There’s a few things that we all think of when we hear the word Hawaii: hula dancing, world class surfing, gorgeous sunsets, and of course delicious, juicy pineapples!
If you want an inside look at where this island treat comes from, check out some of the best pineapple farms in Hawaii. And save some room in your carry-on for a souvenir or two!
Here is a list of the top three places to learn about the history of this delicious and amazing fruit!
Dole Pineapple Farm
This is one of the world’s most famous pineapple exporters. And the farm is right here in the middle of Oahu!
Admissions to the plantation is free. But if you want a behind-the-scenes look at this world-class operation, book their Plantation Express Train Package.
This one of a kind experience! It focuses on the history of pineapples and agriculture in Hawai‘i. It also demonstrates through living exhibits how agriculture in Hawaii has changed from the old plantation days of pineapple and sugar, to a more diversified agricultural landscape.
And while you’re here, visit the world’s largest maze! Or enjoy the beautiful outdoors and landscape of the Dole farm. If you’ve worked up an appetite then enjoy lunch at their Plantation Grille. Be sure to try their signature dessert, the world-famous Dole Whip!
Maui Pineapple Tour
Located in Hali’imaile, Maui, this pineapple tour is not to be missed.
Not only will you be able to take a tour of the grounds and see the growing cycle and cultivation techniques of this delectable fruit, you also have the opportunity to tour this distillery after your pineapple tour. And trust us, you’ll definitely want to just to sample the Pau Maui Vodka – the only vodka in the world to be made from pineapples! The distillery tour includes a 30 minute guided tour of the distillery, 3 tastings per person, a complimentary shot glass for guests 21 years and older, and a 10% gift card to be used towards Hali’imaile Distilling Company’s retail store.
Wow! And you’ll also get a free pineapple to take home. There’s a restaurant on-site, too if you worked up an appetite on the tour!
Here is a video from their website to give you an idea of what to expect on their tour:
Kohala Grown Farm Tour
Foodies cannot miss this!
Not only will you see some fresh pineapple, but you’ll visit farms specializing in everything from organic vegetables, greens, and root crops to exotic fruit orchards at this North Kohala farm on the Big Island.
In addition to the deluxe fruit tasting, you’ll sample refreshments like young coconut water and sugar cane juice. When you’re finished with the tour, you will feast on a delicious Farm-to-Table lunch featuring some produce from the farms you’ll visit on tour.
This tour is a great opportunity to learn more about what the Hawaiian people are producing locally, with in-depth information about a variety of local crops and farming techniques.
Interested in the food of Hawaii?
Sampling some of our most popular export is something you should definitely consider doing while on your Hawaii vacation. We promise that you, and your stomach, will not be disappointed!
If you want to get a more complete look at the foods of Hawaii, then be sure to visit our Oahu circle-island tour, Island and You. Our motto for this tour is “Eat Local, Feel Local“, and we give you a look at the unique and delicious foods of Hawaii as you explore the culture, sights and vistas of this amazing island. Get more information by clicking here, or book your tour now right here.