Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.

Smith Family Garden Luau

Embark on a journey down the river to this traditional family luau with feasts, music and shows in a tropical environment.

The Smith Family Garden Luau is a private botanical garden and park with traditional Hawaiian ceremonies and feasts. Learn about the local Kauai culture through music, food and dance in this ideal spot for cultural appreciation. Join in the drum dances and watch spectacular fire knife feats during your fun day out here.

Arrive at the luau on the banks of the Wailua River, a spot once reserved for island royalty. Take a narrated tram tour to learn about the traditions and history of the Hawaiian people. Embark on a quiet stroll through the 30-acre (12-hectare) grounds to encounter the tropical vegetation. The Fern Grotto has a short nature trail through rainforest and features upside-down ferns growing on the cave’s ceiling.

Meet some of the Smith family members and chat about cooking techniques. They will tell you about the traditional cooking method of kalua, involving a pig wrapped in leaves and slow roasted in an underground oven. Watch the sun set over the exotic scenery and try beer, wine and the rum-based mai tai cocktail. Listen to the traditional songs performed by the Smith family.

Among the highlights of the evening is the luau feast, where you can choose from pork, chicken, beef and other options. Enjoy the sumptuous desserts as rhythmic music plays on. The night ends with a lively show in the open-air Pele Amphitheater, which is lit by torches. Learn from the performance about the traditions of Hawaii and several indigenous cultures.

Tickets for the luau include discounts for kids and toddlers. The luau starts in the late afternoon and continues into the evening. Choose between a “show-only” ticket or admission to the entire experience.

The Smith Family Garden Luau is on the southern bank of the Wailua River on the eastern flank of Kauai. Allow time to explore nearby attractions, such as the Lydgate State Park, the Poliahu Park and the Kalepa Mountain Forest Reserve.


Map

Top Hotel Deals

See all 591 properties near Smith Family Garden Luau
Kauai Shores Hotel C$227
Kauai Shores Hotel

Kauai Shores Hotel

420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Kapaa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Lae Nani Beach and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lydgate Beach Park. Wailua Beach Park and Smith Family Garden Luau are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay C$215
    Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay

    Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay

    3-5920 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Offering direct access to the beach, this Lihue hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Wailua Beach Park and Lydgate Beach Park. Lae Nani Beach and Kitchens Beach are also within 15 minutes.

      Kauai Beach Resort C$252
      Kauai Beach Resort

      Kauai Beach Resort

      4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Hanamaulu, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kitchens Beach, and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Lydgate Beach Park. Nukolii Beach Park and Wailua Golf Course are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Aston Islander on the Beach C$240
        Aston Islander on the Beach

        Aston Islander on the Beach

        440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, HI
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Kapaa hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Lae Nani Beach and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Lydgate Beach Park. Wailua Beach Park and Waipouli Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach C$213
          Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach

          Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach

          650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Kapaa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Lae Nani Beach and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Lydgate Beach Park. Wailua Beach Park and Waipouli Beach are also within 15 minutes.

            Lonely Planet Recommends our Cottages! Vrbo Bear Stayed Here! Free Kayaks & Bike
            Lonely Planet Recommends our Cottages! Vrbo Bear Stayed Here! Free Kayaks & Bike

            Lonely Planet Recommends our Cottages! Vrbo Bear Stayed Here! Free Kayaks & Bike

            Kapaa, Hawaii
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Kapaa, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wailua Beach Park and Lydgate Beach Park. Lae Nani Beach and Smith Family Garden Luau are also within 15 minutes.

              Trip Advisor & Lonely Planet Recommends our Old Style Cottages! Free Kayaks/bike
              Trip Advisor & Lonely Planet Recommends our Old Style Cottages! Free Kayaks/bike

              Trip Advisor & Lonely Planet Recommends our Old Style Cottages! Free Kayaks/bike

              Kapaa, Hawaii
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Kapaa, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wailua Beach Park and Lydgate Beach Park. Lae Nani Beach and Smith Family Garden Luau are also within 15 minutes.

                Tripadvisor & Lonely Planet Recommended Cottages. Kayaks, Sups & Bikes Included
                Tripadvisor & Lonely Planet Recommended Cottages. Kayaks, Sups & Bikes Included

                Tripadvisor & Lonely Planet Recommended Cottages. Kayaks, Sups & Bikes Included

                Kapaa, Hawaii
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Kapaa, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wailua Beach Park and Lydgate Beach Park. Lae Nani Beach and Smith Family Garden Luau are also within 15 minutes.