If you only attend one Luau during your visit to Kauai you must experience the magic and awe of Luau Kalamaku. Set in the historic sugar plantation of Kilohana our dancers and performers bring the history and beauty of Hawaii alive. Kilohana means “not to be surpassed” and your luau experience at Luau Kalamaku will not be surpassed!
Luau Kalamaku hosts the general public and guests traveling onboard the Pride of America in a unique celebration of both ancient and contemporary Hawaiian culture. Visitors explore the historic grounds of Kilohana Plantation, the Kauai Plantation Railway, and participate in authentic Hawaiian games, crafts and arts at our Hawaiian culture stations.
The luau culminates with a Hawaiian theatrical production created by Haunani Asing Marston of NH Productions LLC & Halani Boshard (Formerly Berard). “E Pulama no i ka Anoano”, is an original recreation by Marston of one family′s courageous voyage from Tahiti to Hawaii; a passionate tale of life, love and devotion. It is a unique cultural program that is respectful to the host culture and provides our passengers with the opportunity to experience and learn about Hawaii′s heritage.
Luau Kalamaku opened its doors on April 4th, 2007. An authentic Hawaiian luau infused with a theatrical–style Polynesian show, Luau Kalamaku expresses the amazing and uncommon stories of Polynesian migration to Hawaii. Join us every Tuesday and Friday at the Kilohana Plantation on the Island of Kauai.
The Luau Kalamaku is an unforgettable evening filled with a lavish island buffet and a truly immersive and interactive show. You’ll also be able to explore the many shops and experience the cultural demonstrations that bring the Hawaiian traditions to life.
The Plantation Owners Evening begins with a culinary tour back in time with a four-course dinner at Gaylord’s Restaurant at Kilohana Plantation’s 60-acre orchard and agricultural park. Then you’ll enjoy premier seating at the Luau Kalamaku show.
There are Luau shows and then there’s the Luau Kalamaku show. Our advanced media system and interactive stage transport you to ancient Polynesia during its remarkable migration to the Islands, complete with fire poi balls and fire knife dancing.