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Molokai Attractions

Molokai Attractions MapThe island of Molokai is one of the sleepiest, laid-back islands in Hawaii, with many remote beaches, scenic hiking trails and historic locations, such as the Kalaupapa Peninsula. Molokai attractions are interesting for outdoor enthusiasts as well as for people interested in the story of Saint Damien, also known as the leper priest.

A Molokai sightseeing tour typically includes a visit to the Pala'au State Park, Kalaupapa and Kaunakakai town. Below is a list of some of the best things to do on Molokai.

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Halawa Valley
Halawa Valley is one of the island's top recreational areas. Two of the main attractions in the valley are the 250-foot (76 m) Moa'ula Falls and the 500-foot (152 m) Hipuapua Falls.
Kaunakakai Harbor
Kaunakakai Harbor is located on Molokai's south shore, at the end of a wharf that extends seaward about 1,900 feet (580 m). It is the longest wharf in the state of Hawaii, featuring nice views.

Kalaupapa National Historical Park
Between 1866 and 1969, those who contracted leprosy, now known as Hansen's disease, were forced into exile on these five square miles (13 sq. km) of windswept land on Molokai's remote north shore.
Kamakou Preserve
Located high in the mountains of East Molokai, this hidden sanctuary shelters a rich rainforest of over 250 species of Hawaiian flowers, of which at least 219 can be found nowhere else in the world.
Kapuaiwa Grove
Kapuaiwa Grove is one of Hawaii's oldest coconut groves. The first coconuts were planted in the 1860s by King Kamehameha V. It's a nice spot to visit during sunset.
Molokai Airport - Ho'olehua
The Molokai Airport at Ho'olehua is the island's main airport, where inter-island planes take off and land. You won't have to worry about getting lost here. Even going through security is easy and fast.
Molokai Plumerias
Molokai Plumerias have been growing Hawaii's Aloha flower since 1982. They are the largest plumeria grower in Hawaii. When you visit the farm, you can sign up for an afternoon tour and learn all about plumerias.
Molokai War Memorial
From afar, the Molokai War Memorial will strike you as a regular park. But a closer look will open your eyes to the memorial cannons and marble monuments that represent tombstones.
Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Church
Saint Damien, also known as the Martyr of Molokai, built four churches on the island, two of which are still standing today. One of them is Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Church, built in 1874.
Palaau State Park
This park features beautiful pasture lands and koa, eucalyptus and ironwood forests. There is a scenic lookout point of the historic Kalaupapa Peninsula, where Hansen's disease (leprosy) patients were once forced to live in exile.
Purdy's Natural Macadamia Nut Farm
Crack the mac. This is a phrase that you have to know if you're planning on visiting the island of Molokai. Let the owners Tuddie and Kammy Purdy teach you how to "crack a mac" or simply how to pry open a macadamia nut.
Rock Point (Pohakuloa)
Rock Point is a scenic landmark on the road to Halawa. It is also known as Pohakuloa in the Hawaiian language, meaning the "long stone." When the road was built at the base of the sea cliffs, this rock was left standing.
Saint Damien Church
Saint Damien Church, formerly known as Saint Joseph's Church or Father Damien Church, is located in Kamalo on Molokai's south shore. A statue of St. Damien stands next to the church.
Wailau Valley
Wailau Valley, located on Molokai's north shore, is backed by the world's tallest sea cliffs and several waterfalls that cascade down from the cliffs. This is the largest valley on this stretch of coastline, which is known for its almost inaccessible terrain.