Visitor Center & Gift Shop

In an effort to make our farm available to the public, we are open 7 days a week from 9 am - 5 pm.  Our Visitor Center & Gift Shop is warm and inviting. It’s a great place to bring your family or just come to hang out for a bit.  We have free chocolate samples and a large wrap around lanai (porch) that’s perfect for sitting and enjoying views of Hilo.  Some would say it’s the “sweetest view in Hilo.” (Get it? Sweetest.  Because we make chocolate.) In our Visitor Center & Gift Shop you’ll find our full line of chocolate and cacao products along with specialty gift items like locally made crafts and kids toys.


Rain or Shine

We know Hilo can sometimes be a rainy town, and we don’t mind because that’s what keeps our farm looking green and our waterfalls flowing.   Plus, we’ve got some cool things to do on a rainy day in Hilo. Come hang out on the lanai and enjoy some chocolate or borrow an umbrella and walk across the lawn to the Butterfly House (admission to the butterfly house is $5). Our Tree-to-Chocolate tours run rain or shine!  We’ve got some adorable mini buses that will take you through the orchards and over to the chocolate lounge. In Hawaiian we say, “Uwe ka lani, ola ka honua!” When the heavens weep, the earth lives.  Plus, without rain there would be no rainbows.


Butterfly House

A place of quiet wonder, the Lavaloha Butterfly House delights, educates and inspires its visitors.  Visiting the Lavaloha Butterfly House is a family-friendly activity and a great thing to do on a rainy day in Hilo!