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Recent Molokai reviews

  • A trip down memory lane

    "We were here 19 years ago, shortly after we first met, when this was a thriving hotel with golf course, so we were curious to see what had become of it. The hotel and several of the condos that haven't been sold are in bad shape but the others are in good condition, standing on attractive grounds well taken care of. The condos themselves are, of course, somewhat older - but so are we :-) However, the loft with spiral staircase that Rich had installed greatly improves the condo. With the double bed out of the way there's much more space downstairs and sleeping upstairs feels more private as well as being more convenient when one person goes to bed earlier than the other. The kitchen is well equipped, though it has no oven, which for us Europeans is rather strange, and no (electric) kettle. The foodstuff (coffee, spices, jam ...) is on a give-and-take basis which is good as you don't have to buy every single thing you need. There are washers ($1.75 for 30 min) and driers ($1.75 for 60 min) on site but bring plenty of quarters with you because the little shop (open every day from 9 to 5), where you can buy small bags of washing powder, amongst other things, doesn't usually have many and doesn't like to dish them out. Rich is forever responsive and helpful and only happy when his guests are happy. So if you want to get away from it all and experience down-to-earth Hawaii, Molokai is the place to go. And Rich's condo with the fantastic lanai and ocean view makes everything just that little bit better. Oh, and wifi works perfectly, in case you don't want to be completely cut off from the rest of the world."
    Guest: Karsten & Celia Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
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  • First class !!

    "Three wonderful weeks on Molokai. Total relaxation. This is how Hawaii should be. Thank you for sharing your lovely vacation home, car and even your friends. Wonderful people. We really felt like we were living here not just on vacation. The condo is great with all the comforts of home. How nice to be able to launder the days beach wear while sipping on a mai tai, watching the glorious sunsets. Everything was just as the owners had promised. The car was waiting at the airport with a full tank of gas. Shopping bags were waiting in the trunk for that first basic visit to town before going to the condo.The kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need for self catering, even basic seasonings and sauces. On arrival a friend of the owners showed up to make sure we were 'comfy', a wonderful lady with whom we shared drinks and dinner. Our favorite morning activity was to walk the pathways of the old Sheraton golf course and many afternoons were spent around the pool chatting to other visitors and long time owners who make this their Winter vacation home. How tempting! We will be back."
    Guest: PetenAnn Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
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  • Treat yourself to a Home in Paradise

    "We just finished a relatively short (4-night) visit to Molokai, staying only at the Pauwalu Cottage. It was remarkable and lovely; we will definitely stay again next time we visit. The house itself was very clean, looked just like the pictures, and was well stocked with necessities (utensils and kitchen gadgets, briquet bbq, towels, paper towels, etc.). We followed the advice and did some shopping on the way from the airport -- although mostly we ate out. (This is Molokai, so that means plate lunch or choosing from a very few, very casual restaurants "in town" (Kaunakakai); so have realistic expectations.) There is no AC but the breeze and the fans were consistent and the screens worked great (no mosquitos got in -- but take a little mosquito repellant for the island; it would have been nice for the outdoor restaurants), so it was not missed. Booking was really easy and communication was prompt and friendly. The house is out towards the east end of the island and it's very comfortable (and 25 minutes from any dinner place), so grab stuff for one or more dinners at the house. Each morning and evening we spent at least an hour watching the waves and the ocean and reading on the lanai, and we would have stayed even more if we had planned groceries better. The deck and sunsets were my favorite things (and there was a lot to love from the house and the island). A note about the island: we loved Molokai and found folks to be very friendly when we took the time to chat but it is a somewhat different kind of vacation: slower, less posh, less convenient, more independent, etc. If that appeals, you will LOVE it and this cottage (and the other which is 2 minutes away and looked lovely too) is a perfect place. Enjoy."
    Guest: Eric and Drew Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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  • Relaxing, beautiful surroundings

    "We had a wonderful stay at Wavecrest. The owner, John, called to make sure we were set prior to arrival and checked in after arrival to make sure we had everything we needed. Though I am not sure what that might have been as the condo was very well appointed with everything one might need:including a kitchen with every imaginable utensils, reading material, several pairs of binoculars for whale watching from the lanai/balcony overlooking the ocean about 100ft away, with views of Maui and Lanai, and the the humpback whales playing! The furnishings were clean and comfortable. The surrounding grounds offered a nice pool, with a barbaque area, a smal beach OK for fishing. Beautiful serene location to relax, close enough to Kauanakakai for shopping at the farmers market on Saturday a.m.and supplies and Halawa valley for beautiful scenery and waterfalls as well as cultural tours, and great snorkeling beaches nearby (driving distance). Also and easy drive for a hike or mule ride into the Kalaupapa peninsula for beautiful scenery and a lesson in history of the leper colony. We intend to return for another relaxing vacation!"
    Guest: Lisa & Scott Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
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Molokai Travel Tips

Molokai: Hawaii's Secret Paradise

To many people, the attraction of visiting Hawaii is the glitz and glamour of the many stylish hotels. Indeed, they create a great vibe but sometimes it's nice to experience how the islands felt when there were just beaches, palm trees and tracts of tropical forests. The island of Molokai is one of the least developed of the Hawaiian Islands. The residents are proud of the natural and cultural heritage that has been preserved here, and once you've spent a little while on Molokai, you'll soon appreciate why. Molokai vacation rentals are suitable for the traveler who enjoys nature, prefers to get away from the tourist bustle, and does not need modern conveniences to be entertained. It's a great place for that romantic getaway, anniversary celebration or quiet family holiday where you can spend some quality time together exploring the island's many treasures.

A Home Away From Home at Molokai Condos

Staying in a vacation home on Molokai, you can get a true glimpse of Hawaiian lifestyle. There is seldom any traffic on the roads and a great way to explore is to hire bicycles and ride along the coast. You'll soon find yourself sharing the island greeting of "Aloha" with people you pass by. Most of the homes are fully equipped and all you need to bring along is your groceries which you can stock up on at one of the local stores. Compared to some of the more developed islands, accommodations on Molokai are much more affordable which means you can stretch your travel budget and stay a little longer.

Things to see and do on Molokai

If you arrive at Molokai by boat from Maui, you will disembark at the Kaunakakai Warf which is the main harbor and marina on the island. Aside from regular ferries, many charter companies operate from here. You can book a leisurely sunset cruise or a deep sea fishing excursion. You could also go scuba diving or enjoy watching the humpback whales play in the waves in season. If you happen to be at the wharf on a summer weekend, you can watch the locals in their six-person canoe races. There's a great vibe as the crowds cheer on the paddlers and teams fight it out for victory.

Kalaupapa is a special reserve that was once a leper colony. It is spectacularly beautiful and there are amazing views from the cliffs. Access is restricted but you can join an organized tour and experience the history and natural beauty of the area. Most tours include a hike and mule ride as you explore the various historic sites. Father Damien was a priest who dedicated his life to caring for the lepers and the area is a memorial to his faithful service.

There are several other preserves on Molokai where you can go hiking. Some are on private land and access can only be gained if accompanied by a registered guide on an organized tour. Many people view a hike to the Hipuapua and Moa'ula Falls in the Halawa Valley as a highlight of their trips. The falls cascade down through two large rock pools. You can enjoy a swim in the lower pool but only if you abide by a local custom. Legend has it that the pool is home to a large lizard--a "mo'o." You need to first ask permission to swim by floating a ti leaf on the pool. If it floats, you may swim but if it sinks, it means the mo'o does not want you to swim and you should not enter.

The beaches are one of Molokai's greatest attractions. Beautiful, white palm-fringed sands create the perfect setting for that romantic moment. There are many beachfront properties to choose from when browsing for Molokai lodging, like Kaluakoi oceanfront condos. Imagine sitting on the deck and watching the waves gently roll onto the beach as the sun dips below the horizon.

Getting to Molokai

Hawaii's main airport is Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Molokai is located between Oahu and Maui and just a short ferry ride across the bay. Once on the island, you can get around easily by taking a taxi, renting a car or hiring a bicycle.

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