Participate in a traditional Hawaiian luau, a feast where you'll completely immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture and get to know Hawaiian foods, music, songs and dances. A must-do for every visitor to the islands! Smith's Luau on Kauai is truly unique in that it is situated in a lush botanical garden. You'll be surrounded by 30 acres of tropical vegetation and dine in the sacred Wailua River Valley, which was once reserved for Hawaiian royalty. There are many lagoons teeming with fish and exotic peacocks. You'll also be able to view over 20 types of tropical fruits in their orchard.
Upon arrival at the luau grounds, you'll be greeted with a shell lei and then have time to stroll around in their gardens or you can even take a narrated tram tour. Later on, you'll witness the traditional imu ceremony. The kalua roast pig will be unearthed from the underground oven in which it has been slowly cooked Hawaiian style throughout the day to become a part of the following luau feast.
The buffet table is set with all kinds of Hawaiian as well as continental American delicacies. Now it's your time to sample lomi lomi salmon, fresh poi, kalua roast pig, teriyaki beef, mahi mahi (island fish), chicken, Hawaiian sweet potato, garden isle greens, island fruits, macaroni salad, namasu salad and mouthwatering tropical desserts. You can also enjoy a glass of wine, beer or a Mai Tai drink while the Smith family entertains you with Hawaiian songs.
Following the luau feast, you'll proceed to their spacious, torch-lit "Pele Amphitheater" to watch the "Golden People of Hawaii Festival of Dances" show. The theater even features an erupting volcano! As the Smith's say, food may be the heart of a luau, but music is the soul. This show is a true feast for the eyes. You'll see Hawaiian hula, Tahitian drum dances, traditional dances from China, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines and the spectacular Samoan fire-knife dance.