Like Broadway shows, each lū‘au has its own signature. Menus may be similar, but the shows, performers, music and costumes are deliberately designed to be unique from one another.
The popular and long-running show at SMITH’S TROPICAL PARADISE is staged in a torch-lit amphitheater on the banks of the Wailua River. It features music and dance with stunning special effects, such as an exploding volcano.
LŪ‘AU KALAMAKŪ is staged as theater-in-the-round in a renovated carriage house on the grounds of Kilohana Plantation. The airy venue offers comfortable seating, and the food is prepared in the kitchens of the fine-dining restaurant, The Plantation House by Gaylords. The performance traces the story of an ancient Polynesian family’s epic journey across thousands of miles of open ocean from Tahiti to Hawai‘i.
The GRAND HYATT KAUA‘I LŪ‘AU , held at the vast Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i on the South Shore, is another winner. The oceanfront show includes cocktails, musical entertainment and a scrumptious buff et on a riveting journey through Polynesia.
GRAND HYATT KAUA‘I LU‘AU 808-742-1234
LU‘AU KALAMAKU 877-622-1780
SMITH’S TROPICAL PARADISE 808-821-6895