Lanai is the perfect island for holiday makers wanting to get away from it all. This is a true island getaway with a population of just over 3000 people.
Lanai is noted for luxury, romance, and privacy away from the crowds and without a single traffic light to disturb the tranquility.
Far from the noise, crowds, hustle and bustle of that other world, Lanai is the ideal destination to create wonderful, lasting memories of your Hawaiian vacation.
What Can I Do On Lanai?
Swimming, snorkeling, surfing, hiking, helicopter tours, horseback rides, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, biking and golf. Swim and snorkel or explore the tidal pools at Hulopoe Beach Park or sunbathe on the sandy shores of Polihua Beach on the north shore.
Explore the shores of Shipwreck Beach and view the remnants of the World War II era ship that was trapped there. Manele Bay on the south shore is the most protected harbor of the island and is frequented by many recreational vessels, yachts and ferries. The cliffs surrounding Manelo Bay provide visitors some of the best views of the harbor and surrounds. The Kaumalapau Harbor on the west coast is the island's commercial harbor.
Hike or 4WD up the challenging Munro Trail to the top of Lanaihale for magnificent views of Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii. Visit Keahikawelo in the evening when the "Garden of the Gods" glows in the sunset. Go horseback riding to get a unique perspective of the island or play a round of golf at two world class courses, the Challenge at Manela designed by Jack Nicklaus and the Experience at Koele designed by Greg Norman and Ted Robinson. Both courses consistently rank amongst the finest in the world of golf.
Lanai provides a perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, a fact recognized by billionaire Bill Gates and his bride who chose this "Most Enticing Island" as the spot to say their vows. The island makes possible outdoor adventures and activities that are unique to Lanai?s distinctive landscapes.
What Lanai Accommodation Will I Find?
Accommodation on Lanai is limited. The island has two luxury resorts each with championship golf-courses and another moderately priced hotel in the style of a country inn. The are a small number of bed and breakfast establishments.
When Is The Best Time On Lanai?
Like all of the Hawaii islands, Lanai is a year round destination. Temperatures range between 70º in winter to 85º F in summer. Lanai City is cooler than the beaches due to its elevation. The weather is relatively dry for a Hawaiian island, receiving only about 37 inches of rainfall per year.
If you are staying in the town of Lanai City it would be advisable to bring a sweater or jacket since the temperature is cooler there than on the beaches. For detailed weather forecasts visit the Hawaiian Islands National Weather Service Forecast website.
Getting To Lanai & Getting Around?
Lanai Airport is three miles from Lanai City in the island's central region. There are limited airport shuttle services. With no public transportation available, it is best to rent a vehicle to get around the island. Since there is only 30 miles of paved road on Lania, and no traffic lights, renting a 4 wheel drive is well worth considering to see all the island has to offer.