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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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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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  • Average13%
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“rum tasting” (98 reviews)
“koloa rum” (38 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 4 days ago

I had an unexpected business meeting in Lihue and it was suggested to go to Gaylords for lunch--what a nice surprise, I've been here for dinner and luau's in the past -- lunch was as expected- Beautiful setting, great service and delicious.

Thank EandS_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of few attractions on the island that young children will love. Feeding the pigs and donkey is a fun part for them too. Not much for adults, but we have all the other activities available on Kauai.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived in kauai we were told that this was the best luau on the island. Although the show and the story were very good, that was all I really enjoyed. The food was average at best. The luau took place inside of a...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those looking for history of hawaiian rum this is the place for you. for members of your family over 21, I recommend the rum tasting. I also recommend doing the train ride which lasts 45min but is deep in history of this plantation. Want...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food very good, price normal for the island Service very good. Dinner in the evening. Did not take the train

Thank Earl W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kilohana Plantation was at one time one of Kaua'i's largest and most profitable sugar plantations. Today, it is home to a variety of high-quality attractions: the plantation's short-line railroad, the historic plantation owners' home (now home to Gaylord's restaurant and a number of appealing shops),...More

Thank stevenmO3205EP
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site combines so many attractions for the visitor. The Koloa Rum distillery and its gift shop drew us multiple times. Gaylord's restaurant was superb. And the train ride looked like fun, although we didn't take it this time.

Thank Bernbag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun couple of hours. Good for families with kids or for couples. Decided to do the rum tasting. Have never done that before. The rum tasting is complimentary. BEST rum around. Decided to take the 40 minute train ride around the property. Was very...More

1  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending 8 wonderful days in Kauai, we had one day left with a flight leaving at 10pm. We couldn't check out late, so we didn't want to get sandy and dirty before the flight. This was a great way to spend some time (and...More

Thank smileynvp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on the way to Lihue Airport and enjoyed a yummy lunch here. We walked around the property and were impressed with it's beauty and history. We didn't have time for the train ride but it looked like a lot of fun.

Thank lovingtravel5798
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24 June 2017|
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Response from janfab58 | Reviewed this property |
Great restaurant for lunch and lots of shops to visit---so I think you could keep busy. Not sure where the port is located, so I can't help you there!
28 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
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.