the Smith Family Garden Luau
During summer months, the luau is also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check their website for their current schedule. Prices : Adult pricing starts at $98. Price Includes: Shell lei, tour of gardens, buffet, drinks, Polynesian show and tax.
There are a variety of luau venues around the island, including the Aulii Luau at the Sheraton Kauai Resort and Spa and the Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, both on the South Shore. You’ll also find the Smith Family Garden Luau in Kapaa and the Luau Kalamaku in the historic Kilohana Plantation .
Stunning coastlines, towering mountains, and lush jungles abound on both islands. However, the main difference between the two islands comes down to the variety in the landscapes, which Maui wins by a narrow margin. Maui : All in all, the scenery on Maui is more accessible than what’s found on Kauai .
Most ladies wear nice shorts, slacks, or capri pants and a blouse or a casual sundress. Khaki shorts and an Aloha (Hawaiian) shirt tend to be the attire of choice for men. You might want to bring a light sweater in the winter months.
The best time to visit Kauai is between September and November or from April to June , when the weather is pleasant and airfare and hotel rates drop.
In my opinion, I think going to a luau is definitely worth planning into your Hawaii vacation. For around $90, you get to sample Polynesian food and watch a colorful Polynesian dance show. Luaus feature traditional Polynesian and Hawaiian food that you might not find on a resort menu.
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Here are 12 of the best local Kauai dishes we recommend you try during your vacation. Poke (pronounced po-kay) Huli Huli chicken. Lomilomi salmon . Loco moco. Poi . Kalua pig . Saimin . Spam musubi .
Moral of the story; you can ‘t eat the wild chickens , they are hard as a rock! Enjoy their beauty and their longstanding place in the Kauai landscape and culture! Tip: -Bring ear plugs especially if you don’t want to wake up before dawn!
One of the most common foods served at a Hawaiian luau is laulau, which is a bundle of meat wrapped in ti leaves, almost like Hawaiian style tamale. You can also find a variety of taro dishes, such as poi ( taro pounded into a liquidy paste) and kulolo ( taro pudding ).
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However, it’s true that generally speaking Kauai is a bit cheaper . In terms of accommodation, there isn’t a huge difference between both islands but when it comes to shopping and eating Maui can be slightly more expensive as it’s more touristy.
Two schools of thought..the more prevailing theory is to go to Maui first , for the action, then rest up and chill out on Kauai . Others would say go to Kauai first , get your feet wet and acclimate. Then go on to Maui when you feel the need for the more typical “action”.