Welcome to our Beautiful Farm and Eco-Retreat Center!

Hale Akua Garden Farm and Pali Uli Gardens are situated side-by-side on the slopes of Haleakala, Maui’s dormant volcano, they overlook 30 miles of untouched Hawaiian coastline.

Welcome to Hale Akua. Come unpack and relax. Then join us on a farm tour and learn a lot about organic gardening and edible landscaping. If you get deeply inspired you may arrange to study other aspects of organic gardening that happen actively on our farm. Some things you can choose to study include worm composting, sprouting, biochar production, beekeeping, and raising backyard chickens among others. A more full description of these tutorials is listed on our website under farm education and tutorials. Alternatively if you have come to Hale Akua for personal growth and healing, training  in Compassionate Communication and sessions in massage are available as well.

Additionally, the Farm also markets its produce to local restaurants, among them Flatbread Company and Maui Kombucha, to the local health food store Mana Foods, and at the Upcountry Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.

In addition to educating eco-retreat guests at Hale Akua Garden Farm, we also run an accredited eco-farming intern program on the property. Farm interns participate in farming classes every morning between Monday and Friday. They also are offered free instruction in Compassionate Communication, which is profoundly helpful in effective farm management and life management in general. We consider physical and psychological well-being an essential aspect of successful farming. In addition these students also get exposed to farm product marketing by selling our produce at the Hale Akua booth at the local farmer’s market and by joining our farm managers in marketing to restaurants.

Healing and Relaxing at Hale Akua Garden Farm and Pali Uli Gardens: Hale Akua and Pali Uli Gardens have between them, two wonderful private pools and one shared swimming pool, where you can cool off and exercise in beautiful surroundings. Following our green principles, our shared swimming pool is a solar heated salt water pool. We are happy not to use harsh chemicals in our pools. We also have three private hot tubs and two shared ones and one infra-red sauna.

Buying 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 beautifully cooled by the trade winds in the summer. Also, we have some of the finest air to breathe on the island.

Our facility is bathed in ocean trade winds and negative ions from the 150 foot waterfall just below us. We are also miles away from residues from gasoline, herbicides, and pesticides that all very present both in Paia and Kuau and on the other side of the island. Hale Akua Garden Farm is in the perfect location for growing organic vegetables and fruits. Our chickens and their eggs are organic as well. So, staying at Hale Akua Garden Farm and Pali Uli Gardens are wonderful places for students and visitors who wish to be exposed to as few chemicals as possible staying on 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, AKA Launa I'o Eco Education Center, 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.

Smoke-Free Rooms

Hale Akua Garden Farm is a smoke-free health resort. Employees and guests are prohibited from smoking tobacco on the property.

Permit STRH : 2017/0003
Permit SUP2 : 2016/0013
Permit #CP : 2005/0006
Permit #SUP2 : 2005/0004
Hawaii Taxes are added to room price:
GET is 4.167%, and TAT is 9.25%.
Hale Akua Tax ID #94-327-7590
Sunrise Center Tax ID #94-327-2640