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February 14, 2020

What if I told you it's possible to go to church underwater? Well if you take a boat off the coast of Lanai and throw on some scuba gear you can experience such a reality. The Cathedrals, two dive sites located off southern Lanai, are large underwater lava tubes that form large swimmable caverns. Over time, underwater forces have collapsed portions of the lava tubes, allowing light to shine into the caverns, creating a beautiful "stained glass-li...

September 4, 2018

 Nicknamed "The Pineapple Isle," Lana'i is the 6th largest of the Hawaiian Islands and the smallest island accessible to the general public. A notable characteristic of the island is that 97% of the island is privately owned by Larry Elison, the founder of Oracle. This fact does not take away from the shear beauty of the island, great for anyone looking to get away from the crowds and simply do some exploring. Just know if you want to make the tr...

September 2, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: <1 HOUR

Distance: ~1 MILE

Elevation Gain: 50 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Some uneven footing

Sights: Sweetheart Rock, Hulopo'e Beach, Maui, Kaho'olawe

What to Bring: Nothing necessary

The iconic landmark of Lana'i, Pu'u Pehe AKA "Sweetheart Rock" is a short little hike with absolutely stunning views. It's a quick stroll from Hulopo'e Beach and the Four Seasons Hotel, doable in even slippers. The views of the Lana'i...

September 2, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 2-3 HOURS

Distance: 5 MILES

Elevation Gain: ~200 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Potentially muddy

Sights: Maunalei Valley, Maui, Molokai

What to Bring: Water, Hiking Shoes

An ridge trail on the island of Lana'i, this hike offers spectacular views with relatively little effort. The hike begins along the Munro trail before heading up Koloiki Ridge. The majority of the trail takes place in the trees until you reach the ridge w...

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