To experience Lana‘i from a more local perspective, consider one of the bed and breakfasts or vacation rental options scattered throughout Lana‘i City. These are also a great option if you’re traveling with a larger group.
Bed and Breakfasts
The Dreams Come True (808/565-6961 $129) guesthouse has four rooms available for rent. While the house itself dates to 1925, it was largely renovated in 2000, with hardwood floors and Italian marble in the bathrooms. The local owners have a wealth of island knowledge. Breakfast is included, as is free Internet.
Hale Moe (502 Akolu St., 808/565-9520, $85-95) is a modern, clean, and comfy island house on the south side of town that rents three rooms, each with a bathroom, or the entire house. Food for breakfast is available each morning, and guests can use the kitchen for other meals. Two rooms go for $85 and the third is $95; the whole house can be rented for $300.
Located in town is Apo’s House ($195), a three-bedroom, two-bath house. The house is fully furnished, and there is a full kitchen. While it might be set in an older plantation home, you have the convenience of walking into Lana‘i City and the feeling that you’re part of the local community.
The Lana‘i City Vacation Rental ($250), a three-bedroom house in the center of Lana‘i City, rents for $250 per night with a three-night minimum. The plantation home is set in a tropical, relaxing surrounding, can accommodate groups of 9-11 people, and can arrange any holistic retreat options you’re hoping to find on the island.
Excerpted from the First Edition of Moon Hawaiian Islands.