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Experiences, Honoring People and Places
Kalahuipua‘a, the piko of Hawaii’s five great volcanoes, has great spiritual powers. A place revered and cherished by the Ali‘i, it was also a place to come to rejuvenate one’s health and spirit. In 1985, Mauna Lani Resort created historic tours for those fascinated by the historical significance of the area. Daniel Akaka, Mauna Lani’s Hawaiian historian, has guided over 20,000 people on these tours. Individually tailored to each group, Akaka educates on the importance of the area and the culture within the vision of Mauna Lani.
An oasis within an oasis, Kalahuipua‘a Fishponds of Mauna Lani Resort are the essence and spiritual center of the resort. Predating even the earliest Western contact, the loko (ponds), I‘a (fish) are a tangible reminder of the days when the land and sea supported the Ali‘i (royalty) and fishermen (lawai‘a) who were the original inhabitants of the land that is now Mauna Lani.
Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a
Now in its 21st year, Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a is an evening of entertainment and perpetuating the traditional folk art of storytelling at the oceanfront Eva Parker Woods Cottage. Every month when the full moon rises, the beloved event gives resort guests the chance to experience the true aloha spirit, and local residents the opportunity to meet and share stories with people from around the world.