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Smith's Tropical Paradise

$$ - $$$, Hawaiian
174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
+1 808-821-6876
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (10 reviews)
“fern grotto” (18 reviews)
“smith family” (20 reviews)
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8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
Polynesian, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
174 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1455
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

was a little disappointed with the fern grotto, not much fern and not able to get close/in cave. :( (lots of mosquito bites though even with bug spray on!)

Thank EmmaJ427
Reviewed 1 June 2013

This luau is educational and with different set up. It will surprise you with the set up. You will be served with all you can eat buffet and drink including Mai Tai, Hawain punch, beer and wine.

Thank vicky64120
Reviewed 26 May 2013

This luau was a lot of fun, everyone was SO friendly and welcoming! What makes it more special is that its run by a family from Hawaii and right now I think 3 generations of Smiths work there. The food was really good, especially the...More

Thank luvtoCancun
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Our second luau. Service was very good and efficient even with a larger group. The entertainment was cleaver and helped put everyone at ease. I'd return if I had the opportunity.

Thank PatH2469
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Not recommended. The Smith property is a beautiful place to visit, but I would skip the expensive meal and especially the cheesy show. I had taken my Mother to Kauai for her first time this last year and she desperately wanted to see a traditional...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 16 March 2013

This truly is a mini paradise. There are acres of beautiful landscape, with indigenous birds, including peacocks. It has the mountains as their backdrop, so everything really is picturesque. We did stay for the luau, which was okay.

Thank Sheri S
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Okay I gotta admit afte going to a Luau on Ohua years ago I hated them I thought they were sot chessy and the quntiesstial tourist sign. Well they are but.... this one is a different. For the money it can not be beat, first...More

3  Thank Foodsthegame
Reviewed 22 February 2013

The boats are large and stable, We did not go into the garden area, just took the boat trip. Very well worth the bucks. Talent up and back to the Grotto is wonderful. Grotto area is lush with gorgeous plants on every side along the...More

1  Thank Larry P
Reviewed 12 February 2013

One has to really admire the five generations of the Smith Family who have run this well run family business and event for so many years. The tram ride through the beautiful gardens is a special treat and I wished that we had given ourselves...More

2  Thank DRH0PS
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We bought the inclusive dinner and show package. The evening started with picking us up from our hotel at no extra charge. (This allowed us to enjoy the free Mai Tai's without worrying about driving back to the hotel after the show!) We found the...More

1  Thank SamGebala
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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