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Sightseeing in Lanai - what to see. Complete travel guide

The beautiful Lanai Island is the tiniest among inhabited Hawaiian islands. It is well known to many travellers as Pineapple Island. The thing is, that before widespread settlement, a large part of its territory has been occupied by extensive pineapple plantations. Some of which have survived to this day. Mysterious rainforests, fabulously beautiful beaches, picturesque fishing villages and unique historical monuments are the main values of the picturesque island, that attract thousands of curious travellers annually.
20 charming beaches are available for the guests of Lanai Island, 12 of them for free public access. Manele Bay beach is located in the southern coast of the island and it is a part of … Open
Lanai-City is the island's only city and is also its capital. Its whole territory can be regarded as a single landmark. Walking along the winding streets of the capital, you can see a lot of beautiful miniature houses, painted in a variety of colours. The amazing "rainbow" city has preserved the atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century. Only cars present in the streets partially disharmonize it. In the center of the capital is a beautiful Dole park - a favourite holiday destination for locals and tourists.
The most famous landmark of Lanai is the Garden of Gods, located in its northern part. It is a unique geological formation, the likes of which has never existed on the planet. The location of the unusual stone garden is a canyon, formed as a result of volcanic eruption many thousands of years ago. Over the years, under the influence of erosion lots of fancy hills and towers have been formed in the canyon. They differ not only in shape, but also in colour. Many travellers prefer to admire this natural splendour at sunset, when the garden looks most spectacular. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Lanai island offers travellers 3 upscale hotels, each of them is ready to meet the requirements of the most discerning guests. Admires of luxury are sure to like Manele Bay hotel, which is … Open
In the southern part of Lanai is no less significant landmark - Hulopoe Bay. It is the very bay, that is a location of the most popular beaches of the island. The availability of natural basins is the main distinctive feature of local resorts. During the eruption of the volcano, numerous lava pits have been formed, which at high tide are filled with the water. The beautiful bay is one of the best places in the Hawaiian Islands to admire dolphins.
Lanai A rather unusual attraction is Shipwreck Beach. This is a name of a small strait, on whose shores locals have long discovered fragments of wrecked ships. The strait is characterized by a presence of strong undercurrents and reefs. It was extremely difficult for ships to sail ashore. An old ship's remains reminds the guests of the island of times past.
20 charming beaches are available for the guests of Lanai Island, 12 of them for free public access. Manele Bay beach is located in the southern coast of the island and it is a part of … Open
Travellers who want to become more familiar with the culture and traditions of the indigenous population should visit ancient Kaunolu village. Once a large fishing village is currently empty. Numerous ancient buildings have been preserved on its territory, and on nearby rocks one can see drawings of the very first settlers of the island. Near the village, on the coast is one of the steepest rocks, whose height is 25 meters. According to a legend, in ancient times warriors jumped from it to demonstrate their courage. Nowadays, the rock is a venue for annual jumping competitions.
Munro Trail remains the most popular tourist route for walking along the scenic spots. It was named after the naturalist researcher from New Zealand, who visited the island in 1890. The path originates in the immediate vicinity of the capital and passes through incredibly beautiful places. The length of the route is more than 10 kilometers. During the trek, travellers will have an opportunity to stroll through fabulously beautiful pine forests and foothill areas, and the final stage of the trip will be Mount Lanaihale.
Lanai island offers travellers 3 upscale hotels, each of them is ready to meet the requirements of the most discerning guests. Admires of luxury are sure to like Manele Bay hotel, which is … Open
Despite the small size of the island, Lanai has as many as 18 gorgeous sandy beaches. Only a third of the beaches are privately owned, while the remaining ones are open and absolutely everyone can enter them to enjoy warm water and soft white sand. Local beaches are very calm and clean, so travelers who seek clean environment and peaceful atmosphere won’t be disappointed. Even vacationers with children will find it very comfortable to relax there. Romantic couples, in their turn, usually choose wild beaches that are usually empty. As there are almost no waves near the coast, water is always clean and transparent there. It is a great destination for snorkeling and observing exotic fish.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Lanai
♥   National Historical Park 'Kalaupapa' , 42 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Haleakala' , 81 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Blow - Hole' , 93.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   City Park 'Friendship Garden' , 109.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Area 'Oahe West Shore' , 131 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Lanai from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Oahu Beaches

From the series “Dangerous and treacherous beaches that can be lethal”
Many consider Pipeline Beach to be the most dangerous beach in the world. The wave height can reach 4 meters on this coastal stretch. If one falls from this height on the sharp reefs, one will get at best breakages and tears. Among the other dangerous beaches of Oahus you must mention Sunset Beach, which you should not visit during the period from September to April. At this time, the wave height can form 5 meters. Those who prefer quiet beaching and swimming are most likely to visit the beach in summer. Strangely enough, Oahu is the site of both the most beautiful and the most environmentally friendly and dangerous beaches on earth. … Read further

Haiku Stairs

From the series “Stunning beauty places of the earth, unknown to tourists”
The road was erected in 1942 for the workers, who were concerned with the laying of the telephone cable to the basis of the war navy of the USA. Originally the path, built in the dangerous mountain slopes, was built of wood. After completion of the construction, the path lost the original meaning and was forgotten. In 2003, the road, consisting of 3 992 steps, was completely renovated. The courageous tourists who venture to climb up the mountain pursue two goals - to test their own courage and to enjoy the magnificent panorama of the summit of Pu'ukeahiakaho. … Read further
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