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Kilohana Plantation Estate

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-5608
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Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier...

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. Opening soon: A fun new bar in the Kilohana living room. 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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$108*
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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
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$160*
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception

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Rum Tour

Our sole purpose was to take the rum tour and go to the souvenir shop. We weren't disappointed. We signed up for the tour and had to wait 10 minutes for the next tour (I believe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
clearyra
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Kauai dozens of times and now live here part time (lucky, lucky us!) Our 2 yr old granddaughter was visiting, so I thought she would enjoy the train. We had never done it in the 30+ years we've been coming here. She loved it! So did her parents and grandparents. Beautiful plantation. I had no idea that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit and train ride with grandchildren and family! Went to luau later in the week and it was by far the best food, drinks, and show we've been to! Would also advise the rum tasting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train and lunch tour which was very informative. We learned a lot and we were also given the opportunity to sample various fruits that were being grown on the plantation. We then visited the Koloa Rum Store and the rum was very good. They also have rum cake and it was excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The plantation house is lovely, but it is mostly shops! (You wander thru the house as you visit the shops, so not really an attraction.) Gaylord's Restaurant has a lovely courtyard setting and reasonable prices. It was pleasant to stroll around the acreage.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our sole purpose was to take the rum tour and go to the souvenir shop. We weren't disappointed. We signed up for the tour and had to wait 10 minutes for the next tour (I believe they have them every 30 minutes) and then spent about 10-15 minutes in the tasting room. Our host was very knowledgeable and we learned... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kilohana Plantation Estate is a unique opportunity to see how the Island lived 100 years ago. This plantation is an excellent example complete with furnishings and antiques. Gaylord has made this an excellent visit with many shops and a first class restaurant. A very interesting visit. Try the happy hour!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The show is lovely. Dancers and singers are engaging. The food is terrible. I usually can find something I enjoy to eat (love to eat), but I was unsuccessful. If you have a picky eater, eat before you go. I loved the show.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first Luau, I wasn't impressed. The food was okay. The pork was good, the rest was okay. They stated that one could go back as many times as you wanted. I went back to get some pork. They had already pick all of the food up. The show was pretty good. The kids liked the show, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an early morning reservation. The weather on the veranda came with a cool breeze. Food was great. LOVED the option to order from kitchen if you wanted to and it was still included. We visited with the hostess and our waitress could not have been lovelier to us. The women in the shops were also very fun to talk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old sugar cane plantation is transformed into beautiful shops and dining. Although we did not eat there, we did do a 4 hour train/orchard tour which was an unexpected exciting event. We bought souvenirs there. You must do the rum tasting there to. We bought some rum for gifts. Very nice rum!

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