It’s indisputable that Molokai is one of the most beautiful of the Hawaiian Islands. Whether you’re a Hawaii local who goes to bring some Molokai hot bread home or a tourist who doesn’t want to miss out on visiting historic sites, there are so many places to see and accomplishing them all in a day just doesn’t seem possible. We’ve assembled a list, presented here in no particular order, of five eclectic things to do while you’re visiting Molokai.
- Eat! Trying new foods is always interesting and if you eat where the locals do, you know you’re going to eat well. Popular places to grind include Kanemitsu Bakery, Kualapu’u Cookhouse, Paddler’s Inn, and Mana’e Goods & Grindz.
- Post-A-Nut. We’re serious! Everyone loves receiving mail (that isn’t a bill), and this attraction is #1 of the top 60 things to do on TripAdvisor’s “Things to Do in Molokai” list. This attraction is very straightforward: visit the post office, decorate a coconut and mail it out with help from the visitor proclaimed “nicest Post Master in the world.”
- Ka Ule o Nanahoa also known as the “Phallic Rock.” Legend has it that this sacred rock has the power to help women fall pregnant. In addition to the interesting legend, we think it’s a pretty neat place to visit because of the short hike you’ll have to take to get to the rock (the hike is relatively easy and generally accomplishable by a person of any age) and you can also check out the Kalaupapa Lookout while you’re in the area.
- Kumu Farms. Whether you’re looking for a fresh organic banana to snack on (see item 1 on this list – everyone loves food!) or natural body creams and body scrubs, Kumu Farms is the place to go!
- Father Damien’s Church. This attraction is on our list of places to visit during our Molokai Alii Tour, but it felt prudent to include it on this list considering the contributions Father Damien (also popularly known as Saint Damien of Molokai) made to the population of Molokai during his lifetime.
Our Molokai Ferry runs 7 days a week between Lahaina, Maui and Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai; two carry on items are allowed per person, and children under the age of three are free. For more information, visit our Molokai Ferry page, or if you think a planned tour is more your speed then we’d recommend our Molokai Alii Tour, where your day is planned and you’re taken around Molokai in a comfortable air conditioned bus with a knowledgeable local tour guide.
There are so many fun, interesting, and educational things to do on Molokai that it was difficult to limit our list to just five. If you’ve done any of the things on our list, we hope you’ll share your experience with us!