• Ka ho’omau’ana I ka ho’olina mo’aukala Hawai’i ma o na pua o Maui

    Our Mission: To perpetuate the cultural legacy of Hawaii through the children of Maui.

    Book The Show!Become a Supporter!
  • Ka ho’omau’ana I ka ho’olina mo’aukala Hawai’i ma o na pua o Maui

    Our Mission: To perpetuate the cultural legacy of Hawaii through the children of Maui.

    Book the Show!Become a Sponsor!
  • Ka ho’omau’ana I ka ho’olina mo’aukala Hawai’i ma o na pua o Maui

    Our Mission: To perpetuate the cultural legacy of Hawaii through the children of Maui.

    Book the Show!Become a Sponsor!
  • Ka ho’omau’ana I ka ho’olina mo’aukala Hawai’i ma o na pua o Maui

    Our Mission: To perpetuate the cultural legacy of Hawaii through the children of Maui.

    Book the Show!Become a Sponsor!

Napili Kai Foundation produces the longest running weekly keiki hula show in the State of Hawaii, and the only one of its kind that provides higher education scholarships to its member graduates. Over the past twenty years, these scholarships total well over $230,000.

The Show

The children of the Napili Kai Foundation perform traditional hula, Tahitian and a variety of dances from other Polynesian islands.  Accompanied by a live band and led by Kumu Hula Kathy Ralar, the keiki performers dance, chant,  story tell and sing their way into our hearts with the memorable stories and songs of Polynesia. read more…

The Program

The philosophy of the Foundation and its program is the belief that by studying Polynesian cultures the children learn:

  •  Pride in their kupuna (forebears) and a respect for their wisdom;
  •  Commitment and confidence in mastering ancient skills;
  •  Cooperation and building teamwork and leadership skills; and,
  •  Building lasting friendships.

The Foundation’s program provides cultural experiences throughout each year on Maui, on neighbor islands, and on the Mainland.

The History

When the Napili Kai Beach Resort opened in 1961, it had only 12 rooms on one acre of beach front property on Napili Bay, Maui.  Resort guests traveled on an old dirt road 10 miles north of historic Lahaina Town.  The employees were all neighbors who treated the guests as family. read more…

“Be prepared to lose your heart as the children present an authentic keiki hula show each Tuesday night”

Hawaiian Tourism Authority

“I found this show when researching Hawaii. We’ve done the big Luaus before and wanted something more low key and affordable. $10 a person is a bargain and the show was fantastic!”

Susan F.Yelp

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A core mission for the Foundation and The Show at Napili Kai Beach Resort is the granting of higher education scholarships to its keiki members.  Over the past twenty years, these scholarships have totaled well over $230,000 and have sent more than 60 of our keiki on to prestigious local and mainland colleges.

Scholarships

NKF provides financial aid to high school graduates who are seeking self-improvement through education.

Recipients are graduates of Napili Kai Foundation or children of longer term Napili Kai Beach Resort employees.

Grants are for tuition, books and expenses related to college or university programs.

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