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Molokai Offers Real Hawaiian Experience

If you want to get the full on traditional Hawaiian experience, you must visit the island of Molokai located in Maui County. It is often referred to as the friendly island and isn’t a popular Hawaiian destination.

It is the 5th largest island of the main Hawaiian island and the 27th largest island in the United States. If you head to the south shoreline, you will be able to see Maui. And you can see the lights of Honolulu on the west side of the island. The island sees around 1,000 visitors each day and you can get there by helicopter or ferry. There is actually only one hotel on the island, but visitors can rent condos or houses.

Molokai has a beautiful, tropical landscape that is the perfect place to go for experiencing the true roots of Hawaii. The island happens to be the birthplace of hula and holds an annual hula festival every year.

Fishing is very big in Molokai and tourists can join fisherman on daily fishing trips. Local farmers also show off their homegrown produce and it is a great place to get some authentic Hawaiian food. To check out the longest wharf in Hawaii, head over to Kaunakakai Harbor.

If you are looking for a beautiful beach, head to Halawa Valley. It is home to beautiful waterfalls and vistas. The largest white sand beach in Hawaii, Papohaku Beach, is located there too. Tourists can go snorkeling or scuba diving and swim with coral, fish and sea turtles. If you head to the south shore, you can check out the longest fringing reef in Hawaii, which is 28 miles long!


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Molokai is a great place to catch some whale watching. The island has very warm and shallow waters so it is a welcoming place for whales from the months of December to May. The northern coast has the tallest sea cliffs in the world at North Shore Pail and range from 3,600 – 3,9000 feet. If the weather is right, you can take a boat tour, which gives you a fantastic view of the cliffs. Many people consider these amazing cliffs a natural wonder. Molokai also is home to historic and ancient Hawaiian fishponds. They are located along the south shore and are around 700-800 years old.

Molokai is the perfect island to check out if you are looking for a place that isn’t so crowd and popular. The locals are very friendly and will show you the ropes of true, traditional Hawaiian living.


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