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MOLOKA‘I

Known as the "The Most Hawaiian Isle," Moloka‘i is a place where nature has carved rugged beauty and where residents and visitors enjoy a slow-paced, true Hawaiian ambiance. The ancients believed that this island possessed a spirituality unique in all the Hawaiian islands, and it remains a special place to this day.

The west end of this long, narrow, mountainous island is dry with wide plains. Moloka‘i's east end is a tropical rain forest, while the rough-hewn north shore features deep ravines in rich hues of green created by over 240 inches of rainfall per year.

Prime attractions include the ‘Ili‘ili‘opae, a Hawaiian heiau that showcases traditional island culture; and Moloka‘i's most famous site, Kalaupapa, a beautiful and secluded area that once was a leper colony administered to by one of Hawaii's most venerated figures, Father Damien.

Island Facts

  • Nickname: Most Hawaiian Island
  • Land Mass: 260 square miles
  • Population: 7,000
  • Main Town: Kaunakakai
  • Highest Peak: Kamakou Park, 4,961 feet
  • Major Airport: Ho‘olehua Airport
  • Golf Courses: 2
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