Affectionately known as the “private isle,” Lanai is a magnet for the romantically inclined. With few hotels or paved roads infringing on the 140 square miles (363 square kilometres) that make up the island, there is plenty of gorgeous, natural space to explore. To complement the destination’s dreamy setting, choose from a number of one-of-a-kind activities and experiences designed for the most romantic of retreats. You’ll fall in love with this itinerary for two at Four Seasons Resort Lanai .
Recharge for romance
Treat yourself and your partner to a spa treatment designed to recharge your bodies and minds. Indulge in treatments like the four-hour Suite Serenity signature ritual or the full-body Lanai Lomi Lomi Massage, both of which can be enjoyed in the private spa couples' treatment suite at the Resort.
Hike to Puupehe (Sweetheart Rock)
Embark on a short hike from the Resort that will lead you past Hulopoe Bay Beach to a cliff-side perch overlooking Puupehe, or Sweetheart Rock. The legend behind this natural Manele Bay landmark involves a star-crossed love story, but the stellar views and glimpses of spinner dolphins that frequent the cove do plenty to balance the tumultuous tale.
Tour the great outdoors
Back at the Resort, outdoor activities abound and include golf and horseback rides – each of which you can enjoy as a pair. Cap off the day with a private sunset sail for two along the coast, complete with Champagne and traditional Hawaiian pupus (appetizers). If you prefer the sky to the sea, the Resort can arrange for a private helicopter tour of the island.
Create a sweet souvenir
Before the end of your romantic rendezvous, take a moment to collect a keepsake that will help you remember Lanai long after you return home. This can be as simple as shopping for chic souvenirs at Makamae, Pilina and Mua Loa, the luxury retail boutiques at the Resort.
If it’s the island views you’ll miss most, visit the Mike Carroll Gallery where you can commission the local artist to create an original oil painting of your favourite Lanai landscape.