Lanai, Maui, Hawaii

Visiting Lanai Checklist

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Going to Lanai?

The Essential Checklist for Visiting the Pineapple Isle

Rustic Hawaii might be a thing of myth for modern travelers, given the tremendous expansion the Aloha State has seen in the last three-plus decades.

But ferry on over to Lanai—literally—and you’ll get a glimpse of what Hawaii was like before widespread gentrification: There are no traffic lights on this gorgeous island, a single gas station (and a single poke shop) caters to its 3,102 residents, and shopping is largely reserved for trips to neighboring Maui. And while Oracle CEO Larry Ellison may own 98% of the island, its eighteen miles of rugged beauty can be relished by kama’aina and visitors alike.

Lanai beach

Keen on seeing its golden-sanded beaches—or its stunning red-lava cliffs?  Bust out your pen and paper because here’s the ultimate checklist for visiting the Pineapple Isle:

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