax in the shade until the imu ceremony which opens the...More

Thank Bertalou49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I did not attend the nightly luau, it looks like a great venue. I did walk the garden area ($6 entrance fee) and the grounds are beautiful. Worth an hour or two to enjoy the gardens, peacocks, goats and beautiful natural surroundings. Free and...More

Thank SolarT
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Visited and found easily behind where the boat dock was. Admission is only $6. We walked instead of taking the tram. Nice place to enjoy the weather & sun. Fed the birds including peacocks with bird feed. If you don't like birds, don't feed them...More

Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed 2 December 2017

A little more pricey that other luaus but the best we have experienced! They pick you up at the door and drop you off. Unlimited food and drinks, service fabulous and the food is fantastic. The grounds are beautiful and it is must to return...More

Thank _rev_wwm
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Great dinner and great show. The Smith family puts on a super professional and great luau. The show is about the different cultures that make up the Hawaiian Islands.

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice walk through a very quiet setting but $6.00 is way too much. Should be free. You can walk around a big circular path. There are places to sit and read a book if you are trying to just relax in a nice location.

Thank 408Steve
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Although we've gone to Kauai many times, this was the first time we took the Fern Grotto. It's well done and very scenic - well worth the time and the reasonable cost. Nicely done, not too touristy.

Thank Happytraveler87
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The gardens were beautiful! The food & entertainment was great! Met new friends! Interesting flora & fauna. Liked the tour with tram. The entertainment during dinner was nice. Owners themselves involved. Felt like family with the warm reception.

Thank shiawase1003
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau begins with a moderated tour with a tram ride or walk through their beautiful gardens, the imu ceremony (underground oven), then food, music, and afterwards the show. All these get an Aplus from my party. The food (buffetstyle) was delicious, Kailua...More

Thank Icookjam2
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had a wonderful evening with the Smith family! The hosts are amazing and wonderful! The grounds are so beautiful. The food was very plentiful and delicious! Then it was time for the show! Let me tell you--you won't be disappointed! It was fantastic! This...More

Thank Sheila J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-6876
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