Things to do on Molokai Island
Aloha! You have arrived at one of Hawaii’s jewels. Known for its unspoiled beauty and unhurried pace, Molokai Island truly allows you to escape. Its breathtaking scenery makes this island, the 5th largest in the Hawaiian chain, a must-see for anyone seeking authentic Hawaii.
Its population still of predominantly Native Hawaiian ancestry, Molokai Island is where traditional Hawaiian culture is practiced and experienced. Indeed, residents of Molokai like to say that this is where you go to experience “real Hawaii.”
As the visitors website notes, “aloha is not just a word; it’s a way of life.” Island residents are proud of the unspoiled rainforests and deserted beaches. There is so little automobile traffic, the website says, that there are no stoplights on the island. No “burger wars” either.
With all that beauty before you, it just makes sense to get out and immerse yourself in nature. Some excursions to consider include:
– Walking the 2.9 mile trail inside Kalaupapa National Historical Park. Take in the view from 1,700 feet above the Pacific Ocean.
– Curl your toes under the seemingly endless sands of Papohaku Beach. At three miles long, this beach, along Molokai’s west end, is one of the longest in the Hawaiian islands. Fully equipped campsites beckon you to stay for a night or more.
– Take a trip back in time by hiking through Halawa Valley on Molokai Island’s east end. Marvel at the waterfalls, including the 250-foot, double-tiered Mooula Falls.
If you want to connect with nature on your vacation, the Island of Molokai must be on your “go-to” list.
Where to stay on the Island of Molokai
There are many fine resorts on Molokai to choose from. One to consider is Ke Nani Kai Resort. Located inside the 6,000 acre Kaluakoi property, Ke Nani Kai allows you to explore the natural, tropical beauty of Molokai.
Ke Nani Kai features a 60-foot pool with heated whirlpool, two championship tennis courts and other outdoor amenities. If you are really adventurous, try the Molokai Mule Ride to Kalaupapa. The beach is only a short walk from the resort.
As a member of an exciting travel club, you’d have the chance to treat your family to a 2-bedroom unit May 10-17, 2014, for just $345. That’s right: $345 to rent a spacious 2-bedroom unit. Your family–the unit sleeps 8–can enjoy all the amenities of home while marveling the beauty of Molokai Islands.
Your condo vacation rental features a full kitchen, TV with DVD player and phone service. WiFi is available in the lobby.
Not able to pull away the week of May 10-17? As a club member, you could request a 1-bedroom unit year-round for just $699. (Other deals for resorts on the Hawaiian islands pop up throughout the year. Contact me for the latest specials.) Ke Nani Kai is just one of more than 60 fine resorts throughout the Hawaiian Islands available to you all the time through this amazing travel club.
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If you’ve vacationed on the Island of Molokai (and especially at Ke Nani Kai), I’d like your impressions. Feel free to comment below. And please share this column so others may benefit from what you and I have written. Thanks!
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