27th Hula O Nā Keiki

Join us for the 27th Celebration of Hula O Nā Keiki, held November 10-11, 2017 at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. Guests are invited to watch talented Hula students from Hawai`i and around the world compete through interview, dance, chant, and costume categories. Event Schedule Hawaiian Festival of Arts and Crafts Friday – Saturday 8am – 4pm […]

Hula Grill’s 21st Ukulele Contest

Saturday, October 21st youth ‘ukulele players from kindergarten through high school are invited to participate in the 21st year of the Hula Grill Ukulele Contest (previously the Maui Youth Ukulele Players Contest). The contest gives Hawaii’s keiki the chance to perform on stage in front of a live audience. Entry information HERE! The contest kicks […]

Talk Story with Hōkūleʻa & Hikianalia Homecoming Crew at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel

For those who missed Wa’a Kiakahi, this is your chance to have another authentic experience, offering a peek into a cultural renaissance and lifestyle! Please join us Friday, August 18th, 2017 for a panel discussion by Kaʻiulani Murphy, Kekaimalu Lee, Mark Ellis and Pua Lincoln will be hosted at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. This wonderful Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia crew will talk about […]

Ka‘anapali History & Legends Tour 

Maui Nei Native Expeditions (Maui Nei) is a cultural and eco-tourism provider dedicated to sharing Hawaiian culture and Maui’s rich history with visitors and residents.  As part of that mission, Maui Nei is introducing a new tour that will expand its programs from Lahaina to Ka‘anapali in West Maui: Ka‘anapali History & Legends Tour is […]

May Day Celebrations With Longest Lei Exchange At The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

May 1st is also known as Lei Day and is a statewide cultural celebration in Hawaii. At The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, May Day festivities will include the Longest Lei Exchange in Ka’anapali as a unique experience and attempt to set a record, with 500+ persons targeted to be in attendance. The significance of presenting […]

2017 Makahiki Closing Ceremony & Kaʻililāʻau Relaunching

Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel – Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel celebrated the end of Makahiki Season at Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel on March 31, 2017. It was the end of the great harvest season where they offered gratitude and Mahalo. Kaʻililāʻau, their staff-built canoe back in 2009, was refurbished by our employee over 4 months and reintroduced […]

13th Annual Wa‘a Kiakahi

The 13th annual Wa‘a Kiakahi will grace Kā‘anapali’s shores from June 2 to 4, welcoming 10 six-member crews from all islands to share with the public the history and proficiency of traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes. Created by the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HCSA), the three-day event features traditional ceremonies, sailing canoe rides and educational talks […]

7th Annual Maui Fire Knife Competition at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Fire knife competitors from around the state of Hawaii will gather at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on April 28 and April 29, 2017 for the 7th annual “Si’a Le Afi…Ignite the Fire” Maui Fire Knife Competition, presented by Tihati Productions. Hosted on the resort’s 12,000 sq. ft. Ocean Lawn, the two-night event will feature the […]

Leilani’s and Hula Grill Celebrate Decades of Aloha

The T-shaped intersection where Whalers Village meets Kā‘anapali Beach is a busy spot, with a constant tide of beachgoers flowing out, and hungry shoppers flowing in. But through it all, season after season, year after year, two venerable Kā‘anapali establishments rule their respective corners with grace and style. Leilani’s on the Beach is the matriarch—for 34 years, she […]

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel Brings Hawaiian Culture To Ocean Activities With The Opening Of Its Beachfront Hale Huaka’I

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel will continue to enrich guests’ experience through authentic cultural offerings with the official opening of their new water activities center. Paying homage to Hawaiian traditions, the center will be called Hale Huaka’i, which means “Adventure Center” and signifies a trip, voyage or a place to start your journey […]