Resorts add hiking, biking options

LANAI, Hawaii -- Manele Bay Hotel and the Lodge at Koele on Lanai added guided hike and downhill biking options to their 4x4 Adventure package for 1999.

The new afternoon Trekker package features a hike in an area called the Garden of the Gods, which has rock formations, or to the island's highest point at 3,370 feet above sea level.

The Cruiser bike package follows an eight-mile downhill route beginning near the lodge in Lanai City and ending at Kahokunui on the coast.

A short hike to explore petroglyphs and to Shipwreck Beach concludes the bike trip.

With the two additions, the four-night Adventure package offers a choice of 10 activities.

Guests choose one activity for each day's stay at the Lanai Co.-operated properties.

Other choices -- the same as for 1998 -- are:

  • The use of a four-wheel- drive vehicle for a day and a picnic lunch.
  • A half day of water sports, including sailing, snorkeling and a picnic lunch.
  • A round of golf with shared cart and a golf gift.
  • A guided horseback trail ride with picnic lunch.
  • A half-hour massage and a half-hour facial.
  • A one-hour private tennis lesson and one hour's use of a ball machine.
  • A round of sporting clays on a 12-station course.
  • A half day of sea kayaking and snorkeling with guide.
  • Couples can choose separate activities each day except for the four-wheel-drive option, which must be taken together.

    Rates for the 4x4 deal start at $1,680, double, including accommodations for four nights. Extra nights start at $420, double.

    Other packages are:

  • Tee Time, a three-night golf package, which features unlimited golf with shared cart (one course per day), a $50 gift certificate per room for use at resort shops, range balls, a poster and a golf gift. Prices, with accommodations, start at $1,350, double, (for two golfers).
  • The four-night Dining in Paradise plan, which features breakfasts and dinners daily, one lunch (picnic, backpack or restaurant) and a chef's welcome amenity. The price starts at $1,722, double.
  • Wedding, an add-on package that includes the services of a minister, license appointment and photography, costs $2,000, with a two-night minimum stay. Packages are effective Jan. 3 through Dec. 19. The two properties are continuing with a fifth night free program with rack rate bookings, May 1 to Dec. 19.
  • Lanai Resorts, Phone: (800) 321-4666

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