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  • Address: State Highway 450
  • Admission: Free


Molokai Island

The island of Molokai may not be as popular with tourists as other Hawaiian islands, but it offers stunning scenery and plenty of opportunities to relax.

Molokai's landscape includes two volcanoes, a large white sand beach, and a sacred valley – all in an island that's only 38 miles long and ten miles across. You can ride a mule through Kalaupapa National Historical Park (the only way to access the park), go camping at Papohaku Beach, and explore the Halawa Valley – where Polynesians are believed to have settled in the 7th century. Molokai is also said to be the place where hula comes from, where the goddess Laka first danced the hula. Today, there is an annual hula festival on Molokai each May.

During the mid-19th century, Molokai was the setting for a leper colony. The site of the settlement in Kalaupapa is still occupied by some of its former patients, so access is by invitation or organized tour only.

Practical Info

Molokai is part of Maui County and sits roughly 27 miles off the northwestern coast of the island of Maui. You can fly between the two islands, but there are also two ferries per day connecting Lahaina on Maui with Kaunakakai on Molokai. They take about two hours, and a ticket costs just over $70 for adults and $35 for children.

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West Maui and Molokai Exclusive 45-Minute Helicopter Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 45 minutes

From USD $221.49

Molokai and Maui Helicopter Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 55 minutes

From USD $348.99

Pali Sea Cliff Kayak Discovery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours

From USD $122.58

Kalaupapa and Molokai Day Trip from Oahu

4 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $348.99

West Maui and Molokai 60-minute Helicopter Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $309.99

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