open daily, 7:30am-5:30pm
please call ahead for daily scheduleS & times
All classes are complimentary for hotel guests. Class size is limited. Please reserve your space in advance by calling 808-667-0161 or sign-up at Kawenaokeao in the lobby.
*Classes are subject to change depending on staffing
lei kukui restring
If you are a returning guest, please bring your kukui nut lei and receive your white nut to honor your visit. We would be happy to show you how to restring your lei with this new addition and welcome you back as part of our KBH 'ohana.
Learn the importance of hula in preserving our culture, language, history, and stories of Hawai'i.
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am
Letters, words, short phrases, and the history of the Hawaiian language will be shared through lessons, chants, hula, stories, place names, proverbs, and more.
Monday - Wednesday, Saturay: 3:30pm
Discover the development and history of Hawaiian music and songs. Learn a few chords on the ukulele and Hawaiian words in a mele.
Sunday and Monday: 8:30am
Thursday and Friday: 10:00am
Learn about the different lei making styles, and gain an understanding of the significance of lei, traditional uses, gathering protocols, and how they are used today.
Learn the importance of the nearshore environment and how to detect and avoid potential ocean hazards.
Learn about Maui, Hawaiian culture, spirituality, and language through stories relating to the native plants on our property.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 8:30am
Learn how Hawaiian fibers are gathered, prepared, and woven. Observe a weaving practitioner use fibers such as lauhala, launiu, or hau to create traditional Hawaiian items.
Sunday, Thursday, Friday: 3:30pm
Come enjoy a performance held by our employees that celebrates Hawaiian music, singing, and dance.
ALOHA FRIDAY SINGING: 11:30am
Learn how cloth was made and see the plants that were used. You will experience the process from beginning to end and decorate your own small piece of kapa.
Wednesday and Friday: 8:30am
Learn about the various elements of nature utilized in traditional navigational techniques.
Sunday - Wednesday: 10:00am
Take this opportunity to see the different traditional Hawaiian instruments and learn how they were made and used in Hawaiian culture.