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Hawaiian Vanilla Company

43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road, Paauilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96776
+1 877-771-1771
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (104 reviews)
“beans” (27 reviews)
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43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road, Paauilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96776
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tour and friendly staff, amazing food and most importantly will give you a whole new way to look at vanilla. If you want to do the tour you must book it in advance. The walk down to where they grow the vanilla is extremely...More

Thank 245chaddr
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was billed as high tea and a tour of the vanilla farm on a tour site- don't remember which one- which attracted my attention. I had hoped that 'high tea' was a bit later in the afternoon, but it wasn't, when I made the...More

Thank Lise J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took just the farm tour but wish we had time for the lunch also as it sounded great. History of how the vanilla farm came about and a tour of the place, plus ice cream at the end!

Thank Daydream730668
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here recommended by acquaintances at our resort. We booked both the lunch and tour and was pleasantly surprised of both the quality of the food and the education of how vanilla is grown. Jim, the owner is so passionate of his farm and...More

Thank Pearl D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch is a small affair in a room that can hold at most 15 to 20 people. Everything on the menu is enhanced with a touch of vanilla in the recipe. During the lunch a bit of background information is given about the farm...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the lunch/tour combination not knowing what to expect. What a wonderful experience! Jim, the owner, did a little cooking demo, gave the tour, and served us. I was quite impressed with Jim's story of how he brought his family to this island, educated...More

Thank LP0307
Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a wonderful surprise. We live on the island 1/2 time for 18 years and never new about this. Jim, the owner gave us a great tour. His story of how he started the vanilla farm and how he educated himself is remarkable. The only...More

Thank Eve B
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Great mid-day tasting and tour. The family run operation is very friendly and relaxed and we learned a ton about Vanilla, their family, as well as their unique techniques. If you get a chance, book a tour and tasting. A one of a kind Hawaii...More

Thank Scot C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The tour was very informative and lunch very good. Jim explained how each food item had vanilla in it, from the homemade buns to the barbecue sauce. We learned a lot about how vanilla beans were grown and were impressed with his growing setup.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I've lived on the island for 13 years and this was on my to-visit list. I'm a resident not a tourist so the price made me hesitant. It was worth it; especially as a special treat for a friend. The drive is beautiful (from the...More

Thank Deborah B
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8 August 2018|
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Response from Joseph M | Reviewed this property |
The food service is not an all day operation. I suggest that you plan to arrive around the lunch hour.
14 May 2017|
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Response from GlobalTutu | Reviewed this property |
Yes, reserve the tour (and yummy lunch). You can purchase items without tour, but I recommend the whole package 😊
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road, Paauilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96776
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Paauilo
  • Phone Number: +1 877-771-1771
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