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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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Just book the Luau show - Really great

We had the option of booking the show with dinner food or without it, and we were happy we didn't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HT0375
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Chicago
Attend if you have never been to a Luau

If you have never been to a Luau this was Wonderful! We attended the same Luau in 2012 and it was... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
11Thomas1111
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Temperance, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Kauai Marriott, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the option of booking the show with dinner food or without it, and we were happy we didn't book the dining option as you won't dine at the same time as watching the show. I have to admit that I didn't expect much...More

Thank HT0375
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

If you have never been to a Luau this was Wonderful! We attended the same Luau in 2012 and it was just a little better. It seemed like in 2012 it was more of a family performance and this time not as many family members...More

Thank 11Thomas1111
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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gmurray658
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
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HABFAN4EVR
5 October 2015|
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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.
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