Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Dole Plantation

Last weekend we visited the Dole Plantation with some friends and had an awesome time.  We didn't do everything you could do there, but the "Pineapple Maze" finished off by some delicious "Dole Whip" was more than enough for a fun Saturday morning!

If you're planning on going to the Dole Plantation this time of year, get there by 9:30 AM before it opens.  Since it's tourist season, this spot will be crowded very quickly.

The maze is fun, but make sure you wear sunscreen or you will be nice and crispy by the time you finally get out!

How it works:

We had a contest to see which team could make it out of the maze first, girls vs. guys.  There are eight secret stations that you have to visit.  Each station has a stencil that you have to put on your card, this way you know which stations you've been to (or missed in my case) and everyone else will know you didn't skip any!

This is a big maze.  Apparently it was in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008 as the World's Largest Maze, pretty cool.

The red dots scattered throughout the maze are the stations.  Since Justin and Des had been through it before, they weren't allowed to say anything.  We ended up beating the guys by 15 minutes! I think that's because Pete decided to not follow the map.  I tried to follow the map and we still had to backtrack for one of the stations at the top of the maze!

photographing this awesome moment in history, the husbands walked out of the maze 15 min after we did

After our victory, of course they had to buy us some Dole Whip.  Dole Whip is pineapple flavored icecream! Sound weird? Trust me, it's good.  If you ever have the chance to try it, don't pass it up.


  1. Wow, that sounds like fun! I'd like some of that Dole Whip, too. Congratulations on your victory!

    1. haha yes, it was a blast! There is probably a recipe for dole whip that you can make in an ice cream maker.