Tuesday, March 4, 2008
TRAVEL TUESDAY~ LANAI ~ HAWAII'S MOST ENTICING ISLAND
Today we are traveling to Lanai, "Hawaii's most enticing island." Are these photos not amazing? The second one is of the Four Seasons Resort on the island. There are just a handful of resorts to stay on this small island. Celebrities like Lanai because the isolation provides relief from tourists and crowds. Beyond the resorts, the land is wide open for exploring, from Shipwreck beach on the northeast shore, to the nesting turtles on Polihua Beach, to the Luahiwa Petroglyphs in the South Central Lanai.
Lanai was once an island-wide plantation for the Dole Company, which grew pineapples there from the 1920's until the early 1990's. It's not a big island and all of my brochures only show two resorts, the Four Seasons, The Lodge and The Four Seasons Manele Bay.
There's plenty to do on Lanai, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, sporting clays, archery, 4-by-4 excursions, catamaran sailing and more. Don't forget to go to the summit of Lanaihale, the highest point on the island for the famous 5 island view.
Bill Gates was married here and he rented out all of the Four Seasons Manele Bay for his guests.
Lanai is a relatively secluded island and is only 13 miles wide and 18 miles long. Lanai has just 29 miles of paved road and no stoplights and only one gas station. Talk about getting away from it all. LOL I'm not sure if I'll ever make it to this island but it sure does look like a wonderful place to visit. Next week we are off to our last stop on our Hawaiian Tour. We are going to the island of Molokai. Aloha!
Spell check just loved all of these Hawaiian names. LOL