The Westin Nanea’s Makahiki Season Highlights Food and Fashion


Mauka Makai’s first Hoolaulea celebration will be held on Friday, Nov. 17

 Kā‘anapali, Hawai‘i – Makahiki season is a time for leisure and relaxation to celebrate the bounty of the land and enjoy time with friends and family. Mauka Makai, the signature restaurant at The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, will celebrate the start of Makahiki season with its very first Ho‘olaule‘a – a night of food, locally brewed beverages, fashion, and live music – on Friday, November 17 from 6:30–9 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to our very first Ho‘olaule‘a,” said Ricky Hamasaki, the resort’s assistant food and beverage director. “The event will be a fun and exciting way for us to demonstrate the link between cultural and culinary components, which is one of the core concepts of Mauka Makai and The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas.”

Mauka Makai will present a modern take on Hawaiian cuisine with live chef action stations featuring the iron imu pit, deep fried poke, creative musubi variations, and assorted desserts inspired by the melting pot of cultures in Hawai‘i. Local beers and select fine wines will be served and live music will be provided by Keoki Ruiz. Special guest, Wahine Toa, will host a pop-up shop at Mauka Makai during the event and through the weekend.

Mauka Makai’s Ho‘olaule‘a is open to ages 21 and over and is $65 per person. In addition to the event, Mauka Makai is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Complimentary self-parking is available. For more information or to make a reservation, call 808-662-6370 or visit

Wahine Toa is a local clothing company specializing in designs inspired by Polynesian culture. In addition to their pop-up shop at Mauka Makai’s Ho‘olaule‘a, Wahine Toa will be hosting a pop-up shop throughout the weekend, beginning on Friday, November 17, 10am-9pm and on Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19, 10am-6pm.

About The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

Situated on Maui’s North Kā‘anapali Beach, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas is designed to provide a relaxing haven complete with culturally inspired programs and authentic Hawaiian experiences. Every feature of the resort — from the Pu‘uhonua o Nanea Cultural Center to the locally sourced art — celebrates native culture and traditions. The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas offers world-class amenities including an expansive lagoon-style pool, full-service restaurant, beach bar and a WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. All villas offer many of the key amenities of home, combined with signature Westin® touches, such as the Westin Heavenly® Bed and Westin Heavenly® Bath. Villas also feature fully equipped kitchens and washers and dryers. Visit