A paradise within a paradise, in Hawaiian Kilohana literally means "not to be surpassed," and the Kilohana Estate truly lives up to its name. The plantation is a paradise for your Kauai honeymoon with its rich history, unforgettable experiences and dining to die for. Whether you'd rather hike in the rainforest or relax with a cold cocktail, Kilohana Estate is truly a slice of heaven.
Explore the restaurants, shops, lounges and galleries of the restored 1930's-era plantation mansion, then boad the Kilohana Plantation railway and step back in time as you view the plantation lands from your mahogany coach.
Sample fine rums made from Kauai's molasses whipped up from the island's own sugar cane fields. Taste different rums and learn about the local history of the drink, then head to Gaylord's restaurant and dine al fresco on food called some of the best on the island with delicious cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients.
After dinner relax with cocktails at the Mahiko Lounge or time your visit to catch their live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Kilohana Estate is perfect for a romantic honeymoon escape or the Hawaii destination wedding of your dreams, but whatever you choose you're in for one of the most magical places in all of Kauai.
The Best Parts of Kilohana Estate
- Train Tours
- Rum Company
- Gaylord's Restaurant: An island tradition since 1986, the award-winning Gaylord’s offers one of Kauai’s most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Seated around the manor’s original courtyard with views of Mt. Waialeale in the distance, diners enjoy fresh, delicious flavors in island-influenced seafood dishes, traditional meat selections and unique interpretations of lighter fare. Chef Todd Barrett and his culinary team use only the freshest, seasonal ingredients, supporting Kauai’s local farmers and fishermen. Kilohana’s 67-acre sustainable farm provides much of the produce and herbs used in the dishes and cocktails.
- Mahikō Lounge: Located in the Kilohana’s living room, Mahikō Lounge is Kauai’s chicest new bar. The word Mahikō literally means Sugar Plantation in Hawaiian, and we kept the integrity of our heritage in mind while also creating a fresh & modern vibe for the room. The hand-crafted, rectangular bar seats 16 guests around its solid teak woodwork. The linen-fold wood molding was created to match the home’s wood trim. The furniture includes many original pieces imported by Gaylord & Ethel Wilcox that have been beautifully reupholstered in rich, vibrant and eclectic fabrics. Vintage black & white photographs depicting some of Hawaii’s past celebrations and celebrities mix with Hawaiian fine art and interesting Hawaiiana to complete the lively decor.
- Special Events
This 16,000 square foot mansion was the center of a 26,000 acre sugar tract and served as the family homestead for many generations. The home has been completely restored and today the original public spaces are filled with notable Hawaiian antiques, paintings, and carpet all reflecting the lifestyle of the Wilcox family. Visitors are encouraged to explore the home’s original and restored features while discovering rooms that have been repurposed as shops, galleries, restaurant and lounge