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In 2012, American billionaire Larry Ellison purchased 98% of the island of Lana'i. Despite the fact that it's one of the largest purchases in the history of island real estate, critics place an asterisk next to the sale since it's an "empty" island with little "to do." Those who take the time to explore, however, will find an island full of history and adventure where the "to-do" list is seemingly never complete.
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Ka Lanakila O Ka Malamalama Church is located in Keomoku on the remote “backside” of Lana’i. The road to the church is unpaved and dusty, and on blustery days the tradewinds can cause the sand dunes to merge with the road. There was once a time in...
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1, Keomoku Highway, Lanai City, HI 96763, USA
Known in English as Blueline snapper, ta'ape were introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1950's. Schooling fish which are native to Tahiti, the ta'ape fishery never took off and the numbers have become out of control. Like a yellow swarm...
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HI-440, Lanai City, HI 96763, USA
The island of Lana'i is one of the last places in Hawaii where you can still have a beach to yourself. In fact, on the northern and eastern coastlines, you have a better chance of finding deer tracks in the sand than a trace of human footprints....
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Lanai City, HI 96763, USA
There was once was a time when the Palawai Basin teemed with acres of pineapple. In 1992, however, when the last commercial pineapple was plucked from the island of Lana'i, these dusty plains on the outskirts of Lana'i City reverted to an empty...
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Hulopoe Beach, Hawaii 96763, USA
From the surface, the reef surrounding First Cathedrals looks like every other reef on Lana'i. Turquoise parrotfish flit above the coral, schools of convict tang sway with the current, and the visibility is often in the vicinity of 100 ft. 55 feet...
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1, Keomoku Highway, Lanai City, HI 96763, USA
Lanai, a sleepy former pineapple plantation, has entered the spotlight. Following the island’s purchase by tech billionaire Larry Ellison in 2012, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai underwent an overhaul that reduced the number of guest rooms...