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Kahala’s Initiative for Sustainability, Culture & the Arts

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is deeply committed to preserving Oahu’s land, ocean and culture for generations to come. Together with the community, guests and local non-profit organizations, we believe it is all of our kuleana to work together toward preserving our island home for generations to come.

We invite you to be part of our journey to a brighter tomorrow.
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Experience Our KISCA sponsored Hawaiian Culture Classes

Lei Making

at THE VERANDA
Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
10:00 - 11:00am

Learn to make flower lei, which is a garland or wreath in Hawai’i. Leave with a beautiful handmade lei to wear or share with someone special. A lei is a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor or greeting. 

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Lei Making

at THE VERANDA
Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
10:00 - 11:00am

Learn to make flower lei, which is a garland or wreath in Hawai’i. Leave with a beautiful handmade lei to wear or share with someone special. A lei is a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor or greeting. 

Hula Dancing

at THE VERANDA

Thursdays
10:00 - 11:00am

Hula is a Polynesian dance form accompanied by chant (Oli) or song (Mele). Hula dancing is a beautiful art form, and there are many hand motions used to represent the words in a song or chant. In our hula dancing class, you will learn basic steps, hand motions and some stories about Hawai’i.

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Hula Dancing

at THE VERANDA

Thursdays
10:00 - 11:00am

Hula is a Polynesian dance form accompanied by chant (Oli) or song (Mele). Hula dancing is a beautiful art form, and there are many hand motions used to represent the words in a song or chant. In our hula dancing class, you will learn basic steps, hand motions and some stories about Hawai’i.

Lauhala Weaving

at THE VERANDA

Tuesdays
10:00 - 11:30am

Hala weaving is a traditional practice to make items such as baskets, hats and mats from leaves of Hala trees. Watch Keoua Nelsen expertly weave together leaves during this special Oceans Day workshop. Keoua Nelson hails from Kona and comes from a long line of lauhala weavers.

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Lauhala Weaving

at THE VERANDA

Tuesdays
10:00 - 11:30am

Hala weaving is a traditional practice to make items such as baskets, hats and mats from leaves of Hala trees. Watch Keoua Nelsen expertly weave together leaves during this special Oceans Day workshop. Keoua Nelson hails from Kona and comes from a long line of lauhala weavers.

Ohe Kapala Stamping by Na Mala Kahiko

at THE VERANDA

Mondays
10:00 - 11:30am

Join us on this Hawaiian craft workshop to create your own kapa bookmark. “Ohe Kapala” is a piece of bamboo carved for printing “tapa” which is a bark cloth that has been softened through a process of soaking and beating. 

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Ohe Kapala Stamping by Na Mala Kahiko

at THE VERANDA

Mondays
10:00 - 11:30am

Join us on this Hawaiian craft workshop to create your own kapa bookmark. “Ohe Kapala” is a piece of bamboo carved for printing “tapa” which is a bark cloth that has been softened through a process of soaking and beating. 

Join Our KISCA sponsored Sustainability Educational Programs

Presented by The Kahala Hotel & Resort & The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Sunset Seminar Series

at THE KAHALA
Join us at The Kahala Hotel for lively discussions and presentations on efforts being done to protect and preserve Hawai‘i’s environment and culture. Enjoy the beachside view as local researchers and professionals present how environmental and social research supports Hawai‘i’s environment and people. Both guests and the kamaʻāina are invited to engage and learn about Hawai‘i’s natural resources! The seminar is complimentary with light pupus and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Event occurs on the following Friday evenings:

Next Seminar:
Friday, May 27, 2022 | 6-7p.m.
Topic: The Hawaiian Ko‘a Card : A Coral Health Assessment Tool for Citizen Scientists and Researchers
Speaker: Anita Tsang, Affiliate Researcher, Coral Reef Ecology Laboratory, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
Venue: Waialae Ballroom

Upcoming Seminars:
Jun 24 | 6-7p.m.
Jul 29 | 6-7p.m.
*Aug 19, 6-7p.m. (3rd week of Aug)
Sept 30 l 6-7p.m.
Oct 28 l 6-7p.m.

Click the button and reserve your seat today!
For more information, please contact: [email protected] 808.739.8811

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Sunset Seminar Series

at THE KAHALA

Join us at The Kahala Hotel for lively discussions and presentations on efforts being done to protect and preserve Hawai‘i’s environment and culture. Enjoy the beachside view as local researchers and professionals present how environmental and social research supports Hawai‘i’s environment and people. Both guests and the kamaʻāina are invited to engage and learn about Hawai‘i’s natural resources! The seminar is complimentary with light pupus and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Event occurs on the following Friday evenings:

Next Seminar:
Friday, May 27, 2022 | 6-7p.m.
Topic: The Hawaiian Ko‘a Card : A Coral Health Assessment Tool for Citizen Scientists and Researchers
Speaker: Anita Tsang, Affiliate Researcher, Coral Reef Ecology Laboratory, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
Venue: Waialae Ballroom

Upcoming Seminars:
Jun 24 | 6-7p.m.
Jul 29 | 6-7p.m.
*Aug 19, 6-7p.m. (3rd week of Aug)
Sept 30 l 6-7p.m.
Oct 28 l 6-7p.m.

Click the button and reserve your seat today!
For more information, please contact: [email protected] 808.739.8811

Live Touch Tank & Coral Activity

In partnership with the Coral Resilience Lab at The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
Get to know what lives where you swim!
Every Friday | 10am - 12pm
*except last Friday of each month

Hawai'i's beautiful coral reef ecosystems provide countless benfits to humns, fish, and other ocean creatures. Coral reefs are also facing significant threats and are struggling to stay alive. Both guests and the kamaʻāina are welcomed to engage and learn about Hawai‘i’s natural resources.

During a hands-on learning experience, get to know Hawai'i's unique marine life. Learn about local conservation efforts & discover ways that you can help keep our treasured reefs healthy and thriving.

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Live Touch Tank & Coral Activity

In partnership with the Coral Resilience Lab at The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Get to know what lives where you swim!
Every Friday | 10am - 12pm
*except last Friday of each month

Hawai'i's beautiful coral reef ecosystems provide countless benfits to humns, fish, and other ocean creatures. Coral reefs are also facing significant threats and are struggling to stay alive. Both guests and the kamaʻāina are welcomed to engage and learn about Hawai‘i’s natural resources.

During a hands-on learning experience, get to know Hawai'i's unique marine life. Learn about local conservation efforts & discover ways that you can help keep our treasured reefs healthy and thriving.

Keiki Art

In partnership with the Coral Resilience Lab at The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
Draw, Paint, Create and Get Messy!
Every Wednesday | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

The Kahala invites all children (ages 5 and up) to spend the afternoon creating ocean-inspired art while learning about environmental stewardship. Both guests and the kamaʻāina are welcomed to engage and learn about Hawai‘i’s natural resources through the creation.
We have all the supplies that keiki need to flex their creative muscles and create one-of-a-kind masterpieces to take home.

Due to limited availability, reservations are required. Please contact concierge to reserve your spot today!

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Keiki Art

In partnership with the Coral Resilience Lab at The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Draw, Paint, Create and Get Messy!
Every Wednesday | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

The Kahala invites all children (ages 5 and up) to spend the afternoon creating ocean-inspired art while learning about environmental stewardship. Both guests and the kamaʻāina are welcomed to engage and learn about Hawai‘i’s natural resources through the creation.
We have all the supplies that keiki need to flex their creative muscles and create one-of-a-kind masterpieces to take home.

Due to limited availability, reservations are required. Please contact concierge to reserve your spot today!

Support Our Sustainability Initiatives

KISCA Featured Dish

at PLUMERIA BEACH HOUSE

At Plumeria Beach House, we make every effort to find quality ingredients for our dishes. We are proud to support local farmers by introducing their produce to our guests.

This month, we would like to feature one of our signature desserts, "Kahala Chocolate Mousse Cake".

Kahala Chocolate Mousse Cake is a Kahala classic with layers of light chiffon cake and delicate chocolate mousse. The chocolate used for the mousse is sourced from Maui Kuia Estate, the first and largest bean-to-bar factory in Hawaii. The estate is situated on Maui above Lahaina town. The chocolate is floral with bright fruity notes. Kuia Estate donates 100% of the net profit to local charities and nonprofit communities.

Kahala Chocolate Mousse Cake can be enjoyed at Plumeria Beach House
A portion of the sales goes directly to support our non-profit organization partners.

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KISCA Featured Dish

at PLUMERIA BEACH HOUSE

At Plumeria Beach House, we make every effort to find quality ingredients for our dishes. We are proud to support local farmers by introducing their produce to our guests.

This month, we would like to feature one of our signature desserts, "Kahala Chocolate Mousse Cake".

Kahala Chocolate Mousse Cake is a Kahala classic with layers of light chiffon cake and delicate chocolate mousse. The chocolate used for the mousse is sourced from Maui Kuia Estate, the first and largest bean-to-bar factory in Hawaii. The estate is situated on Maui above Lahaina town. The chocolate is floral with bright fruity notes. Kuia Estate donates 100% of the net profit to local charities and nonprofit communities.

Kahala Chocolate Mousse Cake can be enjoyed at Plumeria Beach House
A portion of the sales goes directly to support our non-profit organization partners.

Treetment

Restore Hawaii's diverse ecosystem by donating $90 to the Kahala Legacy Forest —located at Gunstock Ranch in Malaekahana on the North Shore of Oahu. The Kahala Legacy Forest represents Kahala's commitment to the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI). We are proud to be the organization's first reforestation partner on the island of Oahu, with an entire piece of land on which Kahala guests and supporters can plant native trees. With your donation, a tree will be planted in your name (or dedicated to someone else) on Oahu's North Shore. As a token of our appreciation for your donation, you'll receive $50 off any spa treatment at The Kahala.

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Treetment

Restore Hawaii's diverse ecosystem by donating $90 to the Kahala Legacy Forest —located at Gunstock Ranch in Malaekahana on the North Shore of Oahu. The Kahala Legacy Forest represents Kahala's commitment to the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI). We are proud to be the organization's first reforestation partner on the island of Oahu, with an entire piece of land on which Kahala guests and supporters can plant native trees. With your donation, a tree will be planted in your name (or dedicated to someone else) on Oahu's North Shore. As a token of our appreciation for your donation, you'll receive $50 off any spa treatment at The Kahala.

KISCA Sponsored Cultural Events

at The KAHALA

Join our Upcoming Events

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KISCA Sponsored Cultural Events

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Join our Upcoming Events

Our Other Kahala Initiatives for Sustainability

Kahala Green Initiatives

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water conservation
  • Recycling
  • Purchasing Reused Products
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Food Service

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Kahala Green Initiatives

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water conservation
  • Recycling
  • Purchasing Reused Products
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Food Service
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Mālama Hawaii

Celebrate Planet Earth By Giving Back

Here at The Kahala, we want you to truly experience our island home and immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture. In partnership with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, we hope to share our community and connect with you through our Mālama Hawaii.

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Mālama Hawaii

Celebrate Planet Earth By Giving Back

Here at The Kahala, we want you to truly experience our island home and immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture. In partnership with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, we hope to share our community and connect with you through our Mālama Hawaii.

Reforestation with Hawaii Legacy Reforestation Initiative

The number of endemic Hawaiian Milo trees planted by The Kahala in Legacy Forest in North Shore is:

13673

KISCA is our commitment to restore part of the natural landscape of the island and plant 200,000 endemic Hawaiian Milo trees in Malaekahana on the North Shore of Oahu. It's an important initiative that provides a brighter and more beautiful future for Hawaii.

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Reforestation with Hawaii Legacy Reforestation Initiative

The number of endemic Hawaiian Milo trees planted by The Kahala in Legacy Forest in North Shore is:

13673

KISCA is our commitment to restore part of the natural landscape of the island and plant 200,000 endemic Hawaiian Milo trees in Malaekahana on the North Shore of Oahu. It's an important initiative that provides a brighter and more beautiful future for Hawaii.

Magical Evening Honoring Danny

It has been 25 years since Danny “Kaniela” Kaleikini last delighted audiences from around the world here at The Kahala.  On January 26th, we honored Danny by dedicating our front drive in his name, he will always remain a special part of our moʻolelo and ʻohana.  We are truly grateful for his 30 year legacy at The Kahala.  May his legacy as Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha live on forever.

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Magical Evening Honoring Danny

It has been 25 years since Danny “Kaniela” Kaleikini last delighted audiences from around the world here at The Kahala.  On January 26th, we honored Danny by dedicating our front drive in his name, he will always remain a special part of our moʻolelo and ʻohana.  We are truly grateful for his 30 year legacy at The Kahala.  May his legacy as Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha live on forever.

Volunteer Opportunities 

Get involved and learn more directly from our Non-Profit organization partners about their initiatives

Mālama Maunalua

Mālama Maunalua is committed to restoring the health of Maunalua Bay through habitat restoration, science and planning, and education and outreach.

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Mālama Maunalua

Mālama Maunalua is committed to restoring the health of Maunalua Bay through habitat restoration, science and planning, and education and outreach.

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Ko'olau Mountains Watershed Partnership

The Koʻolau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP) is a voluntary alliance of major public and private landowners committed to the protection of the native Hawaiian forests of the Koʻolau Mountains.

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Ko'olau Mountains Watershed Partnership

The Koʻolau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP) is a voluntary alliance of major public and private landowners committed to the protection of the native Hawaiian forests of the Koʻolau Mountains.

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Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center

Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center’s vision is Maunaluaʻs fishponds are thriving, cultural traditions are honored and history is preserved through a caring community.

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Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center

Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center’s vision is Maunaluaʻs fishponds are thriving, cultural traditions are honored and history is preserved through a caring community.

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A Timeless Experience

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A Timeless Experience

The Kahala has everything you could possibly wish for in a tropical beach resort, and much more. There’s something to suit everyone, whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, relaxation or stimulation.

Go for a hike with breathtaking views, snorkel alongside local wildlife in beautiful blue waters, or cruise the Ka Iwi Coastline. 

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