Private air travel to the Hawaiian island comes with plenty of VIP perks
In Partnership With FOUR SEASONS
If you were considering a Hawaiian escape in the near future, Four Seasons has introduced something special to sweeten the deal: roundtrip airfare from Honolulu on Lanai Air for guests who reserve select rooms and suites at the oceanfront, five-diamond Four Seasons Resort Lanai, or its sister property, Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, both situated on idyllic Lanai, a secluded island comprising 90,000 acres of beautiful terrain.
Travel with LANAI AIR means skipping the usual airport wait times and boarding the private aircraft from the tarmac.
Booking between now and Dec. 15 secures your star-worthy travel treatment, which begins the moment you set foot in Honolulu and continues until you arrive on Lanai, where you can look forward to lush tropical surrounds, stunning views of the epic coastline, and access to a multitude of exhilarating outdoor activities, such as exploring the island on horseback, whale-watching, driving 4×4 vehicles, sailing on the resort’s private catamaran, diving, golfing and more.
Extra good news for those flying from Los Angeles: Four Seasons has collaborated with PS LAX to reimagine the LAX airport experience, offering this service and its long list of luxury amenities one-way to guests flying through LAX who have purchased select suites. Located in a private terminal across the tarmac, PS LAX offers a back door to your aircraft, along with seamless security and TSA, and perks like massages, manicures and complimentary travel accessories in your private suite before your flight.
No matter your point of origin, after you touch down in Honolulu at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, representatives will be standing by to expertly assist you in avoiding all the usual airport wait times. After collecting your luggage, they will transfer you to Lanai Air’s private hangar for one of the airline’s daily flights between Oahu and Lanai, where your incredible resort experience awaits.
Left: FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI boasts multiple pools surrounded by verdant gardens. Right: LANAI AIR pilots welcome travelers to a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft for the short and comfortable flight between Honolulu and Lanai.
Once comfortably ensconced in Lanai Air’s Pilatus PC-12 aircraft (operated by Western Aircraft), which includes ample room for up to six passengers plus bags, your two pilots will deliver you to the pristine Hawaiian isle, where a Four Seasons Ambassador will be ready to accompany you the short distance from the airport to the hotel group’s world-class location on the island via luxury transportation.
At Four Seasons Resort Lanai, your opportunities for adventure and tranquil relaxation are seemingly endless. Meander the botanical gardens, unwind at Hawanawana Spa, indulge in Japanese flavors at cliffside restaurant Nobu Lanai, or soak up the sun at one of the property’s lagoon-style pools. The aquatic sanctuary called Hulopoe Bay that fronts the resort presents more possibilities: Known for its pearl-white sand, large tide pools and crystal-blue waters, this spot is exceptional for snorkelers and swimmers who want to observe native marine life, such as hermit crabs, sea stars and even acrobatic spinner dolphins.
If you’re looking for experiences off property, let the resort arrange a guided hike through the rugged uplands to take in the breathtaking waterfalls and other natural wonders, or discover the Love Lanai cultural program, in which guests can learn authentic Hawaiian practices, tour the island with a private guide or learn how to hula with a private instructor.
About 9 miles from Maui, Lanai is the smallest inhabited Hawaiian island, with 140 square miles of pristine tropical beauty.
Alternatively, escape to the luxurious wellness enclave that is Sensai Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, set among the picturesque mountains and pine trees. Soothe your post-travel muscles with a personalized yoga session held outdoors, where you can enjoy the cool breeze and sounds of the island’s tropical birds. Then relax with a massage in one of the private spa hales, or inhale aromatic essential oils as you idle in a deep Japanese Ofuro soaking tub during a spa treatment. Each day affords a new opportunity to experience something different or to return to a treasured, favorite pastime.
When the time comes, Four Seasons knows it’s tough to say goodbye, so it should be a relief to know a resort ambassador will do everything possible to make your departure a smooth one when delivering you directly to Lanai Air’s private aircraft on the tarmac. Once in Honolulu, you will be guided to your designated terminal so you can continue your journey home through your preferred carrier. There’s no doubt that as you wave goodbye to the Hawaiian archipelago, you will already be daydreaming of your next return flight to the very beautiful and naturally rich island of Lanai.
Contact resort for conditions. Four Seasons Resort Lanai, 1 Manele Bay Rd., Lanai City, Hawaii, 808-565-2000. Sensai Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, 1 Keomoku Hwy., Lanai City, Hawaii, 800-505-2624.
Feature image: Hulopoe Bay, which fronts FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI, is an ideal place for snorkeling and swimming.
Sept. 29, 2020
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