The Maui Gold Pineapple Factory has achieved a rare feat in this internet age. With more than 1,900 reviews on Trip Adviser, the factory’s tour carries a perfect five-star rating. Not a single person has reviewed a visit poorly. It’s a shining beacon of positivity in a sea of internet trolling.
Hawaii has a deep agricultural history. The humidity and year-round heat make the islands perfect for the cultivation of sweet treats like pineapple and sugar cane. The economy has now transitioned to tourism, but the shreds of Hawaii’s agricultural past still stand. And you can visit that past with a tour of Maui’s pineapple factory.
You’ll be taken out into the fields of a still-operating pineapple farm where you’ll be taught about pineapple cultivation from seed to store. Guides will serve you tastings of pineapple at all stages of cultivation, and you’ll be able to take home your very own fresh Maui pineapple.
You’ll then be taken into the factory to see how these sweet treats are washed, packaged and shipped all over the world. And you’ll fall in love with your guide. The Maui Gold Pineapple Factory employs some of the funniest and most personable guides in the state. You’ll definitely gain a deeper appreciation for produce after you see all the hard work that goes into pineapple farming.
You can choose your own tour experience a la carte. You can simply take the tour, or you can bundle the tour with lunch and a distillery tour. The Maui Gold Pineapple Factory distills its own liquors including vodka, rum and whiskey. You can even use that fresh pineapple as a good chaser.