Molokai, known as "The Friendly
Island" and "The Most Hawaiian Island" is the fifth largest
island with approximately 7,000 residents. It is the only island where
native Hawaiians are still a majority. Molokai is the closest neighbour to
Oahu and is an easy day trip by boat, from the island of Maui. If you are
interested spending a few days in Molokai and experiencing the "real Hawaii"
Molokai vacation rentals, will provide you with accommodations for your trip
back in time.
The largest town on the island is Kaunakakai
and the environment is rural and relaxed with no traffic lights, no bill boards
and no buildings over three stories high. There are no shopping malls but
a number of small businesses offer a variety of shopping. If you really
need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, choosing Molokai
vacation rentals would put you in a peaceful environment for your holiday in
The island of Molokai is dominated by two
great ranches, arid Molokai Ranch on the western half, home of the second
largest cattle operation in the Hawaiian Islands, and rainy Puu O Hokuu
("hill of the stars"), Ranch in the east.
On Molokai's spectacular North Shore opposite
Kaunakakai is the famous Kalaupapa settlement where Father Damien de Veuster
spent his last years aiding Hawaii's abandoned nineteenth century leprosy
patients. Although leprosy is now recognized as completely controllable,
and isolation is a thing of the past, a few dozen patients remain on Molokai
voluntarily. For those interested in this historic settlement, choosing
Molokai vacation rentals will allow you to explore the area at your leisure and
then return at the end of the day to your home away from home.
Tourists who come to Molokai usually prefer to
get away somewhere quiet and relaxing and experience empty beaches, hiking,
kayaking, biking, golfing and horseback riding. The idyllic place for
snorkeling and swimming is on the west end of the island close to Kaluakoi
Villas. Here you can also choose from some Molokai vacation rentals in the
Molokai is becoming a desirable vacation spot
over the last few years and many vacation rentals by owner are starting to
spring up on the island.