This past Sunday J and I decided to join our friends on an impromptu trip to the island of Lanai. Sunday morning came and that lovely 6 am wake up call came around. I grumpily (furthest from a morning person) woke up and joined J gathering our last items to make our trip. Inter island travel is great and simple. Especially when you are only going for a day. All you need is your carry on of a suit, camera, and change of clothes.
After a quick 20 minute flight we were landing down in Lanai. Our plane was an itty bitty puddle jumper with maybe 40 seats on it. Landing is a little less gradual than when traveling in a large Boeing or Airbus. Lanai is not very populated, even at the airport it was peaceful and quiet.
The rental car company picked us up from the airport and we started the drive to pick up our Jeep Wrangler, which was a bright yellow and lots of fun. Most of Lanai is off roading, so 4 wheel drive is a necessity. I’ve never really gone off roading but it sure is fun.
Since we only had a day we picked a few key places we wanted to see and started. Our goals were:
- Shipwreck Beach
- Cat Sanctuary
This was our first stop of the day since it was very important to us. If you ever get the chance to go to Lanai, make a stop here. Also, donate if you can. They are non profit that care for cats that have been abandoned or born feral. You can adopt them as well. No adoption fee and they are all up to date with all of their shots. Below is the link to their site!
- Garden of the Gods
- Sweetheart Rock
- Polihua Beach
- Yummy Dinner
We successfully hit all of our top picks and made it back in time to catch the shuttle back to the airport for 6:30. Lanai was beautiful and so peaceful. I would recommend making it out there for a day. If we go back I would do a weekend. But anything more you will be repeating everything.
Enjoy your week and keep exploring! ❤
Lastly, here is a video of J running because…hubba hubba 😉