Getaway to Pineapple Island
Discover an otherworldly escape just east of Maui on Hawaii’s smallest inhabited island. A place for both thrill-seeking and sun-seeking travelers, Lanai Island is a unique paradise of rugged red rock, turquoise sea, and verdant green hills.
Also known as Pineapple Island, Lanai was once the site of the world’s largest pineapple plantation. Today, the still largely privately owned island, is a tranquil reprieve from Hawaii's more touristed islands and home to some of the islands' most luxurious five-star resorts. Find yourself tucked between plush amenities and primitive wilderness as you go from teeing off at one of three premium golf courses and shopping in Lanai City to four-wheeling around the lunar landscape of the island’s lowlands. Drift into relaxation on the golden sands of Hulopoe Beach, where azure waters give way to the bay that’s also a Marine Life Conservation District. Explore the surrounding volcanic terrain, snorkel in tide pools teeming with clouds of tropical fish, and keep your eyes peeled for Hawaii’s famed spinner dolphins.
Away from Hulopoe Bay, you’ll discover miles of trails and paths accessible only by foot, mountain bike, or four-wheeler. Peddle your way along the island’s northern coast to the eight-mile-long Shipwreck Beach to beachcomb and see the remains of a wrecked ship washed up on shore. Or, hit the dust and off-road down the Munro Trail to lose yourself in the secluded beauty of forest dense with ironwoods, eucalyptus, and Norfolk pines—all leading to majestic, ocean-hugging cliffs. The views here are amazing and panoramic. Venture out on a clear day for the chance to see across Auau channel and spot the islands of Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, and the lone, uninhabited Kahoolawe.