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More Reasons to Love the Four Seasons Lanai

May 20, 2016

Fresh off the plane from Hawaii, I wrote about the Four Seasons Lanai and described how the redesigned resort is more authentic and better than ever. At the end of the article, I promised to share a few more of my favourite things about the exclusive resort – here are a few more reasons to love the Four Seasons Lanai.

Rescue Birds

The koi have some competition now that the rescue birds have taken up residence at the Four Seasons Lanai. Relocated from rescue centres on the mainland, these four and soon to be more birds, live the good life on Lanai.

rescue bird the four seasons lanai

Magnets for children – and quite a few adults – these charming rescue birds are irresistible. You can visit the birds in their homes, located outside of the spacious reception lobby, or while they are touring the property with one of the resort staff.

Cultural Ambassadors

Ho‘okipa means hospitality in Hawaiian and through the Ho’okipa Cultural Program, elders from Lanai educate guests on Hawaiian traditions, including lei-making, palm frond weaving, and hula dancing.

Bruno, a cultural ambassador the four seasons Lanai

Latte Art

Begin your day with a shot or more of espresso and steamed milk – the team of talented baristas at the Four Seasons Lanai are brimming with creativity. The impressive latte art is almost too beautiful to drink.

plumeria latte art at the Four Seasons Lanai

Shopping

The resort shopping at Four Seasons Lanai is fabulous. Makamae and Pilina, located just off of the reception lobby, offer clothing and accessories for women and men. Featured designers and lines include Eres, Vince, and Jimmy Choo.

For a snack, gift, or children’s clothing, the Sundries Store known as Mua Loa, carries some of my favourite items – Sugarfina candies, Swell water bottles, Dean & Deluca snacks, and James Perse beachwear for the kids.

Sugarfina display at the Four Seasons Lanai

Art is Everywhere

From the massive Koa wood canoe in the lower lobby to the bespoke fish lamp lighting guest rooms – art is everywhere at Four Seasons Lanai.

Bespoke fish lamp at the four seasons lanai

Champagne Sabering

Celebrate the end of a spectacular day at Four Seasons Lanai with the sunset champagne sabering ceremony at the Malibu Farm restaurant. During this ceremony, a saber is used to slice the top off of a bottle of Louis Roederer champagne; the preferred brand at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai. After the ceremony, toast a day in paradise with a complimentary glass of champagne from the freshly sabered bottle.

What do you think of my list of more reasons to love the Four Seasons Lanai? Have you been to the island or are you planning to visit? I would love to hear about your experience.

Travel Tips

  • There are two ways to arrive on Lanai – by air or water. The 45-minute passenger ferry from Lahaina harbour on Maui is convenient and often an excellent opportunity to view whales and dolphins. Commercial inter-island flights land at Lanai’s airport (LCY). Regardless of how you arrive, Four Seasons Resort staff will transport you to the resort.
  • Visit the Four Seasons Resort Lanai website for the latest offers or contact the resort at 1 (808) 565-2000.

Although I enjoyed a media rate during my most recent visit to the Four Seasons Lanai, my opinions are always my own. If I don’t love a resort, I won’t recommend it. 

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7 Comments

  • Reply Janice May 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    So many things to love. First of all, I would love to be rescued and sip on an artistic latte. Then take a lesson in palm frond weaving followed by a glass of bubbly at sunset❤️

  • Reply christine May 23, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Looks like a beautiful place and an even more wonderful destination! Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

  • Reply Jennifer May 23, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Oh, Lanai is simply magical. The Four Seasons Resort Lanai looks especially lovely!

  • Reply Eric May 23, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Four Seasons looks lovely! I especially like the cultural ambassador. What a great way to learn more about the culture 🙂

  • Reply Sheena May 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Oh wow! I’ve never heard of Lanai before, much less this resort, but looking at your pictures and your article has convinced me that this is a destination I need to start planning (and saving) for!

  • Reply Maya May 23, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    You got me with cultural ambassadors. I like learning about a culture of place I’m visiting.

  • Reply Sumti Bhadani May 24, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Seems to be wonderful place. Loved reading your tips and photographs are really awesome esp. of coffee. 😉

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