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North Shore Pali from Kalaupapa National Historical Park border

Molokai Quick Facts

Molokai Highlights:
• Kalaupapa National Historical Park: Take a mule ride from 520 metres to one of Hawaii’s most remote settlements.
• Kaunakakai: Molokai’s main town features historic landmarks, the state’s longest pier, and unique shops and eateries.
• Halawa Valley: Sacred Hawaiian cathedral valley, blessed with beautiful vistas and two towering waterfalls.
• Papohaku Beach: At nearly five kilometres long, this is one of the largest white sand beaches in Hawaii.

Molokai’s main airport is Molokai Airport (MKK). Kalaupapa Airport (LUP) is a small commuter airport serving this isolated peninsula.

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Major Town:


Time Zone:
Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time).


US dollar. Credit cards are widely accepted. Traveller’s cheques are accepted at many businesses.

21º to 29º C. Arid and clear on the west end; lush, green and mountainous on the east side.

Area Code/Mobile Phones:
The area code for all of Hawaii is (808). There are mobile phone towers on Molokai with limited service. Expect to make some outgoing calls via landline at your hotel or rental.

Internet Access:
Internet access is not readily available on Molokai. Check with your hotel or rental to see if they offer Internet access.

Along with the Aqua Hotel Molokai you can stay at bed and breakfasts, rental cottages, and condominiums in Kaunakakai and Maunaloa.

On Molokai, there is no public transport and limited taxi service so it’s best to rent a car. Quantities are limited so take reservations in advance.

Dress casually. If you plan on taking a mule or horseback ride, pack a pair of jeans and sturdy shoes. Bring a lightweight windproof or rainproof jacket in case of rain.

U.S. standards apply: 15-20% on meals, at least $1 per bag for porters, and at least $1 per night for housekeeping.