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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” (109 reviews)
“beans” (27 reviews)
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43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road, Paauilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96776
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of our trip highlights, we had such a great time learning about the challenges of growing vanilla orchids and bean production. Did you know that each flower must be fertilized by HAND in only a 4 HOUR period when fertilization can occur?...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally, we were able to taste what REAL vanilla really tastes like. Ive been cooking with vanilla in most of my breakfast recepies for many years. I try to buy real vanilla extract, but it rarely hits the mark. Getting to actually taste it farm...More

Thank TimandKristal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very relaxed atmosphere. Everything we had for lunch was delicious including vanilla tea and later the homemade vanilla ice cream & vanilla coffee topped it off. Jim, the owner, gives a very interesting & informative tour of what is involved in growing the vanilla bean...More

Thank JudiMikeR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the meal and tour. Great host and easy tour to learn about these amazing plants... with their produce now selling for $1700 a pound! Took home beans to make our own vanilla for cooking!

Thank O2961PZbenr
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the farm and learned a great deal about the complex and labor intensive vanilla growing process. I’ll never look at vanilla in the same way!! Lunch was delicious and the family was kind and welcoming. We thought Andrea was...More

Thank anapoletan
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food, yummy vanilla ice cream, great tour, super nice family running the place. We loved it!! Highly recommend

Thank Kelli B
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Friends recommended this tour and we loved it. We opted for the hour long tour without lunch and combined it with a trip to the gorgeous Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden about 45 minutes away. The owner's niece gave us a tour that was both informative...More

1  Thank ReviewerPDX
Reviewed 22 September 2018 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

1  Thank 245chaddr
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

1  Thank Lise J
Reviewed 15 September 2018

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!

1  Thank Daydream730668
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15 November 2018|
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Response from Sharon L | Reviewed this property |
It seems to be a set menu since this is a small family farm with the focus on growing vanilla and producing products but calling them is a great suggestion.
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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