Hawaiian Cultural Program

Hawaiian Cultural Program

Our cultural advisor, Kapono Kaumanu, has led our colleagues to enhance our ability to share Hawai'i's enchanting culture with you. Immerse yourself with the rich history and culture of Maui through various activities and programs surrounded by the beauty of our luxury resort setting.
 

Hawaiian Canoe Experience 
Learn the basics of paddling, along with the history of the canoe and its importance to Hawaiian culture.  Due to the popularity of this activity, advance reservations required.  Space is limited so we recommend booking in advance of your hotel arrival.  Though the activity is offered at no additional charge, a 24 hour cancelation policy applies with a ‘no show’ fee of $65 per guest.  Offered Monday through Friday from Polo Beach for guests 10 years and older.

E Ala Ē
Join our paddlers for a traditional Hawaiian sunrise chant to welcome the dawn of a new day. Daily, Sunrise, Polo Beach.

E Komo Mai Tour
This 45-minute walking tour of the resort includes information about culture and indigenous plants in Hawai′i. Wednesdays at 10am, meet in the Lobby. 

Ōlelo Hawai’i Session
Learn about the Hawaiian language and leave with a personal keepsake—your Hawaiian name! Thursdays at 9am, meet in the Lobby. 

Hula and 'Ukulele Lessons
Learn to dance a traditional Hawaiian hula and play the beautiful sounds of the ‘ukulele. Mondays at 9am, meet in the Lobby. Hula - 1st & 3rd Monday, Ukulele - 2nd & 4th Monday. 

Night of Art, Culture and Chocolate
 Learn island myths as told by our Artist in Residence Dale Zarella through his sculptures created using rare local woods and bronze. After the tour, indulge in his signature chocolates. Wednesdays at 6pm, meet in the Lobby.

Hawaiian Culture Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Complete this fun, self-guided activity, tag #AlwaysKeaLaniand receive a prize! Please visit Concierge to get started.  

Fish Feeding at the Koi Pond
Feed breakfast to the resort's koi fish. Daily at 9am, meet at the Bottom of the Grand Staircase. 

Torch Lighting Ceremony
A nightly tradition dating back centuries, the blowing of the pū (conch shell) signifies the ending of a beautiful day in paradise. This celebration concludes with an oli (chant). Sunset nightly, Lower Lagoon Pool. 

Ku’i Kalo
Explore Hawaiian culture through the history and legends of Taro. From thousands of years ago to present day, this incredible plant and food sources has sustained the local community. Fridays at 9am, LUANA. 

 

 

 

 

AMA Bar & Grill
AMA Bar & Grill
Perched at the upper lagoon pool, AMA Bar & Grill offers a taste of Hawai’i’s modern canoe lifestyle, featuring everything from contemporary poke bowls to plate lunch specials in a relaxed, outdoor and social atmosphere.

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