Although Lanai is a remote island, it has many landmarks. Some of the landmarks in Lanai include Lighthouse at Shipwreck Beach, Kalokahi o Ka Malamalama Church, Kane’ apua Rock, Kaumalapau Harbor, Kaunol Village and Trail and Lanai Airport. At Shipwreck Beach, there is an old lighthouse that is worth visiting. The old lighthouse reminds the local people about the shipwreck. If you visit the location, you will not find the building anymore. Instead, you will find the ruins of the lighthouse. The ruins can be seen on the Au au Channel. Au au Channel is known for the strong currents. The island of Molokai is about a few miles from the channel. In the fifteenth century, the Hawaiians live in this area. While at the site, you will find petroglyph on the lava rocks. You can find the lava rocks in the kiawe bushes. If you plan to go to visit the lighthouse ruins, be sure to bring along some water and sunscreen. You should wear a par of hiking shoes, as the site is quite rocky.
Kane’ apua Rock is a lava rock that emerges out of the water at the Lanai beach. A long time ago, King Kamehameha’s soldiers dip under the water to show off their braveries. The local fishermen often visit the place to catch fishes. Occasionally, you will see some tide pools around the rocks. You can find the highest sea cliff on the coast. Kahekili’s Leap is within a short walking distance. The ocean in the area has very high currents. High surfing conditions are common in the ocean. If you are finding a fishing spot, you can visit this coast. You can sit on the dock at the Kaumalapau harbor to perform the fishing activity. You can also watch the scenery of the sea cliff from the rock ledge. If you want to visit the landmark, you have to take highway 440 and drive towards the Kaumalapau Harbor. Kaumalapau Harbor is the sole fishing harbor on the island of Lanai. The harbor used to be a pineapple-trading center. Nowadays, the harbor is abandoned and seldom visited by the local people. Since it is a rarely visited site, there is no facility.
Kaunolu fishing village is an ancient fishing village developed during the 15th century. The fishing village has more than 100 Hawaiian homes. You can also find ancient burial sites, and garden wall at the site. The villagers are extremely religious and only occupy the site up to the late 19th century. If you visit the place, you will find that it is dry and barren. While at the Kaunolu ancient village, be sure not to move any of stone. You are not allowed to take back the stones located at the site. You should not walk on the rock walls. During rainy weather, you should avoid coming to the area, as the ground can be slippery.
Lanai Airport is the most recognized landmark by most tourists from other countries. The Lanai Airport is the only airport in Lanai so all flights will arrive here. There are several rental companies offering bus shuttle services to and fro from the airport.