The Lodge at Koele (tel. 808/565-4552) rents street bikes for $10 an hour or $40 a day (sunrise to sunset) for resort guests. Hotel Lanai (tel. 800/795-7211) also offers cruisers (complete with cup holders!) free to guests.

Horseback Riding

Explore much of Lanai’s unique landscape that is otherwise unreachable on horseback. Lanai Western Adventures (; tel. 808/563-9385) offers various rides with paniolos (cowboys) starting at $160. You’ll meander through guava groves and ironwood trees; catch glimpses of axis deer, sheep, quail, and wild turkeys; and end with panoramic views of Maui and Lanai. Pony rides are available for pint-size paniolos. Wear clothes you’re willing to sacrifice to Lanai’s red dirt (long pants and closed-toe shoes are required) and bring a jacket (rain is frequent).


Note that as we went to press, Jack Nicklaus was busy redesigning The Experience at Koele ( golf course. We can’t wait to see how he improves on the existing 18th hole, a par-5 grand finale featuring waterfalls that flow into a lake.

Sporting Clays

Even inexperienced shooters (like myself) love taking a crack at the clay targets on this beautiful 14-station course operated by Lanai Western Adventures (; tel. 808/563-9385). Beginners are armed with 25 cartridges, a shotgun, safety glasses, vest, earplugs, golf cart, and an extremely helpful coach for $160. Advanced shooters can head out on their own golf carts. The course is on the ridge above the Lodge at Koele and rambles past ironwood trees, opening up to scenic vistas. Each station presents a fresh challenge—the skipping “rabbits” are the most fun. Aim to hit both at once.


Public courts, lit for night play, are available in Lanai City at no charge; call tel. 808/565-6979 for reservations. If you’re staying at the Lodge at Koele or Manele Bay, you can take advantage of the Lodge’s three Premiere Cushion outdoor hard courts for free, with complimentary use of Prince rackets, balls, and bottled water—even shoes if you need.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.