As of 5/16/23:
COVID: We now allow mixing of groups from more than one family or traveling group per tour, though we still have some restrictions. Please see our Chocolate Farm Tours page for details.
VISITATION: Visitation to the farm is limited to scheduled tours and to scheduled return of previous tour participants. Please see our Hours page for details.
TOURS: NO TOURS will be scheduled between and including: Thursday May 25th to Sunday, June 18th, 2023 AND Tuesday July 11th to Thursday July 28th..so we can spend time with visiting ohana.
We are usually fully booked several weeks out and are presently booked through Tuesday, June 20th, 2023. Availability after that varies. Please feel free to contact us for a current update.
Aloha Howard & Sally
The HouLau Story is about more than chocolate. It's much more personal than that.
It's about Sally's and Howard's GRAND ADVENTURE!
HouLau means "new leaf". The Farm is a means of reinventing ourselves. It's about our quest to write the next chapter of our lives within the rich culture and incomparable beauty of Kauai...and, to make "the best chocolate in the world".
We both loved gardening but neither of us had had any experience creating or running a farm, much less, growing cacao trees or making chocolate. It's been a labor of love.
Though it is "our" story, it's woven into a tapestry of support and assistance from an untold number of others. It is to each and every person who has contributed our dream; from family and friends, professionals, laborers, store clerks, others in the chocolate industry, and to our visitors that we dedicate our chocolate. It has truly taken a village to bring our dream this far.
For those who are interested, follow the links below to find out more about the farm, the factory and our chocolate.