The Handcrafters and Artisans Alliance-sponsored Artfest (ICB-Web.net/haa) adds a colorful tone to Kapiolani Park from March 31 to April 1. // © 2018 Getty Images
Feature image (above): The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s Holokino (KahalaResort.com/experiences/sailing-tour) adventure shares traditional Polynesian navigation techniques practiced for centuries throughout the Pacific. // © 2018 Kahala Resort
Visiting Oahu in April or May? Consider interactive adventures, from traditional Polynesian sailing to honing skills with local chefs. It’s an ideal time to immerse in Oahu’s local flavors.
“Guests who come for a sail on the Holokino are privy to one of the most authentic ocean experiences — a ride on a Hawaiian sailing canoe. It’s a true voyaging adventure as they observe the natural elements of the land from the vantage of the sea.”
— Austin Kino, Founder, Holokino Hawaii
The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s Holokino adventure shares traditional Polynesian navigation techniques practiced for centuries throughout the Pacific. Refreshed by trade winds, voyagers learn basic way-finding practices while ogling the ahupua’a (land divisions) of Oahu’s south shore from the ocean.
Ante Up on the Art
The Handcrafters and Artisans Alliance-sponsored Artfest adds a colorful tone to Kapiolani Park from March 31 to April 1. Some 60 fine artists and “Made in Hawaii” handicraft artisans flaunt their wares as Diamond Head paints the backdrop.
A Canvas of Cuisine
On the opposite side of Diamond Head, The Culinary Institute of the Pacific’s three-hour Spring Culinary Classes turn up the heat via tasteful chef-led instruction. Savory sessions include Cooking Local Andagi, One Pot Meals and Cooking Local Corn.