COME SEE WHERE WE GROW AND MAKE OUR CHOCOLATE!
Engage your senses..treat yourself to a chocolate farm and factory tour.
Please be aware:
Our farm & factory tours have proven to be very well received, and we're thrilled that we've been providing a worthwhile and enjoyable experience. However, requests for tours exceed our capacity to provide them, and still have time for farm work and for ourselves.
Your best chance of securing a tour reservation is to do so a couple of months (or more) in advance.
We limit tours to two per calendar week; though the specific day(s) of the week are not set in stone.
In addition, we've found it's not practical to try to do "brief visits". There's just too much that is new, interesting, interconnected, and demanding of attention, to be able to squeeze it all in in less than 2 hours.
Unlike some venues, self-guided tours on a working farm are, also, not a practical option.
If we're unable to schedule a tour for you we hope you will have opportunity to visit our island paradise in the future and will consider scheduling a tour during that visit.
May you experience and carry with you, the "aloha spirit" that we believe makes our island paradise such a special place.
Please also note: The "location pin" indicating HouLau Farm Chocolate on Google Maps and Google Earth marks an entry to the "Hui lands", a large farming community in Moloaa. It does not show the specific location of HouLau Chocolate Farm. Please do not rely on it and/or attempt to get to our farm by using that pin. For directions to the farm, please contact Howard or Sally. Mahalo.
Tours are available by appointment and include:
Talk Story about the history of our farmland and how we came to be chocolate farmers,
a walking tour of our farm, including, but not limited to, our cacao orchards,
a visit to our first-of-it's-kind, off-the-grid, solar-powered, certified-commercial-kitchen chocolate factory, to see, step-by-step, how chocolate is made,
a chance to get up close and personal with a wide variety of other tropical fruit trees and other plants, many with enchanting aromas and/or tastes; including banana, coconut, mango, papaya, lychee, breadfruit (ulu), avocado, lime, lemon, orange, tangelo, and cinnamon as well vanilla orchid, passion fruit (liliko'i) vines, ginger (ornamental and edible) and Ti. Shade and windbreak bushes and trees include mock orange, gliricidia (Madre de Cacao), ice cream bean, sweet tamarind, Hong Kong orchid, and panax. We also have a small garden with pineapple, tomato, asparagus, a variety of herbs,
a Hawaiian-chocolate tasting experience, including HouLau chocolate
an opportunity to learn about various HouLau products and,
most importantly..an opportunity to experience a part of Kauai not usually accessible to the public, where one can be in the moment, relax,... and connect with "Ha", the breath of life.