Beaches of Lanai
Lanai offers 30 kilometres of shoreline with a handful of beautiful beaches. For those longing to get away from it all, Lanai’s white sand beaches offer a level of unparalleled seclusion, intimacy and romance. Discover Lanai’s beaches below:
South Lanai Beaches:
Hulopoe Beach Park: Located in Hulopoe Bay and fronting the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, this sweeping white sand shoreline was once named America’s Best Beach. With fantastic snorkelling, rock pools to explore and Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) just a short hike away, this is Lanai’s most popular and most accessible beach. Public toilets and picnic facilities are available.
North Lanai Beaches:
Polihua Beach: Take a 4-wheel drive adventure and travel about an hour northwest of Lanai City to Polihua Beach. Three kilometres of pristine white sand awaits you with (more often than not) not a single person in sight. Great for sunbathing and beachcombing but due to strong currents and winds, swimming is highly discouraged. Note that there are no public toilet facilities.
Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach): Take another off-road trek, about a half hour north of Lanai City, to discover Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach). A rusted World War II era ship can still be seen off the coast of this off-the-beaten-track beach today. As with Polihua, swimming is discouraged and there are no toilets available.
Note: Heed all warning signs and be aware of changing conditions, strong currents and reefs. Use your own best judgment to determine whether a particular beach is appropriate for you and your ability level.