Alii Kula Lavender Farm, Maui

No trip of mine would go without some adeventures to a botanical garden or lush forest. You about that life? I was psyched when my sister announced we’d be taking a journey up the glorious Haleakala mountain to visit the stunning Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm in Kula. It was my first official day on the island and it was great to start of my journey overlooking so much of the beautiful land. I took in some deep breathes, had the mist of the rain on my face and embarked on a stroll around the lavender farm.

The farm was created by agricultural artist and horticultural master, Ali’i Chang. The land stretches across 13.5-acres at an elevation of roughly 4000 ft. You’re surrounded my plants at every turn as there are approximately 55,000 lavender plants and 45 different varieties of lavender found on the farm, each one of them lending to the beauty of the landscape. “Built on a value-centered philosophy of Aloha which means love, friendship and responsibility, AKL’s founding principle speaks to the quality of our relationships with the land, the community and each other.”

If you’re looking for total relaxation or a great place to meditate in Maui, I highly recommend that you take a journey up to this beautiful lavender farm. When you’re done tapping into your inner peace, don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for freshly made lavender scones and tea.

Alii Kula Lavender Farm
1100 Waipoli Road Kula, HI 96790
(808) 878-3004

Back from Maui

Last night I returned home from a much needed vacation, destination: Maui. I was thrilled to take this last minute adventure to meet my sister on the beautiful island and like with any trip NJ style, I made sure to pack in as much fun into every day. Here are just a few photos of the paradise I was so grateful to experience last week. I feel completely re-energized and as if someone pressed the reset button.

Major highlights includ snorkeling with giant sea turtles, surfing, hiking in lush forests and of course indulging in the culinary delights of the island. Stay tuned all week for the best of Maui!