This whole place has recently gone through an amazing transition to offering eco tours. My husband and I attended for a week . It was simply spectacular. The idea of using your vacation/travel funds to both learn how to garden organically with awareness of your natural habitat and to support a Woofer farm program – where young folks come learn and practice these skills for several months at a time – is just cool.
We took a couple different tours and learned a lot from the gardener and workers. This is an amazing area of the island that most people miss. If you get the opportunity to go to the Hale Akua Garden Farm – as it is now known, go! As they begin to offer accommodations (they are working through B&B certification under the new rules), it will be interesting to see how soon most of us will be priced out of the market. The Cliff House and Water Fall House are like something in a movie. The view is just like in the pictures here – ocean and water fall (you can actually arrange for someone to walk you down to the base of the falls). But the surprising thing to me was the sound. It is truly tropical…..like the one sound that will relax you.
And for those who seem to worry (I never saw a single bug there). The staff was always on call but totally unobtrusive. I think this must be hard to manage (or just come naturally). It looks like a cool location for a wedding, family reunion or business retreat. We walked a lot in the area and enjoyed going to the original church up the road. And it was close enough (and far enough) from Paia, and the beach. Mostly, for us, it was just romantic I’m really proud they are sticking it out (a number of the old B&Bs on Huelo Point are folding due to the new restrictions). I returned home inspired about how much change is possible and the spirit of the Woofers, farm hands and staff working to implement it.
- Also Known As:
- Pali Uli Gardens Maui/Haiku