While this hotel is not as fancy as the Four Seasons in Maui, I probably enjoyed our stay here more. It was very uncrowded and there was a very laid back vibe.
Room- the room was comfortable, although it was very humid in the room and the bed was comfortable, but very loud—every time I turned over it would squeak. The bathroom was spacious and I enjoyed the bath products. We were in an oceanfront room on the first floor and the view from the terrace was amazing. I had booked a garden terrace room and we were upgraded to an ocean terrace room for free. We decided to pay a small upgrade fee to the ocean front room and I think the view was worth it.
Service- service was great, although a bit more understated than in Maui (I can’t help but to compare the two resorts). We still received great service from the wait staff and pool employees.
Pool- the pool was not very large, but it was not crowded at all. We spent more time at the pool than I expected because the ocean was rough when we were there. We enjoyed the treats that were provided throughout the day.
Beach- Hulopoe Bay- the most stunning beach we saw on our trip to Hawaii! But the main reason I wanted to visit was for the snorkeling and a swell was in for our entire stay so we missed out on that. I did enjoy watching the dolphins in the bay our first morning and also watching the large waves and surfers.
Food- generally the food was good, but not on par with what we had on the resort on Maui. We had the buffet breakfast included in our rate and it was quite good, but not as much selection as in Maui. The one real miss was the brownie I had at the sportsbar—it was just plain bad! We mostly ate at the resort but did have one meal at the Lodge (quite delicious, at their more casual restaurant). We also ate in town one day at Blue Ginger. Great food and large portions, big enough to share the meal. I’d also recommend having a meal at Hotel Lanai—a nice restaurant with great food and better prices than the resort.
Hike- my husband did the Sweetheart Rock Hike and it afforded more beautiful views.
We did a half day island tour with Rabacca's. This was arranged by the concierge. The tour was 4 hours in a suburban. I highly recommend this. We went through town, to the Lodge, Garden of the Gods, Shipwreck beach where we spotted turtles and also did a hike to some petroglyphs. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
I would love to come back here—the town is so charming and the beach and resort are beautiful. But I would want to make it a last minute trip so I can make sure to take advantage of the snorkeling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay is the quintessential Hawaiian beach resort. Overlooking a protected marine preserve, Manele Bay is a romantic retreat with championship golf and some of the finest offerings of water sports in the world. Al fresco dining options abound, from Pacific Rim to Italian cuisine, while spinner dolphins and whale watching are sights to behold. Pampering spa treatments and pool and beach side amenities make for a perfect day under the sun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Four Seasons Resort Lana`i At Manele Bay Hotel Lanai City
- 4 Seasons Resort Lana`i At Manele Bay
- Four Seasons Manele Bay
- Four Seasons Lanai City
- Lanai City Four Seasons
- Four Seasons Resort Lana'i At Manele Bay Lanai, Hawaii