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Smith's Tropical Paradise

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$$ - $$$
Polynesian, Hawaiian
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174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
+1 808-821-6876
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08:30 - 16:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended the Smith Family Luau. The MC is actually the owner of the place, and I felt he was actually concerned about the comfort and quality of the experience of each of the 100's of people in attendance. The food was above average, the garden is beautiful, and the Luau dance performance very well produced with very good professional... More 

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Thank Ian P
Milwaukie, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat tour up the Wailua River to the fern Grotto. I am not sure if this is part of Smith's tropical paradise or not but I think it is in the same location. Very pleasant boat ride lots to see along the way. The grotto is lovely, cool on a hot day.

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Thank Buffie1314
Lahaina
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dancing is amazing, the food yummy and drinks flowing, singing wonderful and the staff are so friendly, it is a tropical paradise. The gardens are amazing.

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Thank cocoislandgirl
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

They had it down to perfection. The food was great! The show was done well...a little Hollywood. BUT, you learn so much about the history of the Islands. I won't spoil it for you...:))

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Thank Sandi S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is truly a beautiful little paradise. So many beautiful plants and flowers and little creatures! haha It was a nice way to spend a quiet afternoon

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Thank RockysJewel
California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Smith Family has been perfecting the family luau for decades. The grounds are located in sprawling botanical tropical garden. The food is plentiful, the mai tais are cold, and the after dinner entertainment is top notch. This is a very popular and large luau that feels intimate at the same time. The aloha of the Smith family keeps people... More 

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Thank goldbend
Marietta, Georgia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

. We took the river boat ride and visit to the fern garden as part of a bus tour. Very pretty and relaxing. We saw more of the garden prior to the luau. Great gardens

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Thank caligirl19712015
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Food was very good and entertainment was great. The show was well put together and enjoyable. More of a tribute to the different types of people on the island as opposed to the traditional luau where they talk about the king and all he did. The food was the best i ever had at a luau and the grounds were... More 

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Thank 2islandlover2
Dublin, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the hop on hop off locations. It costs $6 and good to spend 45 minutes until the next bus pick up. If you like birds, buy their foods for 50 cents at the entrance. Many birds including peacocks will follow you. This is not commercialized and you can spend quiet time there.

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Thank DublinKG
Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have visited Smiths many times and have never been disappointed. From the food to the grounds and the show, it is top notch. A must do while on Kauai.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:00
Monday
08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:00
Thursday
08:30 - 16:00
Friday
08:30 - 16:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-6876

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