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Hawaiian Cultural Program

  • Hawaiian Culture, Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
  • Hawaiian Canoe Experience
  • Nightly Torch Lighting
  • Hawaiian Canoe Experience
  • Mermaid University

Hawaiian Canoe Experience

Learn the basics of paddling, along with the history of the canoe and its importance to Hawaiian culture during this popular 1-hour ocean adventure. Our 6 man outrigger canoe holds 2 staff paddlers plus 4 guests (ages 10+) on each excursion. Offered Monday through Friday at 7am, 8am, 9am and 10am from Polo Beach. *Advance reservations are required as space fills quickly, we recommend booking before you arrive.*

Hawaiian Cultural Tour

This 45-minute walking activity includes information on native and non-native plants such as laua'e, papaya, and sugar cane along with their uses by the Hawaiian people. The knowledgeable guides also discuss the legend of Maui, the Demigod, and point out visible neighboring islands. Offered on Wednesdays at 10am, please meet in the Lobby.

Use this guide during the Hawaiian Cultural Tour or venture on your own and enjoy a self-guided Polynesian and Native Hawaiian plants walking tour.

‘Ōlelo Hawai’i Session

Guests are invited to join us for a “talk story” session on ‘Olelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language). In this 45-minute activity, guests learn about the history of the Hawaiian language, how to pronounce words they see around the islands, and leave with a personal keepsake - your Hawaiian name! Thursdays at 9am, please meet in the Lobby.

Night of Art, Culture and Chocolate

Enjoy a night of art, culture and chocolate with world renowned Maui artist, Dale Zarrella. Learn island myths and legends through his sculptures created using rare Hawaiian woods and bronze. Following the presentation, indulge in his signature chocolate creations. Wednesdays at 6pm, please meet in the Lobby

Mermaid University

Come join 'Mermaids on Maui' in an under the sea  university. Enjoy one-on-one coaching from a real mermaid,  learn to swim with a monofin, share mermaid legends and  more. Mermaids must know how to swim. Advance  registration required. 10 children max. Ages 7-12.  Additional fee applies. Private sessions are available. Tuesdays from 10am - 11:30am.

Hula and Ukulele Lessons

Hula is a traditional Hawaiian dance accompanied by chant or song that preserves and perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii. Children of all ages can experience Hula and Ukulele lessons offered alternating Mondays at 9am, please meet in the Lobby. Hula - 1st & 3rd Monday, Ukulele - 2nd & 4th Monday.

Hawaiian Culture Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Grab your smart phone or camera and a hotel map and have fun discovering the resort by completing this self-guided scavenger hunt. Once you solve all 10 clues, you will be rewarded with a tasty treat from Caffe Ciao Bakery + Market. If posting your selfies to social media accounts, feel free to tag @FairmontKeaLani or #FairmontKeaLani. Details available at the Front Desk.

Fish Feeding at the Koi Pond

Meet at the bottom of the grand staircase off the Lobby to help feed breakfast to the hotel's koi fish. Daily at 9am.

Torch Lighting Ceremony

Children of all ages are invited to join our torch lighter for a tiki torch lighting ceremony with conch shell blowing. Nightly at sunset from Lower Pool.

Details and Reservations

Hawaiian Cultural Program activities are available to registered guests of the Fairmont Kea Lani resort at no additional charge. For more information and to reserve space on the Hawaiian Canoe Experience, please contact our Concierge Desk at 1 808 875 4100 extension 290, or by email.

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