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Lanai Hawaii Visitor Information,
Vacation Planning, and Travel Guide

Welcome to Lanai,
"The Pineapple Isle"

Information about Lanai

Island Color: Orange
Island Flower: Kauna`oa, also known as the Native Dodder

Lanai is a great place to get rejuvenated in a quiet tropical paradise! The whole island of Lanai is relatively undeveloped. There is about 30 miles of paved road, no stoplights, one airport, and one city. If the hustle and bustle of Waikiki or Kaanapali is too much for you, but you love country club living and gorgeous natural scenery, consider Lanai!
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Lanai lodging is limited but your choices are world-class. The Four Seasons Resorts at Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele offer luxurious guest rooms and suites, pampering spas, delectable dining, top-notch service and activity planning; all set amidst legendary scenery.

Spinner Dolphins are one of the treasures of Lanai and can often be seen frolicking in front of the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay. Hotel Lanai is simplicity at its best where all guests are treated like family, as one might expect from a country inn.
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If you are the active type, there is more to this island than resorts. Explore miles of secluded, soft-sand beaches. Golf at some of the world's top golf courses. Snorkel and swim in warm pacific waters. Comb Shipwreck Beach where the rusting hulls of ships still rest where they ran aground. Wonder at the Humpback Whales that make their home in Hawaii from December until April. Feel as if you entered another world in the lunar landscape of the 'Garden of the Gods'. You may even see vacationing celebrities as well as meet friendly locals who will enjoy taking the time to 'talk story'. No matter what activities you choose, you will cherish your stay at Hawaii's top dream destination!

Why "The Pineapple Isle?"

In 1922, when James Dole arrived on Lanai and purchased the island for $1.1 million, everything changed. Dole was incredibly successful at growing pineapple. Soon, canned pineapple from Lanai, a product that no one had even heard of before, became a huge success on the mainland. Tiny Lanai became a major exporter of this sweet fruit and produced 75 percent of the world’s pineapple!

Due to the increasing number of workers arriving on Lanai to work the pineapple fields, Dole built a plantation camp in the flatlands, now Lanai City. For the next few decades, Lanai was widely known as Hawaii’s shining "Pineapple Isle." Thousands of acres were covered with pineapple.

In the late 1980s, the pineapple industry no longer turned a profit. Only about 100 acres of pineapple for local consumption remain on the island. Lanai is a unique vacation destination, with upscale resorts, shopping, and golf courses. As of June, 2012, Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle Corp., owns 98% of the island of Lanai.

Each summer, Lanai celebrates its heritage with the colorful Pineapple Festival, paying tribute to the island’s favorite fruit.



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