Merrie Monarch on Maui

Merrie Monarch on Maui

Behind the Curtain: A Journey Through Hula at Fairmont Kea Lani As a Maui resident deeply connected to the art of hula and the spirit of Merrie Monarch, I had high expectations for the Fairmont Kea Lani’s event, “Behind the Curtain: A Journey Through...
5 Best Maui Luaus

5 Best Maui Luaus

What Is A Luau? At its core, a lūʻau is a celebration- born from a traditional Hawaiian meal held to mark a significant life event or achievement. However, unlike luaus today, these gatherings were once segregated by class and gender. That changed in 1819 when King...
Hawaiian Canoe Crops

Hawaiian Canoe Crops

HAWAIIAN CANOE CROPS What Polynesian Settlers Brought To Hawaii Hawaiian Canoe Crops This Hawaiian Canoe Crops collection features many useful plants that the Polynesian settlers brought to Hawaiʻi in their voyaging canoes when they migrated here approximately 2,000...
Old Lahaina Luau Fire Updates

Old Lahaina Luau Fire Updates

OLD LAHAINA LUAU Fire Updates Old Lahaina Luau – Fire Updates Old Lahaina Luau officially reopened in March 2024. Old Lahaina Luau holds a special place in the hearts of many. Not only is this luau heralded as Maui’s most authentic, but it’s also one of the island’s...
Polynesian Fire Dancing

Polynesian Fire Dancing

Polynesian Fire Dancing HISTORY • STYLES • ORIGINS All About Polynesian Fire Dancing Polynesian fire dancing is one of the most thrilling parts of a luau: The lights go down. The drums begin to intensify. Suddenly, the stage erupts in fire as performers dance wildly...
The Art of Lei Making

The Art of Lei Making

THE ART OF LEI MAKING MATERIALS • STYLES • ETIQUETTE Step foot in Hawaii and chances are you’ll be taken by the sight of or receipt of a lei. Whether comprised of flowers, feathers, shells, or leaves, the glorious garlands are often synonymous with the islands. But...