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Ala Kukui is a place of authentic experience; a firmly rooted community-based organization. We support Hāna’s cultural practitioners to push their craft forward and elevate the cultural capacity of our community. We are the bridge that connects cultural practitioners with one another in a safe environment, creating opportunities for real learning and growth.

We invite retreat guests to experience a depth of culture that is normally inaccessible to the malihini (visitor) and even some kama’āina (locals). Ala Kukui is a puʻuhonua, a refuge that brings guests into the practitioners circle on the practitioners’ terms, meaning we never compromise the integrity of the craft. In this way, Malihini are introduced to a truly authentic cultural experience that is rich beyond measure.