Have fun, meet the locals and immerse yourself in our island culture with hands-on lessons, sessions and custom classes designed to delight and entertain.
Friday, 9:00am – 10:00am, LUANA
Kalo, or taro, features prominently in the indigenous Hawaiian creation story. Find out how — and how kalo is not just a plant with giant heart-shaped leaves and its underground stem used to make traditional poi, but much, much more. Learn all about this iconic staple and its central role in the local community, lore and legends.
‘ŌLELO HAWAI’I SESSION
Thursday, 9:00am, Lobby
How do you say “good-bye” and “nice to meet you” in the local lingo? We’ll teach you that and more in this laidback 45-minute beginner’s language class. Learn the interesting history of our language and even how to pronounce your Hawaiian name. No tests, we promise!
HULA AND UKULELE LESSONS
Monday, 9:00am, Lobby
The hula is a traditional Polynesian dance accompanied by chants and gestures, known for its signature graceful hand movements and swaying style. It’s also a way of life — and ancient form of communication predating written language. 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.
Call our concierge at 808 875 2290 or by email for more information about our immersive cultural experiences.