It's a challenge to describe just how lovely the grounds and gardens are here at Haiku Plantation Inn. Two acres of a mix of old historic trees and new gardens of fruits, vegies and herbs. It is unlike any other B&B on the island and is a gem within our community. Guests often comment,we need to show more photos on the website of just how magical it is, and what a delightful surprise the grounds are once they arrive. Hopefully we have added a few pictures that will assist potential guests in getting a better feel for the beauty of this wonderful piece of old property.
Historic Hawaiian Tropical Gardens & Fresh Farm Produce What a way to experience your tropical destination: local farmers, community gardens and fresh to table meals : This is Haiku Our lovely grounds still bear the fruitful plantings from the 1870's. Many of the original trees, shrubs, and even sweet peas from the missionary days still flourish. The estate provides a wonderful place to relax and enjoy your Maui stay, with two secluded acres within walking distance to town. It's rich with Hawaiian fauna, tropical fruits, flowering trees, fragrant blossoms and even traditional Hawaiian medicinal plants.
One the first land grants this property was deeded to Rev. Armstrong, who arrived in Hawaii and Maui in the 1830's and was the first African American missionary. He later became the minister of Education appointed by the King to oversee the education system of the territory of Hawaii.
The property's history unfolds from ancient paths streaming daily life from Haleakala and upcountry, through missionary settlements, & early pineapple and sugar cane plantations to today's modern mix of sustainability and next generation science of green practices and eco friendly living.
Upcountry's oldest mango tree, over a century old, is a giant of a tree that still stands proud and welcomes our guests upon arrival. If you are lucky enough to be here during the summer to taste her fruit, or enjoy the mango bread it makes memories not soon to be forgotten.
Majestic Norfolk pines line the property's front boundary, and were established at the plantation well over 130 years ago. The trees not only marked the old path from a distance, but also several property boundaries of working families within the plantation: as you drive up Haiku Road from Hana Hwy these trees bring you past the old mill, the original Baldwin Home, the plantation managers house and ending here at the old doctors home. Most importantly the Norfolks were selected and planted to serve as a very rare commodity in the island chain .... replacement ship masts. Luckily today many of these original old trees still survive and stand tall and grand here at Haiku Plantation ; beside century old palm trees.
Agritourism is Especially Important to Maui Farmers:
Agritourism helps to sustain the local farmers: Upcountry you will find fruit stands, a weekly farmer's market, rural country stores, quaint restaurants featuring fresh local products, and of course several farm tours where you can meet the locals and experience everything from lavender to cheese production.
Nothing matches the taste of a fresh ripe Pineapple!
Ha´iku Plantation Inn: Maui's all Hawaiian Bed and Breakfast Inn 555 Haiku Road Haiku, Hi 96708 808-575-7500 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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