As you pass through the doorway of the Kilohana Plantation Estate Mansion it is as if you pass through a portal in time and go back to a simpler, more elegant time. Rich in history and atmosphere the Kilohana Plantation Estate is one of the finest examples of period architecture in all of the islands. Once comprised of more than 27,000 across the estate is now a beautiful maintained 35-acres with Gaylord’s Restaurant as its centerpiece and surrounded by lush rainforests rich with tropical fruits.
What to Expect
Tour the mansion and relax in period luxury or take a train ride of the grounds and enjoy a picnic lunch as you feast on fresh fruit from the vine you pick yourself. Other things to do at the plantation include:
- Carriage rides
- Train ride
Average Costs and Hours of Operation
Gaylord’s features An eclectic selection of continental cuisine with a pacific rim flare. They
specialize in seafood. Average plate average $45.00 They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are highly recommended for the romantic atmosphere while still being family friendly.
The train does five runs daily with the first one departing the depot at 10:00 AM and hourly there after. The final train on the winter schedule departs at 2:00 PM.Boarding commence one half hour prior to departure.
Current fees are $18.75 pre adult $14.58 for children between two and twelve years of age with those under 2 riding free of charge. Fees and hours are subject to change without notice and it is always wise to check ahead to confirm information.
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The Kilohana Plantation Estate is a perfect addition to your Hawiian vacation and one you will to soon forget.
How to Get There
From the East or North side of Kauai head South on Highway 50. Go through Lihue. The Kilohana Plantation Estate is one mile past Lihue.
From the West or South side take Highway 50 EAST bound. Plantation is next door to the Kauai Community College.
Look for the sign for the train and a white picket fence.