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Lanai Travel Guide

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Plan Your Lanai 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.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Seclusion and serenity Lanai is small; local motion is slow motion. Get into the spirit and go home rested instead of exhausted.
  2. Garden of the Gods Walk amid the eerie red-rock spires that Hawaiians still believe to be a sacred spot. The ocean views are magnificent, too; sunset is a good time to visit.
  3. A dive at Cathedrals Explore underwater pinnacle formations and mysterious caverns illuminated by shimmering rays of light.
  4. Dole Park Hang out in the shade of the Cook pines in Lanai City and talk story with the locals for a taste of old-time Hawaii.
  5. Hit the water at Hulopoe Beach This beach may have it all good swimming, a shady park for perfect picnicking, great reefs for snorkeling, and sometimes schools of spinner dolphins.

When To Go

When to Go

Lanai has an ideal climate year-round, hot and sunny at the sea and a few delicious degrees cooler Upcountry. In Lanai City and Upcountry the nig...

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