travel: maui foodie activities

i’ve been on the lookout for something fun for the husband & i to do in maui.  just the two of us. he’s really good with my family, but if after 12 days i’ll be going crazy, he’s going to actually murder someone.
so an “alone” activity needs to be planned.
i’d been looking at hikes and such, but i figure that can be more spur of the moment… we already have a luau booked as a family for dec 23rd… and we’re planning on getting in a boat & doing some whale watching & snorkeling… and i’d really like to watch the sunrise from the crater… but that’s “everybody inclusive”, right?

yesterday my friend sent me on facebook a link to some cool foodie related maui activities and i booked us into the O’o farm lunch & tour.

it’s a beautiful organic farm that exists mostly to supply their restaurants with organic produce.  and i’m pretty excited to eat a freshly prepared meal right smack in the middle of the farm.

i’ve enquired, and yes, they are happy to accommodate me with a wheat-free meal. in fact, theeir food often doesn’t contain much wheat, since it’s all focused on being as farm fresh as possible.  i’m pretty excited and i’m going to take 5000 pictures there, lol.

this whole experience is a good value, $50 per person plus tax & tip.  but i’m getting a slight discount on account of my travel-agent-ness.  still, the food served is akin to their higher end restaurant’s servings, so the price point is just fine.  as well, they encourage you to bring your own bottle of wine. perfection.

i did also consider the tour of the goat farm with cheese tasting, because i am a whore for goat cheese… but the tour & tasting weren’t really well received by reviewers on trip advisor.  so i figured i’d skip it. it’s in the area of this farm, so we may drop in anyways.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. morningaftershow
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 15:28:23

    ZOMG! That looks so good.

    I wanna go to Hawaii in 2012… but Coral wants to save for a house. wah wah wah! hahahaha


  2. Jen As Herself
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 20:13:03

    I’m not sure if this is super touristy, but when I planned our solo Maui trip in 2004 the road to Hana was at the top of my list. Sadly, we had to cancel that trip at the last minute but my research on that drive was really cool, lush, very slow … you can pull over and hop in a waterfall and it’s something that you have to wake up super early for … apparently the early bird gets the worm on this drive, literally.


      Dec 08, 2011 @ 07:25:36

      i think we will do the road to hana, as i have also heard its one of those “must do” things. but in all honesty, i don’t want to pack too much into my trip. let’s face it, i’m pretty likely to return to maui, so i should leave some stuff for next trip.
      the road to hana looks pretty amazing, i have been told a lot of people barf though… and that you should have an SUV for it and we’re only renting a regular car, so… we’ll see.
      there will definitely be waterfall swimming though.


      • morningaftershow
        Dec 08, 2011 @ 17:07:29

        I’ll be doing Big Island… so when you see the insane price let me know. I still have to update my passport and pay down my credit card. But that’s the goal for 2012! Camping in the coffee plantations. 🙂

        Dec 14, 2011 @ 07:14:23

        will do! i LOVE the big island. definitely will return to there… but i think my next hawaii trip will be kauai.
        you should consider island hopping. the inter-island flights are only $60-$100 per.

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