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Lanai and Molokai Day Trips

 

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Separated by the Auau Channel, Maui, Molokai and Lanai are collectively known as Maui Nui (Maui County).  Although Maui is the more recognised of the three, Lanai and Molokai each have their own unique traits and attractions. These islands are easily accessible from Maui, with interisland ferries running daily from Lahaina Harbor. It takes roughly 1 hour for the ferry service to Lanai and an hour and a half to Molokai.

Lanai is a private getaway featuring two luxurious resorts: The Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay and the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele, as well as the historic Hotel Lanai. Major attractions include the dolphin friendly Hulopoe Bay, the otherworldly Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) and the remote Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach). For a secluded romantic escape or a four-wheel drive adventure, Lanai is just a ferry ride away. Expeditions ferry service runs 5 round-trips daily between Manele Harbor and Lahaina Harbor. Ferry trips take roughly an hour. For more information call (800) 695-2624, (808) 661-3756 or visit www.go-lanai.com.

Undeveloped and unspoiled, Molokai is an island influenced deeply by its native Hawaiian culture. Major attractions include the historic Kalaupapa National Historic Park, small town Kaunakakai and Papohaku Beach, one of the largest white sand beaches in Hawaii. Visit Molokai to participate in a variety of outdoor adventures, experience authentic local culture and to see Hawaii as it was, back in time. The ferry service on the Molokai Princess crosses the channel twice a day. Travel time is approximately 90 minutes. For more information visit www.molokaiferry.com.