Published on : Friday, May 13, 2016
With contrasting landscapes across only 140 square miles, the secluded island of Lanai offers visitors unique options for adventure. The new Island Adventure Center, located at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, is the perfect home base for both guests and day visitors to enjoy a range of activities – all with the hallmarks of Four Seasons: an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality and the most genuine and customised service.
Ride horseback through wooded upland trails, explore heritage sites on a UTV tour and discover untouched Hawaii on this one-of-a-kind island. Sleek Airstream trailers nestled within the forests and plains offer a welcome respite, with comfort stations, toiletries and refreshment for adventurers. New Four Seasons activities to enjoy include:
Guided UTV Tours
Explore Lanai’s rugged off-the-beaten-paths in a guided Polaris UTVCultural tour. Weave through the island’s majestic ironwood forests and verdant valleys around the Palawai Basin area to inspiring scenic vistas overlooking the neighbour islands. Guides nimbly maneuver the trails while sharing their knowledge of the history of the island, the natural environment and heritage sites only recently uncovered through preservation work that focused on managing invasive species growth and improving road repair, allowing this new access. Guided two-hour trail rides are offered daily. Day guest rate USD 395 per couple, USD 247.50 for individuals, preferential Resort guest rate is available. Transportation to and from the Adventure Center is included.
Or welcome the morning with a two or three hour custom-guided sunrise tour in a Razor or Ranger UTV. Take in the mountain-top heiau Puu Makani with vistas of water and forests either side, then head to the Naha lookout for sunrise. Travel over to Bench Lands for a cultural tour of the Waiapaa area or Hii, a Hawaiian dryland agricultural complex that had been covered over by pineapple cultivation for many years and not accessible to visitors. Preservation workers have planted taro and wauke, paper mulberry used for making clothing, and removed eucalyptus, albizia and silver oak trees from an area containing remnants of a heiau, an imu (underground oven) and a lua pau (refuse pit). Offered daily, rates from USD 495 per couple, USD 375 per person for two-hour tour, 24-hour advance reservation required, transportation to and from the Adventure Center is included. Guests can pre-order breakfast to go as an add-on experience. Additional custom UTV tours are available upon request.