Natural Wonders of Lanai
Carved into the landscape of Lanai are a variety of natural wonders spanning spectacular beaches to otherworldly vistas.
Located on Lanai's south coast, picturesque Hulopoe Bay features the best swimming and snorkeling on the island. This is a marine conservation area so ping reveals a variety of colorful fish. Neighboring tide pools offer even more to explore. You may even see a spinner dolphin playing offshore.
Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock)
Rising just off the shore between Hulopoe Bay and Manele Bay is the iconic rock outcropping Puu Pehe, or Sweetheart Rock. Legend says a heartbroken warrior jumped from this 80-foot summit, overcome with grief after his wife's passing.
Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods)
The lunar-like landscape of Keahiakawelo, also known as the "Garden of the Gods" seems out of place in the Hawaiian Islands. But the warm, orange glow at dusk reflecting off the garden's rock formations and spires reveal a singular beauty that can only be found on Lanai.
In Central Lanai, beginning near Lanai City is the 7-mile, Munro Trail. Named after George Munro, the New Zealand naturalist who introduced pine trees to the island, this one-lane dirt trail leads to the peak of Lanaihale (House of Lanai), Lanai's highest peak at 3,370 feet above sea level.