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. 

Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Phone Number: (808) 667-0161

Email: hawaiianculture@kbhmaui.com

View Daily Cultural Activities Schedule

'Ukulele Lessons

'Ukuleles are provided for a complimentary class where our guests of all ages will learn to play a fun Hawaiian mele (song).

Offered complimentary every Tuesday & Thursday at 1:30 p.m.


Hula & Hularobics Lessons

Hula is a beautiful art form, full of grace, rhythm and vitality; hula is the living embodiment of Hawaii's heart and soul.Get your exercise the Hawaiian way! Learn the different hula steps while getting an aerobic workout. Bring a pareo if you have one.

Hula - Offered complimentary every Monday & Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Hularobics - Offered complimentary every Tuesday & Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Lei Making

Come learn a unique way to share love and aloha. Learning how to string exotic and colorful flowers is a fun experience. As with many activities, we include Hawaiian story telling that provides you with an afternoon beyond compare.

Offered complimentary every Monday at 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Thursday at 3:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m., and  Saturday at 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.


Cultural Garden Tour

Although our building is modern, with all the amenities, our grounds are a cultural resource. Tours of the hotel grounds provide our guests with insights into Hawaiʻi's unique native and introduced flora and fauna. Our experienced employees are always eager to provide our guests a complete understanding of the role in which our nature plays in Hawaiian life.

Offered complimentary every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Lauhala Weaving

Experience and appreciate one of Hawaii's fine arts by creating a personalized bookmark, made from the leaves of the pandanus tree.

Offered complimentary every Friday at 2:30 p.m. & Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

pineapple cutting

Pineapple Cutting Demonstration

Sample the sweet, refreshing taste of pineapple as our staff demonstrates the art of pineapple cutting. Pineapples are enjoyed in various ways; some of the best-known local ways will surely be experienced at this demonstration.

Offered complimentary every Tuesday & Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Kukui Bracelet Making

String and design a kukui bracelet. You can even take it home with you! 

Offered for $5 every Sunday & Thursday at 2:30 p.m. 

kukui bracelet

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Language Class

Learn how to pronounce common Hawaiian words and phrases in this fun and interactive class.

Offered complimentary every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Kaula (Cordage)

In modern times, we have nails, screws and different glues to build and bind materials. One of the customary practices that was both continued and adapted in the Hawaiian Islands was the making of kaula (cordage), a foundational part of many of the tools and operations of daily life. In this activity, the kaula wil be used to make a kukui nut pendant. 

Offered complimentary every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.

nose flute

ʻOhe Hano Ihu (Bamboo Nose Flute)

The ‘Ohe Hano Ihu was once used to woo a lover or communicate messages between lovers. Hawaiian culture dictates that true feelings are conveyed through the Hano because the breath from the nose is considered to be pure whereas the breath from the mouth can expel untruths. Guests will learn how to make their own nose flute and even play a few notes.

Offered for $10 every Sunday and Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

ʻOhe Kāpala (Bamboo Printing)

Hawaiians made cloth, called kapa, from the bark of different plants, with the finest kapa coming from the wauke plant. Kapa was then decorated with drawings and designs using ʻohe kāpala, an ancient method of bamboo printing.

In this activity, guests will make their own unique creation utilizing natural dyes from the ground just like the Hawaiians used to do centuries ago.

Offered complimentary every Monday at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Bamboo Printing
Bamboo Trumpet

Pū ‘ohe (Bamboo Trumpet)

The pū is used as a form of communication. In ancient times, the sound of the pū could be heard for miles around and was used to announce that an event was about to happen. Students will have a chance to make their own bamboo trumpet from sanding the rough bamboo to finishing it using the kukui nut oil. Then they can take their new creation home with them.

Offered for $5 every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday and Saturday at 11:30 a.m.


‘Upena Kīloi (Throw Net)

Fishing is a favorite sport in Hawaiʻi and ʻupena kīloi is something that Hawaiians would only learn growing up in the islands. In this fun activity, guests can learn how to cast an actual handheld net and even catch a fish if they’re lucky!

Offered complimentary every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. 

net throwing

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