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Polihua Beach

Address: Lanai, HI
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Lanai
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: An isolated white sand beach.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: An isolated white sand beach.
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Maui, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

If you are wanting "a once in a life time" experience then you need to go see Polihua Beach. It is breath-taking! It is NOT easy to get to but once you are there-you will not want to leave. You have to have a 4WD vehicle for these extremely bumpy roads. (Seriously bumpy!!!). We took some beach chairs and food... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

If there is one thing you absolutely MUST do while in Lanai, it's driving to Polihua Beach! Leave your hotel, rent a four wheel drive, drive through Garden of the Gods, endure the bumpy (understatement) road... it is all worth it. This golden deserted beach has views of Molokai. Apart from some flyfishers and a monk seal, we had the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I'll preface this review by noting that I was born and raised in Hawaii, so I am very familiar with the beaches on every island. I'm pretty sure that Polihua stands alone in its sheer, breathtaking beauty. The beach is long and wide -- unusual for most beaches in Hawaii, because of erosion issues. On the day I visited, there... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

endless beach you can access with your jeep the car rentals all have on Kauai. You can camp go nude or do whatever you want since the next people you'll see will probably be a mile away. Not a swimming beach but the scenery is really worth it.

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New York State
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

To say the drive here from Lanai City is challenging is a huge understatement. It is less than 5 miles from Lanai City, but it took us about an hour, with only maybe 5 mins tops for picture stops along the way. The scenery & views along the way were like nothing else on Earth, especially the Garden of the... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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142 reviews 142 reviews
59 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We are in love with Lanai and all of it's beaches. This one was so beautiful and we were the only ones on it! You do need a four wheel drive to get there. We uses 808 Hummers. On the day we were there Dollar rent a car was not allowing their Jeeps off road because it had rained- so... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

As has been said before this beach, at the end of the road past the Garden of the Gods, is well worth the challenge of getting there. One of the most, if not THE MOST, stunning beaches in all Hawaii. Do not attempt to get there if it is forcast to rain and remember there are no services once there;... More 

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Whittier, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

After passing through the Garden of the Gods you head down to Polihua beach and a 4 wheel drive is a necessity. The views of the ocean and outlying islands is unreal, and then you end up on a huge beach with some tree's to park under. We parked the car, and were getting ready to take out the cooler... More 

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Glendive, Montana
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181 reviews 181 reviews
76 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Access to this beach is not for the faint of heart. Getting here takes effort and determination, but the reward is well worth it. This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Long, wide, and nearly uninhabited. Spectacular views of the ocean. Absolutely fantastic. It lies at the end of a long, rough.....make that VERY ROUGH...... More 

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washington dc
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Once we actually got to garden of the gods, the kiddos were all napping in the back seat, so we continued down to Polihua. What a treat. We parked under the shade of the last few trees before the beach and found a HUGE beach with nobody on it. Just brilliant golden sand for as far as we could see.... More 

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