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If you can make it there, you'll likely be the only one

About the only way to get here is by boat or a rugged Jeep ride. We stopped on our way around the... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Covington, Washington
Put on Your Big Girl Panties!

It's a rough and rocky drive down. There was a road grader working his way down to the beach, but... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2019
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Lanai, HI
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

About the only way to get here is by boat or a rugged Jeep ride. We stopped on our way around the island with Ocean Riders. The best tour in all of Maui. Private, and secluded "Polihua" is the Hawaiian word for "Many turtle eggs"...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pahchay
Reviewed March 17, 2019

It's a rough and rocky drive down. There was a road grader working his way down to the beach, but that part was barely serviceable. Once you got past his work you really experienced rough riding. The reward was seeing a pristine beautiful white sandy...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Polihua is SO special! We have been out here twice before and it is always wonderful. Be by yourselves, the beach is your own with no one in sight except maybe a bot off shore. Lovely sand and surf! We have seen two whale shows...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 2, 2018

On the same, VERY ROUGH road as Garden of the Gods! MUST have 4-wheel drive! The beach is absolutely gorgeous! Very wide, long beach. Only problem, is you CAN'T swim! Too many rip currents! - you'll end up in Tahiti! Nice to splash and just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank momdzall
Reviewed June 3, 2018

To me the biggest attraction on Lanai are its beaches. This one has it all. plenty of shaded area's to picnic wonderful shore line plenty of places to snorkel and lots of fish to see. I even seen a family of sea turtles.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank buyersrmi
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Visited on Valentine's Day with my 3 grown/almost grown children. We had the beach to ourselves until we were about to leave, a couple showed up looking for turtles. We did not see any turtles but there were plenty of whales in the channel. It...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kim J
Reviewed January 25, 2017

This was a great beach. We had it all to ourselves. It's about a half hour past Garden of the Gods. The road is very rough but if you take it slow you'll be fine. It's a huge beach and we were the only ones...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank A69UNmichaelh
Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is the end of the road if you're visiting from the Garden of Gods. You definitely need a jeep to get here, and it took another 30minutes of unpaved and bumpy road driving from Garden of the Gods. But well worth it. After Garden...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank rkmoy
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Lanai is a perfect example. On the east end you've got a beach where the sand was made by wave action, On the west it was created by current. So what's the difference? The difference is measured by the nature of the dangers. When wave...More

Date of experience: December 2015
5  Thank KulaBob
Reviewed July 17, 2016

You must have an appropriate vehicle to manage the dirt, cratered road, but it is worth the trip. You drive through the Garden of the Gods to get to the beach. Chances are great that you will be alone on this long pure white sandy...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Steve S
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