Hawaiian cultural activities offerings at Hotels in Hawaii is the topic of our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Visitor industry research indicates that Hawaiian culture is the most sought-after experience for Hawaii visitors. Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura share their expert local knowledge about how best to experience Hawaii culture on your Hawaii vacation.
Many or most of Hawaii resorts strive to offer programming that highlights and celebrates Hawaiian culture. Bruce notes that the Outrigger chain excels in that regard. Lanai speaks of the importance of kukui nut oil and its many uses, from culinary applications to healing properties.
Hawaiian culture offerings at Hotels in Hawaii Many feature Hawaiian music as part of their cultural programming. It’s quite effective in attracting visitors, and famous hotels like the Royal Hawaiian focus on cultural engagement to provide authentic experiences as part of the visitor experience.
Bruce and Lanai discuss the history of a number of historic Waikiki hotels and how they have re-branded and maintained Hawaiian culture programming. They note new ownership’s approach to maintaining classic Hawaiian culture at properties like the New Otani Hotel.
The fish-feeding tank at the Alohilani and Prince Waikiki Hotel are noted for their cultural programming, as well as several other Neighbor Island hotels that focus on Hawaiian culture on Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island. Our hosts share their expert knowledge about which hotels provide experiences. The Kaanapali Beach Hotel is noted as a resort property that stays true to historic themes of Hawaiian hospitality, and one of the best places to experience humpback whale season.
Bruce observes that the cultural programming at Napili Bay is exceptional for its attention to educating children and their families about traditional Hawaiian foodways, agricultural practices, hula dancing. Lanai speaks to the history of traditional Hawaiian music and the explosion of slack key guitar in world music.
Fairmont Hawaii offers canoe-paddling and olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian language). Bruce talks about his favorite museum displays and interactive experiences that bring Hawaii visitors directly into the history and lifestyle of Hawaii.
Our most recent podcast gives listeners an insider’s look at the most popular and authentic cultural experiences that Hawaii has to offers. Some are free, some aren’t. Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura know better than most how to find the most rewarding Hawaiian cultural activities.
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