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Mauka Meadows

75-5476 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725
808-322-3636
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Holualoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Coffeehouses, Gardens
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Kailua, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well maintained gardens with a lovely walk through beautiful flowers and fruit trees that ends at the most gorgeous infinity pool and view of the Kona coastline. Yummy coffee served on a covered lanai. Truly one of the most beautiful spots on the island.

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After talking to a friend in Kona, I checked out the reviews for Mauka Meadows. All the reviews were positive. My husband & I have driven by this "hidden gem" many times but never stopped. This time we did & were not disappointed. The walk is nice & the trees & flowers are beautiful. It was a little drizzly when... More

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Morton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The grounds are absolutely gorgeous..it is amazing that this is free and what is more they encouraged us to pick some of the fruits and nuts on our stroll. The pineapple was best I've ever tasted! They even had long poles and nutcrackers to get the macadamia nuts. Had lemons, limes, tangerines...all fantastic. Our 12 yr old loved it and... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What stunning gardens followed by the infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean into the horizon. This feels like such a labour of love and turned out to be one. A Japanese gentleman made this work over the past couple of decades. And it shows. Make the time to visit this place - you will not be disappointed. Taste some estate... More

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Sunriver, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This beautiful coffee plantation is absolutely amazing if you like manicured grounds and amazing vistas. The parking lot is at the top of the grounds and you will walk down wandering among the various fruit and plant vegetation. There is a vast array of everything off the paved path down. The flowers were gorgeous and you wonder how far the... More

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Fremont, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Breathtaking views. Be careful hiking down the hill. It is steep, anyone with a bad knee or ankle I do not recommend. They offer a free shuttle back up to the parking lot. Service is very friendly. Wish they had some your guides at the top to explain the coffee process. I would come back and visit again.

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Valencia, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a beautiful place 12 months of the year. It has plenty of vegetation, and it has great views of Kona and the bay.

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West Hills, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Located on Hwy 180 in Holualoa above Kona-Kailua, Mauka Meadows is a hidden gem that appears in none of the guidebooks. That’s a shame because, for someone who loves Hawaiian plants and flowers, it’s free, and it’s nearly as good as the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden in Hilo, which charges $15. Parking is free and plentiful. The Saturday my wife... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Enjoyed a very peaceful, quiet stroll through the gardens. We were the only ones on the grounds. Nice variety of plants. Located on a fairly steep hillside. We made it down to the infinity pool and enjoyed the view. Bought some coffee and was offered a ride back up the hill which was much appreciated. Worth an hour visit while... More

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Creswell, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We came upon Mauka Meadows by accident when Hula Daddy was not yet open. It was raining lightly, and they had thoughtfully left a bucket of umbrellas at the upper parking lot. The garden is perfectly manicured and has many very lovely things. Particularly splendid is the Blue Jade vine on a trellis. There were so many blooms it was... More

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