We love Hawaii and Maui. We missed our annual Comic-Con cool-down Hawaii trip last year, and while we didn’t get the chance to power through the convention this year, we still think we deserved a vacation with the year we’ve had. Don’t we all?
So we returned to the beautiful tropical island, and as such, we want to showcase the wonderful things to do here that might be a little off the beaten path, or deserve a shout-out. Just remember though, while Hawaii relies heavily on tourism, they have been hit hard by the pandemic and you need to take that in mind when visiting the locations. So when you stop by remember to be respectful, and understanding if things are busy, or take longer due to the influx of people who are there now due to the doors of tourism re-opening.
We love Surfing Goat in Maui. You can actually see our first post about the business, pre-COVID, Here.
It’s more than just a great place to get goat cheese on the island, it’s an experience. From the time you hit the main road to the business, you know this middle of nowhere establishment is going to be interesting.
You can’t see it from the road, and won’t know what to expect until you pull into their driveway, but to get you ready you’ll see surfboards confirming you are headed in the right direction. Once you enter, the first thing you might see is either their goat feeding area, where some of the goats chill and play, or the eclectic and charming eating area of multiple fun and stylish cludged together tables and walls.
While at the location you can take a tour of the facility, meet some goats, see how they milk, and make the product that they sell. Tickets for that are only $12 for Children and $18 for adults. If you want a Grand tour, it will include more of the secrets to how they make the goat cheese they sell. They even have an evening chore and milking tour later in the day, if you always wanted to live the life of a farmhand. Unfortunately, and likely due to COVID, the Grand Tour and Evening Chore Tour are currently not reservable.
Tourism was greatly affected by the pandemic, and a lot of things are going to be weird and different for a while, but one of the things that Surfing Goat did to help themselves, and those who couldn’t travel to the paradise of Hawaii during the lockdowns, is they started a GOat Fund Me. Fans of the company and location could adopt a goat on the farm for 5 years. The price was $1000 to do so, but include options of 4 Goat Cheeses every six months, or four tickets to their tour once they could return.
Of all the things to do this was probably the most ingenious and awesome option for fans. They had 100 goats available and at this time only 6! remain.
I know travel and going out is still scary right now, but if you are looking for a family fun event to do while in Maui, then I highly recommend checking out the Surfing Goat, and we highly recommend the goat cheese. Olé!, A flavorful mix of jalapeños, artichokes, lime juice, cilantro, and of course goat cheese, is our favorite!
Surfing Goat Dairy Farm
3651 Omaopio Rd, Kula, HI 96790