Hale Hoʻokipa

Complimentary Cultural Activities

Kā'anapali Beach Hotel offers a variety of cultural activities that are scheduled daily. We invite you to have fun and immerse yourself in our culture. The cultural activities are offered complimentary or at a nominal fee to hotel guests. Just stop by and sign up in advance at the Hale Hoʻokipa in the lobby. They are the best people to talk to about things to do in the area as well as Hawaiian culture. 

Stop by Hale Hoʻokipa in the lobby to sign up your cultural activities. Activities start every day at: 8:30 AM, 10:00AM, 11:30AM, 1:00PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM. 

Hale Hoʻokipa Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Phone Number: (808) 667-0161

Email: hawaiianculture@kbhmaui.com

View our New Cultural Activities Schedule

*Limited class sizes. Advance sign-up required. All keiki (children) 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Non-hotel guests can sign up Hawaiian cultural activities at $20 per class. 

Hula (Dance)

You will walk away from this class knowing that the hula is more than just a Hawaiian form of dance. Learn the importance of hula in preserving the culture, language, history and stories of Hawaiʻi. Guests of all abilities are invited to join!

Class Length: 30 min

In-house guest: Free
Non-hotel guest: $20

View Details

Kapa (Cloth-making)

Learn how cloth was made and see the plants that were used. You will experience the process from beginning to end and learn about the different tools used to make kapa. You will then get the chance to decorate a piece to take home, using traditional stamps and dyes.

Class Length: 1-1.5 hrs

In-house guest: $5
Non-hotel guest: $20

View Details

Lei Making (Adornments)

Learn about the different lei making styles. You will gain knowledge about the significance of a lei, traditional uses and gathering protocols. You might even collect lei materials on property and learn to fashion them into your own lei to take away.

Class Length: 1-1.5 hrs

In-house guest: $10
Non-hotel guest: $20

View Details

Mea Hoʻokani (Musical Instruments)

You will get the opportunity to see and try out different Hawaiian musical instruments. And you will learn when, why and how each was used as well as how each was made. The best of fun is, you get to make one instrument and take home!

Class length: 1-1.5 hrs

In-house guest: $10
Non-hotel guest: $20

View Details

Mele (ʻUkulele)

Learn about Hawaiian music and songs. You will learn a few chords on the ‘ukulele and Hawaiian words in a mele (song). The history of the development of Hawaiian music will also be covered with examples of ancient and contemporary songs. No previous experience is required to participate.

Class Length: 30 min

In-house guest: Free
Non-hotel guest: $20

View Details

Olakino (Health)

Take a garden tour and learn the important role plants served in Hawaiian life. You will see which plants were used as medicine and which were used as food. You will learn how these plants were collected and prepared and end class with a sampling.

Class Length: 1-1.5 hrs

In-house guest: $5
Non-hotel guest: $20

View Details

ʻŌlelo (Hawaiian Language)

You will learn the correct pronunciation of Hawaiian alphabet and learn some common words and sentences. Throughout the class, you will also learn the history of the near extinction and revitalization of our native language.

Class Length: 30 min

In-house guest: Free
Non-hotel guest: $20

View Details

Hoʻolauleʻa (Music)

Join the Hale Hoʻokipa staff in the lobby in a music session where everyone, of any ability, is invited to play music, dance hula, or just sing along. Instruments can be borrowed from our staff, or feel free to bring your own.

Offered complimentary

View Details

Nala (Weaving)

You will learn about different weaving techniques and the different materials used. These materials are all of plant origin, and many of them grows on property. You will learn how these plants are processed and prepared for weaving. And of course, you will learn to weave an item to take home!

Class Length: 1-1.5 hrs

In-house guest: $5
Non-hotel guest: $20

View Details

Kilo Moana (Ocean Observations)

See what the beach boys are doing and be prepared to jump in on the hands-on activity. The activities may include repairing canoes and other ocean-going gear, rigging, and throw net. You are invited to ask questions and participate along with our staff.

Class Length: 1-1.5 hrs

In-house guest: Free
Non-hotel guest: $20

View Details
Unreal Deal!
Friends - Limited Time Offer
Learn More
Every Sunday needs some
Brunch Time!
Reserve Your Table
The beach activities you cannot miss
Paddle a Waʻa (Canoe)
learn more
Making a lei, and dancing hula...
Maui is the Place to be
Learn More
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
Special Codes
maui-recreational-activities