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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
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“rum tasting” (97 reviews)
“koloa rum” (36 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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Reviewed 5 days 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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to go to an awesome Luau in Kauai...this is your place! Very close to Lihue, the grounds are beautiful, the food and drinks were great, the program was very organized from start to finish, and the show was fun and exciting for...More

Thank toddn7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay... so a cool, old time plantation converted into shops, restaurant, and some touristy stuff. But it has been completely commercialized, so there really is minimal historical value. We are unsure where the train goes because we didn't try that, but there was nothing that...More

Thank Oscar_Retriever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the train ride around the property seeing all the floral, vegetation, and animals. A little misleading when it talks about the pineapple plantation and there's only a few rows growing (no samples). The information indicated a petting zoo of sorts but you could feed...More

Thank redlexus79
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We are coming on a Sunday from a. Princess cruise. Besides the train ride, is there enough to keep us busy for several hours afterwards? How far away from the cruise port are you? Thank you.
24 June 2017|
Response from BoulderNut | Reviewed this property |
Local gin tasting is a specialty. Takes about half hour
Do you host other events there such as weddings and receptions? If so, there a specific person I can contact to request information on it?
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
Did you pay for he luau and the train was included?
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.