Molokai – remote coastline, vast sea cliffs, lush tree laden valleys and the largest fringing reef in the entire USA are the things that make up this tropical oasis! If the thought of self-exploring a tropical island by hiking, kayaking, beach combing and snorkeling excites you, and you get giddy at the thought of driving aimlessly along single lane tarmac to discover hidden corners of a forgotten landscape, then we recommend you book your escape to Molokai right away.
1.Take The Mokulele Air Cessna Aircraft To The Island
When leaving your week stay in Oahu – How to Spend A Week In Oahu For The Couple Who Loves To Relax – here is the ultimate plan for your next destination! Mokulele Air carries you high above Oahu and over the water to nearby Molokai. It’s amazing – from the sky Hawaii offers another dimension of great views like you wouldn’t imagine.
2. Mail A Coconut With Post – A – Nut, Hoolehua Post Office
Mail those closest to you a coconut from the island! The post master is so nice and helpful and really try to make it a fun experience and its relatively cheap – about $12 a coconut and that includes shipping. Decorate your own coconut and mail it to someone special 🙂
3. Tour Kalaupapa National Historical Park
Molokai was, in the past, used as a place to quarantine people who were suspected of having Hansen’s Disease, more commonly known as leprosy. There are no roads from accessible parts of Molokai to the site of the original leper colony and there are only three main ways to do a tour of the town of Kalaupapa and the Leper Colony on Molokai. The first two are by taking a commercial airline to the Molokai airport in Kualapuu, known as “Topside” and then either hike down trails to Kalaupapa or ride mules down the trails to Kalaupapa. The third way is to take a flight with Makani Kai Charter Airlines and landing at the unmanned airstrip in Kalaupapa – all of which offer a different view of the park. The only people allowed to live on the peninsula are former patients, State of Hawaii employees who work there and Federal Parks employees (there are about 100 people living in the area with only about 15 being former patients (most of the patients are in their 80’s and 90’s) – a must see when your on the island.
4. Halawa Valley Falls Cultural Hike
Amazing experience! From the waterfalls to the beach and definitely worth taking the days to explore and learn the culture of Hawaii.
5. Visit Halawa Bay
Gorgeous secluded bay – amazing sunsets and sunrises happen here.
6. Spend A Day On Dixie Maru Beach
A great beach for soaking up the sun rays and exploring life under the sea!
7. See The Pali Coast
Take Walter Naki’s Moloka’i Pali coast boat ride and fishing trip – he is the best around on the island Hawaii – The cliffs are staggering, the waterfalls blow you away.
8. Pick Your Food At Kumu Farms
This is the best place to go for produce on the island. The staff is really nice and everything is delicious and all natural!