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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner

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Lihue, United States
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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
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.

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Breathtaking dancing
suzilaIndianapolis
, Oct 2019
The train ride was very informative and the driver was personable in spite of the rain he made it a lot of fun feeding the pigs was a highlight for the children. The luau food was excellent and quite a good selection even though it was a buffet we were served basically table by table so the line was very manageable. The outstanding part of the evening was the dancing and the storytelling but most especially the dancers doing fire oh my goodness that was extraordinarily great I think this is a must do you on your vacation to the island of Kawai.
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Luau magic!
Var0ss
, Sep 2019
This Luau was a great intro to Hawaii. The food was amazing, loved the local vendors and the show took you to a new world! Very entertaining!
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Great Luau show
Roam42214561940
, Sep 2019
While visiting Kauai with my husband, we attended Kalamaku Buffet and Luau. We really enjoyed the show and the grounds. It was ine of the best shows I have seen.
star-4
Good show
penellum
, Aug 2019
Food was good, open bar as much as you want and the performers were excellent. Paid the extra for gold class sitting - right up front at the stage
star-5
Great dinner and spectacular show.
Phanat R
, Aug 2019
It was my first time going to a Luau. My wife and kids enjoyed the foods included with the package, plus the train ride. The casts that were performing that night put a spectacular show and the crowd was roaring in an "aww" because it was that good.
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Disappointing Luau
Melody F
, Jul 2019
This is our second time at a luau. We knew it would be a little different but we’re so excited at showing my mom the special atmosphere and introduction to Hawaiian food and culture. Everyone sat in a big covered building and the decor was extremely drab, dark, and looked old. It felt like we’re sitting in someone’s not-so-nice home instead of special. I thought maybe the drinks and food would be better. We had to wait in line to get drinks every time instead of being served. The bartender told us the capacity is around 800 which makes sense they can’t serve all 800 guests tableside. But for the cost there are much MUCH better luaus on Hawaii. The food was the worst part of the luau there were very few choices and only the Kahlua pig tasted good. There was zero magic and as my husband put it “mass produced”. The performance was the only redeeming piece of the show.
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Kalamaku Luau
dawnleann2018
, Jul 2019
We had a great time. My husband and I loved the food, my 9 and 11 year old not so much. If you have a picky eater make sure they eat before. The open bar was fantastic. Very short lines and it was open until the show started. The show was a lot of fun. My kids loved the fire dancers. Overall a great experience.
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Excellent service and great show, poor food selection.
Ayida B
, Jun 2019
The place was like a sauna, no air ventilation and no A/C with over hundreds of people under a tent at 90 degree weather. The food was selection wasn’t what I had previously experienced at other Luau’s. There were very few options, more starch then anything else. The dessert selection was better for those who have a sweet tooth. I would definitely choose a different one next time.
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Great show average food
Casey B
, Jun 2019
We found the overall experience to be very good. We did the gold package with the train ride which made for a fun evening. The food was a buffet style and had many options. Quality of food was average. The show was very entertaining and my kids were engaged the entire show. 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.
star-5
FABULOUS ADVENTURE
Sightsee51381594010
, May 2019
We were a party of 7 and enjoyed the entire experience. The food was delicious! The train ride was educational! The show was SPECTACULAR!

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