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Luau Kalamaku at Kilohana Plantation

Take a scenic train ride through the historic Kilohana Plantation then sit back and enjoy a one-of-a-kind, award-winning stage production.

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    • Held on a picturesque & historic plantation
    • Traditional Imu (earth oven) ceremony
    • Open bar and buffet dinner
    • Round trip transportation available
    • Craft fair featuring local artisans
    • Access to the Kilohana plantation’s grounds, restored mansion, and shops
    • Open Bar from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Imu Ceremony
    • Buffet Dinner featuring locally sourced and traditional Hawaiian foods
    • Theatrical Show featuring music, hula, fire knife dancing, and flaming poi balls

Amenities & Add-ons

Cultural Activities/Games

Professional photos


Fire Knife Dance


Imu Ceremony

Live Music

Food & Drink


Complimentary Drinks

Serves Alcohol




Nature/Natural Surroundings

Luau Kalamaku: A One-of-a-Kind Experience

Luau Kalamaku is located on the historic Kilohana Plantation near Lihue. The estate was first established in the late 1800’s by the Wilcox family, descendants of American missionaries. This former cattle ranch and sugar cane plantation remains a working plantation today. The agricultural park boasts a 60-acre orchard, plus other crops, and livestock. Many ingredients served at the luau are either grown right on the property or sourced from other local farms. In addition to farm-to-table dining, Luau Kalamaku also promotes local artisans and local products.

Pre-Dinner Activities

Luau Kalamaku opens at 5 pm, and there is a lot to see and do before the dinner and entertainment even start. Feel free to wander through the original mansion – the first of its kind to be built on Kauai in 1936 – which now houses several specialty boutiques, art galleries, and the award-winning Gaylord’s restaurant. There is also an outdoor craft fair where you can meet and watch local artisans at work – and even purchase a souvenir or two if you like. And don’t forget about the open bar serving all your favorite tropical drinks plus local beer, wine, and spirits.

Hawaiian Luau Feast

After you’ve had time to explore, guests are called to participate in the imu ceremony where the roasted kalua pig is removed from the in-ground oven. Dinner is then served buffet style. Seating is located inside an open-air pavilion. Tables surround the stage and usually seat eight guests, so you may be seated beside other guests if your group is smaller than 6-8 people.  Hula dancers, accompanied by musicians playing Tahitian rhythms, will perform while you dine on kalua pork, poi, and other local favorites.

Evening Performance

After dinner, settle in for Luau Kalamaku’s award-winning show “Kalamaku“- a forty-minute original stage production featuring music, hula dancing, fire knife dancing, and flaming poi balls. The show tells the story of a family’s epic sea voyage from Tahiti to Kauai and also pays homage to Polynesian mythology. The quality of stage production and choreography in this dramatic show is exceptional. This show is very different from most luau shows – which are usually a showcase of performances, with each representing one of the various Polynesian islands. The exciting and fiery finale to “Kalamaku” is one that you won’t soon forget – or be able to experience elsewhere.

After the show, guests are given an opportunity to meet and take photos with the performers. If you have chosen to include transportation you will then be taken back to your hotel.

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Special Considerations

Open availability for Tuesday and Friday nights.  Other nights may be available by calling us directly at (808) 900-6065.
Gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian menu options are available.
Most areas are accessible, the main seating area is covered and located on a concrete foundation.
The stage show’s dramatic and fiery finale might be a bit too scary for very young children.


Please Note:

Menu is subject to change without notice.

Privacy Policy:

We will not sell, share, or in any way release your personal information to any unrelated third parties.

Refund Policy:

Customers will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

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