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What We Love

  • The resort is just steps from Hulopoe Bay, an internationally-renowned snorkeling spot
  • Complimentary hula dance and ukulele classes
  • Each room is equipped with an iPad Air
  • Rice-wine tasting, led by a sake master at the world-class Japanese restaurant, Nobu Lanai

What To Know

  • Nearly a quarter of the rooms here are suites
  • Instead of card keys, guests are given RFID wristbands
  • The property shelters over six exotic birds, among them a cockatoo with over 100 words in his vocabulary
  • The 18-hole Manele Golf Course, previously accessible to visitors, is now restricted to hotel guests only

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Refurbished Polynesian-style resort on a red lava cliff on Hawaii’s most clandestine island

The Lowdown

You won’t find any overcrowded luaus or wilted leis here. Perched on Lanai, the smallest publicly inhabited island on the Hawaiian archipelago, this spectacular resort and most of the 90,000-acre isle are owned by tech billionaire Larry Ellison—and it’s anything but a Hawaiian cliché. A lobby-to-roof revamp in February 2016 unveiled a striking makeover in the form of rich mahogany floors and zebra-wood walls in all 213 rooms, an adults-only grotto pool, and the replanted gardens, which replaced all existing greenery with a kaleidoscopic variety of strictly local plants. If more than a few parts of the retreat feel imported from the Far East, it’s no coincidence. Ellison, an unabashed Japanophile, introduced many accents from his favorite country, from the ofuro bathtubs in all the suites to a dainty sashimi breakfast spread. Complete with a couple of swanky tech twists (flat-panel controlled mood lighting in every room), the resulting feel is that of a modern-day Eden.

In the Area

Lanai is just a 45-minute ferry ride from Maui’s Lahaina Harbor—and once you’re here, you’ll feel blissfully detached. It’s partly thanks to the placid waters of Huluope Bay, a marine sanctuary that’s irresistible to dolphins and humpback whales. The resort borders the bay’s eponymous beach, so you’ll likely spend many a morning sinking your toes into its talcum-soft sands. For a taste of local culture, grab a to-go breakfast, board one of the resort’s Polaris utility terrain vehicles and make your way to a mountaintop temple, or heiau, where you’ll witness a glorious sunrise that can only be described as heaven-sent.

How to Get There

Four Seasons Resort Lanai
1 Manele Bay Road
Lanai City, HI 96763 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 680 Reviews
David
Reviewed 5 days ago

First time stay at this FS property and the Island of lanai, definitely a jewel, a must destination when in Hawaii. Most relaxing atmosphere we have had on the Hawaiian islands.Awesome food and staff!

quick weekend getaway
Reviewed 5 days ago

the staff was extremly friendly and helpful stay was very enjoyable our view from room was well worth it hotel staff was always willing to help with all our needs in room dining was extrmly good and always on time

once in a lifetime experience
Reviewed 5 days ago

hands down one of the best stays i have ever had. from beginning to end, everyone at staff were overly accommodating on our honeymoon. the food was absolutely outstanding, better than any other resort i have ever stayed. location and views were breathtaking. i will most certainly be back

Back finally after the remodel
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is our 4th time here. We haven't returned since the update of the property. They did a great job. This is one of my favorite Four Seasons properties and hotels worldwide. The bach is amazing, the pool area quiet and peaceful. We love the Manele course and played twice- it is in great shape. The two onsite restaurants, Nobu and Four Forty are wonderful. Staff is amazing, the place is spotless, the rooms are really beautiful and very well equipped and comfy, We had a great stay and I highly recommend this place! WOUdl give it 6 stars if TA had that option.

Amazing stay
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed here for our family Christmas holiday and it was simply amazing.
The arrival at the airport Lanai is very calm and understated. But once you arrive at the hotel it feels like another world. The rooms are divine, the service is perfect, the management is always around keeping in touch with the guests and quietly organising everything one wishes for. The food at both restaurants has the quality of a five star restaurant in London and so does the breakfast buffet.
What we valued most was the remoteness and the quietness of the hotel. Even though it was fully booked it felt like just a few knew about this gem and shared a wonderful holiday together.
We will definitely return.