Location: The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Royal Grove
The king, queen, prince and princess take their place in the royal court. The Ali‘i court members will receive the royal cloak, helmet, head feather lei and other symbols of their reign.
Traditional chant and hula mark the official beginning of the Aloha Festivals events. The Aloha Festivals Royal Court will be introduced on the grounds of Helumoa, originally the home Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and where she created the trust that supports Kamehameha Schools.
Learn the basics of surfing on the sands of Waikiki Beach with our friendly Waikiki Beach Boys. Meet them by the Pool Desk near Malulani Pool.
Meet master Hawaiian quilter, Patricia Murray, as she shares the beautiful art of quilting and display her exceptional creations at Coconut Lanai.
Take a tour of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort to learn the history of the Pink Palace of the Pacific and hear some fascinating stories. Meet at the Concierge Desk to be part of the tour.
Learn the art of Lauhala bracelet weaving through the traditional Hawaiian method at Coconut Lanai.
Learn how to make a flower lei for yourself or for someone special at Coconut Lanai.
The most enjoyable and one-of-a-kind oceanfront luau on the island. Experience delicious island cuisine and an unforgettable show as you travel through the history of Hawaii with music, song and dance. Inquire about costs and reservations at our Concierge Desk.
NOTE: Meet on the beach fronting the hotel prior to sunrise.
Each Friday, Hiu Wai, a traditional Hawaiian sunrise ceremony, takes place besides the ocean. Our guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in the healing waters of Waikiki. The ceremony begins with traditional Hawaiian chants as participants line up along the seashore. We welcome and encourage our guests to wade into the ocean immersing themselves into the calm, beautiful morning water. At their own pace, participants return to shore and join together welcoming the new day with a Hawaiian chant.
This experience is intended to cleanse the body, mind, and spirit helping participants focus their mind toward a greater future. With the dawning of the sun and accompanied by a Hawaiian chant, the ceremony provides an opportunity to imbue your life with renewed vitality, life and happiness.
*Note that should there be inclement weather or jellyfish advisory, this event could be canceled or moved to a different day. Please check with Concierge for more information.
Enjoy live, local Hawaiian music and entertainment strumming through the evening by established musicians and performers.
View the October entertainment schedule HERE.
The Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Waikiki and Sea Life Park have teamed up to offer hotel guests a buy one get one free special, available now - December 31, 2017.
Admission is $39.99 (plus one free entry), and includes free transportation.
For more information, please contact our concierge team at (808) 923-7311 or at [email protected]
Start your mornings off with a tranquil yoga session presented by Abhasa Spa on the sacred grounds of Hawaiian royalty.
Non-guests may participate for a $20 charge. Reservations are required at Abhasa Spa. Please visit the spa for reservations or call (808) 922-8200.