Accommodation in Molokai
After arriving at Molokai one thing will become clear very quickly: Hang loose! Here you can truly relax, you will quickly surrender to the calm and relaxing atmosphere. Molokai is the most traditional island of the group. Everything is at a quiet pace and is said to be this is what the other Hawaiian islands were like 50 years ago. Spirituality and religion plays a very important role in day to day life on this island.
This island is 260 square miles of natural beauty with stunning sea cliffs that rise more than 3,000 feet above the coastline, surrounded by a necklace of ancient fish ponds along the southern shore.
There are no crowds and Molokaians guard their laid-back lifestyle with pride.
You can best see the sights by mounting a mule for the ride down the 1600 foot cliff, then board a boat for some exhilarating deep-sea fishing. Or you can sail around the coastline, go on safari, play golf and if you are still feeling active, hike the Kamakou Preserve, a tropical rainforest which is home to rare birds and plants, insects and land snails.
Top Areas to Stay on Molokai
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1. Halawa Valley
The valley consists of two bays, breathtaking location with impressive waterfalls that will take you back in time. It is believed ancient Polynesians settled in lush Halawa Valley as early as 650 AD. With many hidden places of worship it’s easy to see why this area is one of the island’s most historic areas. Find Out More >
Molokai offers perhaps the most untouched reef in Hawaii with unspoiled waters and abundant sea life. There is a number of good spots around the island where you can snorkel off the beach or otherwise a guided snorkeling tour is also a great choice. Find Out More >
3. Molokai Beaches
Molokai, the Friendly Island, has an incredible variety of beaches, most of them utterly deserted. While the south, east and west shore beaches are easily accessible, only the hardy will ever set foot on the sand of Molokai’s north shore. However, for those with time and a boat (or kayak) can, after careful planning, find themselves at one of the beaches at the foot of Molokai’s north shore sea cliffs. Find Out More >
4. Mule Ride to Forbidden Village
Ride down 1700 feet of the highest sea cliffs in the world to the formerly forbidden village of Kalaupapa (leper colony). Find Out More >
5. Ironwood Hills Golf Course
Ironwood Hills is a historic 9-hole golf course set amongst breathtaking scenery, and not far from Molokai’s only airport. Find Out More >
6. Molokai Coffee Plantation
The Molokai Coffee Plantation is a great experience, take a tour of the plantation and learn about the different coffee beans and of course sample the different blends. Find Out More >
7. Papohaku Beach
Go to the west end of the island to see the three mile pristine white sandy beach called Papohaku. Find Out More >
The longest wharf in Hawaii is the Kaunakaki Pier in Molokai. Relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. There is a variety to fish for in Molokai including marlin, mahi-mahi, tuna and ono. There are also fishing charters that go out regularly as well. Find Out More >
Legends say that Hula was born on the island of Molokai. So what better cultural experience to be had then watching the Hula performed in its birth place? Each year in January and May there are Hula festivals where you can witness this beautiful expression of Hawaiian culture. Find Out More >
10. Historic Places on Molokai
There is a number of historic places on Molokai that are interesting to visit during your time here. Highlights include Halawa valley, Hawaiian Fishponds and King Kamehameha vacation home he build in the 1860’s. Find Out More >
Many of the sights and beaches are spread out across the island so a car or tours is the best way to get around.