About Us

Welcome to our beautiful Eco-Retreat Center and Farm!

Come stay with us at Hale Akua Garden Farm, Pali Uli Gardens or the Villa, which are all part of Hale Akua Garden Farm. Situated side-by-side on the slopes of Haleakala, Maui’s dormant volcano, they overlook 30 miles of untouched Hawaiian coastline. When you stay with us, you can rest, relax, heal and also learn about organic gardening and edible landscaping.

An introduction to organic gardening and edible landscaping is included in the cost of your stay. Also, yoga and meditation classes are offered six days a week on a donation basis. Additionally, agriculturally-based tutorials like a Edible Landscaping, Worm Composting, Introduction to Beekeeping, Raising Backyard Chickens and many others are also available for an additional cost. For those interested in healing and personal growth, training  in Compassionate Communication and sessions in massage are available as well.

Recreational and Retreat Facilities at Hale Akua Garden Farm and Pali Uli Gardens: Hale Akua and Pali Uli Gardens have between them, three wonderful private pools and one shared swimming pool, where you can cool off and exercise in beautiful surroundings. The entire facility features four private hot tubs, one shared hot tub, and one infra-red sauna where you can relax any time of day. Please note that the pool and hot tub areas are clothing optional.

IMG_0940Buying Organic Food to Eat right on the Farm: You can also buy organic vegetables, fruits, eggs, sprouts and honey right at our farm to cook in our lovely kitchens. Also, as a certified organic farm, we are committed to maintaining an herbicide and pesticide free environment and use no noxious cleaning chemicals within our dwellings or in our pools and hot tubs.

Additional Features about Our Very Special Location: Hale Akua Garden Farm and Pali Uli Gardens are both cooled beautifully by the trade winds in the summer which is a wonderful time to visit, unlike Kihei, Wailea and Lahaina, the places in Maui where most of the hotels are. Also, we have some of the finest air to breathe on the island. Our facility is bathed in ocean tradewinds and negative ions from the 150 foot waterfall just below us. We are also miles away from the dioxin of sugar cane-burning and residues from gasoline, herbicides and pesticides, all very present both in Paia and Kuau and on the other side of the island. So, staying at Hale Akua Garden Farm and Pali Uli Gardens are wonderful places for people who wish to be exposed to as few chemicals as possible when staying in Maui. And because we are not close to the tourist areas, the moon and stars are gorgeous at night.

SC-logo-smallSunrise Center, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit educational organization, is the lease holder of Hale Akua Garden Farm and is pleased to present programs dealing with sustainable gardening, farming and herb growing on a regular basis.

Permit #CP 2005/0006
Permit #SUP2 2005/0004
TAX ID 94-327-2640
TAX ID 94-327-7590

Conditional Use Permit Pending


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