Discover the Maui Nui Luau at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa invites guests to discover the remarkable stories, history, and culture of the Valley Isle and Kaanapali through the songs and dances of Maui and the Pacific at the Maui Nui Lūʻau. Situated beachfront on award-winning Kaanapali Beach, the Maui Nui L ūʻau shares the music, dance and history of the […]

Wa’a Kiakahi 2013

The Hawaiian Canoe Association (HSCA) was on Kaanapali Beach this past Saturday, June 1st, performing what they call “Community Service.” This is the 9th Annual Wa’a Kiakahi which takes place during the HSCA’s annual race between the Hawaiian Islands. The first leg of the race began at Keokea on Hawaii, the Big Island and went […]

Wa’a Kiakahi Starts with Arrival of HSCA

Wa’a Kiakahi started with the arrival of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HSCA) on Friday afternoon. Landing on Kaanapali Beach in front of The Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, the wa’a (canoes) were greeted to a lively crowd on the beach. This was the third leg of the HSCA’s annual race that went […]

2012 Nā Mele O Maui Student Art Competition Results

WAILUKU, HI (December 7, 2012) – Lahainaluna High School students shine overall and art by Ellie Bio, senior, Henry Perrine Baldwin High School, wins Best of Show and First Place in the Division II, Two-Dimensional Art category in the 2012 Nā Mele O Maui Student Art Competition.  Art winners were recognized at the annual Nā […]

Wa’a Kiakahi 2013

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly across the water in an outrigger canoe with a sail attached to it in brisk windy conditions? I’m told by members of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HSCA), that it is the ultimate thrill. To hear the creaking of the mast and the ama, […]

The Owl Cave Legend

At the Lahaina end of Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, walk along the beach to the mouth of the stream. Named Hahakea, this stream originates way up the mountain on the other side of Honoapi’ilani Highway. On Kaanapali’s South Course near Hahakea streambed is the site of what once was known as the cave […]

Lo’i Kalo – Taro Patch

Across from the south end of Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club, look at the 17th green of the South Course and you’ll notice the ground dips slightly lower. This area was used to cultivate taro (kalo) in abundant terraced patches (lo’i) in old Hawai’i. They thrived in fresh water sources, and it was through here that […]

Battle of Koko O Na Moku

At the intersection of Ka’anapali Parkway and Nohea Kai Drive, look to where the golf course greens now stretch. The scene is set amid lush plains cultivated with taro and sweet potatoes. Visualize thousands of warriors in the field, garbed in loin cloths and wielding weapons, such as ma’a (the sling, with which Maui warriors […]

Koko O Na Moku Race Track

Named after the famous battle between two royal brothers who fought in the area, a race track stood right on Ka’anapali’s sandy beach. The track stretched from Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, past Aston at the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach and Whalers Village to The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. It was built for horse racing, which […]

Chief Kaka’alaneo and Legend of Kaulula’au

Chief Kaka’alaneo and Legend of Kaulula’auKaka’alanmeo was a high chief of the land at Keka’a (Maui’s capital circa 15th century). He lived near the extinct volcanic cone of Pu’u Keka’a. The chief reigned over a thriving community of many people, as his land was fertile and rich with groves of breadfruit, bananas, sugar cane, sweet […]