Hale Huaka`i

Hale Huakaʻi is simply a means of extending the character of the hotel’s genuine aloha and true Hawaiian hospitality out onto the beach and into the ocean.  It allows us to provide our guests with truly memorable and safe outdoor experiences, led by our Beach Alakaʻi, who are each highly experienced Maui watermen.

Kā'anapali Beach Hotel accepts both the privilege and responsibility (kuleana) of being stewards of our culture, our ocean, and all the local wildlife.  Guests of Kā'anapali Beach Hotel have the chance to go beyond their traditional island experience through complimentary and paid offerings. 


Ocean Activities 

Either snorkel Puʻu Kekaʻa (Black Rock) to identify fish species, or try Stand-up Paddle Boarding for the first time in your life, your will create your memory for life right on beautiful Kāʻanapali Beach. 

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson

When you stand on your board and use a paddle to propel yourself through the water, the feeling is like standing on top of the world while enjoying the entire ocean. Create your fun memories with our water experts at Hale Huakaʻi. You’ll make friends for life!

Private lessons and Group/Ohana lessons are available. Book now and start your SUP adventure! 

Estimated duration: 1.5 hrs

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Guided Snorkel Tour to Puʻu Kekaʻa

You will be boarding on a Boki Board (14' long x 5' wide surfboard shaped raft) and start your ocean adventure towards Puʻu Kekaʻa (Black Rock). Immerse yourself in the waters of Puʻu Kekaʻa (Black Rock) as our Beach Alakaʻi (guides) introduce you to our near shore marine environment and multi-color creatures. Learn to view these creatures through the eyes of the Hawaiians and develop an understanding of the specialized roles each species plays in the daily drama of life beneath the sea.

Private lessons and Group/Ohana lessons are available. Book now and discover the underwater world as soon as you land Maui!

Estimate duration: 1.5 hrs

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Snorkel Smart

Pool Lessons and Beach Walk. This is a complimentary activity offered to Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel guests who identify themselves as beginning snorkelers. For ages 10 and up.

This activity focuses on providing first time snorkelers with the skills and pointers that will help to make the guests first underwater experience both enjoyable and safe.

Our Beach Alakaʻi will show the guest the proper and safe use of a mask, snorkel, and swim fins.  Pool games using mask and snorkel are used to further develop skill and confidence. 

Finally, the guest will be given an orientation of the beach fronting the hotel where they are shown the best spots for entering and exiting the water.  Time is also spent learning to identify potentially hazardous conditions by observing the ocean or signage placed on the beach.  

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Conch Shell Blowing

This complimentary activity is offered to guests of all ages interested in the history and use of the Pū, or conch shell.

A cultural history as well as an old legend will be shared by our Beach Alakaʻi to provide the guest with a glance back in time, when the sound of the pū may have signaled the approach of Hawaiian royalty, or the arrival of a voyaging canoe from a far away land. 

Once the basic skills are gained, a contest is held where participants take turns to see who can blow the longest or loudest.  Highest regard is given to the one who can vary the pitch of their blow. 

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Beach Rental

Rental Item Day Rate (prices do not include associated tax)
Non-Guest / Hotel Guest
Snorkel Set (mask, snorkel, fins) $20 / $18
Boogie Board $18 / $16
Stand-up Paddle Board $25 - 1st hour
$15 each + hour
Semi-private Cabana $65 / $55
Beach Cabana $50 / $40
Lounge Set (2 lounge charis & umbrella) $45 / $30

Semi-private or beach cabanas, lounge sets and water equipment are available for rental through Hale Huakaʻi on a first come first serve basis. 

Phone Number: 808 667 0134

Email: halehuakai@kbhmaui.com

Hours of Operations: 7 am to 4 pm

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