Mike Kelley, owner of Aqualani has more than 45 years of experience with luxury resort hotels, beach and pool service management, concierge and ocean recreation operations. He started on Maui in 1977 with the launch of Beach Activities of Maui. In 2017, Aqualani was formed and has now become the largest pool and ocean recreation services company in Hawaii with over 18 resort locations and a diversified staff of over 240.
As he built the company into the organization it is today, Kelley also helped design the pool and beach facilities for nine major resort hotels throughout Hawaii. Working through pre-construction to opening he coordinated layout of facilities, service deliveries, area concepts, staffing and budget guidelines. In addition to resort pool, beach and concierge services Kelley has started other successful operations including The Spa at Black Rock, Teralani Catamarans and Ka’anapali Surf Club.
Kelley served for four years on the International Board of Directors for Young President's Organization and chaired the global events committee for three of those years. He is also a past Maui County Small Business Person of the Year as designated and honored by the United States Small Business Association, twice selected as a finalist for Ernst and Hawaii Young Entrepreneur of the Year and was recognized for Retailer of the Year award from the Hawaii Retail Merchants Association.
Mike and his wife Olinda have 2 daughters, two Cavapoo dogs and a Somali cat.