Greetings! We are returning to Lanai very soon and I am seeking suggestions on things to do. We've rented a Jeep for the entirety of our stay. I've already booked a dinner at Fresco the night we arrive (thinking this might be the nicest of the restaurants at Manele?) and golf at Manele. I'm especially interested in suggestions for restaurants and off-roading trips. For example, we thought Polihua was overrated last time because the wind was so strong, but I noticed it's still getting rave reviews. We loved the Munro Trail - drove it twice - and are heartbroken that it might not be open.
How is the Lanai City Grille on Friday nights - too crowded or great with the live music? Is earlier better?
Also, has anything changed in the past 4 years that you would suggest? Also, would you suggest a snorkeling excursion, or is the snorkeling at Hulopoe the best?
Also, a question about the ferry to Lahaina... Last time, we staked out great seats both ways, only to have people standing at the rail the entire trip blocking our view. We are considering the ferry to do some whale-watching, but it's not worth it if we're seated and can only look at other tourists. Is this typical ferry etiquette, and should we stake out a spot at the railing when we get on? Other ideas on whale-watching? Thanks so much for your help!