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Authentic Hawaiian Culture

E komo mai! When you visit Fairmont Kea Lani, you become part of our ‘ohana. We are committed to not only showing you true aloha, but connecting you with Hawai‘i’s culture, history, traditions and people in meaningful and personal ways. Learn how to say “until we meet again” (a hui hou), paddle the Pacific with a ho‘okele (navigator), try hula or ʻukulele, make a lei with fresh flowers or plant a native plant as part of our reforestation initiative. We invite you to immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture.

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Our Kuleana Kuleana: Responsibility Commitment

We share our kuleana (responsibility) with our colleagues and encourage our guests to continue the positive effects of our actions. Our goal is to preserve the natural beauty of Hawaiʻi, educate and perpetuate our rich culture and care for nā kamaliʻi (children) and nā kūpuna (respected elders) of Maui.

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Reforesting Maui

We’ve partnered with Skyline Conservation to support the reforestation of Maui’s precious ecosystem through our Rooted in Aloha initiative. You can directly support our goal of planting 5,000 native trees, shrubs and plants by the end of 2024.

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Leave a positive lasting impact when you visit Maui. The magic and culture of this island have a way of touching the hearts of all who visit. Find the right way for your family to get involved during your stay through our voluntourism opportunities.

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Hoʻomaka Hou Hoʻomaka Hou: New Beginning

With great pride we embark upon Hoʻomaka Hou (a new beginning), a project inspired by the elements of Maui and the island’s rich cultural heritage. This multimillion-dollar transformation will reimagine several aspects of our resort, from our collection of luxury suites and villas to our lobby and Grand Entrance. An interactive, immersive Hawaiian cultural center will also make its debut at Fairmont Kea Lani, along with an innovative culinary concept blending ancient and modern traditions of Hawai’i.

Explore Maui Culture

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Hawaiian Canoe Experience

Don’t miss one of our most treasured guest experiences. Paddle Maui’s turquoise waters in a Hawaiian outrigger canoe with our resort ho‘okele (navigator).

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Hula and ‘Ukelele Lessons

Try out the art of hula for yourself, and channel your own mana (energy) into dance. Or master the basics of strumming island tunes on the ‘ukulele.

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Makahiki is a sacred time for Native Hawaiians, a time of peace and cessation of warfare. It is a time to appreciate all that has been harvested and to share in the gathered abundance.

a group of kits watching the sunset as a man blows into a shell

Torch Lighting Ceremony

For centuries, Hawaiians have signaled the day’s end by blowing the pū (conch shell). In the traditional way, we light torches to prepare for the evening and end the celebration with an oli (chant).

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E Ala Ē

Our sunrise chant marks the start of a Maui morning. Join our paddlers down on Polo Beach to greet the new day in this beautiful, traditional Hawaiian way.

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Cultural Center

Fairmont Kea Lani will debut a new immersive cultural center designed to share the stories, traditions and values of Hawaiʻi.