- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Experience Luau Kalamaku - Kauai’s only theatrical luau that captivates audiences with an amazing story of an enduring romance, epic sea voyage and new beginnings. Feast on a delicious buffet of local favorites and enjoy a Mai Tai from the open bar. Stroll out to the lawn for cultural activities, browse a craft fair of local artisans and even take a vintage train ride around the heart of the plantation. The Plantation Owners Evening package combines a four-course dinner at Gaylord’s - Kauai’s most romantic restaurant with the luau show. You’ll be welcomed with a fresh flower lei and a glass of champagne. Before show time, take a brief torch lit stroll to the luau pavilion and stop at the Mango Bar for a complimentary drink.
- Luau Show
- Transportation (if option selected)
- Dinner (if option selected)
- Entry/Admission - Kilohana Plantation Estate
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Schedule of Events
With Dinner Option:
5:00-6:30 Stroll through our craft fair featuring local artisans
5:30-6:10 Catch a ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway (additional charges apply) Please arrive at 5:00 - train departs at 5:30 promptly.
5:00-7:30 Open Bar
6:15-6:3 OImu Ceremony
6:30-7:30 Dinner, Dessert, Coffee, Live Music, and Traditional Hula
7:30-8:15 Main show – Kalamaku
8:15-8:30 Photo Session with Our Cast
7:30-8:15 Main show – Kalamaku
8:15-8:30 Photo Session with Our Cast
Returns to original departure point
Tuesday and Friday and select Mondays
Your journey begins in the early evening at Kauai’s Kilohana Plantation with craft demonstrations and Hawaiian games. You’ll have the option to ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway (additional cost), the first new railroad built in Kauai in nearly 100 years.
Then, witness a traditional imu ceremony, where one of your main courses (pork) is unearthed from an underground oven. You can also order some yummy tropical drinks at the bar (own expense).
You’ll then be treated to a scrumptious buffet dinner of lomi-lomi salmon, pork, ono and teriyaki chicken with vegetables and salads. Top it off with some fresh tropical fruit and dessert.
After dinner, head to your seats in the Luau Pavilion and watch a colorful performance of traditional Polynesian dancers, fire twirlers and knife dancers. Watch as they paint a vivid story of the journey of the first Tahitian voyagers to the Hawaiian Islands, displaying their hardship, drama and finally triumph. Sit back, relax and become immersed in the state-of-the-art media system and stage design.
At the end of the show, you’ll have the opportunity to take photos with the cast!
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
Cliffs At Princeville
Hanalei Bay Resort
Pali Ke Kua Princeville
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
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 Palms Hotel
Kauai Sands Hotel
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
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
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
Sunset Kahili Condominium
Waikomo Stream Villas
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- If hotel pickup is selected, please provide hotel information in Special Requirements box at checkout
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We were a party of 7 and enjoyed the entire experience. The food was delicious! The train ride was educational! The show was SPECTACULAR!
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!
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!
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.
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.
awesome food and show and like the train ride could use more deserts
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!!
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.
We arrived on time to the Luau. The place was really nice and open, and the music players and dancers started performing since we arrived. The dinner was really good. Since there were a lot of tables and it was a buffet, tables were called in order, to go and grab the food. There were two stations with the same food, and people was able to go on both sides of each station. The waiting time wasn't too long. You can also go back and grab more food if you want. After dinner the desserts were available on the same stations. Also, drinks are included. I really recommend the Hawaiian Blue Rum, delicious! While eating, dancers were performing in small groups but after dinner was over, the real show begun. The music, lights, customs, and choreographies were awesome! I really liked this experience. It is a great opportunity to spend a late afternoon with family and loved ones.
There was a lot of variety in the buffet dinner and the food was delicious! We loved the show and the fact that all the different dances/songs told a story. I would recommend this to anyone!
Fantastic show, and great food. The train ride prior to the festivities was enjoyable and informative--taking us on about 30 minute ride around the property. Highly recommend!
This was the first thing we did when we got to Kauai. It was the best way to start our trip. Great drinks and food!!! Loved the little Bazaar they had before the ceremony started. Lots of good local things to buy.
Highly recommend this event! We rode there in style. Dropped off and avoided the long line. Train ride around the grounds was a nice way to start the evening. Great show! Good food and plentiful! thankfully they didn't make us taste the poi. We really enjoyed our evening. The fire dancing was fascinating. Highly recommend this Luau!
I have been to several luaus. This exceeded my expectations. Great crowd flow including buffet. Good food. Generous bar. Loved the local market browsing before the dinner. The show was simply fantastic. Extremely well done. Thumbs up on every dimension.
This luau is pure Hawaii! The setting is at a plantation not too far from Lihue, which makes it a wonderful setting to hold a luau. It was held on beautiful grounds with awesome scenery. Tropical plants and flowers surround you. This was such a perfect place much better than a concrete pavilion we saw at Hotel luaus. They give you about 1 hour to walk around and take in the outdoors or peruse the vendors setup. I didn't feel like the vendors were intrusive at all. You can easily ignore them if you want. The bar is open and they will make you anything you want to drink. Not sure what you are in the mood for? Just tell the bartender surprise me! and they will make you one of their specialty drinks. At about 6:15pm the Imu ceremony is held. We had a front row to watch this and it's definitely something to see for the first time. Dinner Buffet is then served. The food was all very good. I didn't feel like they encouraged you to go back for seconds though, so make sure you load up the first pass through. Desserts are placed out and you can take at your leisure. They were just okay tasting though. The show starts about an hour after dinner is served. It was an entertaining authentic show with dancers, singers, and fire performers. Overall we were very impressed and happy we chose this luau versus many of the other ones we saw advertised.
amazing show !!! great seats, great show, great food, and we had a shuttle that provided round trip transportation, what a great night !!!
amazing and very exciting! It is set on a beautiful location with easy parking. Food was great entertainment was spectacular would highly recommend.
SHOW WAS ABSOLUTELY BREATH TAKING, SUCH HISTORY AND DANCERS WERE SO GOOD. I'D GO BACK AGAIN!
WORTH EVERY PENNY!
This is supposed to be the best luau experience on Kauai and it was! The food was very good and the saga performance was exceptional. Dancing, singing, and costumes were fabulous. In addition, the transportation from our hotel made it very relaxing to attend and not worry about driving after 3 blue Hawaiians. In addition, a very nice craft show preceded the dinner. Loved every moment of this huge 1200 attendees event made our visit to the island very special. Staff was very efficient and the buffet, entry and exit were without problems. Not to mention the open bar included in the cost made me smile.