Lavender is the queen of herbs. This pretty purple plant can relieve pain and tension, enhance blood circulation, and even treat respiratory problems. Plus, its sweet, soothing smell eases both body and mind. The Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm on Maui is a great place to learn more about lavender. With 13.5 acres of plants in 45 varieties, this Hawaiian treasure rivals the French countryside! Here are some of our favorite things to do there.
Spend a day exploring the Maui Lavender Farm and experience other island attractions during your stay! If you find that organizing your trip is taking too much time, you’re in luck; our complimentary Vacation Guide is the perfect resource. It lists Maui’s best restaurants, shops, events, and excursions. Download a copy today so you can spend less time planning and more time having fun!
How to Experience the Maui Lavender Farm
Learn the History
Nestled on the slopes of Haleakala National Park, the Kula Lavender Farm is a fragrant purple paradise, unlike anything you’ve seen before. Here, visitors can admire over 55,000 lavender plants, olive trees, hydrangea flowers, and succulents. Though lavender is not native to Maui, the plant thrives in our area’s cool, dry climate and blooms year-round. Agricultural artist Ali’i Chang was given lavender in 2001 by a dear friend and used it to create a spectacular botanical garden. Today, the Maui Lavender Farm is a testament to Ali’i’s love for the land.
Take a Tour
With panoramic views and peaceful walking paths, the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is an excellent place to wander. Guided walking tours are available daily from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and cover the farm’s history, inspiration, and plans for the future. Tours typically last 30 to 40 minutes and are $12 per person with advanced reservations.
Guests can also take an extended tour of the farm from the seat of a comfortable, five-person golf cart. Guided cart tours are offered twice daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. To make your experience even more memorable, the farm provides gourmet picnic baskets with options like wraps, sandwiches, salads, and lavender-infused desserts. Yum!
Visit the Gift Shop
Don’t forget to stop by the farm’s gift shop! Feel free to browse a wide variety of souvenirs and treasures that will help you remember your visit forever. Peruse the extensive collection of soaps, lotions, aromatherapy products, and apparel, or purchase culinary items like teas and jams. It’s all made using the farm’s lavender! Visit the recipes section of their website to find out how to incorporate this fragrant and delicious herb into your meals at home.
Book Your Stay at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
For lodging amongst Maui’s famous flora and fauna, look no further than The Old Wailuku Inn. Our B&B features tantalizing smells of plants, flowers, and fruit trees. Guests are welcome to stroll our gardens, unwind on the lanai, or rest in our comfortable guest rooms. There’s no better way to relax after a fun day!
Are you traveling with family or friends? Consider booking our Garden Floor. You can combine three bedrooms to make a family suite by opening the connecting doors. Each room has a private lanai and comes with a delicious homemade breakfast each morning.
Check our availability and book your stay today!
We can’t wait to hear about your experience at the Maui Lavender Farm.