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North Lanai

Only 30 miles of road in Lanai are paved, leaving 400 miles of dirt road to explore by 4-wheel drive, much of which is in North Lanai. Off road to Kaiolohia, also known as Shipwreck Beach, to see a derelict ship stuck in the rocky waters of Lanai’s north shore. Just north of Kanepuu Preserve is Keahiakawelo, or the Garden of the Gods, featuring the lunar landscapes incongruous to the sand and surf of Hawaii. Finally continue your bumpy drive to secluded Polihua Beach, where you may find yourself all alone on a 2-mile stretch of sand.

Regions of Lanai

Lanai
Central Lanai
Sunset behind ohia lehua trees in Central Lanai
Hike among native ohia 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 Lanai
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 Lanai
Looking out at Puu Pehe in South Lanai
You won’t want to miss visiting the spectacular Hulopoe Bay for snorkeling and sunbathing, or a picnic overlooking Puu 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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Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach)
Four-wheel drive about a half-hour north from Lanai 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 Hawaii.
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Keahiakawelo
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, Lanai offers the secluded sands of Polihua Beach.
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Hulopoe Bay
Hulopoe 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 Puu Pehe rises majestically 80 feet out of the water and in addition to being a picturesque natural landmark, Puu 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, Molokai and Lanai.
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North Lanai Highlights

Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach)

Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach)

Four-wheel drive about a half-hour north from Lanai City and you’ll discover Kaiolohia, also known as Shipwreck Beach.

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Kanepuu Preserve

Kanepuu Preserve

The Nature Conservancy protects this forest, which contains the largest remnants of olopua/lama dry land forest in Hawaii.

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Keahiakawelo

Keahiakawelo

Keahiakawelo is an otherworldly rock garden at the end of rocky Polihua Road.

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Polihua Beach

Polihua Beach

For visitors looking for an off-the-beaten-path getaway, Lanai offers the secluded sands of Polihua Beach.

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