With no traffic or traffic lights and miles of open space, Lanai seems suspended in time, and that can be a good thing. Small (141 square miles) and sparsely populated, it is the smallest inhabited Hawaiian Island and has just 3,500 residents, most of them living Upcountry.
- Seclusion and serenity Lanai is small; local motion is slow motion. Get into the spirit and go home rested.
- Garden of the Gods Walk amid the eerie red-rock spires that Hawaiians still believe to be a sacred spot. The ocean views are magnificent, too; sunset is a good time to visit.
- A dive at Cathedrals Explore underwater pinnacle formations and mysterious caverns illuminated by shimmering rays of light.
- Dole Park Hang out in the shade of the Cook pines in Lanai City and talk story with the locals for a taste of old-time Hawaii.
- Hit the water at Hulopoe Beach This beach may have it all—good swimming, a shady park for perfect picnicking, great reefs for snorkeling, and sometimes schools of spinner dolphins.