Lanai is one of the smaller and more deserted islands within the Hawaiian archipelago. With only a little over 3,000 people who call the island home, Lanai is certainly not similar to the bustling cities of some of the more populous Hawaiian islands, but does offer three luxurious resorts for visitors. Most of Lanai’s attractions, beaches and sites are only accessible by off-road vehicles. Travelers who wish to venture beyond the resorts often rent jeeps or other types of four-wheel-drive vehicles to bounce around the dusty roads in search of some of the island’s best beaches, exotic natural wonders and secluded hiking trails.
The Munro Trail offers a popular off-roading adventure that passes along the Lanaihale volcanic ridge offering panoramic views of the area. The island was once known as Pineapple Island because it was the leading exporter of pineapples in the world when the president of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company James Dole, purchased the entire island to develop what would become the largest pineapple plantation.