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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner & Show

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From $219.90

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an enchanted evening in Kauai with a gourmet dinner followed by one of the top-rated luaus on the island! Kick off the night with a Champagne reception and lei greeting at the historic Kilohana Plantation, then settle into a four-course meal of island favorites. After dinner, take in the mesmerizing Luau Kalamaku as dancers, fire-twirlers and musicians enact the story of the first Tahitian voyage to Hawaii. Your premier seat will provide a great view of all the vibrant action.
  • Dinner and luau at Kilohana Plantation on Kauai
  • Enjoy a Champagne toast to celebrate this special evening!
  • Indulge in a four-course Hawaiian dinner
  • Watch an entertaining luau featuring traditional Polynesian dancers and flame twirlers
  • Follow the story of Tahitian voyagers to Hawaii displayed beautifully through dance and music
  • Round-trip transportation available
  • Gratuities included for your convenience
  • Named "Best Luau Show" by Lonely Planet

Sample Menu


Roasted Vegetable Tartine or Shrimp Phy/lo


Island Caprese or Caesar Salad


Fresh Catch & Kalua Pork or Short Ribs & Kalua Pork


Taro Pudding or Profiteroles or Seasonal Fruit Bowl

What's Included

  • Premium reserved luau seating
  • Champagne toast
  • Lei greeting
  • 4-course dinner at The Plantation House by Gaylord's Restaurant
  • Award-winning, theatrical main show
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available option)
  • Plantation train ride (timing doesn't allow)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Lu’au Kalamaku
    3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

    Ticket office doors open at 4:45 PM.

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

IMPORTANT: Ticket office doors open at 4:45 PM. If you opted for round-trip hotel transportation, please call Luau Kalamaku to schedule your pickup at least 24 hours prior to your luau. Hotel pick ups begin at 3:30 PM. The approximate time of arrival at the luau is between 5:00-6:00 PM, depending on traffic and other unforeseen delays. When you call in, we'll schedule your pickup and provide you the exact pickup location to wait and time. We operate a consolidated pickup schedule which may necessitate that we pick you up at the location nearest to where you are staying. We do not pick-up at private properties such as AirBnB's and in residential areas. Your booking may be canceled without a refund if you don’t contact the tour operator to reconfirm.

What To Expect

Treat yourself and your special someone to a memorable night of gourmet island cuisine and a luau extravaganza. Depending on the transport option selected, you’ll either be picked up at your hotel or make your own way to the historic Kilohana Plantation, where you’ll be greeted with a flower lei and glass of sparkling wine. Settle in among the elegant surroundings at Gaylord’s Restaurant and enjoy a four-course meal of fresh Hawaiian fare. (See Itinerary below for a sample menu.)

After dinner, you’ll have time to wander the historic plantation home, which has been lovingly repurposed as a boutique shopping and dining destination. Browse unique galleries and shops, visit the Koloa Rum Company, or stop in at the atmospheric Mango Bar for a tropical cocktail if you like (own expense). 

Follow torch-lit paths to the state-of-the-art Luau Pavilion and take your premier seat for some of the best views in the house. Sit back and relax as the talented performers of Luau Kalamaku interpret the history of the first Tahitian voyage to the Hawaiian Islands. Flame twirlers, knife dancers and traditional Polynesian hula dancers bring this epic tale to life with a mesmerizing production, accompanied by traditional drummers and other musicians.

If you choose an option including round-trip transport, you’ll be delivered back to the door of your hotel at the end of the evening.

Kilohana Plantation Estate

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Plantation House by Gaylords

1 hour 20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Luau Kalamaku Kauai

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Luau Kalamaku Kauai

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • All special dietary requests and ADA requests must be notated and requested at least 48 hours prior to the luau date
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

Parking is escorted and they do this a couple times a week and it is all dialed in.


126 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great Show - Recommend for Large Luau
Wendy_S, Jun 2023
We did the Plantation owner’s Dinner and had a great time. There were some hiccups (we did not choose the pickup from hotel option but they showed up anyway, had to ask for the leis when we didn’t get them at dinner - twice - and manager wasn’t especially friendly about it) but we had an overall good experience otherwise. Dinner was fine but being able to sit in front for the show was fantastic, especially for our young daughter. Loved the dancers/performers (great show production) and enjoyed the story of the history of the journey to Hawaii. The performers definitely gave it their all!
The whole show was very...
monique_t, May 2023
The whole show was very nice and entertaining we enjoyed every moment of the show from the beginning to the the end it's is a must see if you visit Kauai island
Luau POE
Diane_E, May 2023
The show was great. That, sadly, was the only good redeeming thing. Plated dinner was awful despite good waitstaff/service and they cancelled transportation providing minimal partial refund that didn’t even cover Uber one way let alone round trip.
Response from Host, May 2023
Glad to hear that you enjoyed the main performance. Thank you for posting your feedback on the experience. Mahalo!
A must see show
ronald_d, May 2023
After signing up and paying the fee online, everything is all set. Show up and enjoy the dinner and the show.
Great Show
Carissa_J, May 2023
The food was delicious, the staff were ver attentive and amazing and the show was spectacular. Very powerful performance!
Excellent Food Great Show!
Traci_J, Apr 2023
Such a great show. Highly recommend spending more for VIP Plantation Owners dinner and show. Food was great, service was awesome.
Luau Experience
Diane_T, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful dinner before the show. We especially enjoyed the fire performers. Unfortunately, it was difficult to hear the performers when they spoke.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The show was amazing!
Ken_F, Mar 2023
Let me just say the show was amazing. but the dinner at Gaylords was disappointing. The perks of receiving a lei, walking to the luau with fire dancers and having front row seats was what memories are made of. The show was fantastic and very entertaining but the food at Gaylords was I'm sorry to say, lackluster. The staff was wonderful but I was looking for some more authentic Kauai food. Every course was either or choices. Very limited selection.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Donovan_R, Feb 2023
I opted for the dinner in the Plantation House and it was worth the expense. The dinner was superb and the front row reserved table seat was also superb. The show emphasized Tahitian history in a musical fashion, the dancing was very energetic and well done, and the fire dancing was terrific.
Good job
Bill_P, Feb 2023
The dinner was fabulous. The waitress and waiters were great. Over all a fun experience. Thank all the people who worked hard there to make our experience a success.
Everything was perfect!
Mary_B, Feb 2023
Dinner at Gaylords was awesome. Very organized efficient and Delicious! Preferential seating for luau was spectacular and the show was magnificent
Worth it!
Angela_M, Feb 2023
Dinner was very nice and tasty. Show was fantastic. Very well done. Done as a story and for together. The fire show part was exceptional.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beware of third party sellers.
Lisa_G, Feb 2023
They sold us an event that was not open to the public and we could not attend. Planned our entire day around getting there on time.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Aloha, we are sorry about the inconvenience and have taken measures to avoid this issue from recurring. Mahalo.
Torch twirling and hula...
cinda_p, Dec 2022
Torch twirling and hula dancing and the changing of color of some of the costumes under the lighting
2 travelers found this review helpful
Best luau in town!!
Sheryl_S, Nov 2022
The 4 course dinner at Gaylord’s was excellent as were the waiting staff! Loved the show and the story telling. Dancers and music were perfect!! Mahalo!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best on Kauai
Jason_D, Nov 2022
VIP was well worth the extra price. Food was excellent and the show was the best experience, We loved the story line.
Angelia_L, Oct 2022
The event was awesome- we had a lei greeting with bottle of champagne, instead of the buffet we had a 4 course meal, we were escorted to the luau and we had a table upfront. I was impressed.
Fantastic show and dinner
Jon_C, Oct 2022
Fantastic show. Worth it for the front row seats. Plantation House dinner was superb. Great service and very entertaining. Highly recommended.
Best Luau Experience!
kldold, Oct 2022
What’s not to love! The service at Gaylord’s was phenomenal! The food amazing, the show even better! One of the best tours we have been on! Definitely made our trip to Kauai extra special!
Wonderful Hawaiian experience
Dawn_S, Oct 2022
The Luau entertainers were amazing! The food and drinks were great! We had dinner at the plantation house and we loved the atmosphere. Our waitress explained everything in detail.
Great Dinner and Luau
Sandra_B, Sep 2022
With this package, we were able to eat dinner at Gaylord’s Restaurant, and then we were escorted by two performers carrying tiki torches to the Luau show and we were sat right near the stage. We had a great time!
Beyond expectations
Jose_L, Jul 2022
We had a great time, food was really good, excellent costumer service , the logistics accurate, seating outstanding Above expectations
The food served at Gaords...
Gary_M, Jul 2022
The food served at Gaords was fantastic, maitais, appetizers, entrees and desert. The Luau dancers and singers were great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
William_T, Jul 2022
The food and show were great. The whole evening was wonderful. Highly recommended. We had wonderful seats at the show and had a great day
erica_r, Jul 2022
We enjoyed the show very much I wish we had gotten to experience the pig tradition. Our food was absolutely wonderful the show was fantastic can’t wait for the next chip when we can see it again.
Amazing Experience!
Shawnda_C, Jul 2022
This was an amazing experience and I loved have a private dinner with just my husband!!!! The luau was awesome! The talent of the dancers is so incredible!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Until we Meet Again.
Sonia_S, Jul 2022
Great seating and the view of the performers on stage was amazing. We will come back in two years. We have experienced this luau three times and we have never been disappointed. -Jaime Suarez @786ABOGADO
1 traveler found this review helpful
tolo1123, Jun 2022
So many great moments. We dined outside in the garden, which was absolutely beautiful. Our waiter, Craig, was great! There were 9 of us, so we were able to sample everything that was on the dinner menu, and we weren't disappointed. After dinner, we were escorted to the show by two of the performers and we had the opportunity to take pictures with them. The show was amazing. Storytellers, dancers, fire had everything. If we ever come back to Kauai, we will definitely do this activity again.
Better than expected
Thomas_B, Jun 2022
Dinner was delicious in a gorgeous setting. Show was fun and very entertaining. Recommend this if you’re looking for a luau.
Great experience all...
Christi_E, Jun 2022
Great experience all around ! Our group was ages 16-68 and we all enjoyed it. Everyone was welcoming and the food and show was amazing.


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