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“Former Club Lanai” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lopa Beach

Lopa Beach
Ranked #10 of 32 things to do in Lanai City
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Whittier, California
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Former Club Lanai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

I liked the 4 wheel drive to this deserted beach. My family found it to be kind of creepy, so we continued down the road about another couple miles, and found another deserted beach that looked like it was out of a Tom Hanks movie. We had a picnic, but the water looked a bit too rough, so we did not swim.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank tharcourt
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English first
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Lopa Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Lopa is approximately the site of the former "Club Lanai" - a tourist attraction that brought visitors over by boat from Maui to spend a day at a remote beach area on Lanai. The "club" has been closed for many years and all that remains are a variety of run down buildings and a wooden pier that is in very good condition (it has a great view and is a nice place to spot turtles from). As of early November 2012 the Club Lanai area was being cleared of brush and debris. The buildings may have been torn down by now. There is some talk around town that this area might be developed into a golf course and resort by the new owner of the island.

There are several historical sites worth checking out in the Lopa area. Just before you get to Club Lanai (which is on the left side of the road between the road and the beach) there is a monument/shrine to Japanese workers from back when there was a plantation in this area. Look for it on the right side of the road - it's easily visible. Just before getting to the shrine you can see the remains of a stone walled church (also on the right) called Kahalepalaoa that until recently could not be seen from the road. The area around it has recently been cleared and the church ruins are now easily visible by taking a short stroll from the road. As you head towards the church you can also take a short path to the right that leads to the remains of a small train that was used for transportation back in the plantation days. There are very good signs posted explaining the history of both the church and the train. These are must-see sights for anyone interested in learning about Lanai's history.

The road to Loha and Naha is in good condition, especially with all the work being done at Club Lanai that requires good access. It's a lot smoother than in previous times but there are two or three areas with loose sand to be careful of - definitely a good idea to have 4WD. One some days it is possible to see plenty of deer along the road as well as turkeys.

Visited November 2012
6 Thank malandinara
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Very scenic and great for snorkeling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Gentle waves on an almost desserted beach. NO Facilities!!

Visited July 2012
1 Thank dpatty
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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Out of way and beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

We hit Lopa Beach in the afternoon and enjoyed resting in the shade of the trees that line the beach. We had the whole place to ourselves, and watched a few turtles feeding as the tide came in.
Access is on a dirt/sand road and there are no facilities once you leave Lana'i City.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank BruceMacD
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Murrieta, California
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2011

Went surfing with the family at Lopa Beach. Great beach safe. Recommend a surf guide to pick you up. He brings boards, rash guards and foot booties. Kids had a blast.

Visited November 2011
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