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A lagoon-style, free-form central pool features a cascading waterfall and two spas.

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Hidden Paradise

The Spectacular Enchantment of Hawaii's Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Article by KC Cole

Photography by Four Seasons Resort Lāna'i

Originally published in Potomac Lifestyle

Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers an expansive private island adventure across 90,000-acres of diverse landscape. Guests are welcomed to the five-star, five-diamond property via Lanai Air departures from Honolulu or by private helicopter. 

Once on site, those looking for water activities can unwind by the beach or lagoon pools with waterfalls, and explore Hulopoe Bay's aquatic sanctuary. On land, options include horseback riding, archery, hiking, 4x4 off-roading, biking, and more. The resort caters to various interests, ensuring an unparalleled Hawaiian escape by sea, land, and sky.

Renowned for its scenic design, the championship Manele Golf Course by Jack Nicklaus boasts three cliffside holes above Hulopoe Bay, with the famous par 3, hole #12, where Bill Gates famously got married.

For those who prioritize hotel comfort, the resort’s accommodations redefine luxurious living. Each room is a sanctuary in its own right. Suites offer private deep jetted whirlpools, bathroom televisions, and bidets with heated seats.

Culinary excellence is a priority at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, with over 65% of menu items sourced locally. The extensive wine program features 500 labels, emphasizing selections from California, France, and Italy. A handful of restaurants offer a range of delicacies, including seafood plucked from the surrounding sea.

Guests will also enjoy sensational dining at Sensei by Nobu, the resort's sister property. Private epicurean experiences, such as dinner under the stars and in-room dining are simply unmatched. Regardless of which dining options you choose, expect a host of gourmet offerings showcasing Lāna'i's most memorable flavors.

Hāwanawana Spa, translating to "whispering ocean," offers revitalizing spa and salon services creating delightful experiences for discerning guests. Collaborating with prestigious brands such as Kerstin Florian and KNESKO Skin, the spa provides a tranquil setting with eight treatment rooms, couples' suites, as well as sauna and steam rooms for signature rituals, body treatments, facials, and massages tailored to diverse preferences. Fitness and meditation options, including yoga and personalized training sessions, contribute to a holistic island experience.

For those who prioritize hotel comfort, the resort’s accommodations redefine luxurious living.

  • There are over 13 dive sites on Lanai including Cathedrals, the unique underwater lava formations which give the appearance of stained glass.
  • A lagoon-style, free-form central pool features a cascading waterfall and two spas.
  • The Rancher Experience.
  • Relax inside with the balcony doors open and the fresh ocean breeze filling the spacious living room.
  • Featuring bespoke Hawaiian furnishings and elegant artworks, these spacious Suites showcase open-concept living.
  • Resort participates in botanical preservation project andhas Arboretum Accreditation by the Morton Register of Arboreta.
  • scenic views at Keahiakawelo" Garden of the Gods"
  • Four Seasons Resort Lāna'i prioritizes culinary excellence.
  • Four Seasons Resort Lāna'i sources over 65% of its menu items from local Hawaiian farmers and fishers.
  • Scenic views resort seaside.
  • KC Cole and husband.
  • The Cliffs.
  • The island is an ideal location to observe the stars.
  • Several dining options offer an unforgettable setting for guests to enjoy breathtaking sunsets.
  • Lāna‘i is well suited for off-roading.
  • Shades of blue surround you at every turn.
  • NOBU LĀNA‘I showcases signature new-style Japanese cuisine, as well as new creations infusing local ingredients.
  • Guests at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lāna'i can choose from a selection of private dining experiences.
  • Enjoy dining with panoramic ocean vistas.