Explore storied places, share history and immerse yourself in the island's rich heritage with our Lanai Cultural Advisors.
- Puupehe Cultural Hike
Welcome a new day with a guided sunrise hike to Pu'upehe, one of Lânai’s most iconic landmarks. Your guide will share native history and traditions about Pu‘upehe and describe the living environment of the beach region.
- Resort Cultural Tour
View the incredible collection of Pacific artwork and cultural artifacts located throughout the Resort and grounds with our cultural practitioners during a complimentary tour.
- Hoolauna Hawaiian Crafts
Learn more about the rich variety of Hawaiian crafts and culture with a daily program of demonstrations such as Kapala (stamping on cards), hula and ukulele, lauhala bracelet weaving, lei making, poi preparation and more.
- Cultural Evening Celebration
The celebration of the lighting of the torches commemorates the passing of another day and acknowledges the sun’s long journey across the sky. The voice of the pu (conch shell), traditional mele (chants), hula, music are shared as torches are lit around the property and an evening of good food and stories begins.
- Lanai Talk Story
Take a seat, learn about the island’s unique history and culture and talk story with our Love Lanai ohana (family) and community members.
- Holoholo Outdoor Cultural Tour
Explore the beautiful island of Lanai. Go off-roading on a guided excursion, go shoreline fishing and net throwing or delve into our island history on a customized Cultural Tour.
Our Wahi Pana (Storied Places)
- Visit the ancient fishing community of Kaunolu, a national historical landmark. The village contains the ruins of more than 80 homes, a heiau (temple) and other structures said to be the most extensive and best preserved in the state.
- Keomoku Village
- A major settlement for farmers, fishermen, and ranchers until the 1950’s, it was also home to the Maunalei Sugar Company, a short lived venture at the turn of the century.
- Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach)
- Fronting the ruins of an old lighthouse, Kaiolohia (rough seas), is also known as Shipwreck Beach and home to a Liberty Ship from WWII, sunk purposefully on the reef when decommissioned.
- Waiaopae Fishpond
- Believed to be over 800 years old, the ancient fishpond, which once provided nourishment to hundreds of native Hawaiians on the island, is being restored under the guidance of the Lanai Culture and Heritage Centre.
- Keahiakawelo (the fire of Kawelo)
- Legend says that Kawelo, a famous priest of Lanai, kept a fire burning as he successfully offered prayers to protect Lanai’s people from another chief on Molokai. Keahiakawelo (the fire of Kawelo), a heritage site accessible by 4x4 vehicles, offers a visually stunning landscape featuring lava boulders, richly colored soils and vistas of neighbor islands.
Meet the Team
Anela EvansLove Lanai Cultural Practitioner
Anela was born and raised on Lanai. Prior to joining Four Seasons, she attended University of Hawaii at Manoa and also completed a post-graduate fellowship through Kamehameha Schools and Stanford University before undertaking positions in education and preservation across the Hawaiian Islands.
"Lanai has its own spirit and variation of culture that is unique to this place. I truly do love Lanai and my mission is to exude that love I have for the island, its culture, its history, and its people, in all that I do."