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Hawaiian Arts & Culture: The Expression of Aloha

The diverse culture of Hawaii is expressed in (among other things) language, music, art, theater, dance, film, cuisine and a multitude of festivals. At the core of each is the spirit of aloha, in the fluid arc of a hula dancer’s hands or in the soft rhythm of a slack-key guitar. The "Aloha Spirit" is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others. In the contemplation and presence of life force.

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Hula

Learn more about this vital art form that blends storytelling with rhythm and motion.

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Luau

This one-of-a-kind feast is a fun and delicious way to experience Hawaii.

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History

Learn more about the history of the Hawaiian Islands and discover interesting historical experiences.

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Traditions and Customs

Hawaii's traditions and customs are drawn from across many of the diverse cultures who've called the islands home.

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Heritage Sites

Visit Heritage Sites of Hawaii, which provide historical, cultural and environmental contributions to the understanding and enjoyment of Hawaii.

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Stories of the Hawaiian Islands

Puuloa’s Keeper

Puuloa, modern day Pearl Harbor, is the home of legendary sharks who protected local residents.

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The Race of the Goddesses

The island of Hawaii was shaped by an epic race between two deities, Pele and Poliahu.

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Haupu: Kauai’s Guardian

Legendary giants on the island of Kauai played a role in the island's breathtaking landscape.

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King Kamehameha I

King Kamehameha I

Read more about the history of the great Hawaiian king who lead a conquest to unify the islands. 

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Read More About Where to Find Statues of Hawaii's Heroes

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Maui
Atlantis Submarines Maui
658 Front Street, Suite 175
Lahaina, HI 96761
Summary

Atlantis Submarines offers a one-of-a-kind underwater experience off the shorelines of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island, giving guests a close-up view of an array of marine life, exotic tropical reefs and numerous sunken vessels. It's like swimming in a giant aquarium, but staying dry the whole time!

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Hawaiian Paddle Sports Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Maui
Hawaiian Paddle Sports
Summary

Hawaiian Paddle Sports offers authentic, sustainable eco-tours that empower guests to discover a deeper appreciation of and connection to Hawaii’s marine environment. Guests can choose from private kayak, outrigger canoe, canoe surfing, whale watch, and snorkel tours, or take SUP or surf lessons.

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Skyline Hawaii
Maui
Skyline Hawaii
12 Kiopaa St.
Makawao, HI 96768
Summary

From sunrise to sunset, Haleakala National Park, and the surrounding upcountry Maui area offer memories for a lifetime. Make the most of your trip to Haleakala National Park on a guided tour with Skyline Hawaii. Let us do the navigating while you enjoy the views and learn about the environment and cultural significance of Haleakala.

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Maui Ocean Center
Maui
Maui Ocean Center
192 Maalaea Rd
Wailuku, HI 96793
Summary

Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Hawaii’s marine life at Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii. Encounter schooling reef fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and experience the world's first virtual encounter with Hawaii's humpback whales in the Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & 3D Sphere.

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Konea 639 enjoys panoramic views from INSIDE the unit.
Maui
Ka'anapali Folly
130 Kai Malina Pkwy
Konea 639
Lahaina, HI 96761
Summary

At "Ka'anapali Folly" you will enjoy resort amenities and breathtaking views from our well-appointed condo. We are located in West Maui along the ocean's edge of the famous Ka'anapali Beach. Whether traveling as a couple, with a group of friends or as a family there is something for everyone.

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openairlobby
Maui
Maui Coast Hotel
2259 South Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753
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Located in Sunny South Maui just across the street from a six mile stretch of Maui's beautiful and award-winning beaches, the Maui Coast Hotel is the only Premier Full Service Hotel in Kihei, one of Maui's favorite vacation destinations.

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Aston Kaanapali Shores - Oceanfront Resort
Maui
Aston Kaanapali Shores
3445 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, HI 96761
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This oceanfront resort combines the comfort & convenience of a condominium with hotel-caliber services. Aston Ka’anapali Shores rests on 10 acres of tropical gardens. Resort offers a restaurant, spa, fitness center, BBQ grills, tennis & pickle ball courts, shuffle boards, 2 heated pools & jet spas.

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Experience the Hawaiian Islands

From adventures and sightseeing to golf and relaxation, there are lots of ways to experience the Hawaiian Islands. Find more activities and experiences. 

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