Welcome to Lanai! Lanai Hawaii is a special place where you’re sure to find solitude, serenity, and adventure. If you want to get away from it all and still find the luxuries of home Lanai is the island to visit.
Lanai was the last major Hawaiian island to be colonized and discovered by tourists. It was privately owned since 1922, when the Dole Food Company bought the 141-square-mile island and turned it into the state’s largest pineapple plantation. In 1987, David Murdock, chairman of Dole Food at the time, transformed the major industry on the island from pineapple to tourists when he built in the 1990s two Four Seasons operated hotels called The Resort at Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele.
Lanai is located just nine miles off the coast of Maui. A ferry departs from Lahaina, Maui for a one hour boat ride to Lanai. All flights to Lanai are routed thru Honolulu. The local island shuttle service is a convenient way to get to the resorts and Lanai city. If you love the four wheel dirt back roads call ahead to rent a jeep then you will be prepared to bounce along the island’s rugged back-roads exploring off the beaten path treasures like Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) and Polihua Beach. There is only one single traffic light and only 30 miles of paved island roads but the islanders would’t change a thing.
Explore the Lanai coastline by kayak, transverse the mountain bike trails, dive the Cathedrals, or drive to Lanai’s highest point on the Munro Trail, where on a clear day, you can see four of the Hawaiian Islands.
Lanai offers the visitor laid back luxury at the islands two major world class resorts, the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay and the Four Seasons Resort, The Lodge at Koele. Each has its own championship golf course. The Challenge at Manele Bay designed by Jack Nicklaus and the Experience at Koele designed by Greg Norman are spectacular golf courses that will be enjoyed by all avid golfers. Select a early tee time and you will have time to return to Maui the same day.
The wait is over. Start your plans to discover Lanai today!