Best of Lanai
Lanai Cat Sanctuary
Lanai might just be an animal-lover’s paradise. The island hosts a cat sanctuary, a non-profit, focused on providing a home, veterinary care and outdoor freedom to Lanai’s cat population. Vacationers can visit the Lanai Cat Sanctuary to spend an afternoon with the organization’s 500+ cats and gaze at the endangered birds the shelter also protects.
Quiet, calm, serene. Because Lanai is not heavily populated, it’s full of secluded beaches that will make you feel totally in-tune with the natural surroundings. Check out Polihua Beach on North Lanai, South Lanai’s Manele Bay, which serves as a marine life sanctuary or Hulopoe Bay where you can swim and snorkel in the large tide pools.
To take in some must-see sights in Lanai, head to Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach) or Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) to gaze at a rock formation sticking 80 feet out of the water. You can also take in a sunset on Kaumalapu Harbour or hike to Lanaihale, Lanai’s highest point. Finally, mountain bike to the Garden of the Gods to enjoy an unusual rock garden!