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Hula has many roots, with various traditions offering different origins of the art – reflecting the beauty of the Hawaiian respect for multiple perspectives in a way that does not need to be mutually exclusive. Keahualaka Heiau, overlooking Kee Beach, is dedicated to Laka – the goddess of hula. Keahualaka is a historically significant site where some halau hula still perform ceremonies to pay tribute to Laka.
You can see hula on Kauai at festivals, events, competitions, live performances and luau. There are a variety of luau venues across Kauai including the Aulii Luau at the Sheraton Kauai Resort and Spa and the Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, both on the South Shore. You’ll also find the Smith Family Garden Luau in Kapaa and the Luau Kalamaku in the historic Kilohana Plantation. While serious study of hula is undertaken in a halau hula under the tutelage of a kumu hula, more casual lessons are offered at select hotels and resorts.
Enjoy a garden luau followed by Kauai's most spectacular international pageant at the lagoon amphitheater. The Golden People of Hawaii depicts dances and songs from Polynesia and Asia. Luau's are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Come early and stroll the Plantation's tropical grounds as you enjoy the late afternoon sun or walk through an amazing craft fair and view beautiful creations that are all "Made on Kauai".
Enjoy an exquisite gathering with an authentic experience of old Hawai'i. As the sun sets, treasure this mesmerizing setting as you indulge in island culinary treats with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Watch as music and dance bring the story of Polynesia to life.
Experience Hawaiian history, culture and tradition through vibrant song and dance depicting extraordinary voyages throughout the South Pacific. Engage in interactive cultural activities and feast on fresh island delicacies. Celebrate the spirit of adventure, romance and culture of these islands.