Above: Terrace overlooking a lily pond with “Talaia” sculpture, by Jaume Plensa, in the distance, Four Seasons Sensei Lanai, Lanai City

Lanai is the smallest and most exclusive island in the Hawaiian archipelago to which the public has access. Larry Ellison of Oracle famously owns 98 percent of its land, with the remainder divided between diminutive Lanai City in the interior and the harbor, which offers regular ferry service to nearby Maui. Our rate at the Four Seasons included round-trip air transfers aboard a plush prop plane departing from a well-appointed private hangar at Honolulu’s airport. This service, which allowed us to avoid the hassles of the main terminal, won’t remain complimentary for much longer, however; reservations must be made by September 30, 2021, for a stay starting no later than December 31.

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Above: Terrace overlooking a lily pond with “Talaia” sculpture, by Jaume Plensa, in the distance, Four Seasons Sensei Lanai, Lanai City

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