HANA BOYS PLAY IT HAWAIIAN STYLE
by Kamokila de Mello
Taking a quick overnight trip to Hana, Maui to explore a new artist, CJ Helekahi, was certainly a night to remember! With laughing, drinking, music, & dancing we had ourselves a good time! You can't help but think - "THIS is exactly what Hawai`i is all about!"
The legendary HOTEL HANA, located at the end of the Hana highway is majestic & beautiful in all aspects. There is no adjusting period - you are at home & will find yourself happily contented. Between the lulling waves of the ocean, the happy song of the hawaiian gecko, and the soft ocean breeze you will experience the best night's sleep of your life. Needless-to-say, my night stay was a dream come true.
The Paniolo Lounge in Hotel Hana is a hot spot for locals & tourists alike. Offering nightly hawaiian entertainment like Hawaiian falsetto singer Leokane Pryor & up-and-coming musican, CJ Helekahi. The hotel also offers Hula Shows for dinner guests with elegant dancers & cute little hula girls. If you're in Hana be sure to check out the Paniolo Lounge! Call 808-248-8211 for a weekly schedule.
All photos were taken by Kamokila de Mello
THE JOURNEY TO HANA on the legendary ROAD to HANA.
The journey speaks for itself.
The view that stops anyone in their tracks.
The lush wildlife of a tropical paradise.
Waterfalls... need I say more?
I couldn't help but include this in the blog. The Hana District Police Station & Courthouse 1871 - 1978. You can't help but coin the phrase "It's so cute!"
FINDING YOUR WAY to the HOTEL HANA
This photo is from the HOTEL HANA website. I couldn't help but use it - it captures the unbelievable view of the property perfectly.
The Hotel Hana's restaurant, Ka’uiki was a top choice for the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for three consecutive years, since 2007. The hotel holds their Hula Shows here as well. Making your dining experience an all around event.
Adorable hula girls dancing to their heart's content.
The epic jam session that confirmed all suspicions... that Hana boys really do play it hawaiian style. Be sure to check out CJ's DEBUT album "KA MAHINA" in stores now!
Leokane & CJ play regularly at the Paniolo Lounge. Call 808-248-8211 for a weekly schedule.
Special Mahalo to all in Hana. It was a magical experience that I hope to repeat often. The warmth & aloha of Hana is nothing to take for granted. Hana will always have a place in my heart.