Posted on November - 15 - 2008
The Lodge at Koele
Manele Bay Resort
If you are on vacation at Lanai Islands in Hawaii then you would surely want to stay at a place that would ensure you first class comfort as well as keep you in tune with nature. The rich and beautiful landscapes of the island can be thoroughly enjoyed from the word class twin resorts namely the Manele Bay Hotel and the Lodge at Koele.
The Manele Bay Hotel, as the name suggests is situated near the beach of Hulopo’e in Lanai. To keep the environment in tune with the beach the resort has a condo type of a look with a large swimming pool at the entrance. There are also several Jacuzzis and Spas in order for the customers to relax. It has an old Hawaii as well as a rich and lustrous Mediterranean feel in a stunning ocean setting.
The Lodge at Koele, on the other hand is situated at the heart of the island of Lanai in the midst of pine trees and lush green valleys. It looks like a cottage bungalow in the hill valley. This resort has an enchanting feel to it with its interiors decorated by old and unique collection of artifacts brought from around the world. Hence both the resorts are built according to the backdrop of nature and is highly recommended for people traveling to the “pineapple island” of Lanai.
For further information:
Manele Bay Hotel
One Manele Bay Road,
P.O. Box 631380, Lana’i City,
Hawaii, U.S.A., 96763
Phone: 1 (808) 565-2000
Fax: 1 (808) 565-2483
The Lodge at Koele
One Keomoku Highway,
P.O. Box 631380,
Lana’i City, Hawaii,
Phone: 1 (808) 565-4000
Fax: 1 (808) 565-4561
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Posted on August - 20 - 2008
Snorkeling In Lanai
Since Lanai attracts many tourists every year, it can also be taken for granted that it offers a plethora of activities to its visitors. Mountain Biking is something that is enjoyed by all those who are adventurous at heart. Hotel Lanai & the Lodge at Koele provide this facility. This adventure activity is associated with a lot of thrill & excitement as you enjoy the picturesque images of the mountains of this island that is sometimes forgotten by the world.
Given the fact that most of Lanai’s landmarks are located off dirt roads, a four-wheeler service, namely, the Rabaca’s Limousine Service, has been provided for the benefit of the tourists. One can take a ride to visit the Garden of Gods & several of the other mesmerizing sites that the Pineapple Island holds out. Again, water sports such as snorkeling, whale watching, fishing & chartered boats are available at your service. All these are surely the experience of a lifetime.
The 28 ft Omega flybridge sport fisher, Spinning Dolphin is bound to leave an indelible impression on your minds. Lastly, scuba driving, outrigger canoeing, Ocean kayaking are some other water sports that you can treat yourself to. You can also make expeditions to Maui.
Posted on August - 09 - 2008
The Pineapple Island of the world is a place of interest of the Hawaiian tourists. While you can reach this by air, served by the Lanai airport, there is also a daily ferry service from Lahaina, Hawaii. Lanai was in fact the site of a kayaking challenge in the finals of the famous series Amazing Race 11.
Tourism recently began to flourish on this island with the phasing out of the pineapple produce. There are number of sites that attract many tourists. Puu Pehe or the “Sweetheart Rock” situated somewhere between the Manele Bay & the Huloepoe Bay is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Lanai. The reason can be attributed to its association with the island’s legends.
Keahikawelo is also a place of great interest for this site captures a cinematic view of the result of erosion. Also known as the “Garden of Gods”, one can see boulders of different shapes, sizes & colors. This apart, the pineapple fields, the shipwreck beach & beautiful mountains have a magnetic charm about them. There are two resorts: the Manele Bay & the Ko ele. It should be noted that many of island’s sites are located off dirt roads, which have to be reached via four-wheelers.
Posted on August - 08 - 2008
Also known as, the Pineapple Island because of the pineapple plantation all over the island, Lanai is the sixth largest island of the Hawaiian Islands. While the Kalohi Channel separates it from the island of Molokai, the Auau Channel separates it from the Maui island. In this comma shaped island, the city of Lanai is the one & only town with a small settlement.
It was in 1400 that the first inhabitants arrived on this island. From time immemorial Lanai has been under the control of the of Maui chiefs, who believed that man-eating spirits occupied the island. Legendary sources reveal that either the prophet Lanikaula or the Maui prince Kaulua’au achieved this heroic feat. In fact, the lack of breadfruit on this island is attributed to Kaulua’ua, who is said to have pulled off all the breadfruits there.
King Kamehameha I brought havoc on the lives of the people of Lanai. This island was his favourite fishing spot out of all the Hawaiian Islands. The first European to have caught sight of this island was Captain Charles Clarke. James Dole bought this island & gradually developed a large portion of it in to the world’s largest pineapple plantation.