Hawaii October 13, 2018
The Old Farm In Hawaii That’s A Restaurant, Store, And Adventure Park All In One
Most people are surprised to learn that the Hawaiian Islands are home to countless incredible farms, ranches, and sprawling fields. From macadamia nut and local coffee farms to cattle ranches, organic spirit distilleries, and even honey bee and goat dairy operations, Hawaiian Islands are home to countless incredible agricultural ventures. And while these farms are all truly one-of-a-kind, there is one plantation, in particular, that is in a class of its own.
Sprawling more than 800 acres across the island of Maui, this unique plantation is home to a restaurant, coffee shop, ice cream parlor, ziplines, and several unforgettable tours in addition to being a working farm. This farm truly has it all, and we can’t wait to show you around.
Nestled in the lush Waikapu Valley at the base of the West Maui Mountains, the Maui Tropical Plantation is home to some of the island's best scenery.
With palm trees, farmland, and mountain views, you'll be in heaven at the Maui Tropical Plantation
Start your visit with a cup of Hawaiian-grown coffee from the Mill House Roasting Company.
This full-service coffee shop offers pour-over coffee, teas, pastries, chilled nitro cold brew, kombucha on tap, and more. Coffee beans are either naturally grown on the property or sourced from distinguished farms on Maui, and you can truly taste the difference.
Learn all about the growing process of sugarcane and pineapple on a tram tour of the farm.
Hop aboard the Tropical Express for a 45-minute tour that takes guests on an enchanting journey through parts of the plantation only accessible on this unique tour. Photo opportunities are endless, and you'll even stop by a tiki hut for a coconut husking demonstration — how fun!
You can even take to the skies for an aerial adventure!
Maui Zipline operates on the plantation and offers a family-friendly tour with five side-by-side ziplines ranging from 300 to 900 feet in length.
Cool off with a sweet treat from The Scoop.
Made from ingredients sourced from the plantation, choose from ice cream, gelato, ice pops, and fruit smoothies at The Scoop. With island-inspired flavors like chocolate macadamia nut, coconut pineapple, guava, and Kona mud pie, you’re sure to find a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
No visit to Maui Tropical Plantation is complete without a visit to the Mill House Restaurant.
Carefully selected from the plantation’s grounds or from close collaboration with local farmers and providers, only ingredients of the highest quality are used at The Mill House.
Chef Jeff Scheer, who grew up in southeastern Ohio, has found his home on Maui after studying in fields and kitchens across California and Oahu. He has now created the ultimate "farm to table" restaurant, by growing and sourcing unique ingredients just yards away from his kitchen.
In addition to mouthwatering dishes inspired by the bounty of the islands, you can’t beat the views at the Mill House, especially when you choose to dine outside.
The dining experience created here is both endlessly creative and extremely unique.
Don't forget to pick up some produce from their farm fresh market, Kumu Farms!
Cultivating more than 60 acres of land on the plantation, Kumu Farms offers all sorts of produce for sale. Depending on what's in season, you'll find everything from parsley, cilantro, eggplant, and carrots to pineapple, avocados, salad greens, apple bananas, and more. They grow more than 35 products, but it's their non-GMO SunRise Papaya that is most well-known.
While you will find endless produce grown on the plantation, several animals also call this tropical oasis home.
But that's not all you'll find at Maui Tropical Plantation. You'll want to visit Moku Pua Soap Factory, the plantation’s charming country store, and not one, but
two art galleries.
The plantation even plays hosts to various events, including outdoor concerts, movie nights, and weddings.
The grounds of the Maui Tropical Plantation certainly induce a dream-like state, and you’d be crazy not to add this magnificent destination to your Hawaiian bucket list. This farm is truly unlike anywhere you've ever been.
The Maui Tropical Plantation is located at 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy., Wailuku, HI 96793, and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, to book a tour, or just admire more photographs, visit their
website or follow them on Facebook.
In addition to this one-of-a-kind destination, the Aloha State is also home to one of the country’s largest cattle ranches. Read more about it