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“great luau”

Kilohana Plantation Estate
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US$ 157.24*
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and...
Ranked #10 of 59 things to do in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 24 February 2012

wow, great luau. we also did the train ride of the plantation which was fun with the animals.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

The train trip was very fun; I had never fed goats by hand before and was surprised at their gentleness. The pigs were very piggy. I threw my bread towards the babies; I am a sucker for babies. :-) 'Sipped a mai tai on the train (such decadence!). 'Good seats for the luau show, and shared the table with couples from Nova Scotia Canada and Alameda, CA. Our foursome is from Santa Rosa, CA. Before the party began, there was a special tribute/thank you for the retired and active Military. Very cool. Food was ok. The show was excellent.

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

We opted for the sit down 4 course meal at Gaylords prior to the Luau, which is on Tuesdays and Fridays. The meal was by far the best meal we had in all the islands this visit.

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

We first attended the luau. Another visit we enjoyed the rum tasting, an excellant lunch at Chadwicks & then the train ride with a narrative on the plants and functions of the plantation.

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

It was a long walk-about 5 minutes, to the beach from our building.

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