Smith’s Tropical Paradise Luau Kauai

Find out why Smith’s Luau was named “Best Luau on the Island” by The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed, 5th edition. What’s unique about this luau is its setting. Smith’s Luau is the only luau in Hawaii that is set in a botanical garden. Here you will be surrounded by 30 acres of lush landscapes in the sacred Wailua River Valley, which was once reserved for Hawaiian royalty. Enjoy lagoons teeming with a variety of fish and exotic peacocks and view over 20 types of tropical fruits in their orchard.


After your shell lei greeting, you will have time to stroll through their gardens or take a narrated tram tour. Later on you will witness the traditional imu ceremony, in which the kalua pig is unearthed from the underground oven. Afterward, enjoy a glass of wine, beer or Mai Tai tropical drink at the open bar while the Smith family entertains you with Hawaiian songs.

Then it is time for the pa‘ina, the luau feast. Sample authentic Hawaiian delicacies, such as lomi lomi salmon, fresh poi, kalua pig (from the imu ceremony), teriyaki beef, mahi mahi (island fish), chicken, Hawaiian sweet potato, garden isle greens, island fruits, macaroni salad, namasu salad and mouthwatering tropical desserts.

As the Smith’s say, food may be the heart of a luau, but music is the soul. After the feast, your evening will continue with the “Golden People of Hawaii Festival of Dances” show featuring Hawaiian hula, Tahitian drum dances, traditional dances from New Zealand, China, Japan, the Philippines and the exciting Samoan fire-knife dance. The show takes place in their spacious, torch-lit “Pele Amphitheater,” which even has an erupting volcano!

February & October: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
June, July & August: Monday through Friday
November, December, & January: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Check in Time: 4:45pm. (4:30pm in Winter. Nov-Feb)

Schedule of Events:* 5:00pm Garden Opens, 6:00pm Imu ceremony, 6:10pm Cocktails, Dinner & Music, 8:00pm International Pageant Show.
* NOTE: November through February, schedule starts 15 minutes earlier.

Transportation: Round-trip transportation is available from Hotels and Condos in the Wailua area. If you are selecting the transportation option, please let us know in the Comment Box which hotel you are staying at. Transportation is available for the Smith’s Luau and also an earlier option is available if you would like to go on the 3:30pm Fern Grotto Tour right before the Luau.
Cruise Ship Transportation: During the months of February through October the Smith’s Luau is available Thursday nights, when the cruise ships are in port. We do offer roundtrip transportation from the on Thursday nights for an additional fee per person. If you would like this option please choose cruise ship transportation option from below when checking out. Transportation is also available if you would like to experience the 3:30pm Fern Grotto Boat tour before the Luau begins. Transportation for this option is available at a higher fee. If you would like this option please select it when checking out.


Due to the popularity of this luau, we recommend booking at least
3 weeks in advance during the Summer and Holidays.

If there is no availability for your date please ask about the wait-list or other luau options.


Check In: 4:45 pm (4:30 pm during Winter, Nov-Jan)
Gates Open: 5:00 pm (4:45 pm during Winter, Nov-Jan)
Imu Ceremony: 6:00 pm (5:45 pm during Winter, Nov-Jan)
Cocktails & Music: 6:15 pm (6:00 pm during Winter, Nov-Jan)
Luau Feast: 6:30 pm (6:15 pm during Winter, Nov-Jan)
Rhythm of Aloha Show: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (7:45-8:45pm during Winter, Nov-Jan)
Duration: 4 hrs
(All times approximate and subject to change)
Includes: Shell lei greeting.
Bring: Light cover up, camera
Required: Valid ID Required for Alcoholic Drinks (21+)
Location: 3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746


and Parking:
Round-trip transportation, free parking available.
Notes: • Vegetarian options available with advance notice.
• Wheelchair accessible.


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