Owner Elvrine Chow of Heavenly Haku leads the haku lei making class with clear direction and experience. Using a selection of brilliant Kaui grown flowers and foliage like plumeria, orchids, and ti leaves, Chow notes that the blooms can last for up to a month. We easily pick up the wili-style technique and the relaxing craft is a fun way to connect to Hawaiian culture. In under half hour, we end up with a regal haku (crown).
1640 Papau St., Kapa‘a, (808) 634-9999.
Want more Awesome Adventures in Kauai? This original travel article first appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.