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The Roots of Hula on Maui

Hula has many roots, with various traditions offering different origins of the art – reflecting the beauty of the Hawaiian respect for multiple perspectives in a way that does not need to be mutually exclusive.

Kaui Kanakaole

KEEPERS OF THE FOREST - Waves crash against the distant black rocky cliff, salting the air. Kaui Kanakaole, the kumu hula (hula teacher) and her three students chant an oli, asking permission to enter the forest, and wait for a response. A breeze filters through the canopy, and the thick air parts, giving them their answer. They pick their way through the underbrush, beyond the grove of hala (pandanus) trees, to find the lauae (monarch fern) leaves that generations of hula dancers have relied on to create their lei.
Where Can I See Hula on Maui?

You can see hula across Maui at events, festivals and live performances at hotels and resorts. While serious study of hula is undertaken in a halau hula under the tutelage of a kumu hula, more casual lessons are often offered at select hotels and resorts.

A luau is another fun and festive place to watch hula and learn about Hawaiian culture. There are several venues around the island where you’ll find luau (most often in West Maui or South Maui), including the long-running Myths of Maui Luau at the Royal Lahaina Resort and Drums of the Pacific at the Hyatt Regency. The Old Lahaina Luau offers a popular sunset feast on spectacular oceanfront grounds right off Front Street. Some luau, like Feast of Lele, even present gourmet takes on traditional dishes, complete with wine pairings.

Learn More about Hawaiian Hula

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Luau on Maui

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Swan Court Breakfast
200 Nohea Kai Drive
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Swan Court in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers a lavish breakfast buffet and a la carte selections in an open-air setting. Take in the stunning waterfalls cascading over lava rocks and swans peacefully floating by, while enjoying fresh, local flavors and traditional breakfast favorites.

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Kahili Restaurant
2500 Honoapiilani Hwy
Wailuku, HI 96793
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The Kahili Restaurant welcomes you to enjoy our exciting location tucked away in the West Maui Mountains. A favorite meeting place where visitors and residents relax. The dining room and the lanai over look our amazing 18-hole golf course with spectacular views of the ocean and Haleakala Mountain.

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Maui
Kahili Golf Course
2500 Honoapiilani Hwy
Wailuku, HI 96793
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Golf Course. Maui's best golf value. Panoramic ocean views. The Kahili Course now features TifEagle turf grass putting surfaces, reshaped greens, fairways and bunkers, GPS-equipped golf carts, and a dramatic new finish on the 18th hole.

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Royal Kaanapali
Maui
Royal Kaanapali Course
2290 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Home of the Wendy's Champion SKINS GAME from 2008 to 2011, the Royal Kaanapali Course has more than 50 years of tournament history. With its recent upgrades, guests can enjoy this demanding course from one of four sets of tees. Come play where the Champions play!

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