Hawaiians are known for a love of food and for great celebrations including dance, entertainment, and yes, tons of food. Luckily for visitors looking for an ono (delicious) meal and awesome entertainment, Kauai is home to some wonderful luaus that take place all over the island. Those who want to get a real taste of Hawaii can do so by trying succulent kalua pig, fresh spiced lomi lomi salmon, thick and fresh poi, or a sweet and firm piece of coconut haupia, all while watching hula dancing and fire show.
Visitors staying on the North Shore will find the Mediterranean Gourmet Luau and Luau Paina O Hanalei to be convenient options. Both provide an abundance of traditional Hawaiian food and dancing. While the former is near the end of the road on the ocean, the latter takes place high on the bluff of Princeville.
On the east side is Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau, one of the best options on the island for Hawaiian food and culture. Nearby in Lihue is the Grand Hyatt Luau is one of Kauai's longest standing, and is renowned for its extravagant display of culture and food.
Remember that luaus aren't just about wonderful and very filling food - a night at a Polynesian luau is about entertainment and celebration. Dancing, fire swinging, song, and other celebratory methods are found at each and every luau. A local staple even for birthdays and graduations, the luau is a not to miss activity.