Molokai Quick Facts

Unspoiled country and untouched beaches. No skyscrapers or stoplights. The chance to truly live as the locals do. That’s the Molokai of today. Aloha wear is acceptable everywhere, so you may want to plan on buying an aloha shirt or a muumuu (a Hawaiian-style dress) while you're in the islands.

Tour Map of Molokai Island

Explore Molokai by region: West EndCentralEast End.

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Island Highlights

- Kalaupapa National Historical Park: Take a mule ride from 1,700 feet 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 three miles long, this is one of the largest white sand beaches in Hawaii.

Island Facts

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

Molokai Island Accommodation Areas: Kaunakakai and Maunaloa.

Major Town: Kaunakakai

Population: 8,000

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).

Languages: English, Hawaiian

Currency: US Dollar. Credit cards and Traveler's checks are widely accepted at many local businesses.

Climate: 70º to 85º F. Arid and clear on the west end; lush, green and mountainous on the east side. 

Area Code/Cell Phones: The area code for all of Hawaii is (808). There are cell 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.

Accommodations: Besides the Aqua Hotel Molokai you can stay at bed and breakfasts, rental cottages, and condominiums in Kaunakakai and Maunaloa.

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

Clothing: 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.

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

Customs: For details regarding U.S. Customs and Border Protection, consult your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or U.S. Customs ( You cannot take home fresh fruit, plants, or seeds (including some leis) unless they are sealed and you cannot seal and pack them yourself.

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Memberships and Certification

 Hawaii Tourism Authority

Certified Hawaii Tourism Authority 'Destination Expert'.

A member of Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

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