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Princeville Botanical Gardens - Tours

3840 Ahonui Pl, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5530
+1 808-634-5505
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Great little place for an easy stroll

We did this on our last day in Kauai...we wanted something easy that had good views where we could... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yadira E
via mobile

I would like to make a shout out to NYCHOLE PARINO of House Keeping she did a SUPERIOR JOB! I am... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Akhil Dev P
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Princeville Botanical Gardens is a family owned and operated garden paradise located in the Princeville area on the magnificent north shore of Kauai. The Robertson Family, with the help of their close gardening friend, Michael, have transformed their 8-acre retirement home into a breathtaking garden with dramatic landscaping in two steep valleys. The Robertsons grow a small cacao (chocolate) grove and part of every tour is a chocolate tasting and lesson on how chocolate is made. Longer tours include samples of delicious tropical fruits. The fun, educational tours of the garden include ethnobotanical and medicinal uses of plants, stories and information about native Hawaiian and "canoe" plants, and much more about a diverse collection of species from around the world. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Visitors can experience the garden on pre-scheduled tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tours are not recommended for children under 6 years. We strongly recommend good walking shoes. Please be sure to call us before visiting. Thank you!
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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3840 Ahonui Pl, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5530
+1 808-634-5505
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did this on our last day in Kauai...we wanted something easy that had good views where we could learn a little about the flora of the island. This was perfect for that!!! Beware tho, when we plug in the address on the gps it...More

Thank Yadira E
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would like to make a shout out to NYCHOLE PARINO of House Keeping she did a SUPERIOR JOB! I am very impressed with her cleaning our room. It was very organized, very clean. She is stunning, fabulous, friendly and very polite. She take pride...More

Thank Akhil Dev P
Jason R, Public Relations Manager at Princeville Botanical Gardens - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our botanical gardens. Unfortunately, I think you may have intended this review for another company or experience. We don't rent out rooms at our gardens, but it sounds like if we did we would want...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Honestly, I only went on this tour because my husbands aunt was in Kauai with us and she wanted to go. My husband and I both agreed to go on this tour but didn't really want to. However, we both ended up enjoying this tour....More

1  Thank Mumzard
Jason R, Public Relations Manager at Princeville Botanical Gardens - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's our greatest pleasure that we were able to provide you with such a pleasant surprise on your vacation. We will do our best to live up to the very flattering comparison to the renowned Butchart Gardens in British Columbia. Thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the best botanical gardens I have never been to! Our guide Jenny was extremely knowledgeable about all of the plants as well as the chocolate. We have been coming to Princeville for years and never realized it was here. Highly recommended.

Thank cowabunga2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An absolutely lovely tour. The gardens are beautiful and the guides are very knowledgeable. Great info on chocolate, from details on how it os grown and prepared up to a tasting of six different kinds. Also tasting of local fruit, and honey. We had people...More

Thank CCRussell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is wonderful, and you can tell that the people there love it too. Thanks Brad for a great tour. The tour is 3 hours long and features many tropical fruit tastings. Midway, there is a chocolate tasting where the chocolate making process is...More

Thank KatnBill92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best tropical garden in the U.S., by far! You will simply not believe this incredibly beautiful tropical garden. It is truly a heavenly paradise. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and passionate about the garden. We got to taste fabulous fruits, and dark chocolate...More

1  Thank Howard D
Jason R, Public Relations Manager at Princeville Botanical Gardens - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for such a dazzling review! We are honored that you rank our gardens so highly. We hope you have occasion to return in the future. Mahalo nui loa, Jason Robertson

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this tour. The gardens are beautiful and the Australian guide did a superb job in making the tour interesting and informative.

1  Thank JAMES W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an exceptional tour which lasted three hours but time flew. Our guide was super knowledgeable and gave loads of information about the tropical flowers, trees, and local history. We stopped to see the waterfalls, and to take food breaks that involved sampling papayas,...More

1  Thank Bill J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely gardens which took 3 hrs. Lovely knowlegable guide who made time fly. Chocolate tasting was a learning experence. Lots to eat. Honey tasting as well. Beautiful flowers and plants from all over. Walking up and down may not be for everyone.

2  Thank kudos2015
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We are in Princeville for the week and would like to book a tour for two. How do we do this and are there spaces from 2/26 to 5/1?
26 April 2017|
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Response from travelprone67 | Reviewed this property |
Just call, they are very helpful and accommodating.
Jules June F
Cost of the Botanical Garden Tour?
11 February 2017|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
$65 for 3 hour tour and chocolate tasting.
Are your garden paths accessible by manual wheelchair?
30 May 2016|
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Response from Jason R | Property representative |
I'm very sorry for the delayed response, but all these helpful people who came before are correct. The gardens are not suitable for such a wheelchair, but please call us directly to see what other options we might have.