There are lots of reasons why Kauai is my favorite Hawaiian island. Its vast beauty, surreal beaches, laid-back vibe, and gorgeous scenery are just a few.

However, one thing I love most about Kauai is its commitment to culture and overall lack of commercialism, especially when compared to Oahu. Kauai keeps it real by honoring its culture and traditions.

To experience the real deal, you won’t be disappointed with the Auli’i Luau, the best luau in Poipu located at the Sheraton Kauai Resort.

1. Auli’i Luau

The Smith Family Garden Luau gets consistently rave reviews from guests as the best luau in Kauai — and for good reason.

2. Smith Family Garden Luau

3. Luau Kalamaku

Set in an open-air pavilion at the impressive Kilohana Plantation in Lihue, Luau Kalamaku is another solid choice to get a true Hawaiian experience.

4. Ahi Lele Luau Fire Show

The show is put together by a local family, making it as authentic and unique as it gets!

For the whole deal — all-you-can eat buffet, open bar, hula, and entertainment on a grand scale.

5. Havaiki Nui Luau (Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau)

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