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Lava flows at Hulopoe Bay on the south coast of the island of Lanai in Hawaii, USA. [Steve Jurvetson (jurvetson on Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/people/jurvetson/ / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
Lava flows at Hulopoe Bay on the south coast of the island of Lanai in Hawaii, USA. [Steve Jurvetson (jurvetson on Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/people/jurvetson/ / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
A cliff in Shark Bay on the south coast of the island of Lanai in Hawaii, USA. The cliff is made of more than 70 basalt lava flows piled on top of each other. To the right of the cliff is the stack known as Puupehe (Sweetheart Rock). [Steve Jurvetson (jurvetson on Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/people/jurvetson/ / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
A cliff in Shark Bay on the south coast of the island of Lanai in Hawaii, USA. The cliff is made of more than 70 basalt lava flows piled on top of each other. To the right of the cliff is the stack known as Puupehe (Sweetheart Rock). [Steve Jurvetson (jurvetson on Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/people/jurvetson/ / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

The Island of LANAI

Lanai, the sixth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, is 48 miles ( 77km) southeast of Oahu.
It has 47 miles ( 76km) of coastline and is 18 miles ( 29 km) across at it’s longest / widest point.
The highest summit is Lana’ihale, 3,370 feet ( 1,027 m ), at the eastern end of the island.

In the olden days, Lanai is said to have been known as the’Isle of contentment’.
This, however, conflicts with the legend that says Lanai was once an evil place, overrun with demons. It was not until the evil spirits were driven out by Kaulula’au, exiled son of a West Maui king, that natives finally came to live on Lanai.
In 1779, Captain Cook took note of the many Hawaiians who lived by fishing and raising taro on the south shore of Lanai. Their numbers soon decreased, however, as a result of wars among the Hawaiian chiefs.
The first missionaries, arriving on the island in 1835, found farmers and fishermen among the principal residents.

Top rated Attractions
Munro Trail
Hulopo’e Beach
Garden of the Gods
Luahiwa Petroglyphs
Shipwreck Beach
Sweetheart Cove
Watching the turtles swim at Polihua Beach
Scuba diving and sailing said to be the best in all Hawaii
Lanai Art Center

Interesting Facts

  • Luahiwa Petroglyphs are considered among the best- preserved in all the islands.
  • Kaunolu Village is a National Historic Landmark and is full of archaeological treasures.
  • There are no traffic lights on this quaint island.

Hawaii Travel Information

The islands of Hawaii stretch across ca. 1.500 mi (2.500 km) and only 6 are are developed for tourism.

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