The World’s Most Romantic Islands 2015

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Days of wine, orchid petals, and blissful beaches: T+L readers voted on their dreamiest island escapes.

No. 12 Lanai, Hawaii

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Perhaps because it has the smallest population of all the inhabited Hawaiian islands, Lanai won points for desert-island bliss. Plus, it has intriguing sights like Hulopoe Beach, with tide pools created out of volcanic rock; the red desert rocks of Keahiakawelo; and Shipwreck Beach, accessible only by 4x4 vehicles, where you can find anything from violet snails to Japanese fishing nets that have washed ashore. For an idyllic view, stay at the just-renovated Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay, which sits next to a marine preserve inhabited by spinner dolphins. 

Lanai Four Seasons

The World’s Most Romantic Islands 2015

No. 12 Lanai, Hawaii

Perhaps because it has the smallest population of all the inhabited Hawaiian islands, Lanai won points for desert-island bliss. Plus, it has intriguing sights like Hulopoe Beach, with tide pools created out of volcanic rock; the red desert rocks of Keahiakawelo; and Shipwreck Beach, accessible only by 4x4 vehicles, where you can find anything from violet snails to Japanese fishing nets that have washed ashore. For an idyllic view, stay at the just-renovated Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay, which sits next to a marine preserve inhabited by spinner dolphins. 

Courtesy of Four Seasons
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