These Ka’anapali Resorts and Hotels Carry On Hawaiian Legacy

MAUI, Hawaii (KGO) — Dive into more than just the porcelain blue water of Maui on your next trip to the island. A stay at a Ka’anapali Beach resort or hotel immerses visitors in Hawaii’s thriving and evolving culture.

“Travellers today, they come to learn something to gain experience,” said Makalapua Kanuha, director of culture at Royal Lahaina Resort. & Bungalows. “So we have this opportunity to share the stories of our ‘kupuna’, our ancestors, because a lot of stories are passed down to us.”

Iokepa Naeole, Cultural Resource Specialist at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, added, “We are not an extinct or dying culture. We live, thrive and evolve in a culture here, and we want to share that with the rest. of the world.”

Ka’anapali resorts and hotels allow guests to explore Hawaii’s rich history with an abundance of traditional activities. Take ukulele lessons, make colorful leis, take a canoe ride, experience a luau, and more.

Best of all, hotel and resort staff spend time sharing stories, history, and Aloha.

“I’ve sat with guests for hours talking about the story, and they’re so amazed,” Kanuha said. “We have the opportunity to share Aloha with them.”

“Our guests, when they travel, want to learn something from our indigenous peoples,” Kanuha said. “It is our commitment, to support our indigenous peoples.”

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