Lanai Gardens, Plantations & Farms
With tall, stately Cook pine trees and cooler weather due to elevation, Lanai is unlike any other island in Hawaii. Sitting just to the west of Maui, which gets most of the rain, the island is drier than other islands giving Central Lanai a more rustic feel.
Palawai Basin, once home to the world’s largest pineapple plantations, is now a scenic, open plain. At the 590-acre Kanepuu Preserve on the north side of Lanai, visitors can learn about 48 species of endemic plants. Just north, experience a lunar-like rock garden at Keahiakawelo, the Garden of the Gods.