3.5 Hours
Lihue, Kauai
Pick Up
Tour Times

UPDATED 2021: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.


  • Availability:
    • November – December 16: Tuesday and Friday
    • December 19-30: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
    • January-Onward: Tuesday and Friday
  • Tour Time: 5:00 PM
  • Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Begin your Luau Kalamaku experience with a true taste of Kauai. Whether it’s an intimate party of two or a celebration for up to 20, enjoy a specialized dinner at Gaylord’s Restaurant at Kilohana.

Under the direction of Chef de Cuisine, you will delight in a unique menu featuring meats, fish and produce, including fruits and vegetables from Kilohana Plantation’s 60-acre orchard and agricultural park.

Included in your evening:

  • Fresh flower lei greeting
  • Champagne toast
  • Live Hawaiian music entertainment
  • Four-course meal at Gaylord’s Restaurant
  • Premier seating
  • Shops at historic Kilohana Plantation
  • Complimentary drinks before the show
  • Award-winning Hawaiian show
  • State-of-the-art media system
  • Fire ball twirlers, traditional fire knife dancing

The Show:
Like other luaus, we feature ono Hawaiian food, a dramatic torch lighting, and imu ceremony, Tahitian rhythms, fantastic music, and traditional Hula dancing…even the drums are crafted by the hands of our own drummers. This is where the similarity ends. Lu’au Kalamaku features a state-of-the-art media system and an interactive stage design which transports you to ancient Polynesia during the time of their remarkable migration to the Islands.

It is during the time of epic voyages between Hawaii and Tahiti, along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia, that our journey takes place. Through laughter, fear, seduction, and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. Our theatrical luau culminates with a fantastic fire dream featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing. In a climactic ending, Pele the fire goddess, her sister Hiiaka, Lohiau, the prince of Kauai, and the fire breathing Moo-dragon women pay homage to Kauai mythology.

While the incredible tale unfolds, you find yourself not merely watching a story – but in the heart of the story itself. Kalamaku, child of the new land, carries the fiery torch of one family’s future. Celebrate through story and song the primal rhythm of Kauai. Explore the depths of the family’s great effort as they seek the courage and vision that will carry them far over the horizon.

Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/tzB9yEyoambxrQQz6

Transportation is available from select hotels for an additional charge. Please select during checkout

Activity Company: Luau KalamakuPolynesian Adventure Tours



Choice of Appetizers :

  • Roasted Vegetable Tartine (df/nf)
    • Avocado puree, pickled red onions and cucumber, fire roasted squash, zucchini and grape tomato
      settled on charred Brioche alongside baby arugula in lemon and roasted garlic oil
  • Shrimp Phy/lo (df/nf)
    • Shrimp wrapped in shredded phyllo dough, quick fried, served with wasabi plum sauce


Choice of Salad:

  • Island Caprese (nf)
    • Vine ripened tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and mesclun greens, drizzled with balsamic gastrique, served
      with charred crostini
  • Caesar Salad (nf/df/gf without croutons)
    • Hearts of romaine tossed in our lemon anchovy dressing drizzled with Poi Vinaigrette, topped with
      parmesan cheese and focaccia croutons


Choice of Entree:

  • Fresh Catch and Kalua Pork (df/nf/gf)
    • Fresh catch, pan seared finished with coconut lemongrass and unagi sauce alongside Kalua pork
      topped with lomi lomi tomato relish, settled on Cole slaw and Steamed Jasmine rice accented with
  • Short ribs and Kalua pork (nf/df/gf)
    • Braised boneless short ribs finished with truffleyaki sauce and Kalua pork topped with lomi lomi
      tomato relish, settled on Cole slaw and Steamed Jasmine rice accented with lemongrass


Choice of Dessert:

  • Taro and Hawaiian Sweet Bread Pudding (nf)
    • Taro and Sweet bread pudding topped with creme anglalse and seasonal fruits
  • Profiteroles (nf)
    • Vanilla flavored ice cream tucked in pate choux, driuled with chocolate sauce
  • Seasonal fruit bowl (nf/df/gf)
    • Seasonal fruits in a bowl (inquire with your server on available fruits)


  • 5:15-5:25 PM – Greeting and Champagne Welcome
  • 5:25-6:45 PM – Enjoy Gaylord’s Signature Menu
  • 6:45-7:05 PM – Visit the Galleries and Boutiques in the Home
  • 7:05 PM – Meet in the Foyer for a torchlit walk to the Luau Pavilion & your reserved table
  • 7:30-8:30 PM – Enjoy Kalamaku, the Theatrical Luau Production
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