Lanai is closing. Sort of. On January 5, The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele, will be closing its doors for about a year. The second major resort on the island, Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, will also be closed for about 5 months starting June 2015.
A variety of enhancements are planned for the properties, including the introduction of three new pools that will replace the existing main pool at Manele Bay. I’m looking forward to the planned serenity pool with swim-up spas. The Lodge will be used to house those working on the renovations.
So, in light of our recent stay at the Lodge and for those of you looking forward to visiting The Lodge at Koele, but missed the chance to book a room before January 5 (all rooms at the Lodge are currently booked), we thought we’d share with you a few photos of the property that were taken during our recent stay.
Our room was located inside of that building on the right.
Step outside and you get this view. It’s the koi pond. You can ask the staff at the front desk for fish food, if you’re so inclined.
If you’d like, you can play croquet.
There are a bunch of wild turkeys running around the property.
Pineapple fountain and the orchid house in the background.
Just past the koi pond is the orchid house.
Near the orchid house is a Japanese style pagoda.
Walk a bit more and you’ll find the on-property golf course.
Let’s walk back into the Lodge.
This is what the Great Hall looked like during Thanksgiving.
The Christmas tree went up the day after Thanksgiving.
This is the Trophy Room, where you can play shuffleboard, pool and other games.
This is what the front of the Lodge looks like. A very classic and rustic look.
Tucked to the side of the property is the tiny Kalokahi o Ka Malamalama Church.
Turn around and this view is yours. We soaked it in.
Want more? Check out this video of a few of our Lanai adventures.