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Traveling to remote Lānaʻi—both getting here and navigating the island’s beguiling, untamed landscapes—is not without its challenges. But visitors will find that the rewards are well worth their efforts, especially with a little advance planning.
Arriving on Lānaʻi
There are no direct flights from outside Hawaiʻi to tiny Lānaʻi Airport (LNY), and most travelers connect through either Honolulu or Maui. For inter-island travelers, Mokulele Airlines provides direct service to Lānaʻi from Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi and the Island of Hawaiʻi.
From nearby Maui, you can also hop on an Expeditions Ferry for a scenic one-hour boat ride through the Auʻau Channel, a popular place for whale-watching in the winter months.
Getting Around Lānaʻi
With its windswept terrain and rugged roads, driving on Lānaʻi can be quite an adventure. You won’t find a single stoplight, and only 30 of the island’s 400 miles of road are paved. But if you do choose to explore these roads less traveled, you’ll be treated to landscapes that exist nowhere else in Hawaiʻi.
Book a four-wheel drive vehicle ahead of time through Lānaʻi Car Rental in Lānaʻi City, and head north to explore the lunar-like landscapes of Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) and ghostly Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach) (delete) . These drives are not for the faint of heart, but the payoff is spectacular for those who brave the wild, bumpy ride. Be forewarned that gas on Lānaʻi is quite expensive, usually around $5 per gallon. Please note: Rental cars are currently in high demand, so please plan ahead to secure a reservation. More information about vehicle rental and ground transportation options can be found here.
Taxis are also available for airport transfers and other transportation needs. Limousine service can also be arranged for airport transportation and day tours. A shuttle system is available for guests of the Four Seasons Resorts. Shuttle service is by reservation only.
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