Luau Kalamaku Kauai, Lihue, HI

Polynesian AdventuresKilohana PlantationLihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Luau Kalamaku offers a thrilling experience beneath the night skies of the historic Kilohana Plantation. This Kauai luau chronicles the epic sea voyage of a Tahitian family as they migrate to Hawaii. Graceful hula dancers, traditional fire-knife dancing and fire poi balls come together for this authentic luau complete with a lavish Hawaiian buffet and open bar.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lihue, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Catch this award-winning Hawaiian show at the historic Kilohana Plantation.
  • Before the show, be sure to check out the artisan market featuring local crafts.
  • Get pictures with the cast after the show.
  • Plan to spend about 3.5 - 4 hours.
  • Fun for all ages. Children 2 and under are admitted free of charge.
  • Includes open bar service.
  • Gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan menu options available.
  • Roundtrip transportation is included with select packages only.
  • The plantation has plenty of free parking.


from Lu`au Kalamaku
Like other luaus, Lu'au Kalamaku features ono Hawaiian food, a dramatic torch lighting and imu ceremony (the unearthing of pig from an underground oven), Tahitian rhythms, fantastic music, and traditional hula dancing…even the drums are crafted by the hands of their drummers. This is where the similarity ends.

Lu’au Kalamaku features a state-of-the-art media system and an interactive stage design that transports you to ancient Polynesia during the time of their remarkable migration to the Islands. It is during the time of epic voyages between Hawaii and Tahiti, along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia, that the journey takes place.

Through laughter, fear, seduction, and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. The theatrical luau culminates with a fantastic fire dream featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing. In a climactic ending, Pele the fire goddess, her sister Hiiaka, Lohiau, the prince of Kauai, and the fire-breathing Moo-dragon women pay homage to Kauai mythology.

While the incredible tale unfolds, guests will find themselves in the heart of the story itself. Kalamaku, a child of the new land, carries the fiery torch of one family’s future. Celebrate through story and song the primal rhythm of Kauai. Explore the depths of the family’s effort as they seek the courage and vision that will carry them far over the horizon.

Join Lu’au Kalamaku as the Kauai skies darken and the cast takes the stage to tell the amazing story of the epic voyage between Hawaii and Tahiti along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia.

The theatrical luau will bring guests to tears and have them jumping from their seats as the story the cast weaves brings them back to the original days of the Hawaiian people, culminating with a fantastic fire dream featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lu`au Kalamaku

Where is the luau located?

The Lu`au Kalamaku is located on the grounds of the Kilohana Plantation just west of Lihue along Highway 50. The GPS address is 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766.

How early should I arrive?

You will want to arrive at the time listed on your voucher. Check-in times start at 4:45 p.m. through 5:30 p.m to enjoy craft demonstrations and Hawaiian games. For guests who chose tickets with roundtrip transportation, please contact the number on your e-ticket to arrange time of pick up and drop off.

How long is this experience?

Plan on spending about 3.5 to 4 hours total.

Are drinks or alcohol included?

Yes, an open bar is included with both Standard and Gold Seating and includes tropical drinks, mixed drinks, local beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

What is the difference between the Hawaiian and Gold Packages?

The Hawaiian Package includes Standard Seating while the Gold Package includes Premier Seating—which gives you seats so close to the stage that you can feel the heat from the famous fire dancers. Luau Kalamaku's expansive covered showroom is equipped with an “in-the-round” stage setting, so every seat allows you to feel like you're a part of the show.

Is hotel transportation included?

Roundtrip transportation from and to your hotel is included with select packages only. See package options above for details. If you select a package that includes hotel pick-up, please contact the number on your e-ticket to schedule your pick-up time.

What is the optional Train Ride?

The Plantation Railway Train Ride is a 40-minute narrated tour of the historic Kilohana Plantation grounds aboard a full-size train. You'll pass stands of original island crops like mango, banana, papaya, pineapple and more, plus stop to spend some time feeding pigs and goats. It's fun for all ages. You must select the ticket type that includes the Train Ride.

What is the boarding time for the optional Train Ride?

You will want to catch the train at 5:20 pm from the Depot. Please note: the Kilohana Plantation Train Ride package is different from the package with hotel pick-up and roundtrip transportation.

Does the luau operate in inclement weather?

The facility, while covered overhead, lets the show go on rain or shine, yet still allows you to enjoy the tropical surroundings.

Is the Luau Kalamaku appropriate for children?

Yes, the Luau Kalamaku with buffet dinner & show is fit for all ages! Children under 2 are free of charge.