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2015 Mauna Lani’s Full Moon Talk Story

Mauna Lani Resort, Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii.

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 Eva Parker Woods Cottage lanai, Mauna Lani Resort

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.

Danny believes that the area 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 each 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 North of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Times are 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Mauna Lani

Mauna Lani Resort is fronted by natural wonders: white & black sand beaches, surf, tide pools, & snorkeling & diving spots

To follow is a list of remaining 2015 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):

  • March 7, 2015
  • April 4, 2015
  • May 2, 2015
  • June 6, 2015
  • July 25, 2015
  • August 29, 2015
  • September 26, 2015
  • October 24, 2015
  • November 21, 2015
  • December 19, 2015

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.


Newly Listed: Premier Estate Lot #12 at Pauoa Beach

Feel free to contact me to talk story about real estate in the Mauna Lani Resort.

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