The fifth largest island, or second smallest, in Hawaii, Molokai is known as the Friendly Isle. While there, be sure to visit these top five Molokai attractions:
1. Kalaupapa Peninsula
Once a leper colony, this isolated area was the land of Father Damien. It has since been turned into a National Park that covers over 10,000 acres, offering wonderful walking and hiking opportunities.
2. Molokai Museum and Cultural Centre
Located at the museum is America’s oldest restored sugar mill dating back to 1878 when the machinery was run by mules and a steam engine. Monday through Saturday you can take a mule trek, hike or tour for about $2.50.
3. Kamakou Preserve
Kamakou’s highest point, standing at 4,961 feet, is located on the preserve which is also home to bogs, shrublands and cloud forests. On a walking tour you may get lucky enough to see one of the endangered forest birds that are protected on the preserve.
4. Sea Cliffs
There is no site more beautiful than the 3,000 foot tall sea cliffs located on Molokai. You will be able to witness the majesty of one of Hawaii’s tallest waterfalls, Kahiwa Falls, thundering more than 1700 feet to the ground.
5. Smith and Bronte Landing
Emily Bronte and Ernest Smith were the first civilians to fly from the mainland to the Hawaiin Islands. After covering 2,200 miles, the two crash landed here in 1927 in their plane called ‘The City of Oakland’.