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Luau Kalamaku in Lihue, Kauai, HI

Kilohana Plantation3-2087 Kaumuali`i HighwayLihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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$95.95
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Overview

A year-round Hawaiian luau held in Kauai, Lu’au Kalamaku offers a thrilling experience beneath the island’s beautiful night skies. Guests can enjoy hearing an incredible story about the original days of the Hawaiian people, seeing traditional fire-knife dancing and fire poi-ball twirling, dancing along with enchanting music, sipping an included beverage with the show, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lihue, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Luau includes 2 complimentary drinks. Additional beverages are available for purchase.
  • Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan menu options are available.
  • Guests must provide their own transportation to the luau. Parking is available.
  • Remember to bring your camera!

Description

from Lu`au Kalamaku
Lu`au Kalamaku is an unforgettable experience and a "must-see" for any visitor. It's the state's only lu`au show performed "in-the-round", offering great views from every seat.

The evening begins with craft and cultural demonstrations and Hawaiian games, followed by the traditional imu ceremony. Guests are treated to delicious traditional local cuisine, while hula dancers and musicians entertain.

The 45-minute main show tells the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamaku, "child of the new land" and the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kaua`i, featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing. Includes 2 complimentary drinks. Additional drinks available at extra charge.

Lu`au Buffet Menu:
Kauai fresh green salad with choice of dressings, Potato macaroni salad, vegetarian tofu salad, Fresh pineapple and papaya platter, Lomi lomi salmon, Taro rolls, Vegetable chow mein, Steamed jasmine rice, Hawaiian smashed purple sweet potatoes, Yellow curry ratatouille, Teriyaki chicken, Pan seared Ono with tartar sauce, Kalua pork, Poi, Rice pudding with dark rum sauce, Haupia, Banana cream pie, and Pineapple upside down cake.

*Menu includes Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan options. Menu subject to seasonal changes.

Gold Package: Premium seating so close to the stage that guests can feel the heat from the fire dancers

Train Ride Option: Offers guests a chance to travel through the 105-acre historic Kauai Plantation. Your conductor will guide you along historic plantation homes, travel through a lowland forest, and view endless fruit fields. Then disembark to feed a herd of wild pigs, goats & sheep.

Schedule Times:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Craft demonstrations & Hawaiian Games
5:30 pm - 6:10 pm: Ride the Kauai Plantation Railway (optional)
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm: Imu Ceremony
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Dinner with Live Music & Traditional Hula
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm: Main show - Kalamaku
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm: Photo Session with Cast

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Terry W.
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great luau atmosphere"
October, 2015
The dance and story were wonderfully presented. The pre dinner open bar and vendors was a nice opening to the evening. The meal itself was average. It was like any large event buffet. The quality of the food could be a little higher for the price paid.
Tip: Arrive early and if you don't have a large party, expect to share a table with others.

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glenda strickland
phoenix, AZ
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"super luau"
July, 2015
great place. Ambiance super. Loads of drinks. Great food. The dance /story of how people came to the islands...wonderful. Dancers were excellent. Very entertaining and beautifully done.Total entertainment and educational as well.
Tip: Check out Yelp reviews of all the outdoor activity vendors, Luau's, restaurants etc..Get a book about Kauai..go to local vendors,eat where locals eat

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Nanette H
San Jose, California
"Fun Fun Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2017 NEW
We went on the train and had a great time feeding the pigs, donkey, and goat. The tour guide on the train was knowledgeable and had a fun sense of humor. We saw many fruit trees and foliage. The employees greeted us with a lei and were very friendly. We sat at a table with fun people. The food was good and the show was entertaining. The artists were fun to visit and see their jewelry etc to purchase.
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j4wolfe
Colorado Springs, Colorado
"Great show, good dinner."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2017 NEW
Sadly the day we decided to go it ended up pouring down rain about an hour before until just after the show started. Luckily for us it was a covered stage area. We brought our 4 year old, who loved every second of it from the hula dancing on stage that she was able to take part in, to the show, to meeting the performers after. The little shops outside would have been more fun to check out on a dry day but were still pretty cool. Lines for drinks were a bit long but when the drinks are included in the price of the ticket who am I to complain. Food was good, pork was awesome, and once the lights went down the performers will captivate you with the performance. Definitely worth the money, especially with young kids that love Moana.
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Manasi0326
San Bruno, California
"Must see while in Kauai"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2017 NEW
Amazing and fantastic is the word for the whole experience. Including train ride in the plantation, kids loved it. Luau performance was beyond amazing..5 star for sure
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BelleOfMyHeart
Ruston, Louisiana
"Fantastic show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2017 NEW
Come here for the show. It is original with local pergormers. Like so many of these productions, the food leaves something to be desired. We really enjoyed the facility and grounds, as well as the area arts and crafts that were in the gift shops and booths set up outside in the courtyard. The lines and parking were handled in an orderly manner.
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LaurieMeiring
Hermanus, South Africa
"Cool show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2017 NEW
This was my first luau - the after dinner show was incredible, the food and service was good. I would suggest an upgrade of the service ware including the plastic cups as well as beat up plates. All in all an interesting experience, with the performance the clear highlight.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lu`au Kalamaku

How early should I arrive?
You will want to arrive around 5:00 pm to enjoy craft demonstrations and Hawaiian games. 

Where is the Luau located?
The Lu`au Kalamaku is located on Highway 50 next to Kauai Plantation Railway station at the far left end of the parking lot.

Are drinks or alcohol included?
Yes, an open bar is included with the Gold or Regular seating. This includes tropical drinks, mixed drinks, local beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

What is the difference between the Gold and Regular seating?
Gold seating gives you seats so close to the stage that you can feel the heat from our famous fire dancers.

If I purchase the Train Ride, what time is that?
You will want to catch the train at 5:30 pm from the Depot.

How long is this experience?
We suggest you plan on spending 3.5 hours total. 

Does the luau operate in inclement weather?
Our expansive covered showroom is equipped with an “in-the-round” stage setting, enabling guests to a grand view that allows them to feel like they part of the show. The facility, while covered overhead, lets the show go on rain or shine, yet still allows you to enjoy the tropical surroundings.

Is transportation included?
No, transportation is not included. You must provide your own transportation to the luau.