Maui Tropical Plantation
Maui Tropical Plantation
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Village at Maui Tropical Plantation is open! Please join us Tuesday - Sunday from 8AM - 8PM. Enjoy our Tropical Express Tram Tour to learn interesting facts about Maui sugarcane, pineapple, bananas, coffee, macadamia nuts, papaya and more! Current MTP tenants include; The Country Market with Kumu Farms and Maui ʻOma Coffee, Maui Zipline through the plantation grounds, Flyin Hawaiian Zipline across the valleys, Mālama Studio featuring local artisans, and Cafe Oʻlei with fresh local food.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Tailoredlife
    Scottsdale, Arizona1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Getaway
    We had a lovely time at Maui Vista. The location is perfect, we walked to pretty much everything we needed in Kihei. The space was perfect for our teen upstairs and us downstairs. The one downside to this unit is the downstairs bedroom is hot. The AC unit in the living room does not reach the bedroom, so one of us (who sleeps hot) slept on the couch where it was cooler. Would highly recommend a window unit in that bedroom!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Bevker
    Austin, Texas64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing Tour!
    Beautiful farm with lots of flowers and plants which our tour guide told us all about. She was knowledgeable and friendly. Loved her coconut demo, now I can crack a coconut in no time! Relaxing tour but beware of the wind! Loved the marketplace with lots of local products to choose from.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Kaleka58
    Foster City, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Try it at least once
    The process boarding was easy. The lady who is the train operator & guide was very informative, friendly & funny. The whole tour was interesting & we learned new facts. This is a must tour if your visiting Maui.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • billybunchmom
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place to revisit after 20 years!
    We came here on our honeymoon 20 years ago and it was so fun to come back and see all the changes! We had brunch at Cafe O'lei and did the tour and explored the grounds again. We unfortunately left our purchase sitting ont he grounds and didn't discover it till the next day. On the way to the airport we stopped again to see if we could find them and the two ladies at the counter were so sweet about it. Amazing we found our bag and only the papaya got raided by a mongoose and everything else was fine! The ladies were so tickled we found it and then graciously gifted us another papaya cut up for us to enjoy before we went to the airport. It was so sweet of them! We will definitely be back again!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Karen W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Maui Experience
    We had the best tour guide to take us around the Maui Plantation! She was knowledgeable, friendly and interesting. We learned about Maui history, agriculture, art and culture. We were so lucky to meet the artist of the many beautiful sculptures near his studio. He added a special aspect to our tour. We also enjoyed the lovely store and bought some of the little apple bananas and some ice pops. We had a great day! I would highly recommend the Maui Plantation to locals and visitors.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Vince_Pouliot
    Montreal, Canada1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Train tour
    The tour was a good way to see the plantation and get an idea of all the things that could grow on Maui. There was some issues with the volume at the beginning, making it hard to understand what the guide was saying. The cocunut opening demonstration was great, but we would have expected more fruits tasting for the price paid. Overall a nice experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • loujudson
    West Sacramento, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for children and elderly adults!
    We had a great time at Maui Tropical Plantation. There was a large general store to browse, the smoothies from the cafe were delicious, and the train tour of the plantation was totally worth it. Perfect for a relaxing and fun half of your day.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 9, 2023
  • drboothy
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly informative tour, worth doing
    Welcoming local tour with some great information about many plants.Great demonstration of coconut husking and some local artwork/jewellery. Farm shop is full of top quality produce. Our children (9 and 11) both said it was the best trip we did on Maui.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • kalyna_26
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience at Maui Tropical Plantation
    We loved our time at the Maui Tropical Plantation in April 2023. They were kind and responsive via email before we arrived and once we were there we had a great tour. Our tour guide was fun and informative. The area was very beautiful to explore and learn. We took lots of photos during the tour and around the entrance area of the property. There were washrooms right at the area where you wait to board the tram. During the tram tour we got to meet and buy handmade sea glass jewellery from Plantation Mike and enjoyed the most delicious lunch at Cafe O'Lei.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • voland2023
    Kirkland, Washington1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best farms and farmer markets on Maui
    Pretty interesting tour on a small train around the farm, kids loved it. Has some food, a restaurant, a cafe, a closed ChaDEMO EV charging station. Coconut processing presentation was quite interesting, didn't know so many products are made from a simple tree nut!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
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lisabQ408ZM
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We took the maui tropical Plantation tram tour because we wanted to learn more about the fruits and vegetables and see the farm. We had been here before and walked around the farm but now a tram tour is required. For the 40 minute tour, 20 minutes of it was watching a coconut husking demonstration which while interesting the time could have been used much better spending more time seeing and learning about the different plants and trees. The grounds are beautiful but we were barely able to hear the audio on the multi car tram so for $25 each it was a bit disappointing. We would have liked the tour guide to stop in front of the plants that she was talking about to point out the fruit or nuts because we couldn't see some of them while driving by.
Afterwards we went for a drink at the Mill house restaurant and bar with beautiful scenery of the pond. There are many mechanical structures included in the mill restaurant from the history of the sugarcane industry. I would rarely complain about anything but getting to the bar for a drink was a big ordeal, where we had to wait while other people were seated at tables to eat.
I would definitely recommend visiting here and eating, (The restaurant is owned by the same people as Cafe O'lei in Kihei, excellent restaurant) but I'm not sure I would take the tram tour again.
Written July 7, 2021
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Khinnys
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Maui tropical plantation is beautiful with nice facilities and a very good fruit stand. However, I feel that the train ride is overpriced and not worth it. About 20 minutes of the train ride was spent on coconut cutting demonstration which I found it very boring and useless. We spent $60 for two adults and one child for the train ride and I really didnt need to spend 20 minutes watching someone cut up a coconut for the price paid.
Written March 7, 2020
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It's great you enjoyed exploring the plantation grounds, but we're sorry you did not find value in the tour. The Tour Manager has acknowledged your feedback.
Written March 7, 2020
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traveler_mads2021
Waco, TX1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
My family and I went on the plantation tour last trip to Maui in 2019 and had an amazing time! Couldn't recommend it more! However, this trip on my honeymoon was a huge let down. We had a later tour and even arriving a hour prior to the tour the coffee shop had closed for the day. We called a month in advance about reservations to the Millhouse where the restaurant said they weren't taking reservations.... come to find out they just opened reservations and couldn't find us a spot because half the restaurant was used for a private event. Another thing that was disappointing was the lack of fresh pineapple tasting after the tour- I understand COVID-19, but this was one of the reasons were chose this tour over others. All and all very disappointed, glad I had seen the beautiful tour and had a full-experience a couple years prior.
Written July 5, 2021
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Janet M
Corvallis, OR21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We enjoyed our tram tour with Kai as our guide. She spoke clearly, told us interesting stuff, and exhibited quite a sense of humor along the way. Then we had lovely, farm fresh lunch at Mill House, where greeter Maddie visited with us while taking us to our table, and Amber was our gracious server. We strolled around the beautiful grounds on our way to Mill House Roasting, where I experienced a stellar Maui Mokha espresso, and then we stopped at the Kumu Farms produce stand to make some purchaes before heading back to Kihei. Great experience all the way around.
Written March 12, 2020
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Mahalo for exploring the Plantation and all it has to offer! We're thrilled you had a fun experience and look forward to welcoming you again.
Written March 14, 2020
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jrathbun08
Grand Rapids, MI7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
DONT PAY FOR THE TRAM TOUR! I may have had a different opinion had we not paid $25 per person to ride on a tram. The 45 minute ride includes driving really, really slowly around the back of a field you see from the main grounds. Then you stop and watch a guy husk a coconut and then drive really, really slowly around the front of the grounds and get back out at the store. It should have been a free tram tour or maybe a $3-4 ride maximum.
Only giving it a two rather than a one because the store and grounds were cute and the coffee was good. But the money wasted on that tram really ruined the experience.
Written November 14, 2021
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Joel C
Alexandria, VA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
The tour of the facility was good. The employee conducting the tour was fairly young (felt like he was under 20) and it seemed like he hadn’t don’t a ton of them but he was friendly and explained most things clearly. It’s a bit pricey for the 40 minute tour of mostly horticultural information and half of it was eaten up by watching him husk a coconut.
The Mill House on the other hand was excellent. The service was good (although not great (I didn’t get the chance to ask for a second drink) and the foos was great. We got a couple of the bao apps which were on happy hour special (which saved a whole $2 off the $14 original price), the fish sandwich, and the shrimp and fish curry dinner. All were excellent and would make it worth coming back for. I am still disappointed I was not able to get my second drink as my first mule was also very good and made me want another.
Written January 1, 2020
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We apologize you were not offered an additional drink. Mahalo for sharing your expereience as it allows us to improve. Aloha!
Written January 1, 2020
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Sea & Sail Dreamer
Dayton, MN6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
My husband and I, retired seniors, wanted to take the tour to learn more about the variety of fruit and vegetables grown on the property. The tour was so informative and enjoyable. Prior to the tram departing from the "station", "Plantation Mike" delivered what seemed to be very interesting and historical background remarks, however he was standing toward the back of the tram, and those of us at the front were unable to hear what he was saying. He either needs to stand at the middle of the tram and speak, or be provided a microphone. The young man who led the tour spoke really fast sometimes, and my husband had a difficult time catching all of the words. I think the entire drive of the tram could have been slightly slower, to allow for photos to be taken easily. After the tour, we went inside their farm store and purchased some fruit grown onsite. I highly recommend this tour!
Written October 28, 2021
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Lo
Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Prior to, we arrived 30 minutes early and grabbed coffee to walk the lush grounds garden, which is a notable botanical garden in its own right for the variety of tropical plant life and vegetation. The tour itself was very informative driving through diverse fields of pineapple, papaya, mango, bananas, avocado, coffee and so much more; we saw a demo of a coconut being husked too. We browsed through the gift shop after the tour and bought over $200 of Kona coffee (we loved the coffee)! We planned ahead and made reservations at the restaurant onsite, Cafe O'Lei at the Mill House, and had a delicious lunch. The food tasted fresh as it should have given their farm-to-table approach to food service. Overall, a great side excursion!
Written May 17, 2022
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BIGMACjr
New Jersey80 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A total and 100% waste of time and money.

After loading the tram our tour began, with no introduction, with an odd speech from a guy who was selling jewelry & candy in the waiting area. He professed that swimming in fresh water would remove radiation from our bodies, and rambled about his life philosophy & religious views.

Then a friendly guide drove us around (very slowly) for what felt like 10 minutes, checking his watch a lot and stopping in the middle to demonstrate how to open a coconut, but mostly delivering a not always audible canned spiel that didn't even cover naming all the fruit plants we pass.

Just way too little information or entertainment for WAY to high a ticket price. A total tourist trap. AVOID.
Written September 1, 2021
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M L
24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The location is beautiful, the guide and other employees were very nice but most of these plants/trees you can see all over Maui for free or in combo with other attractions. I think the tour is very overpriced for the length and content (so much of it is spent watching the guide husk and crack a coconut, which you can watch someone do for free at a food stand).

I’d say you can skip the tour but it’s worth a stop to do some shopping in the store, walk the rest of the grounds and check out the restaurant (don’t know how food was but the view from it was gorgeous).
Written May 15, 2022
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