Hale Hoʻokipa

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 for 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

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*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 for 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: 45min

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

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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

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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

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Mahiʻai (Hawaiian Farming)

You will learn Hawaiian terminology associated with plants and farming, the mannerisms of food cultivation and preparation, the spiritual connection with Hawaiian food plants, and participate in the processing and production of traditional foods.

Class Length: 1-1.5 hrs

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

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Mea Hoʻokani (Hula 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

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Mele (Music and 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: 45 min

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

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Moʻolelo (Storytelling)

You will learn about Maui, Hawaiian culture, spirituality and language through talk story with our Hawaiian Cultural Alakaʻi (Guide). You are welcome to bring questions and be involved in conversation.

Class Length: 1hr

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

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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: 45 min

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

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Kilomoana (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

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