The Ultimate Vacation For Cat Lovers

Lanai, Hawaii is home to the luxurious Four Seasons hotel. It's also the home of the Lanai cat sanctuary.

Posted on: March 06, 2017

The Ultimate Vacation For Cat Lovers

Lanai, Hawaii is a tropical escape for travelers wanting to escape the crowds found in other Hawaiian islands.  It’s also the home to over 400 cats that live in the Lanai Cat Sanctuary and is quickly becoming a destination from feline lovers around the world.

LARRY ELLISON’S LANAI PURCHASE GOT HIM A LUXURY HOTEL AND MUCH MORE

Larry Ellison's Lanai Purchase Got Him A Luxury Hotel And Much More []( “”)

When Larry Ellison purchased the island of Lanai for $300M, he didn’t realize he was also acquiring the Lanai Cat Sanctuary.  

THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO KILL THE CATS

The Government Wanted To Kill The Cats []( “”)

The island of Lanai became overrun with cats, due to the lack of natural predators. And as a result, the native bird population began to suffer.  In order to protect the birds, the government was going to exterminate the feral cats. 

CAT LOVER KATHY CARROLL TO THE RESCUE

Cat Lover Kathy Carroll To The Rescue []( “”)

Kathy Carroll had founded the island’s first spay and neuter program in 2005.  This was only the first step in Kathy’s path to help the cats of Lanai.  Kathy convinced David Murdoch to lease 3 acres of land to the non profit.   In 2008, Kathy opened up the cat sanctuary; taking care of the island cats and protecting the birds - a double victory.

NO CAGES HERE

No Cages Here []( “”)

Cats are free to roam around the 25,000 acre property at their leisure.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOU’LL FIND A KITTY

You Never Know Where You'll Find A Kitty []( “”)

The cage free policy gives cats the ability to explore at will.

TOURISTS FLOCK FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO CUDDLE WITH THE CATS

Tourists Flock From Around The World To Cuddle With The Cats []( “”)

The destination has been growing in popularity, attracting tourists from around the world.

CAT LOVERS ARE EVEN GETTING MARRIED AT THE SANCTUARY

Cat Lovers Are Even Getting Married At The Sanctuary []( “”)

The perfect surrounding to get married for those who have a love for their furry friends.

THE PERFECT FAMILY OUTING

The Perfect Family Outing []( “”)

The sanctuary is kid friendly, adult friendly (maybe not bird friendly).

DID SOMEONE SAY CAT NAP?

Did Someone Say Cat Nap? []( “”)

Humans and cats alike can visit and enjoy basking in the tropical rays of Lanai.

LOCALS AND TOURISTS GET TO WORK

Locals And Tourists Get To Work []( “”)

In addition to snuggling with cats and donating money, visitors may volunteer and help out.

UPSIDE DOWN AND HAPPY

Upside Down And Happy []( “”)

No shortage of love here.

CHILLING IN THE CAT APARTMENT

Chilling In The Cat Apartment []( “”)

TWO CRAZY CAT GUYS CARRY ON KATHY’S WORK

Two Crazy Cat Guys Carry On Kathy's Work []( “”)

Keoni Vaughn, known as the King of Cats and his partner Mike (the chief cat herder) run the sanctuary with the help of volunteers.