Mana. It’s what enchants us all when we set foot on Kauai. Native Hawaiians, kamaaina, new residents, and first time visitors are all drawn in by the undeniable power and beauty of the island’s energy. But the word encompasses more strength than that. It is an energetic life force flowing through all things. On Kauai, the sense of mana is palpable. From the moment day breaks flooding the sky with light, the pulse of island life permeates all things: mana exists in the chorus of waves, the sway of the palm fronds, the glistening dew on blades of green grass. The spirited energy of the isle is intrinsic in every waking moment.
The feeling of mana has existed on the land (ʻāina) and in the people of Kaua’i for generations. It nourishes the ʻāina and feeds the soul. This powerful energy can prove allusive to some, but those who have successfully captured mana willingly share this ancient island energy with us. Meet some of our vendors who have a positive impact on our people and our planet. They’ve channeled this island energy into the products we can’t get enough of.