In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Come hungry! Join the ohana at the Smith Family Garden Luau on Kauai

Experience the food and traditions of people who have come to call Hawaii home.

Sponsored by Smith Family Garden Luau

The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook named it the “Best Luau on the Island!” The Smith Family Garden Luau in the sacred Wailua River Valley celebrates the Hawaiian spirit of aloha. Today, four generations of the Smith family continue to honor that tradition with the most famous of Hawaiian celebrations: The luau!

When guests arrive, they will receive a shell lei and either take a narrated tram tour or a leisurely stroll around the lush 30-acre gardens. Then, meet some of the Smith family and learn of the Hawaiian cooking method called kalua — where kalua pig is wrapped in ti leaves and cooked to perfection in an earthen imu oven.

The heart of any luau is the paina, the feast, and you won’t go hungry at the Smith Family Garden Luau! Enjoy kalua pig roasted in the earthen imu oven, Cousin Gary’s secret recipe for teriyaki beef, ono mahimahi and tasty chicken adobo, and the Smith family’s bowl of poi — which Grandma insists you try!

Food may be the heart of a luau, but music is the soul. Have a Mai Tai, beer, or glass of wine at the open bar while the Smith family entertains with Hawaiian songs. And the music doesn’t end there! After dinner, enjoy the Rhythm of Aloha Show. Move to the rhythm with colorful, authentic performances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Philippines, New Zealand and Japan in the open-air, torch-lit Pele Amphitheater. The lyrical sway of the Hawaiian hula, the colorful precision of the Tahitian drum dances and the fiery emotion of the Samoan fire knife dance all speak deeply of the people who have come to call Hawaii home.

Already have dinner plans? You can still reserve show-only tickets online! Gates open at 7:30 p.m. (and at 7:15 p.m. November through February) for those who would like to only attend the show.

For more information: smithskauai.com