• positive review  The cats are so well cared for.

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

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

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

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

    thumb Lori Gibson
  •   Great organization. Definitely a great experience and love the kitties. Staff is wonderful, showing us the sanctuary areas.

    thumb P J.
  •   MUST VISIT! A beautiful spot on Lanai with the sweetest workers who are there to inform, educate, and just chat. No paperwork or appointments needed, just wash your hands and proceed to play with, pet, and feed treats to HUNDREDS of sweet kitties. Although the Sanctuary was fairly busy when we visited, the cat-to-people ratio was still about 10 to 1. Plenty of kitties to play with for as long as you like. They also have a seperate spot for kittens and one for seniors. And every single cat is vaccinated, fixed, and recieves regular check-ups. I believe this lovely Sanctuary is free to the public but runs on donations, so please consider donating to or even adopting one of these sweeties. They told us that most of the cats are adopted from owners outside of Hawaii, so don't be discouraged if you don't live on the island. Overall, amazing time and one of our favorite things we did on our entire vacation.

    thumb Catherine A.
  •   First time on Lanai...and we spent it at the cat sanctuary... my wife is quite the animal person, I love animals... but not so much to spend 2 hours at a cat Hawaii! But, as it turns out - this was quite the place. Well worth chillin', taking pictures, asking questions, etc. I love the history of how this got started (the why behind it). Great setup. Super nice people. Very well run. We had a GREAT time!

    thumb Kyle W.
  •   10/10 experience! Definitely worth taking the time to go see. The sanctuary has over 500 cats! It's a very well maintained place and clean. I would recommend bringing clothes you don't mind getting dirty or bring a change of clothing.
    The cats are very friendly and careful you might adopt one.
    Admission is free but definitely bring a donation so they can continue taking care of the cats!
    Transportation for tourists: if you're staying at the Four Seasons keep in mind they don't shuttle you down anymore. You would have to take a taxi and it's $80 roundtrip.

    thumb Berkely I.
  •   If you love cats - THIS is one spot in the world you must visit!

    When we went there were 560 cats living in the sanctuary. They were all fixed, vaccinated, well fed, hydrated and loved on by staff and tourists alike!

    We LOVED that you get a bag of treats to give to the kitties during your stay. I felt like the Pied Piper at one point, with a line of cats waiting to get a treat and a pet from me!

    We were impressed they also seemed to get along fine with one another - virtually no scratching or hissing.

    Older cats were kept in a special spot, as were young kittens. You could visit both, just were asked not to overfeed these groups.

    The manager on duty was awesome - answering all our questions about the sanctuary itself and the island of Lana'i - he even recommended other things to do on the island. We were very grateful!

    thumb Amanda R.




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