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Region of Molokai Island

 

Region of Molokai Island
Cities/Town :
Region : Molokai Island
State : Hawaii
Country : United States
Continent : North America
Population : 7,404
Area : 1,512 sq km
Latitude : 21°08′N
Longitude : 157°02′W
Visiting Molokai Island

from Wikitravel

Moloka'i is the fifth largest island of the major Hawaiian Islands and is the third oldest. Molokai is considered "The Most Hawaiian Island" with the most native Hawaiians per capita. Also called "The Friendly Island" because of the aloha from the residents.

THINGS TO SEE
  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park - Visits to the former leper colony (still home to a handful of former patients who chose to remain there) are only possible as part of a tour, such as [3].
  • Molokai Museum and Cultural Center, Kalae Hwy, Kualapuu, ☎ +1 808 567-6436.  edit. An old Sugar Mill that was restored. Lot's of history. Worth the $5 admission, $1 for students!
  • Phallic Rock, exactly what it sounds like. Short hike from parking lot at Pala'au State Park. Make sure you also stop at the Kalaupapa look out at the same trail head. amazing views.[[4]]
  • Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove, Highway 460 about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Kaunakakai. Right across from the row of churches.
  • Churches built by Saint Damien Drive out to Halawa valley and you will pass two in excellent condition not too far from Kaunakakai. Continue this road to the very end for AMAZING sights. The road is great but is one lane for most of the second half.
THINGS TO DO

Three miles, 26 switchbacks and 90 minutes of magnificent views accompany the guided mule ride through Kalaupapa National Historical Park to the island’s leper colony. No longer dedicated to the quarantine of those afflicted with Hansen’s disease, Kalaupapa is place of reflection, a remote memorial to those who lived out their lives in isolation.
  • Mule rides
  • Ironwood Hills Golf Course
  • Kaluakoi Golf Course Championship course.
  • Snorkel/Scuba

Go to the west end of the Island to see the three mile white sand beach called Papohaku. Guaranteed you will not see more than a handful of other people there. Good to walk on, no swimming. Harsh surf. Go to Maunaloa. It was part of an old plantation and is neat to see. It has a kite factory!.

Drive the East side of the island for a pretty crazy road. Amazing sights but drive slow, don't ride the brakes and take pictures!


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