Lanai Arts & Culture
Early Hawaiians didn’t inhabit Lanai until the sixteenth century. And today its population is that of a small town. You can experience the intimate atmosphere of Lanai by taking a stroll around Dole Park in Lanai City, browsing the shops and eating at its local restaurants. You’ll quickly discover that this is a very special island with a profound sense of aloha, where everybody seems to know your name.
Most people living on Lanai are descended from plantation workers who first came here when the “Pineapple Island” was the world’s largest pineapple exporter. Ranching was also a key part of Lanai’s past, adding to the rustic feel of destinations like the Hotel Lanai and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele. Today, this unique getaway offers many visitors the chance to experience the relaxation that’s a fundamental part of everyday life on Lanai.