The heavenly Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay is rewarding its Ali’I suite guests with a sweet ride in a Range Rover HSE starting on January 10, 2014. You don't get to keep the wheels, but you can enjoy driving it around the island during our stay.
The Range Rover HSE is stocked with basics such as a beach beach chairs and umbrella, snorkel gear, beach cooler, and a gourmet picnic basket hat drivers need to explore the rough and tumble island. Lanai has only30 miles of paved road and lots of lush forests, rugged trails and blinding white sand beaches to explore by car and foot.
The Ali'i Suite provides spectacular views of beautiful Hulopo'e Bay, a marine preserve popular with local dolphins. Creature comforts are many with a spacious living and dining area, lanai, with daybeds, lounge chairs and a dining set. Additional perks include a private lounge on the beach, free breakfasts for everyone in the suite, floral arrangements, two spa treatments per stay, a VIP transfers to and from the airport and a culinary treat from the chef. All that for $13,539 a night.
The suite is so comfortable guests might never want to leave. But it is quite a thrill to drive around this private island, especially in nifty wheels. The perfect excursion starts in Lanai City (where it can be quite cool so bring a sweater), then Kanepuu Preserve which covers 590 acres and houses 48 species of native plants. Get out of the car for a self-guided tour using the maps at the forest entry. Head over to Keahiakawelo, a windswept landscape reminiscent of Mars, dotted with lava boulders and intriguing shadows and an important place in Hawaiian lore. Then, motor north to Polihua Beach and try to catch sight of humpack whales. Or drive over to Shipwreck Beach fronting the Kolohi Channel between Lanai and Molokai and hike to the Kukui Point petroglyphs or wander down to Federation Camp to watch sunning sea turtles in a local favorite ‘vacation spot’.
For more information, or to make a reservation call -800-321-4666 or visit www.fourseasons.com/lanai.
(If you prefer, you can opt for a Mercedes GL 450 instead of the Range Rover HSE).
Watch the video for more about the luscious island of Lanai, which is owned by Oracle founder, billionaire Larry Ellison.