An important value for native Hawaiians and Hawaii locals is the idea of “malama aina” or to care for the land. Besides the island’s resort areas, much of Lanai remains the way it looked hundreds of years ago. Of course, Cook pines and the remains of pineapple fields remain in Central Lanai, but there are special spots off the beaten path that can transport you back in time. Visit the Kanepuu Preserve and take a self-guided tour featuring 48 species of endemic Hawaiian plants. Protected by the Nature Conservancy, learn how this fragile ecosystem continues to survive in Lanai today.