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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rum tasting” (116 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 days ago

The food was below average and too expensive. The food trucks actually have better food, the portions of fish in particular are more generous and the prices are better. Very disappointing. Was happier with my visit there last year.

Thank Joley S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a Sunday afternoon. The building was beautiful, but we didn't realize they closed at 3:00 on Sundays. None of the tourist brochures that we had showed that. We got there shortly before 3:00 and everything was closing - and they let you...More

Thank slr-salem
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to check out the shops in the Plantation house after attending rum tasting session at adjacent Koloa Rum Company. The house itself is pretty large with courtyard portion marketed as Gaylords restaurant. There are quite a few boutique shops and galleries on the first...More

Thank asiana747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the estate to experience it all and fill the day. Had lunch at Gaylord’s - it was delicious and the grounds were lovely. The estate now is full of little art galleries and Hawaiiana shops. Next we took the train. Way overpriced...More

Thank Keeper40
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this over the standard luau, and were extremely pleased. The four-course meal was excellent with more than adequate choices and great service. The entertainment was different than we had seen previously, and was very good. We would strongly recommend it.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is borderline a waste of time, not at all interesting. They then fill time by getting guests to feed pigs and goats pieces of white bread!!!???!! What? Is this good nutritionally ? But the worst part was a mature goat who was very...More

Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we had a great time on the train ride along the plantation. it was very informative and the views were beautiful. the kids had a blast feeding the pigs

Thank Jen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 4 year old on the narrow gage train around the property. Especially fun at the stop to feed the wild boar population and goats. Lunch at Gaylord’s, where we sampled their claim to the origin of the Mai Tai. Food and drink...More

Thank CharleyandhisTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through the main house is worth a visit - the lower level restaurant, bar,old dining room and entry will give you a good idea of what life was like 100 years ago for those who owned/ran the sugar plantation. Much of the plantation has...More

Thank Paige L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the train ride to be quite disappointing. 40 minute ride around the property with 20 minutes of it spent feeding the animals. The Rum tasting is definitely worth it though.

Thank Winterpoggers
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4 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.