Molokai is one of the Hawaiian Islands and is reputed as being the third oldest and fifth largest island among the major Hawaii Islands. Travelers consider this island to be the ‘Most Hawaiian Island’ as it is home to the large number of native Hawaiians than any other island. In addition, the island has been nicknamed as ‘The Friendly Island’ largely because of the residents’ aloha. Multiple flights are offered on a daily basis from Honolulu to Molokai on Pacific Wings. Flying to this destination is an experience that you will truly not want to miss as the fresh young pilots are great fun to hang around with and you get incredible views which you can’t possible see from the water.
Most of the beaches and interesting sights are well spread out over the island and the most preferred way of getting around the island is by tour bus or a car. Car rental desks are easily available at the airport but they only have jeeps and vans for renting out. Considering the fairly expensive nature of gas at the island, it is advisable that you drive with aloha. The roads are fortunately in pretty good shape on the island. You can as well consider travelling by use of horses and mules if you are going for shorter distances. Molokai has quite a large number of attractions that are worthy visiting and you can expect to spend a great holiday vacation here.
The Kalaupapa National Historical Park at Molokai is one of the most visited places and used to be the former colony for lepers. You will still find some for former patients as well who opted to stay there and you can spend some time with them. The Molokai Museum & Cultural Center is also worthy a visit and is set on an old but recently restored sugar mill. There is a lot of history to learn about this place and the entire Molokai region. There is also the Phallic Rock which is exactly as what you would expect. Just take a short but interesting hike from Palaau State Park at the parking lot and make a point of stopping by the Kalaupapa to enjoy some amazing views of the area. Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove consists of a row of beautiful churches that are also worthy a visit. There are also some other churches which were built by Saint Damien and are among the most amazing sights in Molokai.
There are also many things to do in Molokai such as going for Mule rides, Kaluakoi Golf Course, Ironwood Hills Golf Course, snorkeling/ scuba and engaging in some swimming as well. Molokai is also a nice place to go for some shopping like at the Kalele Bookstore and Divine Expressions where there is some free coffee, information, maps and Wi-Fi is readily available. Make sure that you also pass by Purdy’s Nut Farm and get to learn about how macadamia nuts grow and are cracked. Molokai is home to two popular state parks where camping is allowed and has bathrooms and showers. These include the One Ali’I Beach Park and Papohaku Beach Park.