5.0
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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 796 Reviews
Mikey speaks
Reviewed 7 days ago

the best Hawaiian experience for overworked city folks looking for peace and quite in a wonderfully upscale and recently renovated facility with a friendly, caring staff who truly care about your needs and who warmly invite you to return soon

Amazing Hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most amazing hotel ever. Everything is so beautiful. The service is first class. They have beautiful birds that talk throughout the hotel. The bathroom is amazing with a toilet where the seats are heated and fully automated to clean and blow dry you. There is a tv in the mirror in the bathroom. The food is exquisite. The views are breathtaking. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to experience a luxury hotel. The prices are high. Cokes are $9. Breakfast is $100 for two people. If you can afford it, you will have a wonderful time. I love this hotel!!!!

Absolutely Horrible!!!!! I can never stay anywhere else ever again!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hopefully that headline made you read this review :)

.....and I am serious....this place will spoil you and set a new standard for other hotels to match!

Wow what can I say….I've stayed at Four Seasons around the globe and they're all fantastic, but this place….this places has simply got to be the best.

The resort is simply breathtaking. It's location is utterly exclusive. The rooms are unbelievable. The resort activities incredible. The service is friendly and impeccable. Quite honestly, I am not sure what to think of to be negative about anything. OK, maybe the beach chairs could be more comfortable.

All I can say is this is a must stay resort. From the moment we arrived on Lanai, until the minute we left, the experience was all there, the service was all orchestrated with perfection. I had read the very few negative reviews here, and naturally expected the worst on what I was reading. Not sure if they were describing a different hotel, but I can assure those negative points did not align to our experience.

The hotel is immaculate. We had a suite and it was one of the nicest suites we've stayed in. Very spacious, incredible bathrooms, wonderful decorations and furnishings and a beautiful lanai overlooking the pool, beach and ocean. Just walking around the grounds, or from the room to the main building, everything has been done so tastefully. Everywhere there are cozy spots are tranquil to just sit and enjoy the view.

The food here was good, with a nice selection. The pool area is a little small and crowded for my liking, so we spent everyday on the beach and there's nothing more amazing than having a beach nearly to yourself. The service at the beach was outstanding, a huge shout out to Kris and Garry for making our 10 days on the beach incredible by attending to all our needs :)

Thank you Said for your hospitality and thank you Bradley for looking after us during our entire stay. We can't wait to come back and this is now on my annual destinations list!!

Spectacular Setting, Rooms, Food, Service; New Favorite in Hawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it here some ten years and were pleased to return and experience the spectacular changes to every corner of the resort. The furnishings, fixtures, electronic systems and quality of everything in the rooms are the best. The restaurants offer plenty of variety, from family to gourmet dining (Nobu for sushi; One Forty for steaks; Sports Bar for snacks to full meals). The Manele Bay golf course is magnificent and challenging, with holes overlooking the ocean.

We saw spinner dolphins in the bay off the hotel beach and whales when we went on a sunset cruise (highly recommended). The beach is protected and great for snorkeling, stand up paddling, swimming, and relaxing. No rocks, great sand. The hotel has a top-rated spa and gym with a view of the bay. The staff -- from reception, to concierge, to restaurants, to pools, to room service and beyond -- are among the top we've experienced anywhere in the world in the quality of their service and good spirits. We'll definitely return.

Phenomenal Island Luxury resort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute you pull up to check in, you are greeted by an attentive staff. They get to know you & your preferences to customize your stay—pampering on every level. From the room to the restaurants to the spa to the nearby beach. This is Paradise.