Discover Maui’s Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, one of Maui’s hidden gems, and well worth the visit.
If you’re a fan of the sitcom Modern Family, you might recall hearing of this farm on the episode where the entire family heads to Hawaii for a birthday celebration. Despite the fictional family and storyline, the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is real, and it’s absolutely stunning.
It’s here that you can take in stunning views of Maui as sweeping fields of lavender spread out in front of you at this working lavender farm — unique to the island. Though not native to Maui, the island’s rich volcanic soil is ideal for growing the pleasantly fragrant flower; and the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm welcomes visitors to explore the beautiful grounds, admiring over 55,000 lavender plants, olive trees, hydrangea flowers, succulents, and more.
Stroll the serene, beautiful walking paths and take in the scenic views by yourself. Tours, which run approximately every hour, allow guests to learn about the farm, the history, and upcoming plans. No matter which way you choose to see the Lavender Farm, you can be assured of beautiful photos, breathtaking panoramas, and a unique feeling of relaxation that can be attributed to the views as well as the fresh and abundant aroma.
Also available on the property are lavender treasure hunts — ideal for families with kids. Gourmet picnic lunches for your group can also be arranged — perfect to relax, refuel, sip refreshing lavender tea, and take in the beautiful surroundings.
And, being a working lavender farm, Ali’i Kula’s gift shop offers all kinds of genuine lavender products — everything from bath and body to aromatherapy to teas, coffees, seasoning, jam, and more — a perfect way to take this soothing scent, and a memorable moment from your Maui vacation, home with you.
Consult the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm website for more information and to book tours in advance. Online bookings can help you to save $2 per person.