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Kauai's Best Luau - Hawaii Alive!

Kauai Marriott, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-651-6202
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Get Ready to Blow Up the Toilet

We were first under the impression this would be a luau where you are at a table eating and... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Jack N
Gilbert, Arizona

My husband and I️ stayed at the Marriott for our honeymoon and we wanted to see the Luau. First... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
maggie v
via mobile
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The Hawaii Alive Luau Show is an outstanding show that brings you a unique and authentic Polynesian cultural experience through live traditional chants, music, drumming and dancing from the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti and Samoa. The show is located within the Marriott's enchanting tropical gardens and includes live music, an interactive host, traditional and modern hula, ancient chants, a chance to learn the hula yourself, Tahitian dancing, and the thrilling Samoan fire knife. We also offer optional private dining prior to the show, which you can enjoy with just your family or guests in the open air at the Kaua'i Marriott's Kukui oceanfront restaurant.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“fire dancers” (16 reviews)
“entire show” (2 reviews)
“front row” (2 reviews)
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Kauai Marriott, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-651-6202
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We were first under the impression this would be a luau where you are at a table eating and watching a show. The food is served way before the show at a completely different place than the show. We ate at several authentic hawaiian restaurants...More

1  Thank Jack N
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I️ stayed at the Marriott for our honeymoon and we wanted to see the Luau. First, the dinner is not near the show. It’s included but separate buffet. The buffet was subpar. The luau show was actually really really good. It was...More

2  Thank maggie v
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

First of all it's not a real luau where you go in eat and watch your show. The food is in a different part of the hotel. That means if you want a drink while watching your show you need to bring it with you....More

2  Thank VillaMaryLouPV
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We stayed at Marriott Kauai Beach Club and this was on site. We planned this as a kick start to our visit, with a different larger one later in the week.. I really liked this luau. Interesting, the concierge tried to sway us away from...More

5  Thank Dustin R
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The best Luau on the island!!!! We didn't go with the dinner but attended the show which exceeded my expectations! The show was spectacular! They definitely showed us the meaning of ALOHA~ They kept the audience small so it was intimate and interactive. I got...More

1  Thank Lien T
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The dinner was plated and fairly good, but nothing that I would have ordered off a menu if I knew ahead of time what it would taste like. Dessert was not included. A traditional lei at the performance was also not included. Fifteen years ago...More

4  Thank TwinCreek
Reviewed 2 February 2017

have been a Marriott owner for approximately 20 years and I don’t think I have ever been so disappointed in a sponsored Marriott event. My family (party of 5) attended the Luau on December 19th. I have been to Luaus before and could not believe...More

21  Thank peyton0018
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

All I can say is what an Awesome show! All of the dancers were so professional and we loved all the different costume changes. But the Fire dancers were our favorite. Trust me you don't want to miss it... yes it's that good!

6  Thank maryfunner
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I thought I didn't know what a luau was, so I looked it up "Hawaiian party or feast, especially one accompanied by entertainment". I even paid extra for the dinner. The only luau I've been to before (and others I've seen) are on the beach...More

5  Thank John G
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We got there early and walked the grounds...nice shops a grand old mansion, manicured grounds and of course, chickens. Best show I'd ever seen including rock concerts. Lots of nice people and you sat in a table of 8/10. No problem. Lots of food and...More

1  Thank ZZBottoms
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14 October 2016|
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Response from MDiamant | Reviewed this property |
For tickets, go to Hawaii Live Luau website. Select "show only" and "No", you don't have to be a guest at the Marriott to attend the show. Compared the NCL backed luau, this is much smaller, intimate, a family affair and a... More
5 October 2015|
Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
This Luau is at the Kauai Marriott Resort, less than a mile, walking distance from the cruise ship.