Hawaii is America's tropical paradise, and Lanai is Hawaii's most intriguing and smallest island, so it's no wonder that Lanai vacations are among the most delightful. If you are planning a trip to Lanai, you will find plenty of things to do, so when creating your itinerary, consider when to go and what you would like to see when you get there. There are many activities and accommodations to choose from, so the question is which ones suit your vacation tastes and budget. A Lanai Hawaii vacation can easily include adventure and excitement as well as rest and relaxation.
Deciding when to go to Lanai sometimes can be a little tricky. When you plan your trip, it is important to research the possibility of bad weather and high traffic of tourists. Another factor to consider is the local festivities and special events, such as the Pineapple Festival, which draw lots of locals and visitors from other islands. Depending on whether you like the crowds, this may or may not be the time you would like to visit Lanai.
Despite its small size, this island offers a large variety of things to do on your vacation in Lanai, including snorkeling, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, hiking, and horseback riding. Take advantage of the clear waters of Lanai and visit some of the marine wildlife while snorkeling or scuba diving. In some areas of the island, the fish are so friendly that they rush to the surface when divers or snorkelers enter the water. Hiking and horseback riding on your Lanai Hawaii vacation can take you places that are unreachable by vehicle for breathtaking views of other nearby islands such as Maui and Molokai. Whether you are an avid golfer or a beginner, you will not want to miss the Challenge at Manele and the Experience at Koele, two world-famous designer golf courses, carved out of and shaped by the natural features of the island. When you plan your trip to Lanai, be sure to include a visit to the stunning beaches, such as Hulopoe Bay, where you will find clear waters and the historic Sweetheart Rock, and Shipwreck Beach, where there is no swimming but plenty of opportunities for hiking and adventure.
If you're not sure where to stay, there are several options for accommodations for your Lanai Hawaii vacation. If you are looking for luxury, the two Four Seasons hotel resorts have just the thing for you. The Four Seasons at Manele Bay and the Lodge at Koele are perfect for lavish Lanai vacations. For something more down-to-earth on your trip to Lanai, look into the bed and breakfast options, or stay at the oldest hotel on the island, the Hotel Lanai, which was built in the 1920s for Dole pineapple plantation executives. It was the only option for lodging on the island until 1990, when the island was purchased by another owner and the two Four Season resorts were built. Another option to consider is the Lanai vacation rentals, which offer plenty of space and privacy and are sometimes less expensive than resorts.
Lanai vacations are intriguing, exciting, and relaxing all at the same time. For the easiest planning, travelers can find vacation packages online and with hotels on the island, which will help save money, and give you less stress and more time for enjoyment. However you plan your trip, your Lanai vacation will be a tropical island paradise.