You guys I have a secret… shhh. My heart doesn’t live in Idaho. My heart belongs to a tiny island in the South Pacific called Kauai. It is my most favorite place on the planet and the only place that really feels like “home” every time I return. Kauai is called the “Garden Island” because it’s full of luscious green and jungly landscapes and is home to the wettest spot on earth.
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I’m lucky enough to have spent practically every summer of my childhood on Kauai, and my family moved there full time when I was 17. Since I have spent so much time living on the island, my family always wanted to blend in with the locals and we never did anything… touristy. I have forever wanted to go to the Grand Hyatt Luau because I had always heard that it’s “the best luau on the island”, and Luaus are my favorite.
Since I’m Mommy to four babies that have never been to Kauai, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau was a must-do on my list of activities for our big trip to the South Pacific. I wanted to make sure we went to the luau at the beginning of our trip so my littles really had a clear picture of Hawaii.
(photo credit Angelina Travels)
The Luau is set at the beautiful Grand Hyatt pool in sunny Poipu (which is literally one of my favorite spots on the island) and has the ocean as the backdrop. We went when the weather was really rainy so the luau was inside- so be aware of that when you’re deciding what night to attend. The show and the food was still amazing indoors, we were just missing the fun outdoor feel and the gorgeous scenery.
Let’s talk a little about the food for a minute people. Holy cowabunga! I wanted to try everything, and so I did. The fruit spread was gorgeous; the salads were amazing, the Kalua Pork was out of this world, and the Volcano Rubbed Opah (fish) was my absolute favorite. I could have gone back to help myself three more times because the food was that good but my belly wasn’t having it. The desserts were just as show stopping as the main course and included favorites like Haupia and tropical bread pudding. You better believe I visited the dessert table more than once.
Once the dancing started, my girls were mesmerized. I knew they would love it, but I was unprepared for how much. They were in a trance the entire show and I don’t even think they looked away from the stage even once! There was classic Hawaiian Hula, and lots of loud drums for the Tahitian Dancers. When we got to the super fun finale with the fire knife dancer, my kiddos were honestly shocked that there was real fire!
The Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau was so much fun and my extremely high expectations for the event were totally exceeded. I would recommend this Luau to anyone and everyone visiting Kauai. It is definitely on my must-do list for the rest of time.
I attended this event free of charge for the purpose of this review.
This has in no way affected my opinion.
This review is my opinion and has been written in my own words.