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Over 50 years ago, our Grandpa settled in the tropical Wailua River Valley paradise to celebrate the Hawaiian Aloha spirit. Today, 4 generations of my family continue to honor that tradition with the most famous Hawaiian celebration, the luau.
Of course, the heart of any luau is the pa‘ina, the feast, and we’ll make sure you don’t go hungry. Kalua pig roasted in the earthen imu oven. Cousin Gary’s secret recipe for teriyaki beef. Ono mahi-mahi and tasty chicken adobo. Our family bowl of poi (which Grandma insists you try). We’ll even get some of you up on stage to try some hula moves as dinner winds down.
Food may be the heart of a luau, but music is the soul. Our Hawaiian ancestors preserved their history by passing down songs and chants called mele. At our luau, we celebrate these traditions, as well as the songs and dances from other cultures that live in our tropical paradise. 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. We proudly share this rhythm of aloha with you.
And the setting? Ooh's and ahh's abound... This lush 30-acre tropical botanical and cultural garden provides an idyllic escape to enjoy Mother Nature’s creations. The garden is located on the east side of Kauai, known as “The Coconut Coast,” within the Wailua Marina State Park. This beautiful location is perfect for an afternoon picnic or garden stroll, and is home to Kauai’s most popular luau.
Take your time and wander over a mile of meandering pathways surrounded by tropical splendor. You’ll explore the quiet, serene atmosphere of this paradise where peacocks and many other birds thrive in the lush surroundings.
View over twenty types of fruit in the Tropical Orchard including breadfruit, star fruit, jackfruit, macadamia nuts and soursop. Wander the Bamboo and Fruit forests or enjoy the colorful attraction of the Flower Wheel and Flowering Tropicals areas. Set amidst this natural backdrop are replicas of Polynesian and Filipino huts. The Japanese-themed garden island is a popular location for those who choose to get married in the gardens.
Whether you spend a quiet afternoon enjoying the scenery, or a quick look around before experiencing the Smith Family Garden Luau, you’re sure to remember your time in paradise!