Lanai Travel Tips

Here you will find travel tips and information to help you have an enjoyable Aloha stay in the Hawaiian Islands, from what items you can bring into the Islands, transportation, accommodation, things to do, attractions to adventurous tours.

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.


Getting to the Lanai Island

There is no direct service to Lanai from the continental United States. Instead, fly to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) or Kahului Airport (OGG) in Maui, where you can connect to several local airlines with service to Lanai Airport (LNY).

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu is Hawaii's major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Hawaii's visitors. All major domestic carriers and many international carriers serve Oahu, so you can get here from just about anywhere. There are also direct flights from the U.S. mainland to Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island, but for the most part, you may need to connect through Oahu (Honolulu International Airport, HNL) to get to the neighbor islands including Lanai and Molokai.

There are daily ferry services from Lahaina Harbor in Maui to both Manele Bay in Lanai and Kaunakakai Harbor in Molokai. There are 5 round-trips daily and Ferry trips take roughly an hour. 

Flight times from Honolulu International Airport (HNL), Oahu to:

Kauai - Lihue Airport (LIH): 30 minutes

Maui - Kahului Airport (OGG): 30 minutes
Maui - Kapalua-West Maui Airport (JHM): 30 minutes

Molokai - Molokai Airport (MKK): 20 minutes

Lanai - Lanai Airport (LNY): 25 minutes

Hawaii Big Island - Hilo International Airport (ITO): 50 minutes
Hawaii Big Island - Kona International Airport (KOA): 45 minutes

Staying in Lanai

Lanai has two world-class resorts, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele. The historic Hotel Lanai can be found in Lanai City.

The weather on Lanai is pleasant and drier than other islands. Lanai City sits at nearly 1,700 feet, where the warmest months reach about 72º F so bring a light jacket. Temperatures at Manele and Hulopoe Bay are usually about 10º to 12º higher.

Traveling in Lanai

Lanai has a great Island-wide transportation system offered for a nominal fee. We recommend a rental car (preferably a 4-wheel drive vehicle) for exploring the special sites throughout the island, and we strongly suggest booking before you arrive. 

Explore Lanai by region: South LanaiCentral LanaiNorth Lanai.

Useful Phone Numbers 
- The area code for the state of Hawaii is (808)
- Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau: (808) 923-1811
Marriage License and Civil Unions: (808) 586-4545
- Honolulu International Airport Visitor Information: (808) 836-6413
- Agriculture Inspection: (808) 832-0566
- Camping Permits (State Parks): (808) 587-0300


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Memberships and Certification

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