Greeting from Lanai, Hawaii

Lanai Hawaii: If you're looking for the unspoiled Hawaii of days long past, change your vacation plans now and head straight for the island of Lanai. With only 17 miles of paved roads, beautiful Lanai is one of the best kept secrets of the Hawaiian Islands and the least visited. Here you have the best of both worlds - a rare undeveloped Hawaiian Island with world class hotels and award winning golf courses. Lanai is also rated among the top ten diving locations in the world. From the peak of Lanaihale, Lanai's highest point at 3,370 feet, you not only have a panoramic view of the whole island, but it is also the only place in the entire Hawaiian Islands where Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island can be viewed simultaneously!

Lanai is only 18 miles long and 13 miles wide. It is eight miles to the west of Maui Island and nine miles south of Molokai Island. Less than 3,000 Hawaiians live here. In fact, Axis deer, a prized game animal introduced from India in the 1920's, now outnumbers Lanai's inhabitants! There are also Mouflon sheep and a plethora of game birds including pheasant, quail, chukar partridge and wild turkey (you will never see so many wild turkey in your life!). James Dole bought Lanai in 1922 and turned it into the world's largest pineapple plantation (this tiny island once supplied 90% of the world's pineapples). Castle & Cooke Inc are now the corporate successors and less than 100 acres of the island are still used for growing the fruit.

Not to be missed on Lanai are taking a rental jeep down to Shipwreck Beach (a great place to comb for treasures with a backdrop of a reefed World War II Liberty ship),ancient Kaunolu Village (the ruins of King Kamehameha's fishing getaway), Hulopoe Bay (the best snorkeling spot in the Hawaiian Islands), a round of golf at The Experience at Koele and dining at the highest rated restaurants in Hawaii.

A world away from the hustle and bustle of Oahu, a vacation on Lanai is an unforgettable experience, so much so, that Microsoft's Bill Gates literally reserved the entire island for his wedding!

Lanai Hotels and Resorts
The Lodge at Koele and the Resort Lanai at Manele Bay are not only two of the best hotels on the islands of Hawaii, they are also two of the highest rated resorts in the world ...more
Lanai Local Business Directory
Our Lanai Local Business Directory will help you find everyone from Lanai Plumbers to Dentists to Attorneys and more ...more
Lanai Fun Facts
Lanai (the fourth youngest island in the Hawaiian chain) was formed by a single shield volcano creating a volcanic land mass of rolling tablelands and steep, eroded gorges ...more
Lanai Golf Courses
Two of the top golf courses in the world are located here on Lanai - The Experience at Koele and The Challange at Manele. Course information, score cards and tee time reservations ...more
Lanai Restaurants
The #1 Zagat rated restaurant in all of Hawaii is the The Formal Dining Room at The Lodge at Koele. Not to be missed are Henry Clay's Rottiserie (Hotel Lanai) and Ihilani ...more
Map of Lanai Hawaii
Our detailed map of Lanai highlights Lanai City, the airport, Polihua Beach, the Gardens of the Gods, Manele Bay, ancient Kaunolu Village (King Kamehameha's getaway) Petroglyph sites ...more

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