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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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“rum tasting” (98 reviews)
“koloa rum” (38 reviews)
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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 3 weeks ago

We were on the way to Lihue Airport and enjoyed a yummy lunch here. We walked around the property and were impressed with it's beauty and history. We didn't have time for the train ride but it looked like a lot of fun.

Thank lovingtravel5798
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful historic house with period furnishings and exhibits. Two floors with stores, restaurants and art and historical exhibits. Beautiful banyan trees outside the building.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This location has many things to do. Art shops, a restaurant, pottery and Koloa Rum tasting that is a must see and do!

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We kept driving by this place as we drove to and from Lihue. We finally decided to drop by and found a charming location. The shopkeepers told us about the history of the place. Unfortunately we were on our way to the airport to go...More

1  Thank JTfromSoCal
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The train ride is similar to other plantation tours that have used tourism to replace agriculture. It was fun in the open air train to hear about the various fruit trees and local history. We were glad we did the train ride and not the...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The estate is right next to a rum tasting facility and Gaylords, a nice restaurant. They have luaus and a train to ride around and see the beautiful gardens. Worth a stop.

Thank Shelliu
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We rode the train and fed the goats and pigs. We saw some beautiful horses and a beautiful garden. This is not a super exciting trip but it was a very nice relaxing day. We rode the train. If you ride the train book it...More

Thank stepgie
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We really enjoyed visiting the Kilohana Plantation. Had lunch in the main house at Gaylord's. Visited all of the little shops and art galleries. Also tasted the Koloa Rum. Was a great afternoon, I'd definitely recommend adding this to your trip!

Thank eCRen19
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I usually always go to the Smith Family luau when I visit, but the dates did not work out this time. Was referred to this luau and could not of been happier. Outstanding food, great staff, and they even have local vendor booths set up...More

Thank 803sandeew
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We chose to have our one 'fancy' meal at the planation and were not disappointed. Everything from the food to the service was fantastic. My husband had Cioppino for the first time and could not stop talking about how amazing it was! I had the...More

Thank HouseFamilyTravel
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24 June 2017|
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Response from janfab58 | Reviewed this property |
Great restaurant for lunch and lots of shops to visit---so I think you could keep busy. Not sure where the port is located, so I can't help you there!
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.
Linda K
13 October 2016|
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
The Luau and owner's dinner is the best show a great dinner that we had in Kauaii. The train ride would be good for children. You can walk around the site. Yes the dinner and Luau are perfect for people of all ages.