Smith’s Kauai Luau

Aloha from Kauai!

Travel has recently been reinstated to the Islands of Hawaii and visitor attractions and activities are slowly reopening on Kauai. There are still rules for travel to Hawaii that need to be followed as we protect the well-being and safety of our guests, our family and our community. We appreciate your understanding and support during the reopening phase of the island. For travel information to Hawaii, please visit the following website.

Our family plans to gradually reopen our activities over the next few weeks. CDC protocols will be in place to ensure the health and safety while we deal with the COVID pandemic. Face covering/mask, social distancing and hand hygiene protocols will be in place in order for our activities to take place. If everything goes as planned, we will be offering our activities as follows:

Wailua River Tour to the Fern Grotto:

  • Wednesday and Saturdays (Starting November 11, 2020)
  • 9:30am, 11am, 2pm and 3:30pm departures
  • Reservations highly recommended due to limited capacity per tour

Smith’s Tropical Paradise Gardens:

  • Open on Wednesday and Saturdays (Starting November 11, 2020)
  • From 8:30am until 4pm (last entry at 3pm)
  • Self-guided tour of open air 30-acre garden. Purchase tickets at garden entrance

Smith Family Garden Luau:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings (Starting November 23, 2020)
  • Dependent on government approval of operations for large gatherings with CDC protocols in effect. Reservations required due to limited capacity

Please note that things change quickly and if you are not able to travel to Hawaii at the last minute, if our local authorities change travel restrictions or if we are unable to provide the activity for any reason, we will inform you as soon as possible of the cancellation. You may choose to reschedule if possible or receive a full refund.

Please stay aware of the current situation of travel to Hawaii, be safe and stay healthy! Additional information on the COVID safety measures that we put in place will be provided in the near future on this website as well as in emails/texts that we will send to you as your date of visit gets closer.

Aloha, Kamika Smith, General Manager


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Smith Family Garden LuauAloha! Over 50 years ago, Grandpa started our family business in this sacred Wailua River Valley. We created our tropical paradise to celebrate the Hawaiian spirit of aloha that he loved and lived by. Today, four generations of my family continue to honor that tradition with the most famous of Hawaiian celebrations, the luau. Come share the traditions of our island home and become part of our ‘ohana.

Of course, the heart of any luau is the pa‘ina, the feast, and we’ll make sure you don’t go hungry. Kalua pig roasted in the earthen imu oven. Cousin Gary’s secret recipe for teriyaki beef. Ono mahimahi and tasty chicken adobo. Our family bowl of poi (which Grandma insists you try). We’ll even get some of you up on stage to try some hula moves as dinner winds down.

Food may be the heart of a luau, but music is the soul. Our Hawaiian ancestors preserved their history by passing down songs and chants called mele. At our luau, we celebrate these traditions, as well as the songs and dances from other cultures that live in our tropical paradise. The lyrical sway of the Hawaiian hula, the colorful precision of the Tahitian drum dances and the fiery emotion of the Samoan fire knife dance all speak deeply of the people who have come to call Hawaii home. We proudly share this rhythm of aloha with you.

Kamika SmithKamika Smith
General Manager / Vocals / Ukulele


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NOTE: November through February, schedule starts 15 minutes earlier.

5:00 P.M. :: November through February: 4:45 P.M.

Welcome — Join us in paradise near the sacred Wailua River, a place once reserved for Hawaiian royalty. Receive your shell lei and either take a narrated tram tour or a leisurely stroll around the lush 30-acre gardens (last tram tour departs at 5:30 P.M., November through February: 5:15 P.M.)

6:00 P.M. :: November through February: 5:45 P.M.

Imu Ceremony — Meet some of our family members and learn of the Hawaiian cooking method called Kalua — where Kalua pig is wrapped in ti leaves and cooked to perfection in our earthen imu oven.

6:15 P.M. :: November through February: 6:00 P.M.

Cocktails & Music — Have a mai tai, beer, or glass of wine at the open bar while the Smith family entertains with Hawaiian songs. (Soft drinks and juice are also available.)

6:30 P.M. :: November through February: 6:15 P.M.

Luau Feast — The music continues while you enjoy traditional flavors and island favorites like kalua pork, beef teriyaki, chicken adobo, and sweet’n’sour mahimahi. Sample our ono local specialties like lomi salmon, fresh poi, Hawaiian sweet potato, mac salad, namasu salad and scrumptious tropical desserts!

8:00 P.M. :: November through February: 7:45 P.M.

Rhythm of Aloha Show — Move to the rhythm with colorful, authentic performances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Philippines, New Zealand and Japan in our spacious open-air, torch-lit “Pele Amphitheater” (complete with erupting volcano!).



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Already have dinner plans?

You can still reserve “show only” tickets online by clicking here. Gates open at 7:30pm (November through February: 7:15 P.M.) for those who would like to only attend the show.