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Kauai Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Kauai Family-friendly activities

Kauai: Luau Kalamaku with Open Bar and Buffet Dinner

1. Kauai: Luau Kalamaku with Open Bar and Buffet Dinner

Start your evening with a lei greeting. Browse the wares at the craft fair of local artisans. Witness the unearthing of the pig from the imu. Discover the legend of Kalamakū with a thrilling theatrical performance. Enjoy local favorite dishes and drinks from the open bar. Sit down to a luau buffet of poi (mashed starchy vegetables), fresh salads, Kalua pork baked in the imu, and seasonal fish. Dig into teriyaki chicken, fresh fruits, salad, pineapple upside down cake, haupia (coconut pudding), and a banana crème tart. After dinner, experience the the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (child of the new land). Watch the story of an epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi on one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Through laughter, fear, seduction and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. See fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing during the show. Have the chance to take a photo of the cast at the end of the show.

Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

2. Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

At historic Kilohana Plantation's 60-acre orchard and agricultural park, experience an unforgettable evening featuring a delightful four-course island dinner and spectacular 45-minute main show chronicling an epic sea voyage between Tahiti and Kauai along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. As the sun sets, leisurely walk to the luau pavilion on a torch lit path, where you'll enjoy premier seating at the Luau Kalamaku main show that pays homage to Kauai's mythology and the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamaku "child of the new land." Relax with live Hawaiian music and marvel at the cast of entertainers, including graceful hula dancers and traditional fire knife and fire poi ball dancing. The interactive stage design with transport you back in time to ancient Polynesia, during the time of the people’s remarkable migration to the Islands. Four-Course Meal Menu: First course with a choice of: • Shrimp phyllo or • Roasted vegetable tartine Second course with a choice of: • Island caprese or • Caesar salad Third course with a choice of: • Fresh catch and kalua pork or • Short ribs and kalua pork Fourth course with a choice of: • Taro and Hawaiian sweet bread pudding or • Profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream or • Seasonal fruit bowl

Kauai: Family Beach Photoshoot

3. Kauai: Family Beach Photoshoot

Document your family holiday forever with this photoshoot. Dress up as you wish, let your photographer find you the perfect spot, and enjoy 5 different photographs to keep. Bring along your beautiful dresses and tuxedos, or come as you are. Meet your photographer-guide who will take you to the perfect location for your photoshoot. Benefit from their inside knowledge of areas of Kauai hidden from most visitors. The exact location of the shoot will depend on your family's preferences, as well as the weather. Enjoy having your pictures taken by a professional. After the shoot, receive 5 edited photos and cherish memories of your trip forever.

Authentic Road To Hana Tour (Private Jeep Tour)

4. Authentic Road To Hana Tour (Private Jeep Tour)

Discover the beauty of Hana on this full-day tour in a comfortable and climate-controlled jeep. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in Maui, Lahaina, and Wailea, or be picked up from your cruise ship terminal in Kahului Harbor. Stay refreshed along the way with complimentary water and juice.  Hop aboard and be introduced to the beautiful landscapes, coastal sea cliffs, and majestic waterfalls of one of Maui's last untouched gems, Hana. See all of Hana's highlights in one day. Loop around the entire East end of Maui to admire ocean and mountain views directly from your jeep.  HIt the road early to bypass large crowds and buses and get direct VIP access to scenic points, beaches, and parks. Head to Ho’okipa Beach Park which is a famous surfing beach for locals and world class surfers alike. Take in the Rainbow Trees, large eucalyptus trees that have vibrant color branches and trunks. Continue to the Keanae Peninsula where you can stop at Aunty Sandy's Famous Banana Bread to buy a slice of this sweet treat. Visit the Pua’a Ka’a Waterfall and Park where you can swim or listen to the bubbling of the cool mountain streams.  Make your way to Waianapanapa State Park to soak up volcanic landscapes of lava rocks, a black sand beach, and beach access caves. Stop to buy a nice lunch in Hana Town and capture some pictures of the old Hasegawa General store, Hana Hotel, and Fagons Cross. Reach Hamoa Beach for stretched of white sand old fishponds before heading to the Wailua Falls, a 180-foot waterfall with swimming ponds. Pay your respects at the final resting place of Charles Lindbergh. Snap pictures at the Manawainui Lookout of scenic views of volcanic lava fields and open pasture lands that stretch out from the mountain to the ocean. Return to your cruise ship or accommodation at the end of your Hana adventure. 

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What people are saying about Kauai

It was an excellent experience and different from the any other luau that I had been too. The food was very good and selection allowed choices for everyone. We went when there was the local craft market which was enjoyable, small but nice to have there. The actual performance was fantastic

What an amazing performance and meal. Local goods, fantastic food, and the performance of a lifetime. Wonderful service as well, very kind staff. Storytelling at its finest. The only luau you’ll ever need to attend!

Fantastic luau show- what a group performance both in dance and song! The fire performers were outstanding also! Would attend again 10/10 times!

It was a lovely evening! Food was good, and the entertainment was awesome.

Incredible culture experience! Amazing food and an unforgettable show!