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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.


If your hotel is not listed on this list of hotel pickups it does not necessarily mean transportation is not provided from that location. This list should be used as a reference.


Alii Kai Princeville
Aloha Condos
Cliffs At Princeville
Hanalei Bay Resort
Pali Ke Kua Princeville
Princeville Condominiums
Puu Poa
St Regis Princeville Resort
Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Aloha Beach Resort
Aloha Country Inn
Banyan Harbor Resort
Best Western-Plantation Hale Kauai
Coral Reef Hotel Kauai
Courtyard Kauai-Marriot
Garden Island Inn
Hotel Coral Reef-Kauai
Islander On The Beach, Kauai
Kapaa Sands Resort
Kapaa Shores Resort
Kauai Beach Resort, Aqua Htl
Kauai Coast Resort
Kauai Country Inn
Kauai Inn
Kauai Palms Hotel
Kauai Sands Hotel
Lae Nani-Kauai
Lanikai Resort
Marriot Kauai Beach Club Lihue
Pono Kai Resort
Wailua Bay View Condominiums
Waipouli Beach Resort and Spa
Bali Hai Villas
Ke Eo Kai
Kauai Marriot Resort-Lihue
Shearwater Resort
Southshore (Poipu)
Castle Kiahuna Resort
Cottages At Poipu Resort
Garden Island Rentals
Hyatt Regency – Kauai
Kauai Banyan Inn
Kauai Cove Cottages
Koa Kea Hotel
Koloa Landing At Poipu Beach
Kuhio Shore Condominiums
Kukuiula Development
Lawai Beach Resort
Makahuena At Poipu
Marriot Waiohai Beach Club
Nihi Kai Villas
Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation
Point At Poipu
Prince Kuhio Resort
Sheraton Kauai Resort
Suite Paradise
Sunset Kahili Condominium
Waikomo Stream Villas
Whalers Cove-Kauai


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

Excellent show! Loved it! The food was a bit to be desired, but the chicken was great! I loved the vendors in the beginning, however, wished they had stayed before the big show. Wanted to purchase more. Grounds are beautiful. Wait staff great! Tour bus transportation very nice, COLD air. Bring a sweater. I would recommend this to all!

, Mar 2018

The Luau Kalamaku was delightful! We enjoyed the atmosphere, music, show, and delicious Hawaiian cuisine. Women received Leis and men received shell necklaces. Photos were taken with the option to buy them which we did. The staff was friendly and the buffet line was organized and we went through quickly. We took the train tour of the grounds and saw animals, trees, plants and vegetation. Not sure we'd do the train tour again, but it was pleasant. The show was exciting with professional dancers. We could hear everything well. I recommend this Luau!

, Feb 2018

The train ride and performance were lots of fun. Train ride was the highlight.
The food and drinks on the other hand left much to be desired.

, Jan 2018

The setting is very good and a lot of fun. Meal was great and the entertainment perfect. A good value.

, Dec 2017

We really enjoyed the Luau at Kalamaku. They whole process is very smooth. When you first arrive you take pictures that you can purchase later for 25. No pressure is given. Then you can enjoy cocktails while you shop at various arts and craft vendors lining the beautiful grounds or you can sit and relax at your table. The show is a beautiful production that is well executed. We were so impressed by the dancers and the love they obviously have for their craft. Their smiles never left their faces!!! The food was ok, nothing we would rave about but the pork was good. Overall, an excellent Hawaiian experience not to be missed.

, Dec 2017

We did the Luau and train ride. We had a great time. The train ride was fun and the entertainment at the Luau exceeded our expectations. We loved that it was a story. Unfortunately, the food let it down. There were 4 of us--2 picky eaters and 2 with adventurous palates. None of us liked the food. We appreciated the traditional food offered, but for those of us who did not enjoy it, a few options of simple foods would have been appreciated.

, Nov 2017

Buffet dinner was great. Plenty of food with a lot of variety. The show was fantastic. The dancers were great and told a wonderful story. The singers were amazing, very talented. Whole staff was very friendly and helpful. Only issue we had was with the transportation. We had to walk to another hotel at least 4 blocks away because we were told we could not park there and must walk. Coming back was dark and raining. Not a pleasant end to a wonderful evening.

, Nov 2017

awesome food and show and like the train ride could use more deserts

, Oct 2017

Luau Kalamaku was the BEST luau I've ever attended. Free drinks, great pork and fixings, and the story in dance of Polynesians arriving in Hawaii. The costumes, the orchestra, the dancing were all outstanding! It was sooo much more than just a hula. Also, the bus ride from north Kauai to the south was only 14 extra! Really a great bargain!!

, Oct 2017

I've been to luaus before, but this luau was great. Food was delicious and entertaining was very good. My one complaint would be that the story line was a little too long. People were getting anxious sitting there. I would suggest shortening it a bit.

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