LᾹNA`I, HI September 15, 2016 – A new series of exhilarating air activities joins a roster of adventures on land and sea at Four Seasons Resort Lānaʿi. At a resort with its own island to explore, guests can enjoy upcountry adventures on horse or UTV, fly on helicopter tours, snorkel, sail or scuba dive, go off-roading and explore heritage sites or simply relax on secluded beaches.
LĀNAʿI BY AIR
Learn to Fly – For those who like to be ‘hands-on’, novice pilots can get behind the ‘wheel’ of a plane and learn to fly and perform basic flight maneuvers such as takeoff, cruise and land in sky-high adventures with Maui Flight Academy. Fly in between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, directly over the active volcano vent, travel alongside tall sea cliffs to Molokai before heading over the lush West Maui mountains, finally landing in Hana to explore the rain forest on a 2-4 hour experience. The Fabulous 4 flight is a full-day of pure joy. Fly to Molokaʿi, Honolulu, Hawaiʿi’s Volcano, Hilo, Waipiʿo Valley, Hana Maui and Kahului. A once-in-a-lifetime journey. (Rates from $1,599 to $3,999 for Fabulous 4!).
Helicopter Tours –The Lānaʿi Circle Island Experience by Paradise Helicopters provides an aerial understanding of the island’s history, culture, and beauty. Follow the perimeter of Lānaʿi’s singular volcano, Pālāwai, now extinct and see Hulopoʿe Bay, Kānepuʿu dryland forest preserve, the lunar landscapes of Keahiakawelo and the pristine beaches of Polihua. ($249 per person, 20 minutes flight time) Explore the islands of Lānaʿi, Kahoʿolawe, Maui, and Molokaʿi, once a single island, from above. ($725 per person, 2.45 hours) Or chose your own adventure and charter your own custom from coffee estates to remote beaches, the sights of Oʿahu, over an active volcano to search for lava flows, or through the lush waterfall valleys along the Kohala Coast. Land along the way to picnic, hike or visit local attractions before seeing the sunset from high above.
LĀNAʿI BY LAND
UTV tours – Explore upcountry with a guided Four Seasons Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Cultural Tour in a sleek and sporty Polaris RZR or Polaris Ranger, a popular choice for families adventuring together. Trek through the forests and trails of beautiful Lāna‘i on an adrenaline-filled excursion as you learn about the diverse landscapes, history and natural environment from your Island Adventure Center Activity Driver and Guide. Or book a two- or three-hour custom sunrise tour to welcome in a new day on Lāna‘i. Rates from $350 per couple, $225 single supplement for two-hour guided tour. Tours also available for day visitors.
Horseback Riding – Escape on horseback into the hills surrounding Kōʿele, once the center of ranching operations on the island, or explore the wooded valleys and trails of this extraordinary upland terrain, home to axis deer, Mouflon sheep, quail and turkey. It doesn’t take long to reach views of both neighboring islands of Maui and Molokaʿi along with beautiful overlooks of the vast landscape of Lānaʿi. Custom tours, private and childrens’ lessons also available Rates from $175 per person for 1 ½ hour trail ride. Rides also can be booked by day visitors.
4×4 Off-Roading – With only 30 miles of paved road, Lāna‘i is well suited for off-roading. Rent a jeep from the Four Seasons Island Adventure Center, pack a picnic and explore miles and miles of rugged terrain, while taking on the scenery of Keōmoku Village, petrogylphs, the Mars-like scenery of historic Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods), Polihua Beach and Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach).
LĀNAʿI BY SEA
Snorkel Sail – Join the friendly and professional crew of Trilogy Excursions aboard a luxury custom sailing catamaran for a three-hour adventure, including a Four Seasons’ boxed lunch, drinks, snorkel gear and instruction. Visit a secluded cove beneath 1,000-foot-high sea cliffs on Lāna‘i’s southwest coast, where schools of darting silvery tropical fish swim alongside a host of other denizens of the clear water. Prefer a boat of one’s own? Book a private charter for a group or a sunset sail for two. Rates from $250 per adult.
Scuba – With its protected bays and coves, Lāna‘i is the perfect location for first-time and experienced scuba divers alike. One-tank introductory and certified beach dives are offered at Hulopoʻe Bay, a protected marine preserve known for its crystal-clear waters, abundance of colorful reef fish, beautiful coral reefs and diverse marine life. More experienced divers can explore underwater coral grottoes and lava caves and enjoy safe encounters with tropical sea life at favorite spots like the Cathedrals featuring rock lattices which resemble stained glass when light shines through, Kaunolū or Menpachi Caves with the Lānaʿi two-tank dive.
SNUBA – For those who enjoy the simplicity of snorkeling and would like to experience the wonders of breathing underwater, SNUBA is an ideal alternative bridging the gap between snorkeling and Scuba diving. Using a 20 foot airline, connected to a scuba tank, divers are free to explore beneath the surface at ease. One-hour SNUBA dives offered from Hulopoʻe Beach.
The AAA Five Diamond Four Seasons Resort Lāna‛i features 213 guestrooms, dining experiences such as the signature ONE FORTY restaurant, NOBU LĀNAʿI, spa and wellness program, a variety of complimentary activities, luxury retail boutiques as well as tennis and the 18-hole ocean-view Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course.
Activity rates are exclusive of taxes, gratuities and any additional service charges.
Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i is located on a pristine island offering a simpler pace of life; it truly reflects Hawaii as it was intended to be. For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact Four Seasons at 1-800-321-4666, visit your travel professional, fourseasons.com/Lānaʿi or join our online communities at Facebook @FourSeasonsResortsLānaʿi, Twitter @fsLānaʿi and instagram @fsLānaʿi. Learn more about the destination at www.fourseasons.com/discoverLānaʿi.