What does the enchanting rhythm of Hawaiian culture feel like? The sense of aloha can be truly understood only from experience and through stories that have travelled from mouths to ears for thousands of years. Stories like ours bring the Hawaiian Islands to life in countless ways, and it takes people like you to keep them alive. Now it’s your turn to hear from Uncle Earl, Beth, Anela and Kahōkū. We invite you to “talk story” with us and discover the culture that connects us all.
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- Heritage through dancing
Kahōkū was heartbroken when his grandfather passed away, afraid that his family’s traditions would be lost. As an adult, he began studying Hawaiian language and culture, and now he carries on his grandfather’s legacy through doing – and dancing.Explore Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina
- Reconnecting with the land
Anela’s grandfather was her best friend, and one of the last real cowboys on Lana‘i. When he and her father passed away, she worried that the family legacy would be lost. She took this as a sign that the warmth and genuine love of aloha needed to be restored. Now she makes her parents proud by sharing her traditions on horseback.Explore Four Seasons Resort Lanai
- Connecting through learning
Beth felt a gripping connection with Hawaii after visiting with friends and decided to make it her forever home. After immersing herself in the culture and spending time exploring the islands’ natural wonders, she now passes on her knowledge to younger generations.Explore Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
- Ka‘upulehu Cultural Center
Get hands-on at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, where interactive exhibits offer insight into the island’s history and classes in lei-making, hula dancing, ukulele and the Hawaiian language are led by a dedicated staff.More Hualalai Experiences
Inspired by the ancient Polynesian tradition of navigating the vast Pacific, Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina presents this weekly series featuring art, culture, history and in-depth workshops hosted by local legends and leading Hawaii artists.More Oahu Experiences
- Hookipa Cultural Program
Wisdom comes with experience, and for Lanai’s kupuna (elders), sharing that wisdom is essential. At Four Seasons Resort Lanai, the kupuna invite you and your family to gather around for fascinating oral history lessons filled with tales of land and sea, or join them to learn the secrets of time-honoured traditions such as coconut weaving and lei-making.More Lanai Experiences
- The Vanishing Cowboy
Enjoy a rare glimpse into Hawaii’s disappearing paniolo (cowboy) culture at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, as fifth-generation paniolo Peter Baldwin takes you out to explore the 820-acre Piiholo Ranch. Chat with Peter and his wife, Susie, over a lunch prepared by Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst before you set out.More Maui Experiences
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Set on Hawaii’s smallest inhabited island, our oceanfront Lanai resort is a private playground filled with lagoon-style pools and lush botanical gardens. Looking for something a little off the beaten path? You’ll find it here.
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