Guest are called to the feast by the sound of a pu (conch shell) once guest are seated, the storyteller begins the evening by explaining the true significance of lei giving and how important ancient Waikiki was to Hawaiian society. Pristine shoreline once dotted by loko i’a (fishponds) and together with the fertile marshlands were cultivated with lush lo’i kalo (taro patches) and sustained thousands of Hawaiians living along the Waikiki shoreline. Through the acts of ‘AHA’AINA guest revisit this dynamic community, as it might have been found centuries ago and share a greater cultural understanding of ancient Hawaiian society.
As the Helumoa(the legendary playground of Hawaiian Royalty where The Royal Hawaiian now stands) story unfolds, guest are introduced to Ka’auhelemoa, the mythical rooster that scratched the earth that would become the famed Helumoa coconut grove. As the story continues guest are introduced to Kamehameha’s 1795 Warriors, 1800’s: Monarchy Fashion Show woth Royal Guard, 1927: Surfing legends the Royal Hawaiian Beach Boys, 1940‘s: The U.S. Military takes over the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 1950’s-1960’s: Hawai’i Calls Tribute and 1970’s: Supper Club performances, concluding with a Samoan Fire Knife Dance. Lastly, Aloha’Oe is sung by the composer, Hawai’i’s Queen Lili’uokalani- the song of love and farewell.
Currently held every Monday evening on The Royal Hawaiian’s Ocean lawn, I would strongly suggest that if you are on Oahu on a Monday evening from 530pm to 830pm, you contact the Starwood dining desk at (808) 921-4600 for reservations.
Currently the price is $169 per adult, $97 children (5-12 years)+ tax / includes service charge and gratuity **nominal seat only charge for children under 5 years
**Special rates for resort guest and Premium seating is available for an additional charge
The Royal Hawaiian is located 2259 Kalakaua Avenue,Honolulu HI 96815 (808) 923-7311
Contact Linda Dancer – Oahu Specialist by Email [email protected] or Phone 931-337-0770 Direct Line to plan your stay at The Royal Hawaiian Resort – Be watching for future blog post on The Royal Hawaiian Resort and Sheraton Waikiki.