Mauna Lani Hawaii Horn
Danny Akaka with the conch shell
Mauna Lani Hawaii Horn
Danny Akaka with the conch shell

History of Mauna Lani

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Kalāhuipua‘a is a raw and potent paradise, the piko (center) of Hawaii’s five great volcanoes, and the point where volcanic plains meet the shimmering sea.

The Mauna Lani sits within Kalāhuipua‘a, a sacred realm whose astonishing natural beauty is equaled only by its primal, magnetic power. To walk this storied coastline, breathe the salt air, and swim in the crystalline waters is to feel the same mana—spiritual energy—that first drew people here centuries years ago. This where ancient Hawaiians mastered the art of aquaculture, where mythological tales of kupua or supernatural beings took shape, and where warrior kings came recuperate and linger in the fishponds.

Mauna Lani Hawaii Horn
Danny Akaka blowing the conch shell
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