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Lānaʻi Regions

Hawaiʻi’s smallest populated island is filled with enticing adventures, especially for travelers who love veering off the beaten path. Just 30 of Lānaʻi’s 400 miles of road are paved, so to really explore this fascinating island you’ll need four-wheel drive and a full tank of gas.

Here’s a look at Lānaʻi’s three distinct regions.


Regions of Lānaʻi

Central Lānaʻi
Sunset behind ohia lehua trees in Central Lanai
Hike among native ʻōhiʻa lehua trees or go on a horseback riding adventure amongst lush valleys and ironwood forests, plus see heritage sites and more on guided UTV tours.
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North Lānaʻi
Hiking at Keahiakawelo, the Garden of the Gods, in North Lanai
Stunning beaches and rugged nature preserves offer the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure on the north side of the island.
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South Lānaʻi
Looking out at Puu Pehe in South Lanai
You won’t want to miss visiting the spectacular Hulopoʻe Bay for snorkeling and sunbathing, or a picnic overlooking Puʻu Pehe.
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Lanai City
Historic Dole Park, formerly a village of houses for Dole Plantation employees, is now home to eclectic art galleries, boutiques and cafes.
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Munro Trail
Named for naturalist George Munro, this 12.8-mile, one-lane dirt road offers sweeping vistas among the majestic Cook pine trees introduced by Munro himself.
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Four-wheel drive about a half-hour north from Lānaʻi City and you’ll discover Kaiolohia, also known as Shipwreck Beach.
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Kanepuu Preserve
The Nature Conservancy protects this forest, which contains the largest remnants of olopua/lama dry land forest in Hawaiʻi.
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Keahiakawelo is an otherworldly rock garden at the end of rocky Polihua Road.
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Polihua Beach
For visitors looking for an off-the-beaten-path getaway, Lānaʻi offers the secluded sands of Polihua Beach.
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Hulopoe Bay
Hulopoʻe Bay greets you with a stunning expanse of pearl-white sand and crystal blue waters.
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Kaumalapau Harbor
This is one of the best and most accessible spots on the island to get an unobstructed view of the sunset.
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Puu Pehe
The iconic Puʻu Pehe rises majestically 80 feet out of the water and in addition to being a picturesque natural landmark, Puʻu Pehe is also steeped in Hawaiian folklore.
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Kaunolu Village
The largest surviving ruins of a prehistoric Hawaiian village, this was also a favorite fishing spot of King Kamehameha I, and where he retreated to after conquering Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi.
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