You already know that Poipu condos put you right in the middle of the action: Poipu Beach Park with its gorgeous sand, warm inviting surf, and wide variety of sea life; and the Spouting Horn, where the sea forces water through a lava tube which makes a huge plume of hissing spray. You know that Kauai condos are on the doorstep of Poipu Bay and Kiahuna Golf Courses, which offer world-renowned, championship links. You know about the fabulous surfing, kayaking, ziplines, hiking, waterfalls, rope swings, even hayrides which provide fascinating entertainment for the entire family visiting Kauai. But did you know that Poipu is the scene of a gourmet deluxe feast with its outrageously sumptuous luau’s, without which no Hawaii vacation rental is complete! In and near Poipu there are several terrific luau’s to choose from: the Kauai Sheraton Luau, Grand Hyatt Luau, Smith’s Family Luau, and Hiva Pasefika Luau. As you enter the luau you are greeted the traditional Hawaiian way, with a hand-made shell lei. Most of the dishes are served in relaxed buffet-style. You can start with a cocktail or traditional mai-tai, and enjoy the mouth-watering smells and tastes of authentic Hawaiian cuisine such as Lomi Lomi Salmon, Namasu (pickled cucumber) with Ogo, Kim Chee, Grilled Huli Huli Chicken, Pipi Kaula, and Poi. The piece de resistance, of course, is watching the unearthing of the Imu-steamed Kalua Pig. Besides these traditional Hawaiian delicacies you can savor a huge variety of Pacific Rim cuisine dishes which are inspired by the many ethnic foods brought to Hawaii by settlers of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai and Filipino origin, such as grilled beef Teriyaki steaks, Polynesian chicken, many fresh Hawaiian fish dishes, accompanied by roasted Hawaiian sweet potatoes steamed in coconut lemongrass, Hawaiian-style Somen salad, Garden Island baby greens with macadamia nuts, fresh sliced tropical fruits with lychee and papaya. If you have any room for dessert, try guava chiffon pie, coconut coated haupia, pineapple upside down cake, guava mousse cake, or chocolate macadamia nut cake? And top it all off with freshly brewed Kona coffee.
Then unbuckle your belt and lay back for some great entertainment. The big Poipu luau’s all present evening programs of traditional Polynesian song and dance which will thrill and amaze you. Traditional Hawaiian stories and chants, called mele, preserve the ancient cultural traditions of Hawaii and the other islands of Polynesia in exciting and entertaining format. Watch the lithe, swaying ancient kahiko hula dances; the thrilling, pulsating Tahitian drum dance, the passionate and scary fire knife dance of Samoa, all against the romantic backdrop of the sea and night sky.