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Maui Nei Native Expeditions introduces Kaanapali History & Legends Tour

By Staff | Jun 8, 2017

A Maui Nei Native Expeditions kumu talks about Hahakea Stream. PHOTO BY J. ANTHONY MARTINEZ. 

LAHAINA – Maui Nei Native Expeditions has introduced a new tour that shares fascinating legends and local lore about Hawaiian myths and mysteries in Kaanapali.

The Kaanapali History & Legends Tour is offered Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:45 a.m.

Led by Maui Nei storytellers, this two-hour guided walk is conducted at a leisurely pace with stops in the shade and at strategic places to sit.

The first part of the tour takes guests along beautiful Kaanapali Beach to learn about ancient Hawaiian villages and early 20th century plantation life before the resorts were built.

The second part is a stroll by the scenic Kaanapali Golf Course greens to discover what was once cultivated there, and how warrior chiefs battled for supremacy across the land.

Kaanapali Operations Association and Kaanapali Beach Resort Association endorse Maui Nei’s new tour as the official guided tour through Kaanapali Beach Resort.

Introductory pricing is $46 per person (adults and teens) and $23 per person (keiki 6-12 years). For information, go to MauiNei.com, e-mail mauinei@mokuula.com, go to @MauiNei on Twitter or visit @MauiNeiTours on Facebook.

Complimentary Kaanapali Trolley service is available in the resort with stops at the hotels, shopping center and golf clubhouse, running between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.

Maui Nei is a cultural and eco-tourism provider dedicated to sharing Hawaiian culture and Maui’s rich history with visitors and residents.

Its tour offerings also include Discover Old Hawaii, and the Lahaina History & Culture Tour.

Maui Nei Native Expeditions is a program of Friends of Moku’ula, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural organization.

By creating educational programs and operating authentic Hawaiian cultural tours, Maui Nei is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the royal Hawaiian complex of Moku’ula Island and Mokuhinia Pond located in the National Historic District of Lahaina.

Maui Nei grew out of community interest to conserve the historic site’s natural and cultural resources while educating residents and visitors on the significance of this sacred place and Lahaina’s historic landmarks.

Maui Nei is certified by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association.