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Here under Molokai, you will find travel information about the island of Molokai, as well as general information.
Kept unspoiled and sheltered from the outside world, Molokai is the most Hawaiian of the main islands, with about 50% of its population of native Hawaiian ancestry. Located in the heart of the Hawaiian islands, it is the perfect place for ultimate relaxation. The island is slow-paced, sparsely populated and only lightly visited by tourists. While its sister islands have developed, it seems as if time has stood still on Molokai. On the island you won't find any traffic lights, no shopping malls or fast-food restaurants and no building is taller than a palm-tree. The charmingly rural island is rich in history and breathtaking natural beauty and offers spectacular valleys, a wildlife park and a handful of historic sites.
Hawaii's most natural island is the perfect location for nature lovers and ocean adventurers. Visitors can walk along trackless beaches, including Hawaii's largest white sand beach, enjoy intimate hikes through the picturesque mountain forests of the Kamakou preserve, great bicycle tours and horse rides or take a boat trip to Molokai's northern coast, which hosts the world's highest sea cliffs. Water activities include kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching and fishing.
Another way to discover this island is by taking the world-famous cliff side mule trail down a steep cliff to the old leprosy colony of kalaupapa (a national historical park), which is located on a 13-square-mile peninsula. Next to outdoor activities, Molokai doesn't have much action to offer. There are only a handful of small towns and the biggest town, Kaunakakai has the character of an old Wild West town. On the "Friendly Isle" of Molokai visitors will find peace and quiet and can get acquainted with the real aloha spirit and the old Hawaiian stile of life.
Nickname: "The Friendly Isle"
Area: 260 sq miles
Highest Point: Kamakou (4,970 feet)
Official Color: green
Official Flower: kukui