Imagine being completely free of stress as you relax under the golden sun while listening to the sounds of giant waves gently cascade against the shore. Where time seems nonexistent and you can truly enjoy life’s simplicities without any interruptions. A place where you are generously greeted by pleasant weather and smiling faces happily waiting to say, “Aloha!” Sparkling like a jewel in the Pacific Ocean, Molokai Island, Hawaii is a secluded tropical destination. Jungles, waterfalls, fishing ponds and mountainsides blaze the trail to miles of pristine beaches. It is a perfect blend of past and present, as its civilization mirrors Hawaii’s historic culture. With not a skyscraper or traffic light in sight, the island’s remote and paradisiacal ambiance bursts throughout the beautiful landscape. Molokai is a wonderful getaway for tourists who want to escape the hassles of everyday life; it is a striking location full of pleasant surprises.
Molokai Island is located in Hawaii, United States. Measuring at approximately 38 miles long, it is the fifth largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Its profound heritage prevails over the natural beauties and ancient sites that are dotted along the narrow pathways. Whether you choose to explore oceanic activities like sports fishing or whale watching, or visit the sites, there are a plethora of hidden adventures lurking in the distance. Hiking up the The Halawa Valley offers picturesque views of majestic waterfalls and emerald hills. Within close proximity to the island’s highest mountain and covering over 2,000 acres, the Kamakou Preserve houses many different species of exotic plants. Hop on a mule and travel across the world’s highest coastal cliffs to Kalaupapa Peninsula, where stories are told about the infamous Saint Damien. The town of Kaunakakai showcases Molokai’s culture with decorations of historical monuments. Elaborately painted with coconut trees, Coconut Groves is a tourist magnet as the scenery provides astonishing views of the orange sunsets. Also, Church Row is a presentation of several historic churches, some in existence since the 19th century.
In Molokai’s small towns of Kaunakakai and Maunaloa you will be sure to find shops, boutiques, and markets filled with genuine Hawaiian souvenirs. Shoppers in need of retail therapy can stretch their wallets on duty free and popular items specifically unique to your journey.
The dining experience of Molokai is very cultural affair. Local foods freshly grown and raised from the island’s gardens, waters and farms are transformed into mouthwatering delicacies. Chefs are culinary masters at preparing elaborate cuisines, so exquisite you may want to take a picture before indulging its savory flavors. Restaurants also offer stunning sceneries of the Molokai’s majestic surroundings.
The island of Molokai experiences a tropical savanna climate. During the summer (July-October) the weather averages between the mid 80s and low 70s. In the winter (December-March) the temperature ranges from the high 70s to low 60s.
Molokai Airport is the island’s main gateway to the other islands and the rest of the world. Kalaupapa Airport is also located on Molokai but it only services the Kalaupapa Peninsula. Since there is no public transportation on the island and only a few taxis, renting a car is the most convenient means of travel. Hiking or simply strolling also the vast cliffs and sandy beaches is also a great way to meet the natives and enjoy the beautiful sceneries.