Smith’s Tropical Paradise

This lush 30-acre botanical and cultural garden provides an idyllic escape to enjoy Mother Nature’s creations. The garden is centrally located on the east side of Kauai, known as “The Coconut Coast,” within the Wailua Marina State Park. Only minutes from the main highway, but far removed from traffic noise, this beautiful location is perfect for an afternoon picnic or garden stroll, and is home to Kauai’s most popular luau.

Garden Luau

Of course, the heart of any luau is the pa‘ina, the feast, and we’ll make sure you don’t go hungry. Kalua pig roasted in the earthen imu oven. Cousin Gary’s secret recipe for teriyaki beef. Ono mahimahi and tasty chicken adobo. Our family bowl of poi (which Grandma insists you try). We’ll even get some of you up on stage to try some hula moves as dinner winds down.

Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise

During the two mile river journey, you’ll hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii — like the King’s Highway, sacred Mount Kapu, and the First Hau Tree. In addition, guests enjoy learning the hula during a lesson provided by a young hula dancer. Everyone gets into the act during the river cruise! The entire tour takes one hour and 20 minutes round-trip.


View over twenty types of fruit in the Tropical Orchard including breadfruit, star fruit, jackfruit, macadamia nuts and soursop. Wander the Bamboo and Fruit forests or enjoy the colorful attraction of the Flower Wheel and Flowering Tropicals areas. Set amidst this natural backdrop are replicas of Polynesian and Filipino huts. Whether you spend a quiet afternoon enjoying the scenery, or a quick look around before experiencing the Smith Family Garden Luau, you’re sure to remember your time in paradise!

Weddings In Paradise

Whether it is planned or on impulse, your personal ceremony will remind you of your commitment to one another. Create a distinctive Kauai memory with your newly formed marriage bond, or by rededicating yourselves, one to the other with a vow renewal, at the Fern Grotto or in the tropical splendor of our gardens.

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Phone Number(808) 821-6895


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Smith\'s Tropical Paradise 22.045952, -159.340493 3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI, USA (Directions)