In the Hawaiian traditional way, we believe that if you take from the land, you must give back to the land. By giving the lei back to the land, we allow the lei to nourish and rest back in its rightful place to finish its natural life cycle. Please drape your lei on the tree located as you exit the lower lobby level towards the Dolphin Quest or the Pool.
Fresh Hawaiian lei embody the spirit and warmth of aloha and is considered as a sign of welcome, respect and love. Giving a beautiful lei to someone means expressing love, affection, honor, tribute and friendship. Leis create a connection between the giver and receipient and by returning your lei to nature means returning your aloha to the island respectfully.
Incorporating the traditional Hawaiian practices/concepts of land stewardship and sustainability into your life is the way to preserve this beautiful island for generations to come.
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The Kahala Hotel & Resort is deeply committed to preserving Oahu’s land, ocean and culture. 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.