Art & Culture

Traditions of Maui

Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of Maui through our diverse art & culture programming for all ages.

Classes & Experiences

Mondays & Thursdays Sundays & Wednesdays
Mondays & Thursdays
Lei Making-Shadow

Lei of Aloha

The lei has been a symbol of Aloha for many and in this lesson, you will be introduced to the history and story of the lei. Our Cultural Ambassador will guide you through creating a lei kui, a needle and thread method.

Mondays | 1:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am & 1:00pm

Sundays & Wednesdays
Family Hula Experience at Montage Kapalua Bay

Hula Lessons

For centuries the hula has been used to show respect and share the stories of Hawaiian deities. Through hula, dancers tell the stories of their heritage. In this class you will learn basic hip, foot and hand movements that accompany the words that describe the elements.

Sundays | 1:00pm
Wednesdays | 10:00am


Ukulele Lessons

Tuesdays & Fridays | 10:00am & 1:00pm

The stringed instrument was introduced to the Hawaiian people by the Portuguese and was adapted by the Hawaiians to the ukulele we know today. Queen Lili`uokalani referred to “uku” meaning gift and “lele” meaning to come; therefore ukulele was “a gift that came.” In this class you will be taught how to hold and finger the ukulele as well as the basic chords.

Complimentary. Advance reservation is required by calling (808) 662-6600.
Sundays | 10:00am

Introduction to Hawaiian Language

Complimentary. Advance reservation is required by calling (808) 662-6600.

Learn a few basic words and common phrases from our beautiful Hawaiian language.


Mondays | 10:00am

Hawaiian History

Learn about the beautiful history of Hawai‘i and how it is being preserved today.

Wednesdays | 1:00pm

Hawaiian Myths & Legends

Complimentary. Advance reservation is required by calling (808) 662-6600.

Families will enjoy local folklore and urban legends that have been passed down for many generations.

Saturdays | 10:00am & 1:00pm

Lauhala Weaving

Complimentary. Must be age 10 and over to participate. Advance reservation is required by calling (808) 662-6600.

Create a beautiful keepsake bracelet using the leaf from a Hala tree.

Classes are complimentary for resort guests. A 24-hour advance reservation is required for all experiences and limited space is available. Young guests ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and reservations, please call our Front Desk Concierge at (808) 662-6600.