We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice Place”

Kilohana Plantation Estate
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
More Info
and up
Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception
Ranked #6 of 55 things to do in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The grounds are very green and pretty. It had just rained and the smell was so green and sweet and birds were singing. We walked around the grounds as far as the paths were paved and had a lovely time.

Thank Mary K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (658)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

427 - 431 of 658 reviews

Reviewed 21 August 2014

Their luau is very good, well presented with an interesting story and the food is well prepared and plentiful. Also whilst there the grounds are well worth a look around.,

Thank Keith C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Very nice place, enjoyed the set up and execution, its impressive to see over a 150 people get drinks, fed, and a show all at once. Very spendy and somewhat over polished touristy place, but then again, you dont want any hiccups. Food was excellent and the show was even more impressive (didn't expect a story and hulu dancing). Only meh part was the train..nothing to really see, pigs, chickens, and plants..what'd you see driving around. Skip the train and use it to upgrade your seats to vip..:)

Thank mmmata
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I have visited Hawaii several times and have seen 3 luaus. This was by far the most amazing one! The dancers and singers tell a beautiful story. The costumes, the fire dancers (especially the male lead dancer) were phenomenal! One could not possibly be bored during ANY of this production. We paid for the premium seats, but I didn't really see a bad seat in the house. I highly recommend this luau- both of my twenty-something daughters loved it, as well as my husband!

Thank postcardgrl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This was a quick jaunt from our cruise ship to the plantation. To start with, we took the train around the grounds to see all the interesting vegetation and animals. There are chickens ALL over Kauai, and tons of them here. My son got a kick out of feeding the pigs along the train and seeing cats and dogs on the grounds. Afterward, we walked through all the local vendor booths and picked up some cool handmade souvenirs. Then, it was time for dinner. The drinks were on the house and the buffet was okay. Not really a fan of the Hawaiian cuisine and everything they had to offer was very bland. But the show was very cool and worth the prices of admission. My son was in awe of the fire dancing, which I have to admit was awesome to watch. The show itself is kind of like any other stage show...fast songs, ballads, etc., but the traditional dancing was a sight to see.

2  Thank Jennifer S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Kilohana Plantation Estate also viewed


Been to Kilohana Plantation Estate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing