Sweet Aloha Polynesian Tours is a Native Hawaiian owned and operated Tour Company. The owners Aloha & Jan Kaleimamahu are native Hawaiians. Aloha was born and raised on the island of Oahu and has been entertaining and hosting visitors for 30 years. Dancing hula for hotels at a very young age of 5 she still has the love for the dance and culture today. The family name Kaleimamahu goes back to the early 1600’s and was the half brother of King Kamehameha the great. Jan was born and raised here on the island of Kauai and has an intense background working with visitors that come to the island of Kauai. She has a great love for the land and all of its beauty. Having the knowledge of many different plants, trees and flowers she grew up using these things for medicinal purposes. She shares her aloha and knowledge about her culture to all… Come let us show you the beauty of Kauai where the locals play and the beauty we see through our eyes.
The Hawaiian people have a love for the land and its ohana (family). The island of Kauai is the oldest island in the chain and is the 1st major island that emerged from the Pacific Ocean 6 million years ago. The Hawaiian Islands have been formed above a 40 million year old volcano on the pacific plate while it is still shifting towards the northwest still forming islands in the Pacific Ocean today.
The first Polynesians to step foot on these virgin Hawaiian Islands were adventurous, seafaring people with high navigational skills. While sailing in their double hulled canoes they would use the stars, sun, wave patterns and clouds to lead them to these isolated lands, other things that they would use were the bird’s flight patterns to lead them to these beautiful places.
The scientists believe that the ancient Polynesian people have migrated from Southeast Asia and were considered indigenous people of the pacific. So come take this journey with us and take a step back in time to understand the true meaning of HAWAII!