The 9 Best Things to Do on Lanai, Hawaii

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Visit Lana i City

Lanai City is the island's sole significant town, yet even that is a stretch for a 3,000-person town without traffic lights. This quaint, welcoming hamlet gives you a taste of Lana i City life.

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Learn the History of Pu u Pehe

Pu u Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) is Lana i's most famous landmark. Its blue seas and red-orange ocean cliffs are stunning. The Hawaiian folklore surrounding Pu u Pehe is quite intriguing. 

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Explore Keahiakawelo

Keahiakawelo, the Garden of the Gods, is one of Lanai's top attractions. This alien terrain looks like Mars with its red ground, scattered stones, and hazy sky!

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Support the Lana i Cat Sanctuary

Strays, particularly cats, are common on Lana i and Hawai i. Many of these animals never find permanent homes, but Lana i Cat Sanctuary tries.

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Snorkel, Surf, or Tidepool at Hulopoe Bay Beach Park

Hulopoe Bay Beach Park is a top Lanai snorkeling spot. Besides schools of unique multicolored Hawaiian fish, you may encounter endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles and spinner dolphins.

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Stroll on Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach)

Kaiolohia, or Shipwreck Beach, is one of Lanai's top attractions. As the name says, this beach has a large, rusting shipwreck! 

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Escape the Crowds on Polihua Beach

With a population of 3,000, Lana i is seldom crowded. However, popular beaches like Hulopoe Bay Beach Park will have people. You may have heaven to yourself at Polihua Beach.

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Hike Koloiki Trail or Munro Trail

The Koloiki Trail is four miles, whereas the Munro Trail is twelve. Second, the Munro trek crosses many terrains, whereas Kolokiki Trail is a ridge trek into the lush highlands.

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Explore Kaunolu Village Site

The U.S. National Historic Landmark Kaunolu Village Site is full with Hawaiian history. This fishing town thrived for centuries. Even King Kamehameha I liked it!