A secluded island in the Hawaiian archipelago, Lanai is the perfect setting for a romantic rendezvous. Whether one’s beloved desires a classic, pampered approach or fancies a more action-filled adventure, Four Seasons Resorts Lanai has the recipe for romance.
Woo her or him with one of the following activities (our concierges are happy to play cupid) and to get the most out of a dreamy holiday; stay three nights and enjoy a complimentary fourth night on Lanai. At Manele Bay, rates for the Stay Longer promotion start at $404 while The Lodge at Koele offers rooms from $254, valid July 6 - September 30, 2014. And if love is taking flight this minute, enjoy a special summer offer at Manele Bay—stay only two nights with the third night complimentary starting at $359 now through July 1, 2014.
Ride Off Into the Sunset – Gallop away on a private adventure for two among the majestic Cook pines and alight upon sweeping vistas, captivating at sunset. Stop and sip champagne for two and catch a glimpse of Maui, Molokai, Kahoolawe and maybe even the Big Island of Hawaii. Lanai Grand Adventures is your ticket into the sunset and can accommodate horseback riders of all levels. If promenading through town is preferred, enjoy a drive in a horse-drawn carriage; start from The Lodge at Koele and canter through Lanai City and the romantic upcountry scenery.
Dinner a Deux – Imagine the sun is just starting to set, twinkling candles and lanterns cast a rosy glow on the table set inside your own private greenhouse – The Lodge at Koele’s Orchid House. Sip a champagne cocktail and share a toast to the moment. The wide variety of orchids provides a rich, colorful backdrop to a five-course customized tasting menu, perfect for an evening of radiant romance. Or romantics may look, or rather cook, no further than Nobu Lanai for an unforgettable evening in paradise. Cooked tableside using a sizzling lava rock sourced nearby, guests are invited to play chef for the night, and serve up flawless cuisine for each other with the Nobu Lava Rock experience. The hands-on culinary approach touches upon the key senses – from taste and touch to smell and sight, making sparks fly.
Love-ly Legends – Hike up to Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) next to Hulopoe Bay at sunrise. Legend has it that Pehe, the wife of a Lanai warrior, died and her heartbroken husband buried her at the top of Puu Pehe then jumped from the 80-foot summit to the surf below, unable to bear his sorrow.
It’s Not Far Down to Paradise – Sail away into the Hawaiian sunset for a journey filled with romance. Trilogy Excursion’s 51-foot sailing catamaran will carry couples across the waters to find tranquility as the sun dips into the ocean - light appetizers, cocktails and more make for a most memorable evening.
In-Pagoda Dining – The Lodge at Koele inspires romance from cozying up near wood-burning fireplaces in the Great Hall to taking in a sunset from your private lanai. Start the day in a romantic way - preorder breakfast ‘in-pagoda’ instead of in-room and enjoy a romantic repast set for two overlooking the reflecting pond and lush landscape of the gardens surrounding the resort.
Love Potion Number Lanai – Why not create a lasting memory of a romantic getaway by crafting a bespoke fragrance? Melanguer Jaana Roth of the Spa at Manele guides couples to design a made-to-measure perfume. The demi-blends are by Ajne, a boutique perfumer featuring natural fragrances favored by many in the Hollywood set. Through a customized olfactory question and answer session, couples narrow down their aromas of choice from a selection of over 200 scents, bottle size and shape and then the blending begins. His and hers or a blend built for two, the scent will evoke a romantic holiday long after the plane has landed.
Take a Dole Stroll – Meander around Dole Park, named after the company whose Lanai plantation supplied the world with pineapples. A charming village square lined with towering Cook pines, plantation buildings house general stores, restaurants, art galleries, clothing boutiques and more. Get a coffee or fresh pressed juice, sit in the park with a sweetheart and just enjoy each other’s company together.
Capture the Moment - In canvas that is, and commission a sketch or painting by local artist Mike Carroll. Mike moved from Chicago to Lanai to pursue his life-long passion for art and nature and his original oil paintings and prints celebrate Hawaii and invite the viewer to explore her enchanting beauty. Couples can share a favorite romantic spot or send in a photo to commemorate their visit and take home a unique remembrance of a special time together.
Wine & Nine – Who says compromise can’t also be fun? Everyone wins with the new Wine and Nine program at Manele Bay! First, head out to the Manele Golf Course after 3 p.m. for the Ocean back nine. Grab a putter or go along for the ride and check out the most scenic (we think!) nine holes in the world. Then, make your way to VIEWS, the new clubhouse restaurant, and catch the sunset while enjoying a bottle of wine, light snacks and the amazing views of Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) and Hulopoe Bay.
Picnic on a Back Beach – Jump in a 4x4 and head to Halepalaoa Beach on the eastern side of the island. Named for the whales that once washed ashore there, this golden sandy beach is a quiet place to relax, sunbathe and swim – often with nary another beachcomber in sight! Pack a picnic and enjoy a day together lounging in secluded bliss. The ruins of the old Maunalei Sugar Plantation wharf are nearby for a bit of sightseeing before heading back to civilization.