The diminutive ukelele has a long history—grid-skipping from tropical Madeira off the coast of Portugal to the Hawaiian islands and the South Pacific. Since then, the soothing plinkity-plink of this four-string instrument has become synonymous with the sounds of Polynesia. Lately there’s been an uptick in popularity for this seemingly kitschy instrument; its sweetness is undeniable and its approachability makes it the ideal instrument to learn on vacation. Perfect your beach-bum persona by learning a little ditty to strum under a palm tree. (The soundtrack to South Pacific, perhaps?) The Conrad’s on-site minstrels Maui and Wilson provide the instruments, tutorials, and tunes.
Located at Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Arrangements for lessons with Maui and Wilson can be made via the concierge.
Conrad Bora Bora Nui BP 502, Bora Bora 98730, French Polynesia; 689-4060-3300