Moloka‘i Travel Guide


Plan Your Moloka‘i Vacation

Molokai is generally thought of as the last bit of "real" Hawaii. Tourism has been held at bay by the island's unique history and the pride of the island's predominantly native Hawaiian population, despite the fact that the longest white-sand beach in Hawaii can be found along its western shore. Exploring the great outdoors and visiting the historic Kalaupapa Peninsula, where St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope helped people with leprosy, are attractions for visitors.


Moloka‘i Hotels

The coastline along Molokai's west end has ocean-view condominium units and luxury homes available as vacation rentals.... read more

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Moloka‘i Restaurants

During a week's stay, you might easily hit all the dining spots worth a visit and then return to your favorites for a second... read more


Moloka‘i Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Kalaupapa Peninsula: Hike or take a mule ride down the world's tallest sea cliffs to a fascinating, historic community that still... Read more

  • Geology

    Roughly 1½ million years ago, two large volcanoes—Kamakou in the east and Mauna Loa in the west—broke the surface of the Pacific... Read more

  • History

    Molokai is named in chants as the child of the moon goddess Hina. For centuries the island was occupied by native people, who took... Read more

  • The Birthplace of Hula

    Tradition has it that, centuries ago, Lailai came to Molokai and lived on Puu Nana at Kaana. She brought the art of hula and taught it to... Read more

  • Hawaii's First Saint

    A long-revered figure on Molokai and in Hawaii, Father Damien, who cared for the desperate patients at Kalaupapa, was elevated to... Read more


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