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Luau Kalamaku
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Luau Kalamaku - Kilohana Plantation

Please note there are multiple Marriott Resorts on Kauai.  For guests staying at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club, the luau is closer to the resort than any pick-up location offered!

Held at the historic Kilohana Plantation just outside of Lihue, Luau Kalamaku offers many extras that are not available at other Hawaiian luaus. For one, their luau show features twice as many dancers and entertainers than any other luau on Kauai. It was even named "Best Luau Show" by Lonely Planet. Also, guests have the option to enjoy a train ride through the plantation prior to the luau dinner.

Other pre-dinner activities include island arts & crafts demonstrations and the traditional imu ceremony, in which the kalua roast pig is unearthed from the underground oven. The big luau feast has something for everyone (see menu below). After dinner, enjoy the spectacular Polynesian show that pays tribute to the ancient navigators who sailed across the South Pacific even under hardship, relying only on their "inner fire of determination." This willpower eventually brought them to the Hawaiian Islands. Watch talented performers bring the history and beauty of Hawaii to life with music, dance and drums.

Luau Package: The Luau Kalamaku Hawaiian luau package includes standard seating.

Gold Luau Package:
Luau Kalamaku's exclusive Gold Package includes premium seating, so you can experience our theatrical show so close to the stage that you can feel the heat from our famous fire dancers!

Train ride:  This is an additional upgrade. Prior to the luau feast, enjoy a train ride through the 105 acres of the Kalamaku Plantation. You will drive by historic plantation homes, through a low land forest and pineapple, taro and sugarcane fields. This adventure also includes a stop to feed the plantation's herd of wild pigs, goats and sheep, plus you'll get to see their cattle, horses, clydesdales and donkeys. After the train ride, you will still have plenty of time to see the imu ceremony, participate in arts & crafts and visit the Historic Mansion with its unique shops and galleries.

Luau Kalamaku Highlights:

  • Hawaiian luau buffet
  • Authentic award-wining Hawaiian show
  • Open bar
  • Hawaiian hula dancers
  • Traditional fire knife dancing
  • Hawaiian crafts
Luau Kalamaku Schedule:

5:00-6:30: Enjoy craft demonstrations & Hawaiian games
5:30-6:10: Catch a ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway (additional charges apply)
5:00-7:30: Open bar
6:15-6:30: Imu ceremony
6:30-7:30: Dinner, dessert, coffee, live music and traditional hula
7:30-8:15: Main show - Kalamaku
8:15-8:30: Photo session with the cast

Luau Kalamaku Menu:


  • Potato Macaroni Salad: Potatoes, macaroni, onion, celery seeds, garlic, green onion, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. *Contains eggs. (Vegetarian)
  • Vegetarian Tofu Salad: Tofu, fresh tomato, red ogo (seaweed), Maui onion, sesame oil and fresh ginger (Vegan)
  • Seasonal Fruit Platter: May include any of the following: Hawaiian grown pineapple, locally grown sunrise papaya, cantaloupe and watermelon (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Kauai Fresh Green Salad: Romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, cucumber, tomato and red radish (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette: Balsamic vinegar, salad oil, olive oil, fresh basil, sugar, garlic and black pepper (Vegan, Gluten Free)


  • Teriyaki Chicken: Chicken thighs, fresh ginger, fresh pineapple, garlic, cornstarch, water, soy sauce, salt and black pepper
  • Kalua Pork: Whole pig roasted underground in an imu (Hawaiian earth oven) wrapped in banana and ti leaves, salt, liquid smoke (Gluten Free)
  • Seasonal Fish: Fish filet, ginger, coconut milk, garlic, spinach, heavy cream, white flour and pepper
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice: Aromatic Thai jasmine rice, star anise and salt (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Vegetable Chow Mein: Chow mein noodles, bok choy, carrots, celery, onions, bell peppers, wonbok, garlic, shoyu, broccoli, cauliflower, sambal (chili paste) and sesame oil (Vegetarian)
  • Sautéed Garlic Vegetables: Zucchini, onion, carrot, ginger and butter (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Poi: Taro root and water (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (Vegetarian)


  • Banana Cream Tart: Butter, salt, sugar, cornstarch, heavy cream, vanilla, crème de banana, salt
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Wheat flour, soy, milk, heavy cream, sugar, corn syrup, butter, pineapple. *Contains eggs.
  • Haupia Coconut Pudding: Cane sugar, coconut cream, coconut milk, cornstarch


  • Traditional tropical drinks, mixed drinks, local beer, wine & non-alcoholic beverages

Manor House Experience:

This special culinary experience option is a combination of the Luau Kalamaku evening show and a True Taste of Kauai, a specialized dinner at Gaylord's Restaurant at Kilohana. Please click the link below to see the menu:

Manor House Experience Dinner Menu

Manor House Experience Schedule:
5:00 pm:  Fresh flower lei greeting & check-in at the plantation home
5:15 pm: Champagne reception
5:25 pm: Four-course dinner at Gaylord's Restaurant featuring signature items
6:45 pm: Shopping at the galleries and boutiques inside the plantation home
7:05 pm: Torch lit walk to the Luau Pavilion & stop at the Mango Bar for a Mai Tai or glass of wine
7:30 pm: Premium reserved seating at Kalamaku, the luau show

Please note: Menu is subject to change without notice as some ingredients are seasonal and based on availability.

 Luau in KauaiLuau Kalamaku
 Kauai Luau DiscountsAward-wining Hawaiian Show
 Kauai LuausFire-Knife Dancers
Special Instructions
Where and When:
Check-in is at 5:00 pm.
Luau Kalamaku is located at 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI 96766 View Map

If you are on the south or west side of Kauai, head EAST. Kilohana Plantation is located directly after the Kauai Community College on the left-hand side of the road. Look for the white picket fence. The luau is located next to the Kauai Plantation Railway station at the far left end of the parking lot.

Transportation add-on: Transportation is roundtrip and per person. Depending on the location, pick-up is between 3:30 pm and 4:45 pm. Exact times will be emailed to you. If you are not staying at one of the locations listed below, pick-up will be at the closest location to where you are staying.

Pick-up Schedule:
3:30 pm: Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, front entrance by the valet desk
3:40 pm: Alii Kai Princeville, front lobby near Valet Desk
3:40 pm: Cliffs At Princeville, at the front registration area
3:45 pm: Hilton Garden Inn, at the front lobby
3:45 pm: Bali Hai Villas, meet at the Clubhouse
3:45 pm: Ka Eo Kai, at the Clubhouse
3:55 pm: Kauai Coast Resort (Beach Boy), front of the hotel
3:55 pm: Hanalei Bay Resort, at the front entrance of the resort
4:00 pm: Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach, front lobby
4:00 pm: Anaina Hou Community Park, by the bench at the Park 'n Ride (parking: in the park n' ride)
4:00 pm: Makai Club At Princeville, at the main entrance, road-side
4:05 pm: Waipouli Beach Resort and Spa, at the front of the porte-cochere (public parking: turn right upon entering the property)
4:10 pm: Lawai Beach Resort, at the front of the lobby
4:15 pm: Pono Kai Resort, front entrance
4:15 pm: Koloa Landing At Poipu Beach, at the front entrance on Poipu Road
4:20 pm: Sheraton Kauai Resort, at the sidewalk in front of the Ocean Lobby
4:25 pm: Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation, at the west gate, upper parking lot of the resort
4:30 pm: Kauai Beach Villas, at the office by the stop sign
4:30 pm: Marriott Waiohai Beach Club, at the 4-way intersection off of Poipu Road, prior to the hotel
4:35 pm: Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort, in front of the lobby
4:35 pm: Point At Poipu, on Pe'e Road in front of the hotel
4:45 pm: Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort, front entrance
4:45 pm: Grand Hyatt Regency Kauai, at the Group entrance
There are no specific restrictions for this activity.
Special Notes:
A high chair and a mini plate are available upon request for infants.
Please contact us if anyone in your party has special needs. If you require an ADA lift bus, we do require at least 48 hours notice to secure availability. The train ride is ADA accessible.
Operation Days:
Tuesday & Friday (and Monday during the summer)
3.5 hours
Luau Kalamaku
Approximately 700
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