Lanai is an island of intriguing contrasts. Hike the lunar landscape of Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) or picnic overlooking Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), named for a maiden Puu and her handsome warrior. If you’ve come to Lanai to get away from it all and this intimate island doesn’t disappoint.
The weather on Lanai is pleasant and drier than other islands, receiving only about 37 inches of rainfall per year. Temperatures range from 70º to 85º F. Lanai City sits at nearly 1,700 feet, where the warmest months reach about 72º F so don’t forget to bring a jacket. Temperatures at Hulopoe Bay are usually about 10º to 12º higher allowing you to experience the best of both worlds.
The smallest inhabited island in Hawaii, Lanai offers big enticements to its visitors. From the stunning views atop the pine-lined Munro Trail to watching the acrobatic spinner dolphins from romantic Hulopoe Bay, Lanai is a special place where you’re sure to find serenity, adventure and intimacy. If you want to get away from it all, get away to Lanai.
Lanai has several National Parks and historical sites best accessed with a 4-wheel drive vehicle. If you intend hiking the trails be sure to bring the appropriate gear. Aloha wear is acceptable everywhere, so you may want to plan on buying an aloha shirt or a muumuu (a Hawaiian-style dress) while you're in the islands.