Project Name

Mauka to Makai

Client

Vistana Signature Experiences

Location

Kā‘anapali, Makaiwa, Maui

Year

2017

Services

Architecture

Mauka Makai is a culinary experience celebrating the farming and fishing culture of ancient Hawai'i. Ancient Hawaiians drew their sustenance — physical and spiritual — from the land and sea around them. Seafood provided the primary protein in the Hawaiian diet, complementing staples such as taro, sweet potato and breadfruit. This sets the stage for Mauka Makai: toward the mountain, toward the ocean. The view looks over the swimming pools to the ocean, and is especially great at sunset time. The indoor-outdoor concept for the restaurant was a seamless approach as the centralized theme for the building.