Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hawaii - June 3 - Duke's Restaurant and Smith's Luau

The morning of June 3rd had started off with an awesome flight around Kauai, leaving us excited but a bit hungry.  We opted to head back down to Nawiliwili Bay again, this time to visit Duke's for lunch.  The restaurant is located right on the beach and has patio seating.  Pretty nice.

All that lunch had us exhausted, so we drove back up to Kapa'a to rest up for dinner.  Which was to be at Smith's Luau.  Which it turns out is a giant tropical garden park.  They had fancy canoes and fancier peacocks.

Different areas of the garden were themed after different cultures in the pacific - Japanese, Samoan, Hawaiian, etc.

What a luau really needs in order to be a luau though... is a pig in the ground.  And they delivered on that too!

Dinner featured live Hawaiian music and a lesson on how to hula, even with some audience participation.  Touristy, but neat.

After amateur hour, they brought in the pros.  The evening show was an hour of dancing, once again themed after the many pacific cultures.

I'd never been to a fancy luau before so I didn't really know what to expect.  I wouldn't eat there every night, but it was a good adventure.

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