• positive review  The cats are so well cared for.

    Rob Sherman Avatar Rob Sherman
    July 10, 2019
  • positive review  Loved this place! My favorite cat in the picture too. I am now donating to this place For sure ❤️

    Michelle Ingles Avatar Michelle Ingles
    July 10, 2019
  • positive review  Seeing all the cats and having a fun time in general! I strongly recommend this if you a cat lover!

    Sharon Hunter Avatar Sharon Hunter
    July 8, 2019
  • positive review  Hard to believe you could go to one location and see 600 cats. For cat lovers, this is a must visit.

    Tim Kohler Avatar Tim Kohler
    July 7, 2019
  • positive review  Love this place! Definitely worth the visit. Very well managed and the fur balls are a delight to sit with.

    Lori Gibson Avatar Lori Gibson
    June 13, 2019
  •   Such a wonderful idea! The Cat Sanctuary provides a comfortable home and care for Lanai's feral cats while also protecting native birds. The volunteers are welcoming and seem dedicated to helping visitors enjoy their time. I wanted to visit the Sanctuary ever since a colleague told me about it, but there isn't much other business I have on Lanai so it wasn't practical for me to rent a car for the day. Keoni from the Sanctuary provided detailed directions so I could make an informed decision whether to walk from the airport. I actually enjoyed the scenic walk in cool weather from the airport to the Cat Sanctuary. It took far less time to walk than my normal weekday drive from East Honolulu to downtown!! He also provided contact information for a shuttle service I ended up using to into Lanai City and back to the airport.

    The actual Sanctuary is very large (sheltering over 600 cats). They provided bags of cat treats visitors could use. There were volunteers moving around ready to assist. There was a separate "Kupuna" area for elderly or fragile cats. It was so nice to see all the cats being fed and sheltered and receiving needed care. There were a number of ways to donate: donation boxes, sponsorships, purchasing t-shirts, for example.

    The environment is comfortable, pleasant, and very relaxing. If I hadn't heard about the Cat Sanctuary I might never have seen Lanai which is really a beautiful place.

    thumb Randi C.
  •   If you are staying in Lanai, sure... go and check it out as you have all the time in the world. If you're going for a day-trip, skip it!  Only reason we went is because somebody said that it's the #1 attraction in Lanai... it's def NOT! There are so many other great attractions  to visit that take some time to get to - valley of the gods being one of many. We ran out of time towards the end of the day and couldn't  get to other places that were on our list.

    thumb Sarah M.
  •   What a nice place to visit! I love cats and this was a great place to see and play with the cats! I felt like I was in cat heaven! My husband wanted to bring a kitten home but even though they were adorable we didn't! Those kitty's are lucky to have place like that! 🙂

    thumb Francisca S.
  •   For any cat lovers this is the place to go! It was worth the short ferry ride from Lahaina to Lanai to go here. The cats are so loving and via for your attention. We were impressed with how well taken care of the 600+ cats are - clearly they are very happy and amazing how well they are socialized and all get along. This is an amazing experience not to be missed. And by the way - no charge to get in! Cats are so fortunate to get sent to this place.

    thumb Denise L.
  •   This is a definite "must see" if you are on the island of Lanai....if you enjoy cats.  650 cats are here in different caged areas, along with chairs and tables cor feline interactions.

    The cats are separated by age group, kitten, middle age, and elderly cats.
    They give you a bag of treats to feed the cats if you like, and this is a nice touch as it makes you very popular with the friendlier cats.

    Admission is free, tho you can give a donation to help with the sanctuary.

    Plenty parking is available...and you'll need a bike or car to get here from town or the hotels.

    thumb Steve G.




Did you know that #Lanai is home to a cat sanctuary? It's true and its a purrrrrrfect paradise for many people! These cats are truly living the good life as you can see. Add this to your #Lanai bucket list when you visit us! 🐱🐱 Have you ever been?? PC: @LanaiCats #Hawaii

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