Of the inhabited Hawaiian islands, Lanai is the Sleeping Beauty of the bunchâa restful stunner almost entirely owned and protected by tech billionaire Larry Ellison. An 11-room hotel aside, the islandâs only accommodation has been two Four Seasons properties owned by Ellison, who last year shuttered them both for multimillion-dollar renovations. This March sees the reopening of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Hulopoâe Bay, with 217 wood-accented rooms, a Nobu restaurant, two pools, and a spa, all set on red-lava cliffs above waters filled with spinner dolphins and humpback whales. âGabrielle Lipton
For more information, visit Four Seasons Resort Lanai.
This article originally appeared in theÂ February/MarchÂ print issue of DestinAsian magazine (âPacific Place”).