Lana‘i Travel Guide


Plan Your Lana‘i Vacation

With no traffic or traffic lights and miles of open space, Lanai seems suspended in time, and that can be a good thing. Small (141 square miles) and sparsely populated, it is the smallest inhabited Hawaiian Island and has just 3,500 residents, most of them living Upcountry.


Lana‘i Hotels

Though Lanai has few properties, it does have a range of price options. Four Seasons manages both The Lodge at Koele and... read more


Lana‘i Restaurants

Lanai's own version of Hawaii regional cuisine draws on the fresh bounty provided by local farmers and fishermen, combined... read more


Lana‘i Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Seclusion and serenity: Lanai is small; local motion is slow motion. Get into the spirit and go home rested instead of exhausted.... Read more

  • Flora and Fauna

    Lanai bucks the "tropical" trend of the other Hawaiian Islands with African kiawe trees, Cook pines, and eucalyptus in place of... Read more

  • On Lanai Today

    Despite its fancy resorts, Lanai still has that languid-Hawaii feel. The island is 97% owned by billionaire Larry Ellison, who is in the... Read more

  • The Ghosts of Lanai

    Lanai has a reputation for being haunted (at one time by "cannibal spirits") and evidence abounds: a mysterious purple lehua (a... Read more

  • The Story of Lanai

    Rumored to be haunted by hungry ghosts, Lanai was sparsely inhabited for many centuries. Most of the earliest settlers lived along the... Read more


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