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Kilohana: plantation era history meets the best of Hawaii today!

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…You’ll love the chance to see a piece of Kauai’s history while experiencing the best of the island today!

Translated from Hawaiian, the name Kilohana literally means “not to be surpassed.” This was certainly the case in 1935, when sugar baron Gaylord Wilcox built his legendary 16,000 square foot plantation estate. In its heyday, Kilohana was the site of many extravagant parties and ceremonies. It remains a Historic Landmark and one of the finest examples of plantation era architecture in Hawaii.

Sharing the best of Kauai’s past & present for over 25 years!

In 1986, Kilohana opened its doors to the public. Since then it has grown from 36 acres of charming gardens to a 104-acre visitor destination, including an agricultural park, Plantation Railway, Gaylord’s Restaurant & Mahikō Lounge, Lu’au Kalamaku, Koloa Rum Company and much more!

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!


Gaylord’s Restaurant
Beautiful Island Dining

The open air courtyard is the perfect setting to enjoy Lunch, Dinner or Sunday Brunch.

  • Kauai’s Most Unique Dining & Shopping Spot
  • Award winning cuisine
  • Fresh, local fish, meat & produce
  • Kiawe Smoked Prime Rib featured every Fri & Sat
  • Live Music weekends

Mahikō Lounge

Located in the Kilohana’s former living room, Mahikō Lounge is Kauai’s chicest new bar for visitors and locals alike.

  • Happy Hour Mon-Sat
  • Gaylord’s full menu
  • Live Music

Family Fun…
Take a Ride on the Train!

  • Tour the plantation farms & orchards
  • Stop to feed the animals
  • 40-minute tours leave hourly
  • Take a hike!

Whether visiting Kaua'i or a resident, Kilohana Plantation offers fun for the whole family.