Since 1963, Tahiti Nui has brought back their wonderful luau experience which captures the essence of Hanalei. Bruce T Marston, of California, (USA) met Louise in Tahiti while in the United States Air Force as a Lt. Colonel over 50 years ago. Louise was a native of Tubuai (Austral Islands, French Polynesia) which is just south of Tahiti. Louise was a descendant of Tahiti Royalty in the lineage of King Tomatoa. They met in Tahiti, fell in love and married. They moved to the beautiful island of Kauai and opened a small diner. They became successful and added a small curio shop adjacent to their restaurant. Over the years The Tahiti Nui has had many changes but the one thing that remains constant is the atmosphere of friendliness, service and good food and drinks that people from over the world have come to love. Many years later Nanea, granddaughter of Bruce and Louise, continues the tradition that both locals and visitors cherish. Come celebrate the “Best of Hanalei” Luau featuring food, music, and dance from the heart of tradition that have made the Tahiti Nui a home away from home!