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Kaua‘i’s over-120-year-old sugar industry may have hauled its fi nal harvest to the mill, but what remains is a place where the vibrant spirit of the era survives.

KILOHANA PLANTATION is a unique destination that recalls a time when “Big Sugar” dominated the island’s economy, culture and landscape. Today, it’s no longer a working plantation, nor is it a museum or historical site; instead, it is a visitor destination where entertainment — not raw sugarcane — is produced.

The plantation’s leisurely atmosphere is refl ected in the 100 acres of orchards, farms, forests and gardens where fresh seasonal fruits fi nd their way from the farm to The Plantation House by Gaylords, as well as the farm-to-glass cocktails in the Mahiko Lounge. Enjoy The Plantation House’s courtyard setting for lunch happy hour or dinner. A trip to Kilohana is not complete without discovering the 10 unique shops located within the home and grounds. The master bedroom’s Cane Field Clothing and Gallery or Kaua‘i’s own Kōloa Rum Co. and Tasting Room are both found on the property. Whether you ride a train, taste some rum, dine, shop or see their award-winning Lū‘au Kalamakū, you will leave knowing you experienced a glimpse of Kaua‘i’s past.

The plantation is located off Highway 50 between Kukui Grove Center and Kaua‘i Community College. Call 808-245-5608 for information on Kilohana Plantation or visit kilohanakauai.com. KILOHANA PLANTATION 808-245-5608