Mauna Lani’s Full Moon Talk Story (2013)

Mauna Lani Resort, Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

One of my favorite things about the Mauna Lani Resort is called Twilight at Kalahuipua’a – Talk Story Under a Full Moon. Each month, on the Saturday closest to when the full moon rises, Mauna Lani residents and guests are invited to attend an evening of Hawaiian storytelling and entertainment on the oceanfront lawn that fronts the historic Eva Parker Woods cottage.

View from Eva Parker Woods Cottage lanai, Mauna Lani Resort

This special evening is hosted by Danny Akaka, a local celebrity of sorts, who has dedicated his life to perpetuating Hawaiian tradition and sharing Hawaii’s unique blend of respect, graciousness, and power through storytelling, hula, education, and chant. Danny is from an influential family as the son of recently retired Hawaii senator Daniel Akaka.

Danny believes that the area around the Mauna Lani Resort is the piko, or center, of physical and spiritual healing on the Big Island. Personally, I love that the program for Full Moon Talk Story is kept a secret. You never know what you’re going to get until you arrive: hula, stories of old, traditions, chanting, local plant and wildlife education…

Mauna Lani’s Full Moon Talk Story Dates & Times

The Full Moon Talk Story is a free event, a gift given by the Mauna Lani Resort to residents and guests who have an appetite for understanding and embracing what truly makes Hawaii no ka oi (the best). Bring a blanket or beach chair and head on down to the lawn just North of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Times are 5:30pm to 8:30pm.  

To follow is a list of remaining 2013 Full Moon Talk Story dates (which are subject to change, so call the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows concierge at 808.881.7911 for schedule updates):

  • February 23, 2013
  • March 23, 2013
  • April 27, 2013
  • May 25, 2013
  • June 22, 2013
  • July 20, 2013
  • August 17, 2013
  • September 21, 2013
  • October 19, 2013
  • November 16, 2013
  • December 14, 2013

Mauna Lani Resort Real Estate

If you have interest in becoming a full- or part-time resident of the Mauna Lani Resort, there are a wide variety of residential, condo, and vacant land options to choose from.

  • Currently available condominiums range from $419,000 to $3,400,000.
  • Currently available homes range from $1,750,000 to $6,795,000.
  • Currently available vacant land (lots) ranges from $630,000 up to $5,900,000.

And the highest 2012 sales on the Mauna Lani Resort were for homes in the residential community of 49 Black Sand Beach at $9.99M and $9.35M.

Feel free to contact me to talk story about real estate in the Mauna Lani Resort.

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6 Responses to “Mauna Lani’s Full Moon Talk Story (2013)”

  1. Dev
    February 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    This is good.

  2. Kalei'ula
    February 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Aloha! Interested in knowing what “pico” means ?
    Mahalo

    • Kathryn Freitas, R(B)
      February 23, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

      Oh boy! That is a type-o, Kalei’ula. I’ll ask to have that changed to “piko”. Mahalo!

  3. Emily T Gail
    May 17, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    aloha Kathryn…

    printing this out to share with friends who own on the coast and giving them a walking tour of the public access at Mauna Lani Resort today and of course as we head to lunch at the Beach Club planned on telling what goes on “under the full moon” …

    you say it so nicely…

    • Kathryn Freitas
      May 17, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      Well, Miss Emily, I can’t be responsible for EVERYTHING that goes on “under the full moon” — LOL! Love to you — hope your showings go well.

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