Lydgate Farms

Kauai’s Premier Chocolate Farm

Our Mission

In Hawaiian, the phrase Malama ‘Aina means to care for the land so it can sustain life for future generations. As a fifth-generation family in Hawaii, we are honored to be stewards of both the land and local culture since 1867. We are proud to continue our family’s legacy through the experience of small-scale sustainable cacao farming, thoughtfully crafted chocolate, and educational farm tours on our historically-rich property.

Kauai Chocolate Tour and Tasting

3 Hours ⋅ $95 per Person ⋅ Kids 12 and Under FREE!

Our famous chocolate farm tour — the first of its kind on Kaua’i, widely copied, never surpassed, it is Kauai’s most enjoyable and educational activity. Your three-hour guided tour begins with a stroll through our botanical gardens, where you sample our award-winning palm-blossom honey, experience our vanilla beans, and do an extensive tropical fruit tasting. At Lydgate Farms, formerly Steelgrass Farm, learn all about Theobroma Cacao the chocolate tree and taste it’s ripe fruit, learn the secrets of turning raw cacao seeds into finished chocolate, and discover the amazing health benefits of chocolate.

Our Kauai chocolate tour finishes with an extensive chocolate tasting course where we teach you the fine art of being a chocolate connoisseur, taste all of the award-winning chocolate from our farm, and show you the amazing distinctive flavors of bean-to-bar chocolate — even more diverse than those found in wine.

We operate rain or shine, making visiting Lydgate Farms Kauai’s best rainy day activity. Space is limited and our tour is often sold out so make reservations in advance of your visit to guarantee your spot.

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Every product we sell is special to us because we sell all of them directly to you — our farm ohana (family). All of our products are naturally grown with lots of Kauai sunshine and rainwater, hand-harvested, and processed in small batches with skill and aloha to ensure the highest quality. Experience our award-winning Lydgate Farms single estate chocolate, vanilla beans, and palm blossom honey, and check out our multi-bar tasting packs and product groupings, perfect gifts for the special people in your lives. Order the taste of Kauai, straight to your door. Free shipping on orders over $150.

On the Farm

We welcome you to come up to our farm giftshop weekday mornings and special appointment. Purchase Lydgate Farms chocolate, vanilla, honey, and other delicious products straight from the source, enjoy free samples, and chat with a friendly guide who will answer your questions. Call 808.821.1857 or email [email protected] for directions.

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Chocolate and So Much More!

I loved my tour of this chocolate farm. It was beautiful with lovely scenery. Our tour guide, Andrea, was friendly, energetic, and so informative. 

-TripAdvisor Review

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Aloha Abounds!

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Lydgate Farms. We learned so much and the fresh fruits, honey and chocolate were to die for. Yum yum yum!!

-TripAdvisor Review

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Highly Recommend!

We all enjoyed our visit to the farm! We loved trying all the fruit and of course the chocolate! We have 2 small children and they enjoyed it as well!

TripAdvisor Review

Lydgate Farms cacao beans have been recognized to be among the best in the world at the Cocoa of Excellence awards in Paris in 2017.