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Lanai: Things To Do and Places To Go

Things to do on the island of Lanai

While Lanai is not a very highly visited Hawai'ian island, it nevertheless offers a choice of activities for the visitor. Whether you prefer hiking or golfing, swimming or sun-bathing, discovering petroglyphs embedded in the rocks or sitting back and sipping fresh pineapple juice, you'll find something of interest on the island.

Garden of the Gods:

Fraser St. to Polihua Rd.

Many boulders of different shapes, sizes and colors create a “Garden to the Gods” in an eroded canyon of red soil. Great view of ocean and glorious at sunset


Manele Rd.  4 miles south from Lanai City to Kaupili Rd. to Kaunolu Rd.

Site of an ancient fishing village and one of the best preserved ruins in the Hawaiian islands. The Halulu Heiau, some petroglyphs, and Kahekili’s Leap, a 90-foot drop to the ocean, is located here.


Keomuku Rd. north to the end, then southeast along the coast to Keomuku.

Site of 19th-century sugar plantation. Old plantation homes and Ka Lanakila O Ka Malamalama Church, the last structure standing in Keomuku and the oldest church on the island.

luahiwa Petroglyphs:

Manele Rd. to Hoike Rd., to a dirt trail to the petroglyphs.

Among the best preserved petroglyphs in the islands, dating from the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Shipwreck Beach:

Keomuku Rd. to the end, W. on dirt road.

8 miles of shoreline, including a series of smaller secluded beach areas. Swimming not advised.

Places to go in Lanai Hawaii
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