"Molokai - "The Friendly Island"" Top 5 Page for this destination Molokai by annk
Molokai Travel Guide: 126 reviews and 244 photos
Molokai is easily accessible by ferry and inter-island air but is one of the least developed of the major Hawaiian Islands. There are a couple of hotels, some B & B's and a resort but no structure is higher than a coconut palm. For the most part the island remains unspoiled and natural and residents and visitors alike prefer it that way.
The east coast is the rainy side, lush and tropical and reminded me of French Polynesia. There is also a jumble of mountains the highest is Kamakou topping 4,970 feet. The west coast is drier with rolling hills and prairie land much of it used for cattle grazing or irrigated farmland.
Even though we were only there for a mere 6 hours, the "friendly island" seemd to live up to its name. Practically everyone we passed waved and at historic sites they were more than eager to share their knowledge.
For those of you that enjoy peace and quiet, this could be the place for you.
No traffic or traffic lights
No high-rise buildings
Molokai has the largest coral reef in the U.S. It lines the southern coast for 28 miles. Snorkeling, diving, fishing and kayaking are supposedly popular acitivies.
Residents are vehemently opposed to cruise ships stopping at their quiet island. Many have NO CRUISE SHIPS signs posted in front of their homes. A local explained that the ships are too large to dock at their small harbor, and anchoring offshore would cause damage to their fragile reef. The residents seem to be happy with their quiet lifestyle and don't care about additional income.
- Pros:Unspoiled, natural, very little commercialism, the feel of "old" Hawaii
- Cons:May be too quiet for some (we loved it!)
- In a nutshell:Remote & beautiful....a gem of an island
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