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Smiths Tropical Paradise

3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
+1 808-821-6895
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Nice groynds

Beautiful grounds to tour and get photos. Staff is extremely friendly and nice. We did the luau... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Interesting experience

I wanted to attend a luau while staying on Kauai and Smith's was recommended by a couple locals. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“open bar” (27 reviews)
“tram ride” (22 reviews)
“imu ceremony” (21 reviews)
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3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
+1 808-821-6895
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds to tour and get photos. Staff is extremely friendly and nice. We did the luau and the only reason I didn't give it higher ratings was because my family wasn't "sold" on the food served at the luau. It is a nice experience...More

Thank stepgie
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted to attend a luau while staying on Kauai and Smith's was recommended by a couple locals. I have to admit that it wasn't exactly what I was expecting; and it was quite a bit more expensive that I anticipated (about $100/person). I envisioned...More

Thank Cincytraveler44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought everything was amazing about the Luau up until the show. There was a lot of food choices, you can go up for seconds so you don't have to overload your plate the first time. The mai tai's were complimentary the whole time. The...More

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went just to visit the gardens again to get pictures. There are much better gardens at the condo we were staying at. And the lady at the gate was rude. The peacocks and birds were pretty amazing though.

Thank Sheila Matt J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with the Fern Grotto tour and stayed for the luau. I would highly recommend both. The Smith family is entertaining, informative, and passionate about Hawaiian culture. The entire experience was amazing. To all those who stay for the Aloha show, please remember that...More

Thank kellyfuller2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have attended luaus here for several years. The event lasts for about three hours and includes tours of their expansive tropical gardens, an opening ceremony including a roasted pig, an open bar and tasty meal with several choices, dinner entertainment that...More

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We went for our honeymoon and had a lot of fun stuffing our faces at the buffet and open bar. It was a lot of fun walking around and looking at the garden. The show was very well-done but a little cheesy. We didn't stay...More

Thank Maryann B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

New location for this great Kaua'i event, formerly at Lydgate Park until 2015. Ke Akua Mana Lu'au & Ho'olaulea: a great family gathering! May 6, 2017 This is this local Hawai'an church's annual fundraiser. It's from about 10am to 6pm, donations are $15 each at...More

Thank SuperRVer
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The luau at Smith's had a few highlights, but my wife and I found the overall experience to be underwhelming. If you choose to attend, we recommend the pork and fried rice. The rest of the food is pretty average. Also, consider skipping the show...More

Thank mfaltesek
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Had a small tour of it and its beautiful, lots of pretty flowers and trees and beautiful peacocks walking around.

Thank Marlene M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What time does the bus pick Norwegian pride guests?
8 May 2017|
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Response from ChinoSJP | Reviewed this property |
I assume you are talking about the Smith Family Luau. Their website states this..... NCL – Pride of America Guests Your ship is usually scheduled to overnight on Kauai on Thursday night. We operate our family’s luau on... More
Is there a shuttle or bus service available?
26 February 2016|
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Response from Rick S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nearly all the resorts have shuttle bus service to Smith's tropical paradise, Smiths has their own shuttle bus service as well.
i read that the fern grotto had been badly damaged by a hurricaine is this still the case ?
26 April 2015|
Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
It was damaged years ago but has recovered for the most part. Still worth seeing. Check out the white bird of paradise trees as well.