Snorkeling Hulopoe Beach
Crystal-clear waters teem with brilliant tropical fish off one of Hawaii's best beaches. There are tide pools to explore, waves to play in, and other surprises -- like a pod of spinner dolphins that often makes a splashy entrance.
Exploring the Garden of the Gods
Eroded by wind, rain, and time, these geologic badlands are worth visiting at sunrise or sunset, when the low light plays tricks on the land -- and your mind.
Hiking the Munro Trail
The 11-mile Munro Trail is a lofty, rigorous hike along the rim of an old volcano. You'll get great views of the nearby islands. Take a four-wheel-drive vehicle if you want to spend more time on top of the island.
Four-wheeling is a way of life on Lanai because there are only 30 miles of pavement on the whole island. Plenty of rugged trails lead to deserted beaches, abandoned villages, and valleys filled with wild game.
Camping Under the Stars
The campsites at Hulopoe Beach Park are about as close to the heavens as you can get. The crashing surf will lull you to sleep at night, and chirping birds will wake you in the morning. If you're into roughing it, this is a great way to experience Lanai.
Watching the Whales at Polihua Beach
Located on the north shore, this beach -- which gets its name from the turtles that nest here -- is a great place to watch for whales during the winter months.
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