You will probably arrive on Lanai aboard an Island Air Dash-8 turboprop plane. Be prepared to walk down the plane's steps because there are no jet ways at Lanai airport. The airport consists of one small boarding area. There is an agricultural inspection station but it has limited hours. If it's open when your flight leaves, you can check your bags direct to the U.S. mainland or international destination.
Nicknamed The Pineapple Island, Lanai was
once the home of the world's largest
pineapple plantation with more than 16,000 acres of pineapple. Today there are only a few acres of pineapple to supply local needs. The quiet island is now the home of two luxury resorts which
Manele Bay and Hulopo'e Bay are designated as
marine preserves and are among the best snorkeling and diving locations in
the islands. Spinner dolphins often come to play in Hulopo'e Bay not
too far off shore. The island also offers two excellent golf courses, the
As the pressure and
stress of daily responsibilities, deadlines, and problems mount and make you
yearn for somewhere to get away from it all, Lanai is a place to relax and
regain a sense of inner tranquility. Here you can reward yourself with
quiet time to read a novel while being pampered with excellent service at
one of the resorts. It is truly a remote getaway but Maui is
only a short ferry ride away for those who would like to spend a day shopping or
have variety in
sightseeing or golf and then return to this remote paradise.
A long weekend on the island of Lanai. In April, 2005 we spent four days on Lanai and returned a couple of times since. Here are some highlights of the trip. They aren't in order of importance because everything was great!