Maui Tropical Plantation is the ultimate go-to spot for superb entertainment, excellent eats, great shopping, uber-fun activities, and magical scenery. No matter your age or interest, this gorgeous plantation is sure to turn your Maui day into an unforgettable experience, whether that’s found 900 feet in the air on one of the plantation’s ziplines or in diving into a bowl of coconut-pineapple ice cream in the sunshine.
With 2015’s ‘Aipono Chef of the Year award winner Jeff Scheer behind the wheel, this much-lauded Maui venue exemplifies Hawaii’s food revolution with their farm-fresh ingredients (many of which are grown on the plantation), distinctive cocktails, warm service, and breezy, open-air seating. Open daily for lunch, happy hour, and dinner, guests are consistently awed by the magic Scheer and his team spin in their newly-renovated kitchen. While The Mill House’s menu changes twice daily based on what’s in season (and the chefs’ newest ideas), some of our favorite dishes in the past included Kalbi beef with green papaya, chickpea panisse, and a chocolate mousse with candied cashews and banana ice cream.
Inarguably one of the most memorable dining experiences in Hawaii, this intimate event—held on select weekend evenings at the Maui Tropical Plantation—provides guests with nine stunning courses that bring new meaning to freshness and innovation. Founded by The Mill House’s award-winning executive chef, Jeff Scheer, Maui Chef’s Table encourages interaction with Scheer’s squad of culinary masters as they prepare dishes inspired by the recent harvest. Set amid the plantation’s abundant greenery—and accented with wine, beer, and craft cocktails at additional purchase—it’s no wonder this exquisite event often sells out in minutes.
Traveling with keiki? Maui Tropical Planation has just the right sport for them—and you. Maui Zipline is accessible to children as young as 5 and adults as mature as 88, rendering it the perfect ride for nearly everyone of any age. With side-by-side tours that transport guests 300 to 900 feet in the air, Maui Zipline provides breathtaking aerial views of Waikapū and Central Maui’s rugged—and striking—coastline.
Hot days practically demand an icy treat. Whether it’s a fresh fruit smoothie or a cup of luscious mango ice cream, The Scoop has it all in terms of cool indulgences. Open daily from 10am to 4pm, it’s an ideal place to cool down—and sweeten up—after a tour of the plantation.
Located on the grounds of the plantation, Kumu Farms harvests 60 acres of land to harvest everything from mint and macadamias to guava and sage. Home to the renowned, non-GMO Sunrise Papaya, Kumu’s welcoming kiosk—which is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm—was named one of the best farm stands in the U.S. by Rodale’s Organic Life magazine. Pop in to pick up a Maui Gold pineapple to take back home—or a gourmet treat to savor on the beach.
From live coconut husking demonstrations to engrossing info on Maui’s diverse agriculture, Maui Tropical Plantation’s Plantation Tours transport guests into the estate’s private grounds, where up-close views of dazzling flowers compete with vistas of verdant field crops. With daily tour times on the hour from 10am to 4pm, arrive early to meander the shops, grounds, and displays—or stay late to enjoy pau hana at The Mill House.
From bright and beautiful prints by local artist Rebecca Lowell to natural body care products fragranced with plumeria and pineapple, the gift shops at Maui Tropical Plantation have plenty to offer. The Country Store showcases a wide variety of tropically-inspired items (think: aloha shirts, coconut candy, and Maui-made accessories), while the Mill House Roasting Co. peddles pounds of aromatic plantation-grown coffee, nuts, and chocolates. Keen on sending a pineapple to your family back home? Pop into Kumu Farms to check out their fresh, delicious produce.
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