Located on the island of Lana'i near the world famous Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay, Hulopo'e Bay Beach is another Hawaii beach chosen by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a.k.a. "Dr. Beach," as Americas Best Beach (in 1997) and hence retired from competition.
Featuring pearl-white sand and crystal blue water with abundant marine life, this protected bay and the nearby Manele Bay is part of the Manele-Hulopo'e Marine Life Conservation District. The two bays are separated by a volcanic cone, eroded on the seaward edge to form Pu'u Pehe Cove.
Hulopo'e Bay is the best location on Lana'i for swimming and snorkeling, however dangerous swells and currents can occur during southern storms primarily in the winter.
For non-resort guests the adjacent Hulopoe Beach Park also has a great beach park has barbecue grills, picnic tables, showers and restroom facilities.