Ranked sixth among the primary islands comprising the 50th State, Lanai earned the nickname “Pineapple Island” for its heyday as a vast pineapple plantation. Despite its history, Lanai remains mostly untouched and many of its paths remain unpaved.
Amidst the natural splendor of the island, Four Seasons has crafted two luxurious retreats – Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele. Golf aficionados can indulge in a round each at the renowned courses on Kauai: one on each of the Four Seasons properties. The island’s rugged beauty is a sight to behold, with most of its hidden treasures accessible only by 4-wheel drive, and no traffic lights in sight.
If seclusion and extravagance are your idea of a perfect couple’s retreat, Lanai is an idyllic island to visit. Delve into our list of romantic activities perfect for your Lanai vacation.
Indulge in a delightful picnic at Hulopoe Bay Beach, while taking in its glistening, clear waters. Observe the vibrant marine life thriving below the surface as you snorkel around the bay, which is protected to preserve its aquatic inhabitants. Dolphins and turtles are often spotted here, adding to the allure of the area. Although it is exclusively for guests of Four Seasons Manele Bay, who have access to its pristine waters, it remains the only swimming-suitable beach on the island of Lanai.
Trace the path from Hulopoe Bay Beach to the vantage point overlooking Puu Pehe or Sweetheart Rock. En route, you’ll encounter numerous tide pools, a stunning sea arch, and the renowned Shark’s Cove.
As you make your way along the path, the idyllic Shark’s Cove and Shark’s Bay offer peaceful seclusion. However, if you crave a more panoramic view, head to Sweetheart Rock for a picturesque picnic. Just be sure to refrain from swimming at either beach, as the currents are notorious for their strength.
Explore the Garden of the Gods, or Keahikawelo, on a bike ride at sunset. Marvel at the natural rock formations’ vibrant hues as they’re highlighted by the sun’s shadows at dawn and dusk—the best times to visit.
Take in the breathtaking Hawaiian petroglyphs while strolling along Shipwreck Beach’s pristine shores. Keep an eye out for dazzling shells and other gems that frequently wash ashore. From this location, you can also catch a glimpse of the neighboring island of Molokai.
Reserve your spot for a Lanai escape now!