open daily, 8am-4pm
please call ahead for daily schedule & times
All classes are complimentary for hotel guests. Masks and physical distancing are required. Most classes will be conducted as a presentation or a demonstration. Class size is limited to 6 people/traveling partners. Please reserve your space in advance by calling 808-667-0161 or sign up at Hale Ho'okipa in the lobby.
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.
Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday: 2:30pm
Letters, words, short phrases, and the history of the Hawaiian language will be shared through lessons, chants, hula, stories, place names, proverbs, and more.
Discover the development and history of Hawaiian music and songs. Learn a few chords on the ukulele and Hawaiian words in a mele.
Learn about the different lei making styles, and gain understanding of the significance of lei, traditional uses, gathering protocols, and how they are used today.
Monday and Thursday: 2:30pm
Take this opportunity to see the different traditional Hawaiian instruments and learn how they were made and used in Hawaiian culture.
Learn about Maui, Hawaiian culture, spirituality, and language through stories relating to the native plants on our property.
Tuesday and Friday: 10:30am
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.
Come to the hotel lobby and enjoy a performance held by our employees that celebrates Hawaiian music, singing, and dance.
Tuesday and Friday: 2:30pm