A 25-minute flight from Honolulu or a 45-60 minute ferry ride from Maui, Lāna‘i offers two luxurious resorts, world-class golf courses and cultural sites


Explore caves scuba diving on Lanai Image Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Explore caves scuba diving on Lāna‘i. Image: Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i

Best things to do on Lāna‘i

Highlights of Lāna‘i include the otherworldly rock garden at Keahiakawelo, a culturally sensitive area, the iconic Pu‘upehe sea stack, and snorkelling at Hulopo‘e Bay Beach in summer (it can be very rough in winter). You can also volunteer at Lāna‘i Cat Sanctuary, which is home to hundreds of rescue cats.

Soak up the view from Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Soak up the view from Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i

Best hotels and resorts on Lāna‘i

Stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i, which boasts a Jack Nicklaus-designed Mānele Golf Course, built on lava outcroppings beside seaside cliffs, and a Nobu Japanese restaurant. Other accommodation options include the adults-only wellness retreat Sensai Lāna‘i, a Four Seasons Resort at Kō‘ele, and the historic Hotel Lāna‘i in Lāna‘i City.

ONE FORTY at Four Seasons Resort Lanai
ONE FORTY at Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i

Best restaurants and cafes on Lāna‘i

ONE FORTY at the Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i’s menu is filled with cuts of prime and Wagyu beef, as well as seasonal fish grilled to perfection, all complemented by traditional side dishes and an extensive wine list. The Resort is also home to a Nobu restaurant, where you can savour innovative Japanese cuisine from world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa alongside sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. For an unforgettable meal, book its Teppan experience. Pele’s Other Garden has a casual atmosphere with salads, sandwiches and beers on tap, transforming into an intimate Italian bistro in the evening with an enticing selection of pastas, pizzas and desserts.