Kilohana Plantation

Phone (808) 245-5608
4.5 stars from 7 reviews
Address 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766
Restored plantation complete with train ride, restaurants, and shops.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Cost: Paid
• General: Educational • General: Has Gift Shop
• General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Kid Friendly
• Hiking: Level: Easy • Tours: Guided
• Vehicle Activities: Train Ride

Full Description
Kilohana Plantation is listed as the only place in the Hawaiian Islands where you can ride a train, hike through a rainforest, taste locally made spirits, shop, dine or enjoy a day spa. They even forgot to mention that there is a luau here as well!

The word Kilohana in Hawaiian literally means "not to be surpassed" and back when sugar baron Gaylord Wilcox built this estate you can imagine how this place couldn't be possibly be surpassed. The plantation was built in the 1930's and you can walk through the main house which now houses shops and restaurants. The house is 16,000 square feet and sits on 35,000 square feet of manicured lawn and remains a Historic Landmark.

Since 1986 when Kilohana opened to the public, they've grown from 36 to 104 acres and have become a major visitor destination on the island of Kauai.

Food options include Gaylord's at Kilohana and Mahiko Lounge but if you're looking for dinner and a show then check out Luau Kalamaku. Kids are sure to enjoy a ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway at Kilohana Plantation. Adults will enjoy a rum tasting at the Koloa Rum Tasting Room & Company Store.

Some of the local shops here include Clayworks At Kilohana, Aloha Spice Company at Kilohana, The Hawaiian Collection Room, Banana Patch Studio, The Artisan's Room, Sea Reflections, and Kauai Sweet Shoppe. If you have sore muscles, book a relaxing massage at the on-property Zensations.

Kristin R
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 22
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Great place to look around, shop, and eat.
Dorothy A
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 35
Likes Received: 1
A gorgeous plantation property with a train ride, restaurants, and plenty of shops. Worth checking out.
Monti C
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 22
Likes Received: 0
Very cool property overall and interesting to see. It's mostly shops, a restaurant, a train ride, and a luau so all very touristy things.
Vickey W
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 123
Likes Received: 46
Kilohana Plantation was a stop we made and it offers a nice relaxing train ride. The gift shop was nice, they do have a luau which one day we would love to do. Other shops are nice. The Koloa Rum Tasting is where my husband got to sample some rums and he bought some to bring home as well as a t-shirt. The grounds are very well kept.
Tracy M
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 57
Likes Received: 6
On our last trip to Kauai Kilohana Plantation was one of the places we visited. The grounds are very beautiful with very many varieties of flowers and fruit trees native to Hawaii. The lawns are very pristine and the well manicured. There are some shops there that have very eclectic style offerings. Their offerings are beautiful but be warned they are also VERY pricey. The plantation is beautiful and even if you don't buy anything it's worth a look see. There is also a train that will take you for a ride around the plantation.
Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
Kilohana is relatively neat to see and there are some cool things to do here but at the same time, the plantation itself isn't all that exciting. Some of the shops (like Clayworks At Kilohana) are neat, especially for kids, there just isn't a lot here to do beyond the train ride and luau. If you're not doing those things then this is really just a collection of shops and some restaurants, not exactly all that exciting.
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 384
Likes Received: 14
The Kilohana Plantation has so much to do that you could spend most of your day here. The grounds are beautiful and the house takes you back in time.
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