As the Christmas Holiday approaches, and snowy weather sets in all over the United States, many travelers are still trying to find that perfect destination that will bring a little extra magic to their holiday vacation. The Islands of Hawaii offer their visitors extraordinary experiences, each providing its own flavor and atmosphere and all showcasing the startling tropical beauty. For the traveler that wants a Hawaiian destination that offers a lot of variety, Lanai is the perfect choice.
While the weather is cold back home, Lanai will offer visitors lovely average temperatures in the low-70s to mid-80s. This island is also dryer than its sisters, with less rainy day prospects than the other Hawaiian Islands. Visitors can enjoy these lovely temperatures in spots like Hulopoe Bay which is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States and is an ideal spot for the water activities that tropical destinations like Hawaii are known for. Lovers in Hulopoe bay can also take a hike to the famous Puu Pehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock.
Those who want a little more adventure can instead opt for hiking through the Lanai landscape, and take 4-wheeler rides through. At Kaiolohia, known as shipwreck beach, Lanai guests can see the remains of a 1940’s ship that was one of the many vessels to fall victim to the rocky shores of this island spot. This is an extraordinary sight for those who are interested in the history of the area and want to daydream about those who once sailed the waters.
Visiting Lanai City is also a wonderful way to enjoy time on the island. This town was originally a pineapple plantation town in the 1900’s. The weather in the town is cooler than it is on the beaches, so visitors may want to bring a light sweater, but the town is also a wonderful place to enjoy days in Lanai. There are ample opportunities for dining, shopping for local wares and seeing beautiful artwork from local artists. Dole Park is also a wonderful place for families to have a relaxing picnic and stroll through the streets together.
Lanai, like each of the other Hawaiian Islands, offers its own unique setting and feel. Those who visit Lanai will find a number of adventures, options for great nights on the town, and even some one of a kind sightseeing. With all the entertainment that it has to offer, and its overly warm climate, Lanai is an exceptional choice for a winter getaway.
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