Lanai is just off the coast of Maui, and the smallest inhabited Hawaiian Island. It offers a serene and peaceful escape. With it’s proximity to Maui, Lanai is the perfect destination for a day trip! You can travel to the island via a ferry service from Maui’s Lahaina Harbor.
One of the top attractions on Lanai is the island-wide pineapple plantation. In fact, it is also known as Pineapple Island. At one time it was home to the world’s largest pineapple plantation. Every year pineapples are celebrated during the annual Lanai Pineapple Festival.
Aside from visiting Dole Park, there aren’t many attractions apart from the natural beauty of the island. Since the island has such a small population, you won’t find many people on the road. When you do see someone on the road, most are driving 4×4 vehicles due to the undeveloped land on the island. You often have to drive dirt paths to make your way to the various beaches.
The island has several hiking trips for the outdoor enthusiast. One hike for stunning views of sea cliffs and crystal blue water is the Kealia Kapu-Kaunolu Heritage Trail.
If you want to experience luxury on the island, Manele Bay is a top destination. It is home to the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay. The resort sits just above Hulop’e Beach. The area has several golf courses and fine-dining options.
There are plenty of adventures to be had along the scenic landscape of Lanai and is a must-visit for anyone who loves the outdoors.