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Lana'i Travel Info
Lanai was probably first settled in the 15th century by Polynesians from Maui and Molokai. The volcanic land was rich for farming and the waters were filled with varied species of fish. In early 1900's, pineapple became the king crop of Hawaii. In 1922, James Dole purchased the entire island and developed the world's largest pineapple plantation earning Lanai its legacy as the Pineapple Island. Sadly, pineapple is a sensitive and expensive crop to cultivate and in 1985 the island was acquired by David Murdock of Castle & Cooke. Under his direction the island turned to tourism as its primary economic resource. Today, Four Seasons Resort Lanai and The Lodge at Kōʻele are the two premier resorts of the island featuring two world renowned golf courses, "The Challenge at Manele" and "The Experience at Koele".
Behind the scenes, Lanai is a diamond in the rough with unique historical sites such Luahiwa Petroglyphs and Palaoa Point and unusual natural wonders such as the Garden of the Gods, Shipwreck Beach and Pu'u pehe Rock. Atop the mountain ridge, Monroe Trail , provides vantage points through the cloud capped forest of Cook pines and overlooking the crystal clear Pacific Ocean. For comfort, seclusion, style, and grace.......the pristine island of Lanai is the place to visit.