Luau on Kauai

Jun 20th, 2014, 11:19 AM
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Luau on Kauai

Are their any recommendations for an authentic luau.
Many of them seem very touristy.
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Jun 20th, 2014, 11:39 AM
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The Hanalei Colony Resort(incredible setting) - four miles or so beyond Hanalei - is supposed to have a good/authentic Luau - and it's right by the beach.

Stayed there waaay back when for our Honeymoon - but don't think they had a Luau back then. The restaurant was called Charo's then - but it's changed to Mediterrean Gourmet or some such (well regarded) - and think their Luau is on Tuesday.
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Jun 21st, 2014, 11:12 AM
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Haven't been, but Smith's is family run and has been in business for ages, they have beautiful gardens to tour (have seen the gardens) also.
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Jun 22nd, 2014, 08:49 AM
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Smith's is who I see often recommended for Kauai (I've never been to that island). but I think any commercial luau will be somewhat "touristy" by nature, unless you can get invited to a private family party, happen to find one being put on by a church, or something like that.
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Jun 22nd, 2014, 03:19 PM
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Check the reviews on the Luau at the Hanaley Bay resort - which most people don't get up to. Very good reviews and impossible to beat the setting.
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Jun 23rd, 2014, 10:54 AM
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Tomsd - Think you are confusing HBR with Hanalei Colony Resort as HBR has no restaurant at present due to a fire. Hanalei Colony Resort is where the Med Gourmet restaurant is which has the luau mentioned in Post #1.
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