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Advanced Lei Making on the North Shore

2 reviewsHaleiwa, United States

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Experience hosted by Kawai

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This advanced lei making experience begins with harvesting and preparing local Hawaiian flowers and Ti leaves in a pono way. Next, you will learn about the Ti leaf plant's many uses in hula and then make a Ti Leaf lei. We will then make a another lei which will be created from flowers from my garden (plumeria, puakenikeni, stephanotis, tiare, bougainvilla, pikake, crown flower, etc.). Finally you will learn how to make simple flower hairpieces. I also offer a beginner class for those wishing to learn the art of lei making.

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Flowers, greenery, lei string, and lei needle provided
From ₹4,937
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Kawai

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Aloha, I am a Hula/Tahitian Dancer. I have lived on the North Shore of Oahu for over 15 years and my daughters and I all perform locally, (Waimea Valley, Turtle Bay Resorts, etc.). I have a lot of experience making lei, lei haku, lei po'o, Tahitian hip hei, Ti leaf skirts, coconut palm baskets, and about anything to do with hula and the Hawaiian tradition of using flowers and feathers as adornments. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge to others young and old.
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Where you'll be

You will be visiting one of the most famous beaches/surf breaks in the world. Located in the Backyard's neighborhood, I will meet you across the street from Ted's Bakery at the bus stop, (parking available on the road makai side, (towards the ocean). We will then walk to my house to create your lei.

2 reviews

March 2020
Wonderful experience and great enhancement to the North Shore feel! The time spent learning and creating such beautiful lei with Kawai is a great way to spend memories in Hawaii!
June 2019
Lovely experience with Kawai, very helpful and knowledgeable making the Lei's

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

aloha, I will meet you at the bus stop across the street from Ted's Bakery. Please park makai or the ocean side of Kamehameha Highway.