See the sites, explore the ‘aina (land), get to know the locals and learn something new about our aloha island culture. From the Maui demigod legends to art, chocolate and sugar cane, find out more about our history, heritage, cuisine, and native flora and fauna on fun and fascinating guided outings.
E KOMO MAI TOUR
Wednesday, 9:00am, Lobby
Welcome, or as we say here, E komo mai. Head out onto the lush property for a 45-minute tour focusing on how Hawaiians have been using natural resources — sugar cane, laua‘e (ferns) — in clever and unexpected ways for generations, as well as the legends of Maui and its surrounding isles. Offered on Wednesdays at 10am, please meet in the Lobby.
Use this guide during the E Komo Mai Tour or venture on your own and enjoy a self-guided Polynesian and Native Hawaiian plants walking tour.
NIGHT OF ART, CULTURE AND CHOCOLATE
Wednesday, 6:00pm, Lobby
Our renowned Artist in Residence, Dale Zarrella, delights in recounting the Maui myths and legends that inspire his life-sized bronze and native wood sculptures. Join him! Stroll the resort grounds in the evening while Dale, who has created commissioned works for Popes at the Vatican, weaves his yarns. The tour ends the way all good things do: with chocolate (that’s Dale’s homemade chocolates, shaped like mini turtles).
HISTORY OF HAWAI’I THROUGH MAPS
Chat, or “talk story,” with Bryant Neal, a multi-talented Renaissance Man. An avid collector of antique maps, prints, books and unusual Hawaiian collectibles, Bryant interprets Hawai’i history through his expansive collection of vintage maps. Learn about the 21st century Polynesia migrations, American missionaries and European explorers, to name just a few.
BOTANICAL WALKING TOUR
Native Hawaiians have a strong connection to the land and flora surrounding them, and you’ll understand why. At a very young age, Hawaiian keiki (children) learn to take care of their ‘āina (land), and that the ‘āina will take care of them. Learn more about exotic, dramatic native flowers and distinctive Hawaiian and Polynesian plants on a self-guided walk around our resort’s verdant 22-acre landscape. See the concierge team on the lobby level for tour details.