Trip planning tips
First of all, here are a few tips we’ve learned along the way that might help you out when planning your tip to Molokai.  
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
 
Flights
  • Generally it's cheaper to fly into Honolulu, Hawaii then into Maui from the mainland.
  • We use Mokukele inner island flights to fly to and from Molokai • Make sure you fly into (MKK) Hoolehua, Molokai, not Kalaupapa
  • You can also travel by Ferry from Maui.  Go to Molokaiferry.com for information.  (However, you would need to call for a taxi to drive to the car rental place by the airport)
Car rental
Alamo car rental is at Hoolehua Airport, Molokai. It may be cheaper to set up a rental car through the Costco Travel Site. If you want to do some deeper exploring, get a 4x4.  High season rentals are reserved early – so be sure to book your vehicle as soon as possible. 
 
Food
Kaunakakai, Hawaii is the main town, small and only several blocks long, but it has several groceries stores with pretty much everything you need.  Most stores are closed on Sundays. 
Molokai Wines & Spirits is downtown across the street from the grocery stores.
Fresh local grown fruits can be found at local roadside markets.
Saturday market is every Saturday downtown in the morning.   This is a must do!!!
    
Things to do
Kalaupapa   
 Kalaupapa overlook • Here you will look down on the site of Kalaupapa, National Historical Park
 
Kalaupapa tour - you can walk, take the mule ride or take small airplane (this is a must do!!!)   For information contact Damien Tours (808-567-6171) or Kalaupapa Rare Adventure, LLC (808-567-6088
 
Papohaku beach - one of the longest beaches in Hawaii (3 miles). The east starting side of it is a great spot for boogie boarding

Dixie Mari Beach - Is one of the best beaches for swimming (there are various other coves if you walk West along the trail)

Drive the windy road along the ocean to Halawa Valley. Halawa Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the world – in our opinion! You can swim or snorkel there, or just explore...

Take a guided hike up Halawa Valley to Hipuapua falls (about three miles each way, fairly flat).  Here lived an ancient civilizations with birthing rocks and human sacrificial rocks.  Very fascinating history.  On a calm day, you can swim under the waterfall.

Golfing - sorry no golfing except a putting green on the condo property
 
Contact Molokai Fish and Dive (808-553-5926) for whale watching, scuba diving or snorkeling.  You can watch whales from the condominiun deck from generally mid December through mid April
 
Snorkeling - ALI'I PARK - HALAWA BAY - MURPHY BEACH PARK (we haven't tried these places yet - so let us know!)
 
Surfing 
 
Look for Monk Seals (to arrange a hike, contact us and we will put you in touch with the right person)
 
Dave’s Famous Ice Cream - YUM, YUM, YUM 
 
Molokai Burger- The only Fast Food in Molokai.  Incredible hamburgers
 
Molokai Pizza 
 
Kualapu'u Cookhouse - great for breakfast, haven't tried dinner yet!
 
Coffees of Hawaii - try a MOCHA MAMA!!!!!  Great gift shop, too
 
The Paddler's Inn for food and entertainment or Hotel Molokai (slighly spendy though) 
 
Kamakou Preserve - hard to find the road and will need a 4 wheel drive if rainy or if you are skittish (we didn't need one but it was dry).  At the top is a glorious view of a waterfall (mornings are best to see it) and then there is a hike over a boardwalk that we have heard is incredible.
 
Mail a coconut to the mainland or just about anywhere in the world from the post office (you decorate it first, the post office provides the coconuts but you decorate it) 
 
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