Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele
Guests don't mind being a few miles from the beach while staying at the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele — mostly because the resort's inland location puts visitors close to Lanai Town and some of the island's top things to do. Many remark on the rugged (yet relaxed) feel of this Four Seasons property, which looks more like a country estate than a typical Hawaiian resort. According to recent guests, the best place to take in the scenery is the fairway: Golfers love the Four Seasons' unique 18-hole putting course. Meanwhile, sunbathers are more than happy to relax by the sizable pool area or take the short shuttle ride to the resort's sister property, Manele Bay, to access the beach. Yet many travelers are happy to stick close to the property thanks to its array of cultural programs (like lei-making and Hula lessons), attentive poolside service, excellent restaurants and special amenities for likes, such as a welcome toy. Guest rooms here aren't too shabby either, with colorful decor, private balconies and twice-daily housekeeping service. Note: The Lodge at Koele will not be accepting reservations for 2015 as it will be housing workers dedicated to the renovatoin of its sister property.
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