The rhythm of drum beats and the sway of hula dancers entrance the audience as the beautiful white sand beach and crashing waves form a picturesque backdrop. There is no setting quite like the oceanfront to enjoy traditional island music, dancing, and food at the Oceanfront Luau and Dinner Show.
The renowned Auli’i Luau is Kauai’s only luau that takes place on the oceanfront. This family owned and operated luau has dancers who have grown up on Kauai and strive to share the beauty of the island in the best way possible with visitors. More than just a show, the dances and songs of the Auli’i Luau tell the story of ancient Hawaii. Beginning with the Ma’ohi people following the path of the stars from Polynesia to Kauai, the story is a window into the past about the island’s first discovery and the beliefs held during that time in ancient Hawaiian mythology.
Watch the stage come alive with Hollywood’s version of hula and see the sharp contrast between that and the traditions rooted in the island’s own culture. Neighboring islands and cultures are celebrated through the performance of the haka, a war dance used to intimidate enemies by the Maori people in New Zealand, as well as the lively beats and dances found in Samoa and Tahiti. Of course, no Hawaiian gathering is complete without a hearty portion of local food. Enjoy a dinner of traditional Hawaiian cuisine such as kalua pork, poi, lomi lomi salmon, poke, fish, huli huli chicken, lau lau, and more.
Planning Your Kauai Luau
The Oceanfront Dinner and Luau Show takes place on the beach fronting the Poipu Sheraton in the sunny south coast town of Koloa. Shows are held on Mondays and Thursdays year-round, with additional shows held on Saturdays during spring, summer and winter holidays.
Check-in for this Kauai luau begins at 5:30 pm with cocktails and pupus (appetizers), as well as pre-show entertainment. Prices start at $118.94 for adults, $80.88 for teens (ages 13-17), $57.10 for children (ages 4-12), and children ages 0-3 enter free of charge.
We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our south shore properties will put you in perfect proximity for enjoying some of the island’s best beaches as well as the Oceanfront Luau and Dinner Show. Many of our vacation rentals offer amenities such as refreshing swimming pools, full kitchens, and island-inspired décor. Contact us today to learn about this fabulous Kauai luau and to start planning your island getaway!