Category Archive: Lana’i

Sep 28

Game Day My Way

Aloha!!!! Long time no write, yeah?! The local lingo is starting to stick with me. Ending sentences with “yeah” is very common here. Reminds me of spending a week in Vancouver, Canada when I was 14. By the end of the week I was adding “aye” to the end of all my sentences. I’ve been …

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Sep 06

Waves

Manele Bay

Aloha! There was a saying I remember hearing many times in a previous career that stated “activity breeds activity.”  It couldn’t be more true for my life today!  Not only have my husband and I both found “regular” jobs that we are enjoying, but we are also getting more appointments scheduled for our own business …

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May 11

Sweet Lana’i – Conclusion – Cotton and Island Time

Maui coming into view

Aloha!  This is the conclusion of our day trip to Lana’i. Our ferry ride back to Maui was scheduled to leave at 4:30 PM. We left the Four Seasons Manele Bay Resort at 4:26. Even though it is a very short drive from the resort to the harbor, this was cutting it way too close …

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May 09

Sweet Lana’i – Part 6

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Visiting the Four Seasons Resorts Having been a guest at both Four Seasons Resorts on Lana’i, I am torn as to which is my favorite. They are located on very different areas of the island. One is on the leeward side of the island and overlooks the Manele Bay and beach. It is much dryer …

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May 09

Sweet Lana’i – Part 5

The Blue Ginger Café – The Blue Ginger is our favorite place on Lana’i to go for breakfast. It is on the square in Lana’i City. A 20 minute shuttle ride from the Manele Bay resort or a 20 minute walk (3 minute shuttle ride) from The Lodge at Koele resort. Fresh baked goods are …

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May 08

Sweet Lana’i – Part 4

Our Day Trip to Lana’i Dole Park was the place to be that day!  Dole Park is the town square in Lana’i City. Any shopping or restaurants on Lana’i that are not related to one of the two resorts are found on or directly around the square. All 3 grocery stores are here as well. …

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May 07

Sweet Lana’i – Part 3

One of the Three Grocery Stores on the Island

Getting to Lana’i – There are a few ways to get to Lana’i. You can fly. The only commercial flight options I can find go through Honolulu on Oahu or Kahului on Maui. The other popular way to get to Lana’i is by the Expeditions ferry in Lahaina on Maui. It is a 45 minute …

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May 06

Sweet Lana’i – Part 2

Four Seasons The Lodge at Koele

Recent History of Lana’i Lana’i, the sixth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, is owned by one individual. Ok, not the entire island, just 98% of it… This has always fascinated me. How can an individual own an island with a population of approximately 3000 people? Briefly, this is how I understand the chain of events …

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May 05

Sweet Lana’i

Manele Bay

The island of Lana’i, one of the smaller Hawaiian Islands, is what my SDH and I consider our own personal ideal paradise. We found it several years ago while looking for a place to get married in Hawaii.  We chose it for a few reasons: 1 – It was one of the only Hawaiian Islands …

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