Culture at Four Seasons Resort Maui
- Hawaii’s garland of royalty
Lei can be made with flowers, leaves, shells, ivory, feathers or paper, and are given as a symbol of affection. Our cultural advisor, Aunty Wendy, has an incredible collection of valuable and unusual lei on display at our Resort’s front entrance – an Instagrammable site to behold!
- Lei Making
In Hawaii, a lei (garland or wreath) is typically given for greetings, farewells, congratulations, recognition, or affection. Learn how to string an orchid lei or braid a ti-leaf lei for your very own island keepsake.
- Outrigger Canoe
Enjoy stories about Maui and our neighboring islands and be on the lookout for green sea turtles, reef fish, manta rays and humpback whales.
- Palm Frond Weaving
We proudly offer palm frond weaving with palm leaves from our gardens, and showcase how Native Hawaiians could make anything with them.
Hula Dancing LessonsFor hula dancers, hula is a way of life and method of storytelling. Learn more about this uniquely Hawaiian dance and practice some of your own moves with our skilled instructor.
Cultural Garden TourEvery plant tells a story, and we have 15 acres of well-kept gardens at Four Seasons Maui. Learn about the legends and myths of Hawaii through our very own cultural garden tour.
Nightly Torch LightingThis sunset ritual at Four Seasons Maui is a favorite of many guests. We welcome the evening with a blowing of the pu (conch shell) and torch lighting throughout the Resort grounds.