The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas

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6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI, 96761, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 808-667-3200  


Pu'uhonua Cultural Center

Located in Building Four

At The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, resort Director of Culture, Makalapua Kanuha played an integral role in the planning and designing of this culturally-immersed venue. With the grand opening in December 2014, the center provides a sense of place for guests wishing to embrace and learn more of the Hawaiian culture and programs. Makalapua, along with a team of resort Cultural Specialists, hosts a variety of lessons, including lei-making, chanting, tapa design, talk story sessions, Hawaiian language classes and more at the center. Visitors can expect intimate and engaging experiences in which questions are encouraged.

Days and hours of operation, as well as its schedule of experiences, can be found with the Concierge and Tours & Activities Desk at 808-667-3254.

Pu'uhonua Cultural Center

Pu'uhonua Cultural Center

Mo'olelo O  Lele

Mo'olelo O Lele



Pu'uhonua Cultural Center

Cultural Classes to Experience

The Pu'uhonua Cultural Center is a place where resort guests, owners, and island visitors can come and learn about Hawaiian culture, traditions, and history. The Cultural Center offers a variety of classes such as lei making, hula dancing, language classes, weaving, and much more!

To see a full schedule of the offerings, please click here.

Mo'olelo o Lele

Walking Tours of Lahaina

With a commitment to sharing Hawaiian culture and history, The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas now offers a new historical walking tour of Lāhainā’s cultural sites with a cultural specialist. Each tour is personalized and through the art of storytelling, or mo‘olelo in Hawaiian, resort guests and owners will receive a detailed picture of what life was like in the days of old Hawai‘i and how history has shaped Lāhainā into the place it is today. Tours are every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m (schedule subject to change). Round-trip transportation from The Westin Ka‘anapali to Lahaina town and back is included with the tour. For reservations, call 808-667-3254.

Kiakahi Maui

Cultural Exercise

The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas is the exclusive venue for Kiakahi on the west side of Maui. This exciting and memorable physical activity and cultural experience is offered for ages 12 and up every Thursday at 8 a.m. While each session varies slightly, guests can expect to participate in movement inspired by Polynesian dance, Hawaiian martial arts and Makahiki games. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 808-667-3254 or by visiting an on-property concierge desk.