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The beaches are definitely a reason to visit Hawaii, but for something fun and unique, why not try visiting Hawaii farms? The islands are abundant with farms where you can meet goats or see how chocolate is grown. If you’ve seen photos online, you know that pineapple farms are something you’re not likely to see at home.
One of the great experiences of traveling is to eat as locals eat. Why not visit where that food is grown and explore how it’s done? Your children will have a hands on experience they won’t forget. For an easy visit, check out a private shuttle service for transportation to and from the farms of your choosing. They’ll be able to get you the farm and back to tour hotel without any headaches.
Best Farms to Visit in Hawaii
Kahuku Farms, Oahu
This beautiful Oahu based farm has a wide variety of activities and foods to check out. The whole family will enjoy a wagon ride around the farm where you can learn about the history of the place, and about the people that work the farm and the crops themselves. There is a cafe where you can try some of the foods growing right outside. Definitely check out some of the unique jams, like Lilikoi Butter and Pineapple Papaya Jam.
Lydgate Farms’ Chocolate Farm Tour, Kauai
This is exactly the kind of unique experience Hawaii farms offer. Hawaii is the only state with cacao trees. On the island of Kauai, in the foothills above Kapaa, have a unique experience on a 46-acre chocolate farm. Enjoy a three-hour tour across the farm. You will go through the gardens and try whatever fruit is in season, possibly lychee, rambutan, mountain apple, or lilikoi. Also available for sampling is the award-winning palm blossom honey made on the Lydgate Farm.
And then, of course, there is the chocolate orchard. See where the chocolate is grown. Your tour guide will cut open a chocolate pod so everyone can see inside and have a taste. Afterward you’ll have the chance to visit the chocolate tent. The name alone is enough to get most people excited. Inside are chocolates from the farm and around the world.
This tour proves that education can be fun. And delicious!
Dole Pineapple Plantation, Oahu
Everyone knows Dole! Come to the island of Oahu and see it for yourself! You might have seen photos online of how pineapples are grown. If not, take a look, and you’ll see why the Dole Pineapple Plantation is one the top attractions in Hawaii.
Learn more about the history of growing pineapples on Oahu, enjoy the Pineapple Express Train Tour, the Plantation Garden Tour, the Pineapple Garden Maze, and visit the country store for a Dole Whip. A Dole Whip is a soft serve that is only available at the Dole Pineapple Plantation and Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
The Dole Pineapple Plantation is also one of the stops on IMI’s Circle Island Tour.
Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, Hawaii Island
Do you want to pet a seahorse? Does your child? Do you think you have to ask?
Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm is in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island. If you want to do unique experiences that you will only be able to do in Hawaii, this is one of them. This is the only seahorse farm like this in the USA. The Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm works to protect endangered sea creatures. They raise seahorses and sea dragons, so that people won’t fish them out of the oceans for aquarium sales.
Not only are they doing good, they also offer a tour of the 3-acre oceanfront park, where you can visit more than 20,000 seahorses. As a surprise to all, you will also get to hold a seahorse on your finger.
Truly a once in a lifetime experience!
Book a private shuttle service to farms with our partner SpeediShuttle or book a Dole Pineapple tour today with IMI Tours.