TWILIGHT AT KALAHUIPUA’A - Talk Story under a Full Moon
Every month when the full moon rises, Mauna Lani gets ready for an enchanted evening of storytelling and entertainment on the lawn at the oceanfront Eva Parker Woods Cottage. Hotel guests,Hawaii residents, and resort employees and their families are all welcome to join Danny Akaka for “Twilight at Kalahuipua‘a,” a night of storytelling, music and perhaps a little hula.
Danny Akaka, Mauna Lani’s Cultural Historian, is a kahu (Hawaiian priest), speaks fluent Hawaiian and often performs as a musician and dancer. Since not many hotels can boast an on-staff cultural historian, Mauna Lani asked Danny to share his knowledge ofHawaii’s myths and legends with guests.
“Twilight at Kalahuipua‘a” was designed to perpetuate the traditional folk art of storytelling. Everyone is invited to share stories, family histories, songs, and dance. It gives hotel guests a chance to experience the true aloha spirit, and residents the opportunity to meet and share stories with people from around the world.
The Eva Parker Woods Cottage houses historical information about Kalahuipua‘a, the land now called Mauna Lani. This oceanfront location marks the piko (spiritual center) of the resort’s ancient Hawaiian fishponds, making it the perfect venue for this full moon event.
About Mauna Lani
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows sits oceanfront on the Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii. Located 23 miles north of the Kona International Airport the hotel is located at the Mauna Lani Resort which features the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Mauna Lani Spa and Mauna Lani’s Francis H. I‘i Brown Golf Courses. For reservations call (800) 367-2323 or visit www.maunalani.co