On Molokai Island in Hawaii, you may not see very many people but you will see more than just a glimpse of how Hawaii's natural wonders look in their original setting. It is one of Hawaii's smallest populated islands, just 38 miles across and ten miles wide, but the steep sea cliffs, untrampled beaches, Hawaiian culture, and stunning scenery combine to make Molokai timeshares a fitting choice for vacationers willing to have a different kind of Hawaiian vacation.
What to Visit
Almost all of the main daytime activities on Molokai center on the island's breathtaking natural setting. The Halawa Valley in the east is possibly the oldest settled valley in Hawaii and, while few people still call it home, you can take cultural hikes through the valley to learn more about the Hawaiian culture and swim beneath Mo'oula Falls. The Kalaupapa National Historical Park sits on the peninsula where quarantined patients with Hansen's disease (leprosy) were forced to live from 1866-1969. Out of respect for the remaining residents, only limited tours are allowed. Thirdly, the Kamakou Preserve around the island's highest mountain may be hard to reach, but its 2,774-acre rainforest is worth the effort.
Steep, rocky cliffs frame the beaches along Molokai's shores. The largest and most popular beach is Papohaku Beach, which runs for three miles along the western end of the island. If you are looking for the nightlife, this is the perfect place to have a barbecue dinner on the grill, relax in the sand, and watch the sunset and the stars shine over the Pacific. Most of the Molokai timeshares are on the western end of the island and while there are currently no luxury resorts on Molokai, there are condos, hotel rooms, and bungalows available for vacationers, among other options.
Mailing a Coconut?
Perhaps the most unique way to show that you've visited the island is to mail yourself, a friend, or a loved one an authentic Molokai coconut from the post office. Since 1991 visitors have been able to decorate and ship a coconut anywhere in the world via the US Postal Service. You can also spend a Saturday morning shopping at the Farmer's Market which has vendors marketing artwork, food, jewelry, and other souvenirs.
The busiest travel time in Molokai is during the winter, followed by a second slightly-less busy season during the summer. The slower seasons are in the spring and fall. However, unlike some of the other islands, Molokai rarely feels packed with people.