Mākaha, Hawai’i

Destination to Paradise: Mākaha, Hawai’i   Mākaha is located on the leeward coast of O’ahu, just north, northwest of Waianae. The town sits at the west opening of Mākaha Valley, and at the foot of Mt. Ka’ala in the Wai’anae Mountain Range....

Kākau Ancient Hawaiian Tattoo

Kākau Ancient Art Of Hawaiian Tattoo Born out of Polynesia, the ancient form of tattooing known as kākau and kā uhi, is as sacred to the Hawaiian people as hula, lei making and surfing. Traditional Kākau, Kā Uhi is an art that was nearly lost to Hawaiians, but many...

Hiku & Kawelu

Hiku & Kawelu Hawaiian Legends & Mythology A famous legend from the magnificent Waimea Canyon on the island of Kauai is the love story of Hiku and Kawelu. The legend goes something like this: Hiku, a demigod, visited the human realm and fell in love with a...

Hawaiian Hula Dance

Hawaiian Hula Dance Hula is the storytelling dance of the Hawaiian Islands and it’s people. Hula is a Polynesian dance form accompanied by chant or song (oli or mele). Hula was developed in the islands of Hawai’i by the Polynesian voyagers who originally...

King Kamehameha Day

King Kamehameha Day Celebration Hawai’i Honors Kamehameha The Great June 11th Kamehameha Day was established by royal decree on December 22, 1871 by King Kamehameha V as a national holiday. Kamehameha Day was created to honor the memory of Kamehameha, who united...

Kahakuloa Village

Kahakuloa Village, West Maui Kahakuloa – Maui’s Other Side, Rugged West Mountains Kahakuloa is an area on the north side of West Maui, with a small isolated community called Kahakuloa Village, tucked away in a valley. The village is home to about 100...

Hawaiian Demigod Māui

Hawaiian Demigod Māui; Half Man, Half God In Hawaiian religion, Māui is a culture hero and ancient chief who appears in several different genealogies. Fisherman Māui would go fishing in the broken coral reefs below Haleakala with his brothers. Māui was a poor...

Honolua Bay, Maui

Honolua Bay, West Maui Maui, one of best places to snorkel in the world is Honolua Bay. Located just north of Kapalua, West Maui, Honolua Bay features established coral reefs and clear waters out in the bay, you’ll need to swim out past the shoreline to get past...

Waipi‘o Valley

Waipi’o Valley Hawai’i Sacred Waipi’o Valley Nestled at the base remote of Waipi‘o Valley on the Hāmākua Coast, the beautiful black sands, 2,000-foot cliffs, tropical rainforest, and cascading waterfalls of Waipi‘o Beach, make this a destination...