Hotel Molokai is a special place that doesn't feel like any other hotel or resort. Just like the island itself, its got its own unique character that is charming, laid back, peaceful, with quaint aesthetics while still being clean, with king beds and all the amenities you need, and top-notch in service. It is very private, in the sense that you have your own cute bungalow, but also generates a community/neighborhood sort of vibe because its a pretty small place and all the staff and fellow travelers are really friendly and laid back with many happenstance conversations occurring at the bar/pool area or in the open-air lobby. There is none of the BS extra fees and long list of policies of many of the other Hawaii hotels--internet, parking, snorkel, beach chairs, and towels are all included, and they will go the extra mile to make you happy. For us, they moved our room so we could have a better view and allowed us a late check out until our flight, amongst other things. Michael, the GM, makes himself readily available to all guests both through a Monday meet and greet (with free drinks!) and through informal socializing, and he's really terrific. He even spontaneously hosted a New Years Eve party by the pool when us and a few other guests expressed interest. He really wants all his guests to have a great time. Like others have posted, we definitely recommend the Friday night music performance by the "elders" on the island. Best to get a room with a kitchenette because food options are limited in town and close early. True that the beach is not really swimmable but the good news is that the sunsets in front of the hotel are beautiful and there are ample beaches to choose from on the island that are close by.
Also a word on Molokai itself--we were somewhat dubious about visiting Molokai when many people on other islands warned us that there was only a day's worth of things to do and that it was very rural. It turned out that Molokai was our favorite part of our multi-island trip. It is a place frozen in time, locals are exceedingly friendly and eager to share aspects of Hawaiian culture and tradition, and there are so many extraordinary places to explore that we easily filled up a week and regrettably didn't get to everything we wanted to do. Definitely recommend the Kalaupapa peninsula visit (we hiked and it was great) and the Western beaches. Also very worthwhile to visit the Kamakou forest reserve if you have a jeep and are comfortable driving on tough roads. If you need nightlife, shopping, and lots of tourist facilities this might not be the right place for you, but if you like an off the beaten path adventure, come to Molokai and stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy an authentic Hawaiian experience at our resort, located on Kamiloloa Beach adjacent to Hawaii's only barrier reef. Our Ocean front resort offers the ideal setting for your authentic Hawaiian experience. Join us every Friday for our "Aloha Friday" sunset celebration from 4pm-6pm Oceanside. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Molokai Hawaii