19 Things to Do in Lanai, Hawaii

Lanai is known as the “pineapple island”. It’s a small Hawaiian island off the coast of Maui – just 13 miles wide by 18 miles long.

If the idea of skipping the touristy hot spots to immerse yourself in nature (with no crowds) sounds like paradise, then you’re looking for the Hawaiian island of Lanai.

Today, the atmosphere of Lanai is calm and relaxing, with warm and friendly locals. Here’s some cool Hawaii trivia for you: Lanai has no stop lights. How Zen is that!

Bask on Hulopoe Beach

This is located on the south shore of Lanai at the foot of the Four Seasons Manele Bay. It’s walking distance from the ferry dock. And like all beaches in Hawaii, it’s public.



Hike the Koloiki Ridge Trail

You can start from the Munro Trail (park at the cemetery) – the hike would then be about 6 miles. Give yourself 2 to 3 hours, which allows plenty of time for gawking at the views.


Walk to Sweetheart Rock

One of the top attractions is Puu Pehe or “Sweetheart Rock.” It’s an easy walk and the trail follows the coastline to a craggy rock formation shooting up out of the water.


Explore Lanai City

Stroll about the town’s square, and you’ll discover a few shops and several sweet cafés and restaurants. Also check out the Lanai Art Center. Its gallery features the works of local artists.


Get cultured at the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center

This is worth poking about for insights into the local Hawaiian culture. And few pineapples growing outside in the garden.

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