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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.
Worlwide famous Hawaiian «Aloha» has a huge number of meanings depending on the context - Hello/goodbye/make friends/love and many other pleasant feelings. In general, the language of the … 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 is a small island, which is 98% owned by one of the owners of the famous Oracle company since 2012. However, this is not a unique situation – for almost the entire history the island … 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.
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.
Lanai is not a large island but those who are fond of active way of spending time will find a lot of activities here. Be sure to visit Dole pineapple plantation. This place is a historical … 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.
Lanai 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.
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
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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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'

Kaiolohia Wrecks

From the series “The Surviving Remains of Shipwrecks You Can Observe Yourself”
If you decide to visit this beach once, you will be pleasantly surprised. On its rocks, you can find the ancient petroglyphs and see parts of wrecked ships near the seashore. Kaiolohia beach is quite big – 12 meters long. A great tanker is another outstanding artefact of this seashore. It has wrecked in the 1940s. … Read further
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Traveling in Norway: the Best Places to See During a Short Getaway

If you plan to stay in Norway only for several days, do not limit yourself to the capital. Hotels in Oslo are quite expensive but it is still better to book a hotel located close to the city center. Most tourists start their journey in Norway with Oslo as the biggest airport in the country is located in the capital. The capital’s major attractions include the Oslo Opera House, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Munch Museum, Grand Hotel, Parliament building, and Karl Johaus Gate Road. Visit the Munch Museum to see famous “The Scream” painting and then move to Aker Brygge harbor – most tourists come here to take pictures of old ships. Finally, the Grünerløkka neighborhood is a trendy place for everyone who likes partying at night or visiting cute vintage shops in the daytime. Read this

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