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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception
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Built in the 1930's, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a glimpse into Kauai's past combined with assorted island-style activities, dining and shopping. Ride on our Kauai Plantation Railway, winding its way through the plantation's working farms and orchards. Learn about Kauai's history, enjoy the beautiful views and stop to feed the pigs! Take the afternoon to stroll the grounds and explore the 16,000 sq. foot plantation home. Stop in at Koloa Rum Co. for a rum tasting or for a full "Rum & Dining Experience." Visit the various artisan shops located around the grounds and both upstairs and downstairs in the home. Established in 1986, Gaylord's restaurant is a Kauai tradition. Set in the courtyard of the estate, it offers fresh, island-inspired food and beverages for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Make lunch a part of your fun afternoon on the estate or make reservations for a romantic dinner. Memorable by day, unforgettable by night. Or check out Happy Hour in the new Mahiko Lounge. Luau Kalamaku is Kauai's only theatrical luau telling the story of the original Tahitian voyage to the Hawaiian islands. An interactive experience, it offers all the exciting luau features including an imu ceremony, torch lighting, Polynesian knife dance and of course traditional music & hula. Choose one or all of the features that Kilohana Plantation has to offer. Open daily, you'll love the chance to see a piece of Kauai's history while experiencing the best of the island today!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

A wonderful reminder of the past, and the 'sugar 'barons', and their part of history in the Hawaiian Islands. Gaylord's and the Koloa Rum Co. are located here. The train ride is entertaining.

Thank Dennis Y
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We did the train/walk tour. It was three hours and 40 minutes and included snacks and lunch. It was fun and our guide was very knowledgable when we were walking throught the fruit orchards. He allowed us to pick and sample all of the ripe...More

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were a little apprehensive about going to our second luau of the week. We were thinking if it was like the first we were going to leave. The food was good. We are glad we stayed for the show. There was a story line,...More

Thank wsrbsch
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We went one evening and enjoyed a wander around the various shops and galleries. They were busy with a cruise ship crowd but the place seemed to cope with lots of people.

Thank hinau
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This Estate hosts a luau, Gaylord's restaurant, a number of nice shops, a good Hawaiian bar (at Gaylords) and a rum tasting room and shop. The estate is beautiful and a small gauge train runs around the property. This is a good stop for both...More

Thank LOMike
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Stopped for lunch. The food was great and reasonably priced. The staff was great and helped get us a reservation for that evening's Plantation Owner's Dinner and show. The dinner was a specialmenu 4 course meal with unlimited champaign. Then they escorted us by torch...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The advertisements that my wife saw for the plantation lauded the vast assortment of shops and reasonable prices. We visited with our family and were very disappointed. The prices were way higher than anywhere else and although the selection was better than most places, the...More

Thank MelvWahl
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for the rum tasting and did a little tour of the grounds.The rum was excellent the guide was very knowledgeable and funny. The plantation was beautiful with native plants.

Thank eqop
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We spent the day here, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Don't miss the train ride through the grounds, or the rum tasting.

Thank Amzie H
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We took our 3 year old here on the 3rd rainy Kauai day. It was a great place to have lunch, shop for local art and other things. We took the train which was informative for adults and fun for little ones! Beautiful scenery!

Thank redqueenofhearts
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3 October 2017|
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Response from tiredandtravelled | Reviewed this property |
You can get a tour. Busses pulled up. But you could also get a cab. Just sandwiches and a drink in the bar would be worth it. The old growth gardens and craft shows were also great.
24 June 2017|
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Response from arizonatraveller123 | Reviewed this property |
I would say you could spend time in the wonderful restaurant and touring the 12 shops as well as the rum tasting which takes almost an hour. Alternatively the museum is worth a visit...we spent a couple of hours here.
29 April 2017|
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
You can write an email to them, they answer quickly. The plantation is large and I feel confident that they rent it out for special occasions especially in the winter when they are only open a few days a week.