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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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USD 110.36*
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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
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USD 155.16*
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception
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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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“train ride” (219 reviews)
“rum tasting” (113 reviews)
“koloa rum” (46 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 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.

Reviewed 12 November 2016

During our stay we enjoyed many restaurants, but this was by far the most romantic. Arrive a little early so that you can look around the beautiful mansion. You'll wonder what it must have been like to live there at the turn of the century....More

Thank girlcats
Management response:Responded 16 November 2016

Big mahalos for providing such a detailed and complementary review. My mouth was watering; I too love the ribs. Glad you had a romantic and memorable experience. I will be sure to pass on the warm compliments to our staff and bartenders. We look forward...More

Reviewed 8 November 2016

loved the trainride, very educational regarding the crops/livestock of kauai. would be good for families. good price too.

1  Thank hfstradling
Management response:Responded 16 November 2016

Appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I agree, our train conductor is well informed and entertaining.

Reviewed 8 November 2016

We took the train ride+ exploration combo. We had a good guide which helped. We talked through a rather rough terrain to the bottom of the valley. He cautioned us about the bugs and he was right - we got bitten even after abundantly putting...More

Thank torrent_Mla
Management response:Responded 16 November 2016

Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. I hope the mosquitoes didn't cause too much discomfort; we do have quite a few on this island. We hope you had an enjoyable experience and hope to see you around the Plantation again. Aloha.

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to the plantation to check it out and ended up staying for lunch. We both had a delicious salad and a glass of wine. Our server was very nice and the view was beautiful in the covered porch area. We walked around...More

Thank Hosea63
Management response:Responded 16 November 2016

Thank you for stopping by and staying for lunch. Next time you're in town we'd love for you to try our Dinner or Sunday Brunch. Mahalo and Aloha

Reviewed 4 November 2016

Kilohana has a bit of everything for touring. Admittance is free with fees for different activities including a train ride, rum tasting, and making pottery. Gift stores and an excellent restaurant are also available. The train narrator provides a look into the sugar plantation history...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife & I visited the Kilohana Estate in the afternoon and evening before we left Kauai. We did a little gift shopping, caught the last plantation railway tour of the day, then came back later for an excellent dinner at Gaylord's. We did not...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

They have a wonderful, but pricey brunch on Sundays. There is live music. It's covered yet outdoors. The food is delicious.

1  Thank Janice I
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped buy to see their gift shop ended up at their rum tasting. Good presentation and history. Will try their lauau next time and their train ride. Nice area

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 20 October 2016

There are excellent shops here, the Koloa Rum Company (Rum Tasting), Gaylords Restaurant, the Kilohana Plantation Train and the plantation itself if a key piece of Kauai History.

Thank csarchibald
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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.