Nestled in the lush, tropical foliage of the island of Molokai sits a rural, relaxed paradise called Hotel Molokai. Styled after a Polynesian village from a time when outrigger canoes were the only transportation, Hotel Molokai is your secret hideaway from the frantic pace of modern life. Complete with spacious bungalows and an oceanfront restaurant and lounge, you’ll find true island hospitality, genuine Aloha spirit and beautifully landscaped gardens abundant with palm trees and plumeria in full bloom.
Wake to the sunrise peaking over the extinct volcanoes of Maui or walk the secluded beaches while the Pacific Ocean laps at your feet. Relax by the freshwater pool, just steps away from the bar and overlooking the neighbor isle, Lanai. Enjoy a cocktail, delicious meal and daily live island music at Hula Shores Restaurant and Bar, a lively and popular island spot.
Hotel Molokai’s open-air, oceanfront bungalows are positioned east to west, allowing prevailing trade winds and the soothing sound of the surf to gently lull you to sleep each night. The spacious accommodations feature Polynesian décor, private lanais, and mini-refrigerators.
The only full-service hotel on the island, Hotel Molokai offers tour assistance, soft drink machines, maid service, free parking, hammocks, laundry facilities, an ATM machine, photocopy service, and a gift/sundries shop.
The hotel’s newly renovated rooms are freshly painted and feature down comforters, new furniture and updated fixtures and fabrics. High-speed Internet and cable television is available in each room. An Internet Kiosk is also provided in the lobby for guest convenience.
Each weekend begins with Hula Shores’ Aloha Friday Sunset Celebration. Na Kupuna - Hawaiian “aunties” who entertain through music, hula and mana’o, or wisdom - share lore, feats and values of island culture. Artisan wares are for sale and a live band plays all evening.
When you’re not enjoying the views from Molokai’s Kamiloloa Beach, you can melt your cares away with a relaxing massage, manicure or pedicure at Hotel Molokai’s new Spa Center.
Spend time exploring the island, home to the world’s highest sea cliffs and the tallest waterfall in Hawaii and ranked the Sixth Best Island in the World by “National Geographic Traveler” magazine in its November/December 2007 issue.
Life on Molokai moves at a slower pace, but island adventures abound. Hike Kamakou Nature Conservatory to explore a protected rainforest alive with colorful native birds and wildlife. Wander Papohaku Beach's three miles of sugary sand and hypnotic surf. Join a mule train down to the rugged shore of Kalaupapa Peninsula, at the base of 3,000-foot high Pali Cliffs. Experience the incredible majesty of the humpback whales you will encounter on a whale watching excursion.
There are numerous beaches on the island - whether you enjoy surfing, catching a few rays or exploring some of the island's more rugged terrain, there is a beach to fit your interests.
Scuba dive amongst the pristine waters of Hawaii's only barrier reef, located along the entire south side of the island. Spend an idyllic afternoon in a kaleidoscope of colorful sea life, communing with the flora and fauna of the underwater world.
Deep-sea fishing boats leave from nearby Kaunakakai Wharf, which is often piled with watermelons, honey and other goods ready for export.
Take the trail from topside Molokai to Kalaupapa. Hugging the nearly perpendicular cliffs, the trail is more than three miles (5km) long and descends 1,600 feet (488m) to the peninsula. Along its course are 26 switchbacks that corkscrew in and out of breathtaking canyons and ravines.
West of town along the main road is Kapuaiwa Grove. These neat rows of coconut palms were planted in the mid 1800’s for Prince Lot, a Molokai resident who became King Kamehameha V. This is one of Hawaii's few remaining royal coconut groves. Across the street, a handful of late 19th century houses of worship stand along picturesque Church Row. The simple architecture reflects the lifestyle of Hawaii's early missionaries.
Molokai, the "Friendly Isle," is for travelers looking to explore natural wonders and the desire to experience the ultimate in authentic Hawaiian adventures.