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Introduction

God's eye on Lanai, Hawaii

God's eye on Lanai, Hawaii

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Lanai is one of the islands that make up the US state of Hawaii. It is the 6th largest island and is also known as the Pineapple Island, because of the many plantations here.

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Geography

The highest point in Lanai is Mount Lanaihale. It is an inactive volcano near the center of the island and to the east of Lanai City. The elevation of Mount Lanaihale is 1,026 metres.

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Cities

  • Lanai City - a small settlement

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Weather

Lanai is a popular destination among people looking for great weather. There are however differences throughout the year and even between parts of the island. The southwestern parts are generally much drier compared to the northeastern parts of the island. Most of the rain falls between November and March. It is quite unusual for tropical islands to have the wettest time of year coincide with the slightly cooler months. Oddly enough, the possibility of a tropical storm or even a hurricane is higher from May to November, opposite to the wetter months. Still, such storms are less frequent compared to for example the Caribbean or west Pacific. Temperatures are highest between July and October, around 28 °C during the day and around 24 °C at night. The other months are still nice and warm, between 24 °C and 27 °C during the day and around 20 °C at night.

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Getting There

By Plane

Lanai Airport (LNY) offers flights to/from Honolulu with Mokulele Airlines and Island Air. The latter airline also flies to/from Molokai.

By Boat

Expeditions has ferries between Maui and Lanai.

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Getting Around

Aapart from the main hotels and in Lanai City, all the roads are dirt roads. It is best to either rent a bike or a good 4wd vehicle.

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