Lanai vacations offer a private island experience, petite and pristine. Untouched, unspoiled, and uncrowded, this island is still Hawaiian in every sense of the word. Until recently, the tiny island of Lanai was covered by a silvery-green blanket of pineapple plantations, but now is home to two resorts blossoming into world-class status.
Driving times from the airport:
Hulopoe & Manele Bays: 11 miles. 25 min.
Lanai City: 3 miles. 5 min.
Kaiolohia: 17 miles. 35 min.
In Lanai City, the climate is mild and dry, with temperatures averaging 73 degrees in the summer and 66 degrees in the winter and rainfall averaging less than 40" per year. Along the coast, the temperatures are much the same but rainfall averages only 15" per year.
Lanai was first sighted by westerners on February 25th, 1779, from the deck of the HMS resolution. The island was purchased in 1922 by the president of Dole Food Company and turned into the world's largest pineapple plantation. Today Lanai is sparsely populated but is home to two world-class golf courses and two world-class resorts. It is often called, "Hawaii's most exclusive island."