Lanai lookout
Lanai lookout
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,349 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
The coastline along the southeast corner of Oahu is spectacular and the Lanai Lookout provides a handy parking lot to pull off the road and to take in the views. However, maybe it was the weather, but I didn't find this spot overly special and certainly not as interesting as the Halona Blowhole just up the road or the Makapu'u Lookout Point further along. I certainly could not see Lanai in the distance the day I stopped. Giving it a 3 is rather harsh of me as nothing in Hawaii is "average" looking but this is based on comparisons to other nearby viewpoints.
Written January 1, 2024
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Sangetsu03
Tokyo, Japan343 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
While driving around Oahu last week, we stopped at Lanai Lookout to enjoy the scenery. It was quite beautiful, the seas were a marvelous color, the sound of the surf and the crashing of the waves was impressive. However, as we were enjoying the scenery, standing just in front of our car, someone in the parking lot opened one of the doors and made off with one of our bags. As it happened, this bag contained my wife's wallet, and our family's passports.

As this happened on a Friday afternoon, we could not replace our passports until Monday, and book another flight for a few days afterwork. The loss of nearly a week of work, plus the expense of extending our holiday added up to several thousand dollars.

When you drive from Kailua toward Honolulu along the coast, you will notice large camps of homeless people. There are large shelters made up of tarps, old cars, and whatever else they can find, and quite a few of these people have taken to stealing from tourists whenever they have a chance.

We found a Facebook page about Honolulu thefts, and it receives some 900 posts per week, if that gives you any idea how bad the problem of theft in Oahu is. If you are traveling, keep anything important in a very safe place.
Written December 7, 2019
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada5,584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We are so glad we stopped to see this beautiful place it was surreal. The rock formations was out of this world. Absolutely stunning.
Written December 26, 2018
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Marco
Quebec City, Canada1,936 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This place has limited parking but people don't stay long so if it is full just wait a couple of minutes and you will get a spot.

The rock formations are really interesting and everybody jumps the wall to have a better look at it.

It is worth a stop.
Written May 10, 2018
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Scott B
Colorado Springs, CO360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Stopped there today and was amazed that there were at least 3 dozen Asian tourists (including several small children) that were hopping the short wall past the Danger sign and were standing near the edge of drop offs, down by the waterline, and other areas.
There’s a reason why the signs are there.
Written January 2, 2020
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hlk2
Rock Island, IL41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Only worth the stop if you’re willing and able to hop over the short wall. If you do, you will be able to enjoy amazing views of the rock formations and the ocean. Fantastic photo opportunities! Gorgeous location.
Written December 27, 2019
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Buckmarko
Columbus, OH701 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We (lovely wife, two boys-16/18, me) came in July. We had time between attractions on the windward side so we made our way here.

The parking was limited, but people move in and out quickly so be patient. The views were beautiful. You could spend fifteen minutes here or an hour. It's well worth your stop. Recommended.
Written August 17, 2019
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TwoByTwo
Southern California179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Spectacular and beautiful if you visit on a sunny day. We were so thankful for cooperative weather. This part of the coast is breathtaking to drive and enjoy.
Written June 4, 2019
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Angiopteris
Sydney, Australia216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
A popular place to stop to view coast and cove 'From Here to Eternity'. The blowhole was working hard to impress as well.
Written December 14, 2018
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Danielle C
Anderson, SC24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Beautiful views, just be sure to bring your camera. You will be glad you did! Another natural beauty!
Written December 7, 2018
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