Located in the center of the island chain, Lana`i is the sixth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, approximately 13 miles wide and 18 miles long. Lana`i enjoys a protected location, with the islands of Molokai and Maui to the north, and Kahoolawe to the east. The islands vibrant ethnic population is approximately 3,200.
Once known as the Pineapple Island, when the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (later Dole) operated pineapple plantations on almost 20,000 acres, Lana`i is now dubbed Hawaii’s Most Secluded Island. In the 1980’s, entrepreneur David Murdock transformed the failing agricultural operations into a world class travel destination, while maintaining the majority of the islands untouched landscape, historical artifacts and overall mood of mystery.
In 2014, 98% of the island was bought from Murdock by Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle. He hopes to transform it into the “first economically viable, 100 percent green community.” Larry has plans for multiple upgrades and new upscale oceanfront resorts.
The islands unusual beauty is most apparent in its contrast – from vividly colorful and lush to forbiddingly stark; from sunny white-sand beaches to mist covered, rugged pine forest; from rustic charm to casual elegance.
Lanai boasts two world class resorts, each with a championship golf course, nestled into vastly different environments. The resorts embrace the breadth of Lanai’s many natural mountain and ocean wonders, preserving the native flavor and culture while presenting the highest standards of excellence to island visitors.