Poerava Ori Nui Inc. and the Coconut Grove Hana is proud to present Hana’s own live cultural experience, Niu, the Tree of Life. Niu, Hawaiian for coconut, has provided a convenient lifestyle for the people of Polynesia. From its deepest root to the youngest frond, the Coconut has proven to be beneficial in medicinal, physical, and emotional ways promoting healthy living. Discover the vital role music and dance has in the tradition of passing down knowledge, genealogy, and survival methods from generation to generation. Savor cultural cuisine favored by natives across the islands of the Pacific. Reserve your opportunity to witness this up-close and personal presentation crafted to showcase the Coconut and its genius ingenuity today.
For centuries, stories of the people, their adventures, discoveries, and wisdom were told through oli (chants) often accompanied by hula (dance), performed by men and women. This tradition continues today in the lives of cultural practioners. Learn a rhythm and hula demonstrating the time of voyagers of the vast Pacific.
Learn to weave a kupe’e lima (bracelet) significant to our heritage. Step-by-step, our Cultural Guides will teach you a simple, easy-to-follow weaving pattern that you can wear as a good luck charm. This keepsake will serve as a memorabilia to remember your experience with us at the Coconut Grove Hana.
Dine on traditional cuisine at its finest. Our menu of mea’ai ono (delicious food) reflect our cultural demonstrations practiced within our rural community of Hana. The provided selection of protein options are parallel to classic meals of our islands, fully flavored with natural cured seasoning of Hawaii. Seasonal staple of ulu ( breadfruit) picked fresh from our Grove, or kalo (taro) harvested from the lo’i (taro patch) of East Maui, or ‘uala (sweet potato) from local Hana Farmers. Lush mountain range bring the vibrant seasonal juicy pohole fern shoots. Served, of course, with the local favorite, coconut milk pudding, haupia. Take your pick of mea’ai ono to enjoy at Coconut Grove Hana’s live cultural experience.
Hawaiian rock salt seasoned beef wrapped in taro leaves, encased in a fresh green ti-leaf, steamed for 6 to 8 hours. Served with seasonal staple, fresh Pohole fern shoot salad tossed in a sesame soy vinaigrette with Maui onion and tomato and a Hawaiian coconut haupia pudding dessert.
Slow, 6 hour roasted pork, shredded to tender perfection. Served with seasonal staple, fresh Pohole fern shoot salad tossed in a sesame soy vinaigrette with Maui onion and tomato and a Hawaiian coconut haupia pudding dessert.
Fresh, locally caught Fish of the day, grilled and flavored with Hawaiian seasoning. Served with seasonal staple, fresh Pohole fern shoot salad tossed in a sesame soy vinaigrette with Maui onion and tomato and a Hawaiian coconut haupia pudding dessert.
Pohole fern shoots picked from the valleys of East Maui mountain range. Tossed in a sesame soy vinaigrette with sweet Maui onion, and fresh Hana grown greens. Served with seasonal staple and a Hawaiian coconut haupia pudding dessert.
We have a range of procedures in place to help control the spread of Covid-19. We’ve worked closely with the Office of Economic Development and County of Maui to ensure all our Covid -19 guidelines meet and exceed State and County approval. We provide our staff with training, well maintained equipment and facilities, PPE, and Covid-19 protocols for every event.