Paradise Eco Adventures was a fun-filled day for the entire family. They are located on a Dragonfruit farm on the Lahaina hillside. When we got there, the first thing out of my mom’s mouth was “Look at all those pineapples!”. My parents are really into fruit and it was hard to miss since it surrounds the parking lot. We walked over to the main hut to check in. The kids went crazy over the two resident cats Taco, and Ono, who were mingling with the guests. Fresh cut dragon fruit and pineapple were on the table for us to nibble on while we filled out the short forms. Once that was out of the way, we were given a tour of the farm on our way to the zip-line tower. Our guides told us about the various types of organic fruit grown there. I was most intrigued with the dragon fruit because I’ve never seen them grown in person before.
It took our guides about 15 minutes to get my parents and kids (ages 2&4) suited up and given safety instructions. While my kids have zip-lined at indoor play places before, this was a serious step up. It was my parents’ first time zip-lining and boy were they nervous, especially my dad, since gardening is his favorite extreme sport. They actually both had a blast! Roman and Rhys each took 3 turns and kept asking to go some more. Everyone was SO IMPRESSED that a 2.5 year old had zero fear! They obviously haven’t seen his Youtube videos.
After we were done ziplining, we took a two minute walk over to the aqua ball. After a quick change in the bathroom, my kids were ready to jump in. The nice thing about this activity is that they had fun in AND out of the aqua ball. When it wasn’t their turn to go, they helped the guides fill the ball with water and helped push the ball down the hill. Once you’re in the aqua ball, it’s not scary, nor does it go rolling down the hill very fast. It’s actually kind of a slow, cushioned roll down to the bottom.