Working plantation offers a glimpse in to Hawaii's rich agricultural history.. In Short Not far from the Maui airport, the Tropical Plantation is an easily accessible side-trip away from the beaches and the bustle of the island. Sixty acres of tropical fruits and flowers such as coconut, guava, pineapple, and coffee offer a stunning view ofthe beauty of Hawaiian flora. Visitors can walk the grounds or take a guided tram tour with plenty of photo-op stops through the fields. The sprawling plantation store features a wide selection of Maui-grown and Maui-made items, from sweets to clothing. Sample Hawaiian fruits and coffee or dine on Hawaiian specialties in the plantation restaurant.