Why a Lanai Vacation

Lanai is a beautiful island that brings the worlds of luxury and that of ancient Hawaii together in a peaceful and compatible manner. Lanai is a place to escape from your busy lifestyle or the large city you may live in. It is a place of discovery and internal peace.

Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, or with your children, Lanai is a perfect destination for a Hawaiian vacation. The island is full of adventure where you will never be at a loss for something to do or see. The mountains, forests, and beaches are tranquil, clean, and thriving in a well-preserved area of land that can only be found on Lanai.

Lanai is a romantic place with its secluded beaches and resorts where you can always have perfect views of the Pacific Ocean and romantic dinners as you look out at the white sand beaches that the resorts sit on. The resorts of Lanai also offer you the luxury of playing a round of golf or treating yourself to a relaxing day at the spa after your full day of adventure.

Lanai for Families

Lanai is a perfect place for families to get away from their busy lives and reconnect together as a family that sometimes gets lost in our hectic days. The miles of secluded beaches and land to explore with a 4-wheel drive vehicle can bring endless adventure to your family vacation. You can explore almost 400 miles of unpaved roads to discover the beautiful scenic views of Lanai. You can also spend time in the city enjoying a casual local meal together or a shopping trip for souvenirs to remember your relaxing vacation. A great place for children to explore is Hulopoe Bay in the South Lanai region with its many tide pools of tiny sea creatures. The sand is pure white here and the ocean a clear blue, making it a perfect day to relax and unwind together.

Adventures

The greatest adventure of Lanai is exploring its rugged terrain that leads to beautiful Native Hawaiian forests and large white sand beaches. Most of Lanai is off-roading through red dirt and rocks to explore the island’s natural beauty. A popular adventure is the Munro Trail, which is about 12 miles long up a hillside with scenic points to view the beautiful Pacific Ocean and land of Lanai. You can either drive, bike, or walk the 12 miles to the very top of the hill called Lanaihale that is about 3,370 feet in elevation. From this point you have perfect views of the other Hawaiian islands of Maui, Molokai, Kahoolawe, the Big Island, and Oahu. Another hiking adventure is the Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) between the Manele and Hulopoe Bay. This is a famous land mark for the island of Lanai. Hulopoe Bay is a great water adventure experience for snorkeling, sunbathing, and swimming. You can also charter a boat and spend the day fishing or whale watching.

Golf

The island of Lanai has three golf courses. The championship golf course of The Experience at Koele is an 18-hole course near mountains and green Native Hawaiian plants in Central Lanai. Another golf course is this region is the Cavendish Golf Course that also offer views of Lanai’s mountains and the deep, blue Pacific Ocean. In the region of South Lanai, The Challenge at Manele golf course is a fun course with many natural golfing obstacles of lava rocks, ravines, and kiawe trees hidden in the beauty of the landscapes of Lanai. No matter which golf course you choose, you will enjoy its unique challenges of the game with the different terrain of the land, while at the same time enjoying panoramic views of the island.

Romantic Lanai/Honeymoons

Romance is abundant on the island of Lanai. When arriving on the island it is a great idea to turn off your cell phones and put away your computers and just enjoy the peace that nature can provide to you. The small town with unique stores and a variety of dining options are great to explore together as a couple hand-in-hand where time almost stands still. The beauty in the city of the pine trees and the chilly weather is perfect for cuddling and having a hot drink at a local restaurant. Traveling to the other regions of the island you can find time for romantic walks on the isolated white sand beaches where you can spend a whole day swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying a romantic picnic. The resorts on the island offer a comfortable place to stay on your honeymoon as they are situated on the beach where you can have romantic dinners under the stars of Lanai.

Relaxation

Lanai is just an island that means relaxation. You can’t help but be relaxed on this island with no traffic and no crowds. The isolated beaches that line the coastline of Lanai are perfect for watching the waves and enjoying time in the warmth of the sun and breathing the cool tropical sea breeze. Exploring the island through its hiking trails is also relaxing as you experience the beautiful landscape and scenic points on the island. It is serene, quiet, and peaceful. If you want a little more pampering you can visit the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele in Central Lanai or the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manale Bay in South Lanai for a full-service spa treatment from facials to massages.

Ecotourism

Lanai has not changed much over hundreds of years due to the low population and lack of large development on the island. The island has maintained its natural appeal and Native Hawaiian heritage through caring for the land. The local people of the island has taken this dedication to preserving both the historical and natural sites of the island by teaching visitors how to have respect for the land. Lanai is home to Kanepuu Preserve that has an estimated 48 endemic Native Hawaiian plants that have survived time from care taken over the years. It is now maintained and guarded by the Nature Conservancy to teach visitors of the island plants and the importance of maintaining it for future generations.