There are three ways to get to Molokai : a 25-minute flight on a local air carrier from Oahu’s Honolulu International Airport Commuter Terminal (HNL), Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) or Maui’s Kapalua Airport (JHM) to Molokai Airport (MKK).
Molokai , the oldest inhabited of the Hawaiian Islands , has a very different history. Today, Molokai is the least populated of the islands , with over half of its population 100 percent native Hawaiian.
Kalaupapa, on the island of Molokai , is Hawaii’s leprosy colony, where 8,000 people were sent into exile over the course of a century. Six of these patients still live sequestered, out of the 16 total patients who are still alive. They range in age from 73 to 92.
Molokai doesn’t have a major resort, and that’s exactly what visitors love about it . Molokai has a variety of charming oceanfront hotels, vacation rentals, cottages and bed and breakfasts in the central town of Kaunakakai and the village of Maunaloa in the West End.
Since there is no public transportation on Molokai , you will need a rental car or a taxi to see all the beautiful sights on our island.
The ferry service to Molokai has been discontinued. I was in Maui in Dec. We did take the other ferry that takes you to Lanai and enjoyed that day trip very much.
The Molokai – Maui Ferry departs daily from Lahaina Harbor, Maui and Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai . Take the Molokai Ferry from Lahaina Harbor, Maui . Experience a variety of accommodations ranging from Taxi Gatwick to London the quaint “Old Hawaiian Style” hotel to the new luxury plantation lodge.
Current Situation. Hurricane season in the Central Pacific region (where Hawaii is located) runs from June 1 to November 30 (though these tropical cyclones can occur any time of the year ).
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Lanai is much smaller, about half the size of Molokai . Molokai has no resort options, Lanai has two high quality Four Seasons and more and better dining options. You will have to rent a 4wd (Jeep or Hummer) to avail yourself of many beaches on Lanai , Molokai has mostly paved roads to many area beaches.
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Molokai is not for the average Hawaii visitor. It is very quiet, very rural and very Hawaiian. Only about 8,000 folks reside here and on any given day there will be only 1,000 or so visitors on the island.