Mohalapua O Ilima

Mohalapua classes cover all aspects of Hawaiian culture, history and language ranging from the theoretical to the practical with lectures on medicinal plants, marine life and Hawaiian language along with hands-on instruction in lei making and decorative weaving. The hosts are also given the opportunity to participate in field trips to locations of significance on the island including ‘Iolani Palace, the Queen Emma Summer Palace and the Bishop Museum.

The hosts are also active in perpetuating the Hawaiian culture and recently completed two feather kahili or royal standards that were used in the official rededication of the Royal Hawaiian Center, location of the former home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop founder of the Kamehameha Schools. These kahili, called Na Lima Aloha (Loving Hands) and Na Pu’uwai Malama (Caring Hearts), stand proudly in our lobby and bear the names of all those who participated in their creation.



Thank you for your continued trust and support. Please be assured that during these trying times, we continue to prioritize the safety and health of our guests and team members.

The State of Hawaii has issued a mandatory 14-day quarantine for guests arriving after 12:01am on March 26, 2020. For more information, visit As of this time, only reservations for stay dates from September 1, 2020 and onward will be available.

We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and are following all safety guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with Federal, State and Local health authorities. Any and all precautions are being taken to ensure that your stay with us is as safe as possible. The situation is ever-evolving, and we will continue our diligence and communication.


Now accepting reservations for Hawaii Residents only for stays arriving June 16th onward. Please call us at 808-923-1877 or 1-800-801-9366 to make your reservation.

Must present valid Hawaii State ID or Hawaii State Driver’s License on check-in.
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