Your trip to Lanai will be an amazing one full of beaches, activities, and great food. Of course, where you stay can play a significant role in how your trip goes. When looking for a resort or hotel, some people value location, others the amenities, and others a luxury stay. As it’s such a small island, Lanai only has three main hotels to choose from. All of these hotels have something special to offer. Keep reading for a complete breakdown of each option so you can decide which accommodations to book for your upcoming trip to Lanai.
1. Sensei Lanai, Four Seasons Resort
If you’re looking for a luxury escape, this adults-only hotel is perfect. The hotel is surrounded by trees and nature and the open rooms give you an indoor-outdoor living experience. The Sensei Lanai Four Seasons hotel focuses on delivering a wellness experience in three ways: movement, nourishment, and rest. Guests can book wellness treatments, private and group fitness classes, or spend time in the Onsen soaking tubs. When it comes to food, you can enjoy casual bites at the Koele Garden Bar or fine dining at Nobu Sensei. Lastly, this resort makes your vacation as easy as possible by helping arrange activities for you. The front staff can book activities like horseback riding, sailing trips, or a trip to the Lanai Adventure Park. The Sensei Lanai is an excellent option for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
2. Hotel Lanai
Hotel Lanai offers an affordable, quaint stay on a plantation-style resort. This 1928 retreat blends heritage details with modern amenities for its guests to enjoy. In 2018, the hotel went through major renovations to give the hotel an upgrade.
The Hotel Lana doesn’t try to be a sprawling name-brand resort. Instead, the resort focuses on bringing a simple, down-to-earth lodging for its guests. Each room in the hotel has its own unique style of furniture and decorations. The hotel itself only has 10 rooms, including a cottage, so you never have to deal with crowds. Instead, you get a peaceful retreat that truly feels reclusive.
The restaurant on site is the famous Lanai City Bar and Grille that offers a great menu featuring local seafood and Hawaiian-raised beef. Additionally, a complimentary continental breakfast is included for all guests.
This hotel is perfect for families, friends, and couples that want a quiet, relaxing stay away from it all.
3. Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Four Seasons seems to have a bit of a monopoly on Lanai – two of the three hotels available on the tiny island. However, the two hotels are quite different from each other. Both are five-star resorts but cater to different crowds. The Sensei Lanai Resort is adults-only and wellness-focused, appealing to couples who want to relax and feel rejuvenated. In comparison, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai is open to guests of all ages, making it an option for families.
The main appeal of this resort is that it’s Lanai’s only oceanfront accommodations. It also has activities and accommodations to appeal to every guest. The hotel has a five-tee ocean-view golf course onsite. Additionally, you can spend time lounging by the pools, visiting the botanical gardens, playing tennis, sailing, or booking a treatment at the Hawanawana Spa. For kids, the resort offers a complimentary Kids for All Seasons program that teaches kids about the beauty and history of Hawaii.
Many of Lanai’s best restaurants are located at this Four Seasons, including Malibu Farm, One Forty, and Nobu.
This hotel is perfect for families and couples who value location. You’re close to the beach and many of Lanai’s top activities, and you have the island’s best food right on the property.
These three hotels each offer a unique, wonderful experience. Now the only thing left to decide is which of these three sounds best for you?