Given that the island of Lanai has only three hotels and two of them are Four Seasons, deciding where to stay is delightfully uncomplicated. We split our nights between the two Four Seasons properties; they offer such different experiences that any logistics involved in changing rooms are absolutely worth it.
My review of Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay highlights the long list of features that make this oceanfront resort so special for families.
The smallest publicly accessible inhabited island in the Hawaiian Islands chain and strikingly underdeveloped, Lanai feels like a remote island getaway, yet it’s only a 45-minute ferry ride from Maui. With few accommodation possibilities and 3,000 inhabitants, there are large stretches of the island without anyone on it.
Translation: a family vacation in Lanai is truly an escape from urban life and chaos of any kind.