Molokai is the 5th largest Hawaiian island and is only 38 miles long and 10 miles across. Known as the “Friendly Island,” Molokai is the ultimate island for families who want a slower pace and to just get away from it all.
BEST PLACES TO STAY ON MOLOKA’I
This is the only hotel on the island. This boutique hotel offers a tasty restaurant with an incredible view, on-site laundry, and hammocks across the entire property. Check the latest rates and availability.
Castle Molokai Shores Resort
Centrally located in Molokai’s largest town, the Castle Molokai Shores Resort offers one- and two-bedroom oceanfront condominiums with full kitchens and a wide array of amenities, including a swimming pool and a barbecue station. Check the latest rates and availability.
TOP THINGS TO DO ON MOLOKA’I
Moloka’i Plumeria Farm
Take a tour of this plumeria farm on Moloka’i and learn how to string your own fresh flower lei that you can enjoy during your trip.
Drive to the Halawa Valley
One of the most beautiful scenic drives in Hawaii is the road to the Halawa Valley. You can even arrange for a tour that will let you explore the valley, which is on private property.
When Hansen’s disease was prevalent in the islands, patients were sent away to Kalaupapa on Moloka’i. You can tour the settlement and learn more about the stories of the people interned here. Tours are currently on hiatus.
Get Hot Bread
The most popular thing to do on Moloka’i at night is head to the back alley of Kanemitsu bakery to get their fresh hot bread smothered in an array of tasty fillings. It’s worth the wait!
PLACES TO EAT ON MOLOKA’I
Hiro’s Ohana Grill
This is the restaurant at Hotel Moloka’i. The food is pretty good and there’s often live Hawaiian music and dancing. And you seriously can’t beat the view at sunset.
This is the best place to go for breakfast on Moloka’i. Not only can you get generous portions but you can also grab bread or pastries to go.
Head here to get some of the best burgers in Hawaii. They use locally-raised beef and other island-grown ingredients.