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TRADITIONS
TRADITIONS

Maui Traditions

Our rituals and celebrations are at the heart of our lifestyle and culture, intimately linked with ‘āina (land) and moana (ocean). Join us in honoring some of Maui’s longest standing traditions!

E ALA Ē

E ALA Ē

Monday – Friday, Sunrise, Polo Beach
This is our sunrise chant — E Ala Ē — greeting the sun and awakening to a magical Maui morning. Join our paddlers down on Polo Beach to greet the new day in this beautiful, traditional Hawaiian way.

TORCH LIGHTING CEREMONY

TORCH LIGHTING CEREMONY

Sunset Nightly, Lower Lagoon Pool
For centuries, Hawaiians have signaled the ending of the day by blowing the (conch shell). In the traditional way, we light the resort tiki torches to ready for the evening and end the celebration with an oli (chant).

Makahiki

Makahiki

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

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