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Molokini, Maui

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Quick Facts

  • Name: Molokini
  • What: Tiny island for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts
  • Where: Located just under five kilometres off Maui’s southwestern coast


Molokini is a small, crescent moon-shaped island that is a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District. Lying about five kilometres from Maui's southwestern coast, Molokini spans over 7 hectares and rises 50 metres above reef-filled waters, offering visitors snorkelling and diving amongst a kaleidoscope of coral and more than 250 species of tropical fish.

Tours are available from nearby Maalaea Harbor and Lahaina. Early morning is the best time of day to explore this pristine reserve, and whale-watching is an added bonus during the winter months. If you're a scuba or snorkelling enthusiast, a visit to Molokini is a Maui must.