One of my favorite things about the Mauna Lani Resort is called Twilight at Kalahuipua’a – Talk Story Under a Full Moon. Each month, on the Saturday closest to when the full moon rises, Mauna Lani residents and guests are invited to attend an evening of Hawaiian storytelling and entertainment on the oceanfront lawn that fronts the historic Eva Parker Woods cottage.
View from the Eva Parker Woods Cottage lanai at Mauna Lani
This special evening is hosted by Danny Akaka, a local celebrity of sorts, who has dedicated his life to perpetuating Hawaiian tradition and sharing Hawaii’s unique blend of respect, graciousness, and power through storytelling, hula, education, and chant. Danny is from an influential family as the son of recently retired Hawaii senator Daniel Akaka.
Historic Fish Ponds at Mauna Lani
Danny believes that the area on and around the Mauna Lani Resort is the piko, or center, of physical and spiritual healing on the Big Island. Personally, I love that the program for Full Moon Talk Story is kept a secret. You never know what you’re going to get until you arrive: hula, stories of old, traditions, chanting, local plant and wildlife education…
Mauna Lani’s Full Moon Talk Story Dates & Times
The Full Moon Talk Story is a free event, a gift given by the Mauna Lani Resort to residents and guests who have an appetite for understanding and embracing what truly makes Hawaii no ka oi (the best). Bring a blanket or beach chair and head on down to the lawn just South of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Times are 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Mauna Lani Homeowners Beach Club and Restaurant
To follow is a list of remaining 2014 Full Moon Talk Story dates (which are subject to change, so call the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows concierge at 808.881.7911 for schedule updates):
- April 12, 2014
- May 17, 2014
- July 12, 2014
- August 9, 2014
- September 6, 2014
- October 11, 2014
- November 8, 2014
- December 6, 2014
Mauna Lani Resort Real Estate
If you have interest in becoming a full or part-time resident of the Mauna Lani Resort, there are a wide variety of residential, condo, and vacant land options to choose from.
- Currently available condominiums range from $535,000 to $3,750,000
- Currently available homes range from $1,650,000 to $6,995,000
- Currently available vacant land (lots) ranges from $575,000 up to $7,900,000
Feel free to contact me to talk story about real estate in the Mauna Lani Resort.