The most enjoyable and unforgettable Hawaiian custom is the flower lei. Customs dictates that a lei should be offered graciously with a kiss and only removed in private. It is considered rude to remove the lei once it is accepted in view of anyone, especially in the presence of the person(s) who gave it to you. So lots of lei's at MOKU.
Barbados is known as the rum island and is famous for its rum punches. Punch comes from the Indian word "panch" which means five. The five refers to the five ingredients of sour, sweet, strong, weak and spice. The poem for rum punch goes: One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak, a dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, serves well chilled with plenty of ice.
There is one thing a guest must remember if ever invited to a Fijian home for a meal: the guest must start on the dishes first. It is the local custom to wait patiently until the house guest makes their first move towards the food, otherwise everyone will simply wait around with grumbling stomachs. No one will remind you as it is deemed impolite. Serving people is a way of life for Fijians and so it is this way for MOKU Beach.
Did you know that the early Taino settlers were so influential that many of the foods that Jamaicans eat today and is so famous for are prepared in the same manner as the Taino settlers. 'Jerking' was inherited from this friendly tribe that inhabited Jamaica then.