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Smiths Tropical Paradise

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Address: 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
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+1 808-821-6895
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00

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Fern Grotto

We took the boat ride up the Wailua River, very cool. The Grotto was pretty and we got to hear some real Hawaiian songs. On the boat ride back we learned to hula and had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Buffie1314
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Milwaukie, Oregon
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Milwaukie, Oregon
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat ride up the Wailua River, very cool. The Grotto was pretty and we got to hear some real Hawaiian songs. On the boat ride back we learned to hula and had a sing-a-long that was fun. I would recommend this activaty.

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Thank Buffie1314
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a huge group and this place was so beautiful. Best Luau we thought we had ever seen among all the islands.

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Thank Kim O
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After researching all the different luaus in kauai, we decided to give Smiths a chance to get the most authentic experience and we are so glad we did! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and worth visiting even if you don't attend the luau. The buffet dinner was very good, the only reason I would not rate this 5 stars is... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family Owned & Operated and Wonderful. The Tram Ride along the Land is Fun for all Ages. Enjoy the Traditional Emu Ceremony, Drinks, Buffet of Hawaiian Food and then the Lu'au Performance. This is an Open Air Performance under a Covered Seating Area. Everyone should attend at least 1 Lu'au to experience the Traditional Hawaiian form of Dance and Culture.

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Thank Shana D
San Diego, CA, USA
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 2 of just a handful of people who discovered this place without planning to go to a luau. Most people visit the gardens while waiting for the luau to start. We went here because we had heard the gardens were beautiful and there are lots of birds. We were not disappointed! There were so many birds everywhere, including... More 

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Lahaina
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience is amazing, gardens birds food welcoming friendly staff - entertainment is excellent

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Sechelt, Canada
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent demonstration of Pacific Island cultures, good show and plentiful, tasty food. The show was excellent.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this luau 5 years ago, and it was just as good as we remembered! My 7, 4 and 2 year old all loved the tour of the grounds, the food, and the show (the 2 year old was getting a little squirmy towards the end, but it is a pretty long show!). The grounds are stunning, the food... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice easy stroll and well worth the cost of admission. Lots of interesting things to see and just pleasant and peaceful.

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California
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great tour of the Fern Grotto on the Smiths boat. The trip is an hour and a half well spent. On our trip to the grotto we were entertained with Hawaiian music and once there one of the musicians became a tour guide to tell us about the history of the Fern Grotto. The way back the... More 

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