Explore storied places, share history and immerse yourself in the island's rich heritage with our Lanai Cultural Advisors.
- Puupehe Cultural Hike
Welcome a new day with a guided sunrise hike to Pu'upehe, one of Lânai’s most iconic landmarks. Your guide will share native history and traditions about Pu‘upehe and describe the living environment of the beach region.
- Holoholo Outdoor Cultural Tour
Explore the beautiful island of Lanai. Go off-roading on a guided excursion, go shoreline fishing and net throwing or delve into our island history on a customized Cultural Tour.
- Resort Cultural Tour
View the incredible collection of Pacific artwork and cultural artifacts located throughout the Resort and grounds with our cultural practitioners during a complimentary tour.
- Hoolauna Hawaiian Crafts
Learn more about the rich variety of Hawaiian crafts and culture with a daily program of demonstrations such as Kapala (stamping on cards), hula and ukulele, lauhala bracelet weaving, lei making, poi preparation and more.
- Cultural Arts Presentation
The celebration of the lighting of the torches commemorates the passing of another day and acknowledges the sun’s long journey across the sky. The voice of the pu (conch shell), traditional mele (chants), hula, music are shared as torches are lit around the property and an evening of good food and stories begins.
- Lanai Talk Story
Take a seat, learn about the island’s unique history and culture and talk story with our Love Lanai ohana (family) and community members.
- Aina Ahiahi
Experience the taste of Hawaii, interpreted by the Resort’s chefs, featuring a variety of local dishes such as laulau pork, poi, ahi poke and more. Talk story, converse and perhaps even share a song in an intimate setting reminiscent of a family dinner in a Lanai home.
Lanai Mele showcases a selection of popular and award-winning Hawaiian artists in complimentary performances in the Resort’s Lower Lobby following the Evening Cultural Arts Celebration.
- January 9: Eric Lee
- January 17 — 18: Sean Na'auao
- January 23: Weldon Kekauoha
- January 30: Jeff Rassmussen
- February 14 — 15: Mike Kaawa
Meet the Team
Anela EvansLove Lanai Cultural Practitioner
Anela was born and raised on Lanai. Prior to joining Four Seasons, she attended University of Hawaii at Manoa and also completed a post-graduate fellowship through Kamehameha Schools and Stanford University before undertaking positions in education and preservation across the Hawaiian Islands.
"Lanai has its own spirit and variation of culture that is unique to this place. I truly do love Lanai and my mission is to exude that love I have for the island, its culture, its history, and its people, in all that I do."