Located just five minutes from Hanalei Colony Resort, this spectacular botanical garden is believed to be one of the earliest sites of human habitation in the Hawaiian Islands. Limahuli Garden and Preserve, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s network of gardens in Hawaii, is nestled between two massive mountains in Limahuli Valley. The 985-acre jungle-like Preserve is largely inaccessible and is being carefully nurtured and protected through research, conservation and educational programs. However, the 17-acre Limahuli Garden is open for public tours and is certainly one of the most unique and interesting of Kauai activities.Limahuli Garden features many beautiful and rare plants of Polynesia as well as native Hawaiian plants, many of which are on the endangered list. The garden is also home to incredible archaeological treasures, including ancient stone-faced agricultural terraces believed to be well over 700 years old.
Hanalei Colony staff members often volunteer at Limahuli Garden, and our resort offers a unique "Beach and Botany" voluntourism package to guests who are interested in volunteering some of their time at the Garden while enjoying their stay at our Kauai condo rentals.
Hanalei Colony's concierge staff is available to make personal recommendations and assist with your activity arrangements, including tours of Limahuli Garden. Fill out our activity form here.