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Renowned Wellbeing Retreat, Sensei Lānaʻi, A Four Seasons Resort, reopens to trans-Pacific travelers

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:04

In compliance with the state of Hawaii’s reopening measures, technology mogul, Larry Ellison’s and Dr. David Agus’s secluded wellbeing retreat has re-debuted with COVID-19 testing, modified programming and new safety protocols.

LOS ANGELES - Sensei Lānaʻi, A Four Seasons Resort has reopened its doors to trans-Pacific travelers  as Hawaii eases its COVID-19 travel restrictions, in time for fall getaways and holiday travel. Beginning Oct. 15, all travelers to Hawaii can bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine by presenting a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to flying. For information regarding safe travel guidelines including the “trusted partners” for testing instituted by The Hawaiian Islands, please visit

To further ensure privacy and safety for travelers, every stay at Sensei Lānaʻi includes luxurious charter air service from Honolulu via Lanai Air, which guests can access through a private air terminal at no additional charge. Located on the 90,000 acre semi-private island of Lāna’i, the luxury wellbeing resort founded by technology pioneer and co-founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison, and world-leading physician and scientist Dr. David Agus, unites the wellness expertise of Sensei with a grounding sense of place and renowned Four Seasons hospitality. At the heart of Sensei’s wellness experience is the Sensei Way, which distills preventive health science, data and research into three simple paths for everyday living: move, nourish and rest. Sensei further enables self-discovery with an educational, enriching environment enhanced by the seamless integration of technology.

“We’re thrilled to finally be welcoming back guests to the Retreat,” said Kevin Kelly, CEO of Sensei. “We’re excited for guests to enjoy this incredible experience and be able to escape the trials of this past year by focusing on their personal growth and wellbeing at Sensei Lānaʻi.”

To ensure peace of mind for some travelers, the Retreat is debuting a new elective post-arrival on-property COVID-19 Nasal PCR testing program that is in addition to the government required pre-arrival testing. Sensei will avail guests of an independent medical service through MODO Mobile Doctor, led by a US board certified physician, to arrange in-room tests for guests which cost $350 and deliver results in approximately 48-hours. (Sensei is not party to the medical transaction or lab results.)

The Retreat, with its unparallel pubic art, was intentionally designed to bring nature into guests’ surroundings by blending indoor/outdoor spaces that also offer a great deal of seclusion and privacy. Sensei Lānaʻi will continue to offer an expansive menu of treatments and programming, many of which take place in the outdoors including daily hikes, garden walks, yoga and meditation, forest bathing and more. Most notably, guests can feel completely at ease with the 1,000-square-feet private spa hales (Hawaiian for “home”) that offer personal sanctuaries to unwind, rejuvenate and refresh. Some of Sensei Lānaʻi’s existing programming has been modified including adding more private options for island activities including UTV tours, sailing, snorkeling, clay shooting, archery, equestrian and more, as well as reduced capacity in all group classes. Ahead of its highly anticipated re-opening, Sensei leveraged the knowledge and expertise of co-founder, Dr. David Agus, coupled with the Lead with Care program, the new Four Seasons global standard of hotel cleanliness and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stringent sanitation protocols and physical distancing measures include hourly cleanings of high-touch public areas, daily disinfecting of guest rooms, personal sanitization kits in guest rooms, and contact-free dining options.


Theodore Koumelis

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Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.