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Sep 1, 2009 02:38 PM

Maui - Farm/Plantation Tours

Curious if anyone has done the Pineapple Tour at Kapalua Resort or Hali‘imaile Plantation. Is it worth the $$ and 2 hours? Also wondering if a stop at Tedeschi Vineyards and Surfing Goat Dairy are of any interest or if my time is better spent eating.

Thanks for all the restaurant suggestions posted in other peoples' previous threads! So far, plans include the Feast at Lele one night and Hali‘imaile General Store for lunch. We'll be in Paia for a couple nights and would like to try the Flatbread place. We'll be in Ka'anapali for the rest of the time and Plantation and Gazebo for breakfast look great! We might try Lahaina Grill or Merriman's, but also not looking to spend a million $$$. I've heard Umalu in our hotel is a pretty good option. Hoping to do a lot of happy hours!


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  1. If you go up to Kula definitely go to Alli Kula Lavender Farm. We took the cart tour led by owner/farmer Alii Chang and it was so much fun and interesting. It's $25.00pp and is about
    2 hours you ride all over the farm in a golf cart completely captivated by Alii and his stories and
    how he came to be a lavender farmer. They have a little area where you can have tea and scones too and a really great gift shop. You don't need to take a tour if you don't have time it's free just to go walking around up there through the fields. Great photo ops from the height of
    the farm. They have a good website too.

    We so wanted to do the Kapalua Farms tour but when we were there it was for the Wine & Food Festival and all our time was taken up with that, lunches, seminars, wine tastings.

    The Honolua General Store at the resort has great food and not expensive that is take out but they have tables and benches or you can drive to the beach. We had some awesome lunches at the bar in the Ritz off the lobby, the name escapes me now. It's onyx and lights up from below and the wall is lava with a glass mural type thing that looks like lava flowing.

    1. Do go to the Lahaina Grill. Truly one of the best restaurants on the island and far less costly than the resorts.

      1. We went out to Surfing Goat this past February. I thought it was okay, but it's more about milking goats than making goat cheese. We did enjoy the goat cheese on top of our pizza at Flatbread Company which came from Surfing Goat.