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Kilohana Plantation Estate

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
Phone Number: +1 808-245-5608
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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. 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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USD 108.33*
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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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Went For The Luau

This is an old Pineapple Plantation complete with narrow gage railroad. We took the train first for a leisurely ride around the plantation. Then off to the Luau and show. Well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 January 2016
Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is an old Pineapple Plantation complete with narrow gage railroad. We took the train first for a leisurely ride around the plantation. Then off to the Luau and show. Well done by all who participated. Great show.

Thank Halfmac
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Kilohana Plantation is located in Lihue very close to the Kukui Groves Mall. This was a working sugar plantation until 1986 and the house was the largest in Kauai when it was built in the 1930s featuring 6 bedrooms each with a private bathroom. The bedrooms are now individual boutiquette stores, the living room is a cocktail bar and the... More 

Thank Tom N
Sun City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Train ride with information about the plantation very informative. Enjoyed the rum tasting. Fun to see the feral pigs. Good place for children.

Thank Rebecca T P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

This place is very cool, has good tasting breakfast, can choose off menu or a buffet...Has gift shop... Very old place... Can do little tour here too... have horse and buggy ride too... about middle of island... Close to Mall...

Thank Kenneth G
Tustin, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Visited this plantation and got a glimpse of life on a sugar plantation. We even had the chance to feed the pigs and goats. It is a very qypusint residence with shops to explore and places to dine

Thank Kittycatmom123
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We had dinner at Gaylords on Christmas Day, after a very long day of travelling from the mainland. Our waiter (I wish I could remember his name) was wonderful. Very informative and very patient with a cranky group who had a lot of special orders. The food was delicious. We then came back to Kilohana for the train ride/luau. The... More 

Thank Christine J
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

David was our waiter. Very personable and friendly. The food was plentiful and yummy. Can order some specialty items. Beautiful grounds.

Thank 61trippy
Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Three generations of our family visited Kilohana, ages 2-64, and all 7 off us found things to enjoy. The ladies enjoyed the shops while the men watched the children stretch their legs in the open spaces. We all enjoyed the train ride and feeding the chickens, pigs, and goats was a big hit! It was a fun, relaxing afternoon. There... More 

Thank Linda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Loved this brunch. Open atmosphere. Live music. So relaxing. Wish we had this on Oahu! We rode the train ride around the property as well. Tour guide was very knowledgable!

Thank cowgurl808
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

It may have been a better experience had it not been pouring rain. Usually there are vendors are the grounds and you can walk around before the luau begins. Unfortunately, we were stuck in the back at a table right by the bar - so we always had a line of people next to where we were sitting. The performances... More 

Thank Mark K

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