Aloha kakou! My name is Molokai.
and am the fifth largest island of Hawaii
I am 61 km long and 16 km widewhich gives me an area of 673 km². My shape is often compared to a shoe or a fish, but I think the latter fits a little better! From my western shore at night you can see the lights of Honolulu see, while Lanai and Maui are visible at all times from my south coast. On me you will find, at least according to legend, the Birthplace of the Hula Goddess Laka. In their honor, we celebrate the birth of the hula every year with the Ka Hula Piko Festival. On my northeastern coast I am home to the highest cliffs, and on my south coast the most extended coral cliff in the world. Also Papohaku Beach, one of the largest beaches with white sand on all Hawaii, there is with me. I am often referred to as the most Hawaiian island because much of me is still unspoiled and there is not as much tourism as in the rest of Hawaii exists. On me there are neither skyscrapers nor traffic lights and only a few Hotels - for that I enchant my visitors with lots of Aloha Spirit. Most of my residents are of Hawaiian descent and live in peace and serenity. You can reach me by plane landing at Molokai Airport in Ho'olehua, or with the Molokai-Maui ferry, which runs twice a day between Lahaina and Kaunakakai. The ferry ride from Lahaina in Maui is about 90 minutes. My nickname is "the Friendly Island" - the friendly island. Why? Just come visit me and find out, or contact www.hawaiiurlaub.de for advice!
The history of MolokaiI am through Two volcanoes were created - East Molokai and the smaller West Molokai. The highest point, Kamakou, is 1,510 meters above sea level and is located on East Molokai. I was first settled in 650, by inhabitants of the Marquesas Islands. Later, migrants from Tahiti and other countries of the South Pacific joined them. Although James Cook had already sighted Molokai in 1778, George Dixon was the first European sailor to visit me in 1786. In 1795, King Kamehameha I appropriated Molokai in a brutal battle. Later, the islanders had to work hard for the king by cutting sandalwood forests and transporting them on ships. In the late 19th century, King Kamehameha built a vacation domocile on "the Friendly Island" and had more than 1.000 coconut palms in Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove. In 1866, my secluded peninsula of Kalaupapa became the Quarantine station for leprosy patients. The Belgian missionary Father Damian de Veuster took care of the sick outcasts in this area, which was difficult to reach from the rest of Molokai. The missionary was canonized in 2009 and is still revered by the locals on Molokai.
Beaches and parks on MolokaiAs probably the most pristine and untouched island in Hawaii, I have a lot to offer in terms of parks and beaches. Here is just a small selection - to learn more, contact the expert team at www.hawaiiurlaub.de!
- The Kalaupapa Lookout and the Pala'au State Park offer breathtaking views over the north coast of Molokai. Here you can marvel at the high cliffs and the Kalaupapa Peninsula.
- It is generally believed that Polynesians settled in Halawa Valley as early as 650 AD. Here you can embark on a breathtaking hike in one of the oldest areas of Hawaii go. Halawa Valley is about an hour and a half from Molokai Airport, and on the way you pass many beaches and fishing ponds.
- Kalaupapa National Historical Park is one of the most remote areas of Hawaii. However, you can't go to Kalaupapa by car - only by plane, by hiking or by mule you can reach this beautiful peninsula.
- Papohaku Beach is the longest white sand beach in all of Hawaii. It is three miles long, which earned it its nickname "Three Mile Beach." Papohaku is often deserted, and there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Looking across the Kaiwi Channel, you can catch a glimpse of Oahu.
- Kapukahehu Beach is a crescent-shaped beach in a small bay. This beach is particularly popular with both residents and tourists and safe swimming is almost always possible here.
- Pohaku Mauliuli Beach is a wonderful place for a trip in summer, because then swimming is the safest. Keawe trees provide pleasant shade on hot days.
- One Ali'i Park offers a long, shallow beach with soft sand. This beach is especially suitable for small children and is equipped with showers, a pavilion and fresh water.
- Kakahai'a Beach Park has an inviting picnic area and water wading is available year-round. Kumimi or Murphy Beach is the most popular place for snorkeling on Molokai. The sand is a beautiful golden color, and the water is calm and inviting for swimming. Sandy Beach has especially fine white sand, while the beach itself is crescent-shaped.