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Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay

  • One Manele Bay Road, P.O. Box 631380, Lanai City, Hawaii, 96763, U.S.A.

    October 2005

    Tom Roelens
Physical Features

Property Size: 1,001,880 square feet/93,078 square metres

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Total Number of Rooms: 236

  • Guest Rooms: 215
  • Suites: 21

Number of Stories: 4

Design Aesthetic:

  • Cliffside resort above the beach, decorated with Hawaiian influences
  • Hand-painted murals, silk fabrics, colourful furnishings and original art and artefacts throughout

Architect: Arnold Savrann

Interior Designer(s): Pacific Asia Design Group


  • Island of Lāna'i is a former pineapple plantation that once produced up to 75% of the world's pineapple supply
  • Opened 1991, managed by Four Seasons since 2005


  • Overlooks protected marine preserve of Hulopo'e Bay and neighbouring islands Maui, Molokai and Kahoolawe
  • 25-minute flight from Honolulu, 45-minute ferry ride from Maui
  • Frequent shuttles to Four Seasons Resort Lāna'i, The Lodge at Koele allow use of all facilities at both properties

Opening Date: October 2005

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Design Aesthetic:

  • Hawaiian tropical, with hand-painted murals
  • Indoor and outdoor treatment areas

Number of Treatment Rooms: 11

Signature Treatment:

  • Ki pola ho'olu (cooling ti-leaf wrap) (50 minutes)

Special Features:

  • Eucalyptus steam room
  • Outdoor spa hales
  • Red cedar dry sauna

Philosophy: Know your farmer, know your food

  • Four Seasons Resorts Lanai supports more than 100 local farmers and fishers
  • Approximately 65 percent of menu items come from the Hawaiian Islands

Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Seafood, including mahi mahi, Kona lobster, onanga, opa, ahi
  • Pineapples
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Molokai sweet potatoes

Restaurant: One Forty

  • Cuisine: Steak and seafood, local ingredients
  • Signature Dish: Ginger-steamed onaga with lemongrass-scented jasmine rice, broccoli rabe, sake ginger sauce, sizzling sesame oil
  • Indoor Seating: 145

Restaurant: Kailani

  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian
  • Signature Dish: Parmigiano reggiano with tomato compote and eggplant caviar
  • Indoor Seating: 140

Restaurant: Nobu Lanai

  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Signature Dish: Black cod with miso
  • Indoor Seating: 110

Restaurant: The Challenge at Manele Clubhouse

  • Cuisine: Island-influenced

Lounge: The Sports Bar

  • Indoor Seating: 46


  • Number of Tennis Courts: 3
  • Tennis Lessons: For a fee
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  • Name of Course: The Challenge at Manele
    • Location: Off site with special privileges
    • Date Open: December 1993
    • Designer: Jack Nicklaus
    • Par: 72
    • Yardage: 7,039
    • Number of Holes: 18
    • Special Holes: 12th – with tee off from a cliff 150 feet (45 metres) above the ocean
    • Additional Services:
      • Pro shop
      • Golf instruction available
      • Driving range
      • Putting green
      • Clubs rental
  • Name of Course: The Experience at Koele
    • Par: 72
    • Yardage: 7,014
    • Number of Holes: 18
    • Additional Services:
      • Pro shop
      • Golf instruction available
      • Driving range
      • Putting green
      • Clubs rental

On-site Activities:

  • Snorkelling

Off-site Activities:

  • Surfing


  • Number of Pools: 1
    • Manele Bay Pool: Featuring two adjacent whirlpools and regularly offered ice water, Evian spritzes, chilled towels and amenities

Fitness Facilities:

  • Special Features: Ocean views
  • Sample Fitness Activities:
    • Tai chi
    • Pilates
    • Strength-training classes
    • Yoga
    • Spinning classes
    • Water aerobics
    • Fitness walks
For Younger Guests

Kids for All Seasons: Supervised children's programme in a dedicated facility

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Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 55,682 sq ft / 5,173 sq m

Largest Ballroom: 13,582 sq ft / 1,262 sq m

Meet and Feed Capacity: 600

Banquet Capacity: 600

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Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 600

  • Breakout Spaces: 5

Unique Meeting and Event Facilities: Numerous indoor and outdoor spaces for meetings and events within the Resort and around the island