Kauai, Hawaii is known for its golf, beauty, surfing, and fun in the son. Hawaii has a rich history as well, and Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club is just minutes away from some of the island’s historic plantations. So while you visit, it is well worth it to leave your beautiful 2 bedroom villa or guest room and take in some local history.
The legendary Kilohana Plantation Estate, just about twelve miles from the resort, opened its doors to the public 25 years ago, and is a must see for anyone staying in Kauai. Centered on the sugar industry, the mansion at Kilohana was built in 1935 at the behest of Gaylord Parke Wilcox, head of Grove Farm sugar plantation. It was severely damaged by Hurricane Iwa in 1983, but has since been fully restored. It was added to the National Record of Historic Places in 1974, and named a State of Hawaii Historic Landmark in 1993. It is home to antiques, art, fine architecture as well as shops, dining and a gallery.
On Tuesday and Friday evenings, the plantation hosts an amazing theatrical Luau. The luau tells the story of the original Tahitian voyage to Hawaii through music and song. Everything is authentic, down to the hand made instruments. Authentic Polynesian cuisine and dessert is served, as well as traditional island cocktails!
Seven days a week the Kilohana Plantation provides train tours of the 105 acre grounds, as well as a nature walk, orchard adventure, an animal feed stop where you can feed wild goats, pigs and sheep. You will have a lunch prepared with some pineapples picked freshly by you, and you can sample all of the in season fruits on the orchard adventure!
Also worth noting, the plantation is home to the Koloa Rum Company, with daily tours and tastings, or if you just want to sit and sip on a drink, stop by the Mahiko Lounge. Visiting the Kilohana Plantation will be an all day excursion to take everything in, and it is well worth the time.
Beach fun, marine life, amazing dining, and local history are just a few great reasons to buy a Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club timeshare resale. Premier Timeshare Resale can help put you in the vacation ownership that is perfect for your needs. Contact us and our licensed RE/MAX agents to get started today!
Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author