Rising from the sea between Manele and Hulopoe bays on the southern coast of Lanai is the iconic Puu Pehe, or Sweetheart Rock.
The legend goes that a young warrior named Makakehau was so taken by a Hawaiian maiden named Pehe that he hid her in a sea cave at the base of Manele’s cliffs.
During a storm, Pehe drowned and a grief-stricken Makakehau asked the gods to help him climb the steep rock island where he eventually buried her.
He then jumped from this 80-foot summit to his death. Sunsets here are particularly romantic.