Kauai’s only oceanfront luau, The Auli’i Luau on Beautiful Poipu Beach, is where the tradewind breezes gently blow and the sunsets are sublime.
Poipu Beach, located on the southern side of the Island of Kauai, has been named America’s best beach by the Travel Channel. It is here, where high rises do not block the prevailing tradewinds’ cooling breezes and the sands are a series of golden crescents, that you will find the tasty and entertaining beach front Auli’i Luau presented for your enjoyment.
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What to expect
Mi Nei Oliver-Martins is the multi-talented historian, designer and choreographer behind Urahutia Productions. As Mi Nei explains it, the meaning behind the word
“Urahutia”, for her, is selecting only the finest for royalty. Their guests are the royalty for whom she and her ohana, her family, perform Polynesian dances and other types of entertainment along with the finest dancers and musicians available. Authenticity is the key word for Auli’I Luau. They are committed to sharing the culture, foods and stories that harken to the unspoiled and unhurried days of old Hawaii when the gentle rustle of the coco palm and falling rain were mirrored by the delicate hands of a beautiful hula dancer.
Urahutia Productions’ Auli’i Luau is currently held on Monday and Thursday evenings at the Sheraton Kauai Resort and has two seating options. Whichever you select, you will be greeted with a traditional lei, a variety of pupus, or appetizers, and an assortment of delicious drinks. An open bar is available throughout the evening offering tropical cocktails, beer, wine and assorted non-alcoholic beverages. Dinner is served buffet style and includes Kalua Pig, Lomi Lomi, poi, Hawaiian salads and other unique island specialties.
“The food was delicious and there was a great mix of silly luau traditions and
High quality entertainment.”
Eli W., September 2015 on Yelp
…and a show
The Luau entertainment begins with the story of the many Polynesian peoples migrating across the South Pacific and bringing their canoes to rest on Kauai. The Auli’i Troupe will then present you with the Kahiko, the ancient hula, while the ‘oli, traditional chants, are sung. The singing and the hula come together to tell the story of Pele, the goddess of fire, and her lover, Lohiau, Prince of Kauai.
Hawaii having been a very popular subject of 1950’s Hollywood, the Auli’i Luau wouldn’t be complete without a tip of the hat to the the movies’ version of the Hawaiian Luau. Sit back and enjoy while the troupe performs for you, their take on what the big movie studios had us believing the Hula really was.
With more singing and dancing along the way, the luau concludes with the mesmerizing Sifa Avi, or Samoan Fire Dance.
“It was a beautiful setting, and the show was outstanding.”
Donna S., February 2016 on Tripadvisor