Molokai is a tranquil island retreat that offers an escape from the popular tourist haunts found across the rest of Hawaii. The island has no traffics lights and no chain stores, just beautiful beaches and the chance to get back to nature.


Start your trip with a thrill and take the guided mule tour down the 1,700 feet sea cliffs to Kalaupapa. Another tour not to be missed is kayaking around the island, over the reef. The sea is that clear that even when you’re 200m out you’ll still be able to see the ocean floor. Be sure to keep an eye out for sea turtles, sting rays and hump back whales.

When visiting the island make sure you hire a car as there’s hardly any public transport, this will enable you to experience the best of Molokai. Visit the Harbour Town of Kaunakakai to watch the fisherman at work, or head to the Hawaiian Fishponds on the southern coast. Visit Maunaloa, said to be the birthplace of Hula. Take in the stunning natural beauty of Halawa Valley, and relax on the island’s stunning beaches. Papohaku Beach is one of the largest white sand beaches in Hawaii, but there are many small, secluded beaches to discover too.

The island doesn’t have a lot of restaurants, however there are a number of popular sports with visitors. The Kenemitsu Bakery serves freshly made baked goods from its side window – try the cinnamon and cream cheese bread which is a favourite with the locals. Molokai Bar and Molokai Pizza Café both offer more western foods and Hula Shores serves up authentic Hawaiian cuisine which you can wash down with some local live music.

Also look out for Coffees of Hawaii, a quaint little café that is extremely popular to watch the sunrise, whilst enjoying its delicious coffee.