Authentic Hawaiian experience of storytelling & music

Twilight at Kalahuipua‘a

Every month from 5:30-8:30 p.m., on the Saturday closest to the full moon, you can experience a magical evening of authentic Hawaiian storytelling and music. You’ll feel that you’ve gone back in time. Local residents mix with resort guests in a very casual setting. Find a spot on the grassy lawn to spread out your towel or mat, and settle into the old time Hawaiian atmosphere.


Hosted by Mauna Lani historian and musician Danny Akaka at the oceanfront Eva Woods Parker cottage. Complimentary and just a stroll from the Mauna Lani Beach Club. Bring a sunset picnic from the gourmet kitchen at your Mauna Lani Point condo. Or after the event, make a reservation for dinner at Na Pua restaurant (at the Mauna Lani Beach Club). You’ll have memories of a uniquely Hawaiian evening.


From Waimea to Hawi: Paniolos & the Pololu Valley Lookout

When you stay at Mauna Lani Point, you have easy access to everything that makes Hawaii a great place to travel. With sunny beaches, shopping and restaurants, golf, and incredible mountain views, Mauna Lani Point is the best vacation accommodations in Hawaii. If you’re looking for a way to see more of the island, including majestic views, consider traveling from Waimea to Hawi along Highway 250. Along the way, you’ll discover the Pololu Valley Lookout, and be treated to a glimpse of Hawaiian culture.

Explore Paniolo Country

Paniolo are skilled Hawaiian cowboys. Waimea, which is located northeast from your accommodations at Mauna Lani Point, is at the heart of paniolo country. Kahua Ranch is a working cattle and sheep ranch with beautiful landscapes. You can tour the ranch on horseback or ATV to learn more about ranching in Hawaii. The ranch’s Evening Sunset Dinner is one of the best ways to learn about the ranch. You’ll sit around an open campfire and learn about the history of the ranch before enjoying a delicious meal (complete with macadamia nut pie and Kona brew beer). You’ll finish off the evening with a roping lesson, line dancing, star gazing, playing horseshoes, and eating s’mores. It’s a great way to experience Hawaii like a paniolo!

Drive Kohala Mountain Road to Pololu Valley Lookout for Majestic Views

After you visit to Kahua Ranch, consider driving north up the Kohala Mountain Road. Most visitors to Hawaii miss this stunning drive, but it’s well worth your time. Leave Waimea, and drive along Highway 250, north to the little town of Hawi. This wonderful town is the turnaround for the Ironman World Championships. Here, you can check out art galleries and grab a bite to eat before heading east along Highway 270 toward Kapaau. Here, you can see the original King Kamehamea I statue, before heading to the Pololu Valley Lookout. This overlook has incredible views of the coastline. You’ll want to spend some time here, soaking in the views!

Mauna Lani Point: Perfect Accommodations to Enjoy Hawaii

Mauna Lani Point is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Hawaii. With easy access to beaches, shopping, boating, surfing, and golfing, you’ll never want to leave the property. But, if you want a bit of adventure, you can enjoy the incredible views the Pololu Valley Lookout has to offer, in just over an hour drive. Book your stay today!