A night at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Lu‘au (1571 Po‘ipu Rd., 808/240-6456) is well spent. On Thursdays and Sundays 6-8:30pm, guests are treated to a dinner with traditional foods from Hawaii and the Pacific, along with arts, crafts, and bar drinks. Entertainment includes Polynesian dancing, hula, and fire knife dancing.
The Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i is also home to several lounges and bars, including Stevenson’s Library. Here you can find live jazz nightly 8pm-11pm and enjoy it while sipping cocktails. Live music happens at the Seaview Terrace 6pm-8pm daily. An evening here begins with a torch-lighting ceremony, and performances may include a Hawaiian soloist, Hawaiian duet, or a children’s hula show.
Surrounded by flaming tiki torches and the Moir Gardens of the Kiahuan Plantation Resort, the Plantation Gardens Bar and Restaurant (2253 Poipu Rd., 808/742-2121, 5pm-9:30pm daily) mixes classic elegance with tropical nights. The restaurant and full bar feature a unique and delicious Pacific Rim menu with a Hawaiian flair. You can sit outside on the lanai and enjoy specially cocktails, tropical drinks, wine, and beer.
At Lavas (inside Sheraton Kaua‘I, 2440 Ho‘onani Rd., 808/742-1661 or 800/782-9488) you can enjoy views of the sunset along with unique, handcrafted tropical drinks. Happy hour happens daily from 3pm-5pm and again from 9pm-11pm.