You might not immediately think of “lavender farm tour” when you think of “awesome Maui vacation,” but if you’re interested in doing something a little off-the-beaten-path on your Maui vacation, you do not want to miss Maui’s Alii Kula Lavender Farm.
The farm is located in the foothills of Mount Haleakala, Maui’s famous volcano. There are 45 varieties of lavender growing there, as well as olive trees, hydrangea, and more. The farm was begun in 2001 when its founder, Ali’i Chang, was gifted a single lavender plant.
Today, there is a lot to see and do at the Alii Kula Lavender Farm, besides just admiring row upon row of lovely purple flowers. Some of the most popular options are the walking tours, gourmet lunches (complete with lavender-infused dessert!), and the lavender treasure hunt that is absolutely perfect for entertaining the little ones and their parents. Admission to the farm is just $3 if you want to simply have a wander around, or you can pay extra for a tour (the treasure hunt is free).
This Hawaii lavender farm also offers classes, like lavender wreath-making, container gardening, and much more.
Just visit their calendar of events to see what’s going on. You should also slate in some time to explore the gift shop, where you can buy everything lavender you’ve ever dreamed of, and then some. Definitely try some lavender tea, lavender scones, or the lavender skin care cream. To die for!
Although lavender is not native to Hawaii, it grows well on the slopes of Haleakala. The herb is famous for its purple flowers and calming properties. It also works well as a moisturizer and a mild antiseptic… and it makes a fabulously unique gift to bring home with you from your Maui vacation.
(Please note that lavender does not bloom year-round. You’ll still have fun at the farm year-round, but you will only see the purple blooms if you go in season. Get in touch with us to plan your trip.)
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