Don’t Just Luau, Luau Maka’iwa

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If you think you know what to expect at a traditional Hawaiian luau, you haven’t experienced the unforgettable Luau Maka’iwa at the Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach!

Held each Thursday and Sunday right on our beachfront property on Kauai, Luau Maka’iwa takes advantage of the stunning setting and sets the stage for an epic night.

To begin the festivities, torches are lit on the picturesque Coconut Beach just as the sun sets on top of the water, inviting you to celebrate the splendor of the Hawaiian Islands with one of the most mesmerizing and authentic Hawaiian experiences you’ll find anywhere. Luau Maka’iwa takes all the most beautiful and thrilling elements of a true Hawaiian luau and breathes fresh life into every element. From the historically accurate rendition of the Hula Kahiko (the famous hula dance) to the exciting heat of time-honored fire-knife dances, the theatrics and live music of Luau Maka’iwa will blow you away.

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Discover Our Musical and Culinary Heritage

Luau Maka’iwa dives deep into the musical and culinary heritage of not only the Hawaiian Islands, but also greater Polynesia. You’ll be immersed in the journey of the people living on Kauai and other islands in the Pacific, including Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and New Zealand.

Along with storytelling through traditional dances and thrilling live music, you’ll be delighted by a bounty of delicious cuisine styled after original Hawaiian dishes. An extravagant buffet will be artfully arranged for you to enjoy with a Mai Tai, tropical cocktail, beer, or wine throughout the evening. There’s no other event like it on the island of Kauai!

Luau Maka’iwa Highlights

  • Cocktail reception and open bar until performance time
  • Cultural arts and exhibitions
  • Photo opportunities and the chance to buy authentic, hand-crafted souvenirs
  • Torch lighting ceremony
  • Hula Kahiko, honoring King Kaumuali’i and the beauty and abundance of Kauai
  • Delicious aha’aina (luau feast) featuring a wide variety of island-style delicacies
  • Spectacular Polynesian show with award-winning hula of Halao O Leilani, honoring our kupuna (ancestors) through the music and dance of Kauai and greater Polynesia
  • Tahitian, Maori, Tongan and Samoan fire-knife dances

Luau Maka’iwa Tickets & Details

Because of our passion for providing authentic Hawaiian culture to our guests, the staff at Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach takes pride in providing heritage-rich, culturally immersive experiences like Luau Maka’iwa and we invite you to join us! Here are the details:

  • When: Thursdays and Sundays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach
  • Price: Starts at $65.00—reservations required

Don’t miss the opportunity to become a part of the local culture at Luau Maka’iw!

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Stay with Us and Enjoy Luau Maka’iwa

Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach’s constant attention to detail brings to life a true island experience. Beyond the perfect white sand and emerald green water, you’ll discover that each day you spend at the hotel is a real invitation into the unique history and culture of Hawaii.

That’s why there’s just no better way to experience Luau Maka’iwa than to end your evening with a cocktail at one of our restaurants, fresh ocean breezes, and an amazing night’s sleep in your comfortable yet luxurious Kauai accommodations.

Plus, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking beauty of our island. Known as the Garden Island, Kauai lives up to this name by providing some of the most beautiful vistas and landscapes in all of Hawaii—a beauty you’ll notice immediately upon arrival. So whether you book your stay in one of our garden view, ocean view or oceanfront rooms, the sound and sights of the Pacific will be steps from your door.

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