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Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show

Lihue, United States
Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show

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Discover the passion and flavors of Hawaii at Luau Kalamaku! Savor a buffet of traditional Hawaiian favorites, beginning with an imu roast pig ceremony. You’ll then be dazzled by a talented troupe of dancers and musicians as they enact legends from Hawaii’s history. The enchanted entertainment includes Polynesian hula dancers, flame throwers and a parade of colorful costumes for a night out in Kauai you won’t soon forget.
  • Round-trip transportation available
  • Located on the grounds of historical Kilohana Plantation
  • Photo session with cast
  • Live music and traditional hula
  • Traditional imu ceremony, where a whole pig is unearthed from an underground oven
  • Open bar service
  • 40-minute train ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway
  • Craft fair featuring Kauai artisans
  • Fresh flower lei greeting
  • An epic performance chronicling the sea voyage between Tahiti and Hawaii
  • Award-winning theatrical dinner show
  • Named "Best Luau Show" by Lonely Planet
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Luau Show
Buffet Dinner
Alcoholic Beverages
Coffee and/or Tea
Roundtrip Transportation (Optional Add-On)
Plantation Train Ride (Optional Add-On)
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy , 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
Luau Kalamaku has been voted ‘Best Luau Show’ on Kauai by Lonely Planet. To begin your entertaining evening, make your way to the historic Kilohana Plantation, or choose an option that includes hotel pickup. Upgrade to take a ride around the 104-acre (42-hectare) estate on the Kauai Plantation Railway before dinner. Enjoy the lush tropical gardens as you observe traditional Hawaiian crafts and try your hand at some fun island games.

If a dinner option is selected, the feast begins with torch lighting and a Hawaiian imu ceremony, in which a whole roast pig is removed from an underground oven. Dig into a bountiful buffet of island favorites, including mahi mahi, teriyaki chicken, lomi lomi salmon and a variety of local vegetables, fresh fruit and side dishes. Mingle with other guests as you dine, and complete your meal with a delicious tropical drink from the bar (own expense). 

With your appetite satisfied, head inside the Luau Pavilion for an unforgettable show that tells the story of the first Tahitian explorers to land on Hawaiian shores. Watch the mesmerizing tricks of flame twirlers, plus the graceful choreography of Polynesian dancers wearing traditional costumes. Live music accompanies the show, including powerful drumming on instruments handmade by the musicians. 

After the show, you’ll have a chance to meet the performers and take photos before heading back out into the warm Hawaiian night.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates rain or shine; held in a covered pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 800 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Luau Kalamaku
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Paid the extra for gold class sitting - right up front at the stage" See review
  • "I would reccomend the gold seats with children for viewing location.. Pre buffet there are many vendors to shop and find hand crafted items as keep sakes." See review

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Must See!
, Aug 2022
Great staff and event from start to finish was incredible! A must see! Train ride was informative and food was authentic.
Worth the visit
, Aug 2022
Little pricey, but compared to other Luaus, it’s fairly priced… tables are very packed, you’ll be literally rubbing elbows with strangers while trying to eat… drinks were average, nothing special. Food isn’t great, about what you would expect from a buffet, tables could use salt and pepper shakers and the soy sauce and chili flake seasoning. If anyone leaves early, the best part of the show was at the end.
Great evening
, Aug 2022
It was a great experience and it was loved by all. Train ride was nice around the old plantation and it’s a must see.
Good cultural Experience!
, Aug 2022
The show and story were great!! Very captivating! The buffet food was decent, plenty available for multiples. There were vegan an vegetarian options. Show doesn’t start till about 2 hrs after you arrive. Time to shop at vendors and eat/drink
It was great, the food...
, Aug 2022
It was great, the food was okay. The entertainment and ambiance made up for the Food. The train ride was a cultural adventure.
Amazing show
, Aug 2022
This show was amazing! I would recommend doing the seated dinner instead of the buffet but the show was breath taking!!
Just a lot of fun!
, Aug 2022
Learning to hula and the fire dancers were amazing! The staff were very friendly and the whole show was spectacular!
My second luau in Hawaii....
, Aug 2022
My second luau in Hawaii. Enjoyed every moment of this luau. Took my bf for his first time, and he enjoyed it. The performances was great to watch and had a good storyline. Food was delicious.
Great show! We loved it and would it again!
, Aug 2022
The best part of the train ride was being able to feed the horse and pigs. My 7-year-old son loved feeding the horse. The show itself was fantastic, we would definitely do that luau again in a heartbeat.
, Aug 2022
It was an amazing experience loved the story the food the music . It was an overall amazing experience.
The show was absolutely...
, Aug 2022
The show was absolutely beautiful!! The story, the grace of the dancers! The food was a disappointment
1 traveler found this review helpful
The show was amazing. The...
, Jul 2022
The show was amazing. The dancers and pyrotechnics! The food was alright but the ambience and show was well worth it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great meal and show
, Jul 2022
This was our first time to the island. the food and entertainment was great. The young children and the adults really enjoyed the entertainment after the dinner. the food was great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect family Luau. The...
, Jul 2022
Perfect family Luau. The facility was beautiful & well cared for. Everything was well planned with time to mingle and enjoy the beautiful grounds. The show was amazing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing show
, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed the luau. The food was good (not amazing or anything), but the show was awesome. We really enjoyed the cast and all of the staff were very accommodating and nice. There were neat vendors before the show as an added treat. Well worth it- glad we went!
great experience
, Jul 2022
excellent food; amazing performances. I was ask to say "a little more" so I did. I was ask to say "a little more" so I didI was ask to say "a little more" so I didI was ask to say "a little more" so I didI was ask to say "a little more" so I didI was ask to say "a little more" so I didI was ask to say "a little more" so I did
Great entertainment, meh food
, Jul 2022
This was a lot of fun! We took the train around the plantation, which provided a lot of interesting history. The entertainment at the Luau was great, especially the fire dancers. The only disappointing part was the food. It was like a buffet I could get anywhere, nothing really unique about it.
The show was amazing! ...
, Jul 2022
The show was amazing! The stage was more quaint than I’ve seen at Luaus before but it really told the story perfect!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience
, Jul 2022
The food was good. Great show. The dancers were amazing. The fire show was super exciting. A must see.
Great disappointment
, Jul 2022
First off, the while thing was a great disappointment. The pick up location was a mess because i was told i would be pucked up at the front of my hotel, instead i had to walk 1/2 mile to even find the bus. I am a first time visitor and had no sense of directions. Then the "buffet" was not what i expected and that in itself was disappointing. I would not recommend doing this to any of my family members.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are sorry to hear that the luau wasn't what you expected and apologize for the inconvenience you experience at pickup. Mahalo.

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