Lanai offers spectacular snorkeling sunbathing spots at Hulopoe Bay. Experienced scuba divers prefer the Lanai Cathedrals, the most popular dive spots on Lanai.
Lanai offers a handful of beautiful white sand beaches over 18 miles of shoreline. South beaches include Hulopoe Bay, fronting the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay and Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) . North beaches include Polihua Beach with over two miles of pristine white sand that's perfect for sunbathing and beachcombing. Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach) is located a half hour north of Lanai City, where a rusted World War II era ship can still be seen off the coast.
From the top of the Munro Trail is a lofty, rigorous 11 mile hike to seaside Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock). You'll get great views of the nearby islands. Take a four-wheel-drive vehicle if you want to spend more time on top of the island.
Located on the north shore roughly 60 miles from Lanai City, a 2-mile stretch of beach known as Polihau Beach is a great place to spot humpback whales during the winter months from December to May. Hawaii's green sea turtles are also frequently found on this secluded beach.
This windswept and lunar-like rock formation landscape and topography, is located on the northwest side of the island, 45-minutes from Lanai City. At sunset, the rocks are illuminated in brilliant reds, purples and orange glows. Visitors should be aware that Polihau Road is unpaved and only accessible via 4-wheel drive vehicles.
The narrow, winding ridge 12.8 mile Munro Trail takes you through a rain forest, where nearly 2.5 miles into the hike, you'll find stunning views of Maunalei Gulch and neighboring islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii's Big Island and Molokai.
You can quickly and easily take day trips to across the Auau Channel to Maui with an inter-island expeditions ferry service. They operate 5 roundtrips daily between Manele Harbor and Lahaina Harbor. For more information call (800) 695-2624, (808) 661-3756 or visit www.go-lanai.com.