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Hana Gold Cacao Plantation

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While finishing up our drive to Hana, my wife spotted the chocolate tasting sign, I was too busy... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Oakley, California
Great little tour

Very informative tour about growing cocoa, roasting cocoa and making delicious, small batch, local... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Sheryl G
Portland, United States
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Hana Gold is a working plantation which produces Maui's only branch-to-bar chocolate. Tours are singularly focused on all aspects of chocolate production, from the planting of the trees to the making of the chocolate. The tour lasts 1 hour, covering...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
2998 Hana Highway, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-248-8382
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

While finishing up our drive to Hana, my wife spotted the chocolate tasting sign, I was too busy watching the road to really notice anything else. We pulled into their driveway and followed the signs to the Chocolate Store in back. Yes, it kind of...More

Thank MJabber
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Very informative tour about growing cocoa, roasting cocoa and making delicious, small batch, local chocolate. I learned a lot about the growing, processing and history of cocoa as well. They clearly love what they do!

Thank Sheryl G
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This family run plantation made for a lovely outing. Owners are super knowledgeable and their enthusiasm for quality chocolate produced with their own and other locally grown products is infectious. Very low key. We purchased bars to take home as gifts since they were so...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect from a cacao tour and was pleasantly surprised. The tour was super informative and interesting. The enthusiasm of the owner was clear. The chocolate was amazing. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank coloradosuzd
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We took a tour of Maui Gold while staying at Travaasa for our "staycation". I hesitated on doing a "cacao tour", but I am so glad we did!!! We met one of the owners, Francine Frost, who gave us a tour of her property. It...More

Thank Greekguy444
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself over the rainbow on the "other side" of Maui treat yourself by stopping at this small family owned enterprise to find out all about Chocolate and see where it comes from. Earth to bar, they do it all here. A mother...More

Thank joedavey1
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This was such a interesting experience! I love how dedicated the owner is and how proud he is of his bean to bar approach of chocolate. Had a great time and loved the chocolate tasting at the end!

Thank Rubina S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Who would have ever known that fabulous chocolate comes from this fruit. A local family owned and operated farm of cacao trees shows you how to make chocolate and includes a tasting. You won't leave there without buying some. The tour and tasting takes about...More

Thank LGH_Texas
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Love this place and everything about it. Small, family owned. The son greeted us and explained the growing process, harvesting, removing the beans from the pods, fermenting, drying and roasting and then all through the processing to obtain the final chocolate bars, all the while...More

Thank drpambutterfield
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a family run business and they clearly love their work. We had a fascinating tour of the experimental grove and then a detailed description of the chocolate making good process. Free samples too.

Thank jonnight
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22 February 2017|
Response from leroysdog | Reviewed this property |
We signed up at the hotel we were staying - Travassa Hana. I think $30/person