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Getting Married on Lana’i

19 Oct

It’s no secret that the Hawaiian Islands are a popular destination for weddings. From San Francisco to Sydney and Toronto to Tokyo, thousands of couples a year make plans to swap their vows in paradise.
beach weddingMost weddings take place on the major Hawaiian Islands including Oahu and Maui, however, the island of Lana’i remains an exclusive getaway where you can escape the crowds. Here, on this small island of 3,300 residents, you truly feel as if the entire island is your private, romantic retreat. The sense of calm and complete silence experienced each night at sunset, and the way in which the surf erases footprints from the shoreline, all create an atmosphere that was designed specifically for you.

Of all the places to get married on Lana’i, the most popular spot is Hulopo’e Bay. This crescent of sand on the southwestern coast has been named the best beach in America, and there are numerous areas surrounding the beach which you can choose for the location of your ceremony. For those who don’t mind a short walk, the cliff top perch gazing out towards Pu’u Pehe is just a five-minute stroll from Hulopo’e. Fittingly known as “Sweeheart Rock,” this iconic sea stack offers panoramic views stretching back towards Maui and Kaho’olawe. Perfect for those seeking an intimate venue, this is a spot where you can exchange your vows on an altar which has been dramatically sculpted by the sea. For many, it’s the definition of romance and simplicity.Puu Pehe
Or, for a larger venue, the Four Seasons Resort, Manele Bay offers a host of options for swapping your vows in luxury. From the on-site salon for getting ready before the wedding, to the oceanfront cabanas looking out over the bay, this world-class resort raises the bar on tropical elegance and romance. It’s no wonder that Bill Gates was famously married here on the 12th hole of the golf course, because when you have a view that gazes out towards 7,000 miles of ocean, what other backdrop in the entire world could possible compare to Manele?

Beach handsNot a beach person? That’s okay. Lana’i also offers a rural, refined venue which is set in the mountain uplands. At the Four Seasons Resort, The Lodge at Koele, you can stroll across the grasses of an empty pasture and take photos in a private gazebo. You can exchange your vows amongst the mists of the highlands before retreating to your own private whirlpool. Here, beneath a canopy of pine trees which form the island’s storied watershed, there is a sense of history and complete escape to accompany your island wedding. It’s almost as if—despite the popularity of the islands—you’ve found a corner of Hawaii in the uplands of Lana’i that few have yet to discover.

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Lānaʻi – Island Wrapped in a Rainbow

26 Oct

Learning Hawaiian Culture with Auntie Irene at the Four Seasons LanaiBarbara Weibel, of Hole in the Donut blog, was our guest blogger in September, 2012. Barbara really “got” the essence of Lanai – the unusual combination of sophistication and genuine Hawaiiana – what we here think of as the more genteel traditions of Hawaiian culture. From learning ʻukulele with the aunties at the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele, to golfing on one of the island’s stunning golf courses, to lingering at Hotel Lanai with all home-made items for breakfast, Barbara appreciated the moments that make a place stand out – not with bright lights in this case, but with a quiet force that will lure you back again and again.

Please enjoy reading Barbara’s articles over on her blog:

Lanai, Hawaii – Island Wrapped in a Rainbow

Talking Story in Lanai, Hawaii

Video: Talking Story About Hawaiian Culture

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, Hawaii – Hawaiian Siblings with Very Different Personalities

The Cat’s Meow on Lanai, Hawaii

One Birdie, Several Bogies… on Lanai, Hawaii

Find the True Spirit of Aloha on Lanai, Hawaii

Barbara also featured numerous Photos of the Day from her trip; be sure to just search her site for “lanai” and you will see them – with an occasional porch story mixed in! Easier still, you can visit Barbara’s Lanai Flickr set to see all of these gorgeous images in large format.

Lodging on Lānaʻi

All of our guest bloggers are generously hosted by these three unique and outstanding Lanai hotel properties. If you can’t decide where to stay, plan on doing like our bloggers and stay at all three!

Two Guys and An Almost Private Island: VisitLanai

16 Aug

Our most recent visiting New Media Artist-in-Residence, Andy Hayes of @sharingtravel, just completed a week on Lānaʻi with his partner @Schnick. They have the art of conversation well honed, and we hope you will enjoy these snippets from their trip. The long form blog entries are coming later.

  1. SharingTravel
    ROTFLMAO! RT @MokuleleAir @HilaryOutThere @Schnik @SharingTravel Nope, we still do not allow passengers to operate aircrafts. 🙂 #VisitLanai
  2. visitlanai
    To @erikblair @JillzBeanz @lifeinparadise Mahalo for welcoming @SharingTravel to #VisitLanai ! We think he’s going to have a great week!
  3. MauiBlen
    RT @visitlanai: “@Hackerinjapan @lifeinparadise @theR2H @VisitLahaina @visitlanai Thanks! recommend they rent Jeep for Hana. Wish I could join!” Anytime!
  4. LaurieCicotello
    RT @FSLanai: Need not say more 🙂 RT @SharingTravel: Dear @fslanai, we love you. #ThatIsAll #VisitLanai
  5. baseballmh
    RT @holeinthedonut: RT @sharingtravel: My favourite dish in Lanai so far? Loco moco from @FSLanai – SO YUMMY!! http://yfrog.com/gzutrxrj #VisitLanai
  6. LuxuryPRGal
    Def both! RT @andrewghayes @LuxuryPRGal Dreamy. I can’t decide between the Lodge or Manele bay – I suggest you try both @fslanai #VisitLanai
  7. 1step2theleft
    >Romantic…< RT @SharingTravel: Dinner under the stars. #visitlanai @ Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay http://instagr.am/p/OTIjLFzcM8/
  8. moving2hawaii
    RT @FSLanai: It’s perfect! RT @andrewghayes: @bevmagee 😉 it’s been amazing. love the @FSLanai so much i’ve made a new hashtag: #FSHeaven #VisitLanai
  9. FSLanai
    Wow,CONGRATS! RT @sharingtravel RT @Schnik just shot my FIRST BIRDIE!!! If you heard squealing, that was me on the 6th @FSLanai! #VisitLanai
  10. 420Kauai
    RT @FSLanai: Happy #TT! RT @luxuryprgal: Follow @andrewghayes of @SharingTravel for spectacular #travel tips! tweeting live from @FSLanai. #VisitLanai
  11. denschaal
    lol @andrewghayes My “travel writer resort casual” is working; 2nd person asked if I was buying a villa here on Lanai. #VisitLanai
  12. MJManzanares
    RT @Schnik: Whoa. 700 pictures of #VisitLanai – And it’s a small island. So full of character I didn’t want to leave ANY memories behind!
  13. visitlanai
    @SharingTravel Aloha hugs to you & @schnick for sharing your amazing experiences! @FSLanai #VisitLanai #fsheaven A hui hou! -rd

Dave & Deb’s Amazing Lānaʻi Adventures!

3 Aug

Dave and Christine hiking the Munro TrailDave & Deb, of the globe-trotting travel blog The Planet D, recently spent a week on visiting Lanai as guests of the Lanai Visitors Bureau (thatʻs us). We think you will love their answers to the question, “What is there to do on Lānaʻi?”

You can get a glimpse from this entry we posted immediately after their trip – it is a list of selected tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook messages. But for the real deal, we suggest you visit their blog and read these in-depth reports on the land, sea, spa, cat, and dining adventures on the Hawaiian island of Lānaʻi:

Finding Our Inner Cowboy on the Island of Lanai

Travel Couples Find Romance in Hawaii

Snorkel Hawaii and a Scenic Sail Around the Island of Lanai

Lanai, Hawaii – Fixing a Fragile Eco System One Plant at a Time

The Island of Lanai in Photos

Lanai, Where on Earth is it and Who Owns It?

Animal Rescue – Cat Heaven in Lanai

Lodging on Lānaʻi

All of our guest bloggers are generously hosted by these three unique and outstanding Lanai hotel properties. If you can’t decide where to stay, plan on doing like our bloggers and stay at all three!

Later This Month: Andy Hayes

If you missed following this trip in real time, not to worry! Our next new media artist-in-residence to visit the island is Andy Hayes. He’ll be arriving August 9th and staying through August 15th.

E Kipa Mai to Dave and Deb @thePlanetD #VisitLanai

23 Jun

Dave and Deb, of The Planet D (on bikes)

Please welcome our next New Media Artists, Dave and Deb, of The Planet D. Married for 14 years, Dave and Deb have always lived a life less ordinary. Living by their motto “Adventure is For Everyone” they prove that you don’t have to be an uber-athlete, adrenaline junkie or a part of the ultra rich to be an adventurer!

Dave and Deb are visiting Lānaʻi from June 25 – July 1, 2012 and will be staying at the Hotel Lanai and both Four Seasons’ properties while visiting with the entire Lānaʻi community:

Travelling slow and spending weeks at a time each country, they have managed to immerse themselves into the culture and adventures of 55 nations. From trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal, Practicing Yoga in India, Studying Muay Thai in Thailand and joining the Adams Peak Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka they don’t just hop into a country to gain a stamp on their passport, they get to know a place and it’s people. We’re proud that they’re slowing down and spending some quality time with us on Lanai. And, this will be their first trip to Hawaii!

Please join Dave and Deb at any of these online spots:
Web: thePlanetD.com
Facebook: thePlanetD
Twitter: thePlanetD
Check in for updates before, during, and after his stay here in the Hawaiian Islands.

www.lanaichc.org – Lanai Culture & Heritage Center
www.hotellanai.com (@AquaHotels)
www.fourseasons.com/manelebay/ (@FSLanai)
www.fourseasons.com/koele/ (@FSLanai)

We invite you to join the conversation with all of the New Media Artists who are visiting:

Read more about this innovative Hawaii tourism New Media Artist-in-Residence Program here.

E Kipa Mai to Chris Christensen @chris2x @amateurtraveler #VisitLanai

12 Mar

Chris Christensen of The Amateur Traveler

Our March New Media Artist is Chris Christensen, who is behind The Amateur Traveler blog. By day Chris is a Director of Engineering at TripAdvisor in charge of TripAdvisor Flights and Seat Guru, but his blog reflect his point of view.

Chris says he comes from a long line of story tellers. Growing up his family did a lot of traveling for vacation, usually pulling a small trailer between various national parks. The success of a vacation for the Christensens was measured with an odometer. Chris enjoys learning new languages and has studied German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Turkish, Russian, Swahili and Greek. However, he says that he’s only fluent in English and that only when properly caffeinated.

Please join Chris at any of these online spots:
Web: www.amateurtraveler.com
Facebook: Amateur Traveler
Twitter:
@chris2x and @amateurtraveler
Check in for updates before, during, and after his stay here in the Hawaiian Islands.

Chris is visiting Lānaʻi from March 9 – 15, 2012 and will be staying at the Hotel Lanai and both Four Seasons’ properties while visiting with the entire Lānaʻi community:

www.lanaichc.org – Lanai Culture & Heritage Center
www.hotellanai.com (@AquaHotels)
www.fourseasons.com/manelebay/ (@FSLanai)
www.fourseasons.com/koele/ (@FSLanai)

We invite you to join the conversation with all of the New Media Artists who are visiting:

Read more about this innovative Hawaii tourism New Media Artist-in-Residence Program here.

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