Hawaii’s fifth largest island, Molokai is only 38 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point and is home to the highest sea cliffs in the world and the longest continuous fringing reef. Molokai remains true to its island roots, with a high percentage of its population being of Native Hawaiian ancestry who continue to preserve their rural lifestyle thanks to their love of the land. Whether you’re led by a guide along the cliffs leading to Kalaupapa National Historical Park or discovering Papohaku Beach, one of Hawaii’s largest white-sand beaches, Molokai is truly an island of outdoor adventure where Hawaii’s past comes alive! Check out the regions of Molokai for yourself.
There are three ways to get to Molokai: a 25-minute flight on a local air carrier from Oahu’s Honolulu International Airport Commuter Terminal (HNL), Maui's Kahului Airport (OGG) or Maui's Kapalua Airport (JHM) to Molokai Airport (MKK).
Please note: Rental cars are currently in high demand, so please plan ahead to secure a reservation. The island is easy to navigate, with only one two-lane highway stretching across it from end to end.
Remember to ease off the gas pedal here. As the sign says on your way out of the airport: “Slow down, you’re in Molokai.”
Weather in Molokai is very consistent, with only minor changes in temperature throughout the year. Year-round temperatures average around 75º F (23.9º C). Temperatures at night are approximately 10º F lower than during the warmer days. At Molokai’s higher elevations it can get a bit cooler and wetter, so pack a light jacket. The West End of Molokai is dryer and more arid while the mountainous East End is wetter and greener.