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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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“rum tasting” (114 reviews)
“koloa rum” (47 reviews)
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3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My lovely wife and I attended the luau and had the opportunity to visit all of the amazing little shops at this facility and it was amazing. We had an amazing dinner at the plantation house and no doubt I would highly recommend it. It's...More

Thank Timothy L
Management response:Responded 15 December 2016

Glad to hear you took the time to walk around the Plantation and see all it has to offer. Thank you for taking the time to write a review; it was very well written and complimentary and we greatly appreciate it. Hope the remainder of...More

Reviewed 7 December 2016

We did the nature walk and our tour guide, Josh was knowledgeable, engaging, funny and easy to spend the time with. We were in Kauai on our anniversary trip but can't wait to bring the whole family back and do this tour with our kids....More

Thank erinmhicks
Management response:Responded 15 December 2016

Such a great story and awesome review. Mahalo for taking the time to write about your positive experience. Happy to hear Josh treated you well (having a good guide sure can enhance the journey). Happy Anniversary! Glad you had a good time and a hui...More

Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went mainly for the rum but found out the plantation was nicer than the people in the Rum store. Got to the store at 10:31 just as two people went next door to taste the rum. I asked to join them and was told the...More

Thank drewmdayton
Management response:Responded 6 December 2016

Sorry to hear your experience in the Rum store was less than desirable but I hope your overall experience at the Plantation was an enjoyable one and we hope you'll consider visiting us again in the future. Thank you for your feedback! Aloha.

Reviewed 30 November 2016

Large sprawling grounds to walk around, there are shops, a restaurant and a train ride. We used to really enjoy the restaurant more but they changed the menu and we were sadly disappointed.

Thank Arthur Y
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Many things to do at one spot. Rum tasting great and able to purchase to take home. Shopping and gaylords restaurant. Gaylords we are for thanksgiving. Meal was great. Also have a trainride we did not do. Fun for all

Thank jody20004
Management response:Responded 30 November 2016

Thanks for spending Thanksgiving with us. Hope it was a memorable visit & we look forward to seeing you again in the future- Aloha.

Reviewed 18 November 2016

with several attractions: Kilohana railway and gift shop, Koloa rum tasting room and gift shop, Gaylord,s restaurant and the Mahiko lounge and home to Luau Kalamaku. Admission is free but there are fees for the train ride and Luau. Rum tasting is free. Great way...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Management response:Responded 20 November 2016

Mahalo for your feedback and experience. Glad you had a great experience and hope you'll consider coming back again in the future. Aloha.

Reviewed 17 November 2016

While on Kauai we took the plantation,tour and nature hike,the train ride was very nice,would be a great time for children and grown up alike,the nature hike was very informative ,not for one who is in bad health

Thank 755reedt
Management response:Responded 20 November 2016

Mahalo for your review and glad to hear you had a great time doing the nature hike/train ride. It truly is a beautiful experience with guides who are full of aloha. Hope you had some great samples in our orchard. Come back again soon. Aloha

Reviewed 17 November 2016

The 'Mansion' is a beautiful example of elegant island architecture from the 1800s. They have tastefully converted it into several shops and a beautiful setting for a restaurant and bar. The shops and restaurant are all high end. There is a train that circles the...More

Thank 523SM523
Management response:Responded 19 November 2016

We greatly appreciate your honest & thoughtful feedback. It is nice to read that you took the time to walk around & explore the plantation. We hope your overall experience was a happy & memorable one & that you'll consider visiting us again in the...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful plantation with several things to do and see. Lots of shops with local products, one of the best islands to spend a couple of weeks roaming around!

Thank Robert M
Management response:Responded 19 November 2016

Mahalo for stopping by & for taking the time to write a kind review. Aloha

Reviewed 13 November 2016

This estate has many activities. The main house was built in the 1920's and houses Gaylord's restaurant (wonderful) a lounge with a wonderful happy hour that offers $5 bar bites and discounted drinks, as well as wonderful shops. There is a train ride that tours...More

Thank Z2665XGmikeh
Management response:Responded 16 November 2016

Mahalo for the wonderful review and so glad to hear you visited twice during your trip. We really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Hope to see you at the Plantation many more times in the future.

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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.