When most people think of Hawaii, they think of the famous beautiful beaches, palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze, ukulele music and of course, hula dancers.
Hula is a Polynesian dance form accompanied by either a chant or a song. Hula was actually developed in the Hawaiian islands and tells a visual story of the words of the chant or song through dance. There are several places to watch this beautiful art form take place in Waikiki and you don’t have to sign up for a pricey luau to participate. Nightly, the Halekulani’s House Without a Key offers guests distinctive Hawaiian music paired with the graceful dancing of five former winners of Miss Hawaii, Kanoe Miller, Debbie Nakanelua, Lauren Matsumoto, Skyler Kamaka and Radasha Ho’ohuli.
Guests at Vive Hotel Waikiki looking to stay a bit closer can walk just a few blocks to Kuhio Beach on Tuesday evenings at 6pm during the month of May to catch an hour-long hula show. Bring a beach chair or beach mat and relax to some local music that is bound to make you feel like you’re on vacation– even if you’re not!