Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

Naupaka News

September/October 2017

Makali‘i - Creating Community with a Single Canoe

Makali‘i - Creating Community with a Single Canoe When the Polynesian Voyaging Society first sailed the double-hulled voyaging canoe (wa‘a kaulua) Hōkūle`a to Tahiti in 1976 — the first such canoe built in Hawai`i in many generations — it set in motion a rediscovery of ancient knowledge held by the oldest cultures in the Pacific, a quest that is still ongoing today. This past June, when the canoe returned to Honolulu from its most recent voyage — a threeyear, round-the-world journey themed Malama Honua — it was clear from the large crowds gathered at Magic Island and statewide television coverage that the support for and

Read full article »

Provisioning the Future

Provisioning the Future One of the ways Paishon and Na Kalai Wa`a Moku o Hawai`i is passing on this knowledge is by working with local schools — 10 of them — both in the classroom and in the school gardens, on a provisioning program for the Makali`i’s planned 2019 voyage to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. “I asked the schools, ‘Is it possible to provision one canoe ... 14 people for 30 days?’” Paishon says. “I asked them to grow the foods that do well in their communities, whether it be Waikoloa, Hawi, or Honokaa. This is what our ancestors did when they would voyage, and in so doing we are

Read full article »

One Island, One Community

One Island, One Community In 1976, Hōkūle`a was the only active voyaging canoe in the Pacific; today there are eight in Hawai`i, and 22 total throughout Polynesia and the Pacific. That’s how strong the message was when Hōkūle`a first sailed, and how deep the yearning for traditional knowledge had become. In the years after that first and subsequent voyages, Paishon says, “Everyone wanted Hōkūle`a to come to their communities so they could be part of the experience and learn the lessons for themselves. But since there was only one canoe, she couldn’t come.” So, in the early 1990s, a group of

Read full article »

Happy Anniversary Queens’ MarketPlace!

Happy Anniversary Queens’ MarketPlace! Queens’ MarketPlace at Waikoloa Beach Resort is proud to celebrate 10 years of being a member of the Hawai`i Island community. With a popular food court, a variety of enticing shops where everything from tee shirts to jewelry to art to surf wear are found, several sit-down restaurants, and a multi-screen theater complex opening soon, Queens’ MarketPlace wishes to thank all our wonderful customers and vendors for 10 great years. Here’s to another 10!

Read full article »

Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival Return of Cuisines of The Sun

Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival Return of Cuisines of The Sun Saturday, October 28 5 - 9 pm VIP; 6 - 9:30 pm General Admission Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Cuisines of the Sun returns with superstar culinary talent from around the world joining forces to celebrate the food and wine of sunny climates. The diversity of Hawai`i Island’s bounty will be showcased in a spectacular six-course dinner at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort. Indulge your senses with this lavish dinner paired with fine wines provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hawaii For more information visit the Food & Wine Festival page or tickets at

Read full article »

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival