Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock)

On Lanai's south shore between Manele Bay and Hulopoe Bay with red rocks, cliff, and deep blue ocean, visit one of the most iconic landmarks of Hawaii, Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock). Puu Pehe is a picturesque natural landmark, beautiful panorama of a red cliff and a small rock Island. The Sweetheart Rock has an interesting dramatic ancient story of two lovers, a young warrior and a beautiful Hawaiian princess, who lives on Lanai and hid her in a sea cave at the base of the cliff. Puu Pehe offers a rugged sea, rolling waves, blue sky, colorful sand, sweetheart rock with a story about lovers, marine life to remind you of Hawaii. Cliffs and boulders are curious and very cool sites with crystal clear blue water. Puu Pehe is a magnificent and geological formation steeped in Hawaiian folklore and legend.


Sweetheart Rock

Sweetheart Rock is said to be the most photographed area on Lanai and the spiritual wonder of Hawaii. Sweetheart is a famous rock formation that hides beach views. Sweetheart Rock is a popular site for couples. Relax and enjoy walking in the pleasant environment and get a bit of a history lesson of the rock.

Puu Pehe Trails

Puu Pehe Trail is quite a steep trail that starts from Hulopoe Beach to the top of Puu Pehe cliff. Enjoy the excellent views of Sweetheart Rock and the hidden beach along the way. Puu Pehe trail can hike uphill for pretty lookouts. It offers steep cliffs, rocky tide pools, magical scenery, and ocean views to enjoy.

Puu Pehe Cave

Puu Pehe Cave is an adventurous steep site to explore. The cave was that place where Hawaiian girls used to hide from others. Visit tiny cave to view red cliffs and vibrant blue waters for fun. The Cave offers watching pretty sunrise and sunset charming views. Puu Pehe Cave is a perfect place for adventure seekers and nature lovers.


  1. Puu Pehe is located about 150 feet offshore between Manele Bay and Hulopoe Bay.
  2. Puu Pehe is also known as Sweetheart Rock that is standing 80 feet tall out of the water.



Puu Pehe is one of the most recognizable storied spots in Hawaii to visit. Puu Pehe offers trails, sea, white sand, cliff, and marine life such as dolphins surf around the rock, turtles, tropical fish, yellow tang fish, sharks, and whales to explore. Enjoy a hike from Four Seasons Resort with a gradual to the higher elevation, great views, series of rocky tide pools, and very unique perspective of Sweetheart Rock. There are opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling in the ocean.


What to Expect

Puu Pehe is a classic choice for visitors. Take a short hike along rocky cliffs and romantic sunset views. You may even spot the spinner Dolphins playing in the Bay and enjoy scenic lookouts, waves, soothing sounds of the ocean, and Hulopoe Beach. Explore the tragic story of Puu Pehe and monuments built by Islanders who climbed the boulder.


Plan your visit

You can come here all year round as it is open 24 hours for the visitors. Explore the melodious story of Puu Pehe and enjoy a romantic sunset with your special one! Experience a fairly easy hike to the lookout for Sweetheart Rock and the awesome scenery of Hulopoe Bay!

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