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At Four Seasons, you enjoy a unique vantage point from which to explore the sights, sounds and experiences around you. Begin with a tour of the Resort's art collection, then visit a nearby beach, go on a hiking excursion or take a day trip to Maui or Molokai. For a spectacular view of the island's varied landscape and scenic beauty, a helicopter tour offers a unique and exhilarating experience. We hope the highlights of local attractions below help simplify your planning. Please let us know how else we can assist you.
At the centre of the Hawaiian archipelago, a few miles west of Maui, the tiny island of Lana'i is an unspoiled paradise of spectacular sea coast and enchanting highland forest. The island is 98% privately owned – providing a sense of uncrowded natural calm unique within the Hawaiian islands.
Lana'i is approximately 13 miles (21 kilometres) wide and 18 miles (29 kilometres) long, with ground elevations varying from sea level to more than 3,400 feet (1,036 metres). The central landscape offers mist-shrouded mountains and forests of Cook Island pines where wild deer roam freely. The coastline is ringed by secluded white-sand beaches, rugged red lava cliffs and crystal-clear waters. A place of deep cultural significance, Lana'i features many historic sites, old fishing villages and unique topographical attractions. The island's only community is the quaint plantation town of Lana'i City, with a full-time population of just 3,000.
For nearly a century, Lana'i was home to Hawaii's largest pineapple plantation and was known as the Pineapple Island for its fields of golden pineapples. Now Lana'i has been transformed into an exclusive island destination with two Four Seasons resorts – each presenting a distinctive Hawaiian experience. Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele offers dynamic sporting adventure in the green central highlands, while Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay offers ocean-side relaxation and recreation.