The landscape of Hawaii is seen from a different perspective at the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele. Unusual for island accommodations, this hotel isn’t located along the beautiful coastline of Lanai. The Manele Bay Resort, the Koele Lodge’s Four Seasons neighbor, offers an ocean-side location, complete with white-sand beaches and an active reef for diving. Inland on the private island of Lanai, the Koele Lodge is located in the central highlands. Tranquility gives guests a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the island, along with opportunities for adventure on both land and sea. A New England-style country house, the Lodge at Koele fits in with pine trees and the rich red earth of this former pineapple plantation island.
Magnificent sunsets from the porch of the Four Seasons Koele Lodge add to a relaxed atmosphere. Cooler temperatures lend the Koele Lodge a much different feel from its coastal neighbor. Spa services, a world-class golf course, a swimming pool, and tennis courts offer activities for those who prefer to keep busy. Horseback riding, sailing, archery, and hiking are available for adventure-seekers. It is essential to soak up some Hawaiian sun on vacation as well, and the lodge provides a beautiful pool for swimming and sunbathing. Only an eight-minute drive from the Lanai airport, the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele is a great point from which to explore the rich history of the island. Dependable year-round weather ensures sunny days to accompany sea-bound activities, such as chartering your own luxury fishing boat.
Koele Lodge offers varied options for dining. From fine dining to in-room options that are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., the best in Four Seasons service is experienced in the tropical oasis of Lanai. Four Seasons Koele Lodge was ranked No. 1 by Zagat’s restaurant guide for Hawaii, and it is also the winner of a Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Award. A variety of choices for cuisine will leave all guests satisfied. A world-class golf course designed by Greg Norman is also a source of accolades for the Lodge at Koele since it was opened ten years ago. Drawing golf enthusiasts from across the world, the Experience at Koele has earned a reputation as a challenging course.
A variety of accommodation options at Four Seasons Koele Lodge ensure a match for any traveler. From an elegant suite with a fireplace to a sunny room with a large terrace overlooking mature banyan trees, the Lodge gives a feel of true seclusion. If business is a must on vacation, the Koele Lodge also offers business services. A multilingual concierge can help with any transportation, entertainment, or further travel plans. Business services include cell phones, computers, and secretarial services. Function rooms are ideal places for meetings, with the landscape providing an uninterrupted focus.
Four Seasons Koele Lodge is a unique location for a wedding as well. An outdoor wedding is enhanced by the manicured lawns, tall pines, and beautiful gardens. Wedding packages are available and ease the difficulties of planning a destination event. Event coordinators also are at hand to discuss the possibilities for a dream wedding, from an intimate gathering of friends and close family to a large festive gala. Four Seasons Lodge at Koele provides the perfect backdrop, ambience, and finishing touches to make any Lanai vacation special.
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