Our trip to Lanai last weekend was nothing short of amazing. I fell in love. And to know that this magical place is only a short 45 minute ferry ride away…well, that’s just dangerous. I may run away to Lanai. Maybe. I truly truly loved it.
Lanai reminded me of Hawaii, Zihuatanejo, and a little bit of Fiji all wrapped into one. It has this amazingly serene feeling to it that makes you want to lay by the pool or on the beach all day and then sleep the rest of it.
Here’s our trip as told in pictures…enjoy!
Aloha Maui…We left on the 9:15 a.m. ferry out of Lahaina and headed towards Lanai
(looking back at Lahaina from the ferry)
The Four Seasons was…Amazing, serene, heavenly….
We had some lunch at the Ocean Terrace while we waited for our room to be ready.
The Four Seasons Manele Bay has a fantastic Keiki (kids) menu!
We arrived to our room and the view took our breath away.
Four Seasons Manele Bay truly welcomes the kids. When we arrived to our room they had chocolate chip cookies and milk waiting for the kids, along with mini robes, slippers and stuffed sea turtles and a welcome sign for each with their names written in Hawaiian waiting on the bed. Four Seasons Manele Bay hits it out of the park as far as kids are concerned! It’s the PERFECT combination of relaxation and serenity for the adults and fun and celebrating the kids.
The Four Seasons has water, lemonade and SPF in different strengths at both the beach and pool.
They truly have you covered!
We played in the tide pools
We took in the beauty of Sweetheart Rock
Then we cooled off with a swim at the Four Seasons pool
We headed to Lanai City on Sunday and found a tiny little sleepy town with all shops closed
But the adorable Blue Ginger Cafe was open and making yummy food, from hamburgers to Mahi Mahi, Blue Ginger Cafe was the place (ok, it was the only place) to be!
Little shops surround Dole Park and a play ground for the kids…what more do you need?
We then took the resort’s bus to check out Four Seasons Lodge. It was beautiful, QUIET, with amazing grounds to check out. With Buddha statues, lush landscape and wild turkeys running throughout, The Lodge offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle.
After a short trip back to Manele Bay it was time to board the ferry to head back home.
We returned to Lahaina rested, relaxed and IN LOVE with Lanai. I can’t wait to return to this magical isle in the middle of the Pacific ocean.