Lanai Quick Facts

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.

Tour Map of Lanai Island

Explore Lanai by region: South LanaiCentral LanaiNorth Lanai.

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Island Highlights

- Hulopoe Bay: Home to one of America’s Best Beaches and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai.
- Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock): Take a short hike from Hulopoe bay to this iconic Lanai landmark.
- Lanai City: Charming central town, home to the Hotel Lanai and near the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Lodge at Koele.
- Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach): This secluded beach features a ghostly ship still wrecked off shore.
- Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods): 4-wheel drive to this other worldly landscape.


Island Facts

Airports: Lanai’s main airport is Lanai Airport (LNY).

Lanai Island Resort Areas: Major resort destinations on Lanai Island include the Hulopoe Bay, Lanai City

Capital City: Lanai City

Population: 3,193

Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time).

Languages: English, Hawaiian, Filipino

Currency: US Dollar. Credit cards and Traveler's checks are widely accepted at many local businesses.

Climate: 70º to 85º F. Lanai City is cooler than the beaches due to its elevation. The weather is relatively dry for a Hawaiian island, receiving only about 37 inches of rainfall per year.

Area Code/Cell Phones: The area code for all of Hawaii is (808). If you’re coming from the continental United States, cell phone signal strength is best near Lanai City, but can weaken elsewhere.

Internet Access: Internet access is readily available at all three Lanai hotels.

Accommodations: There are three hotels on Lanai: The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, the Hotel Lanai and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele. There are also a few bed and breakfasts.

Transportation: Lanai has a great Island-wide transportation system offered for a nominal fee that is available through the Four Seasons Resorts, Hotel Lanai and Expedition Ferry (to and from Maui). The island shuttle offers an easy way to get from the airport to the hotels in Lanai City and Hulopoe Bay, the beautiful golf courses, and the Expedition Ferry. The shuttle is convenient and runs frequently. Booking a rental in advance is a must in Lanai City and a 4-wheel drive vehicle for exploring the special sites throughout the island is the best way to discover all that Lanai has offer.

Clothing: Dress casually. Weather at higher elevations (Lanai City) is cooler so bring a sweater or jacket.

Tipping: U.S. standards apply: 15-20% on meals, at least $1 per bag for porters and at least $1 per night for housekeeping.

Customs: For details regarding U.S. Customs and Border Protection, consult your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or U.S. Customs (www.cbp.gov). You cannot take home fresh fruit, plants, or seeds (including some leis) unless they are sealed and you cannot seal and pack them yourself.


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Memberships and Certification

 Hawaii Tourism Authority

Certified Hawaii Tourism Authority 'Destination Expert'.

A member of Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

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