Molokai - Kalaupapa

Molokai Fact Sheet

"The Enlightening Isle"

See also: Why Molokai, Map of Molokai (PDF)

Molokai Highlights

  • Fifth-largest island in Hawaii
  • Major Town: Kaunakakai
  • Population: 8,000
  • Number of Rooms: More than 170
  • Top Venue Regions: Kaunakakai, Maunaloa

Molokai Overview

Molokai embodies Hawaii's past in a place where culture thrives, replete with historical accounts, island legends and breathtaking landmarks. Guests won't find skyscrapers or stoplights, but those seeking a true retreat atmosphere will find Molokai to be the perfect meetings destination and an ideal setting for team-building and pre- and post-meeting activities.

Attendees in Molokai will enjoy exploring the expanse of the island and embarking on a wide range of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences, such as a visit to well-preserved Hawaiian fishponds, touring a macadamia nut farm or sipping coffee from a 500-acre coffee plantation.

Group day trips to Molokai, via a short flight or ferry ride, can lower blood pressure and change one's view of the modern world in quiet escape from the bustle of urban life, making this island an ideal location for attendees to think, share ideas and get inspired.

Natural Beauty

  • Molokai is home to the world's highest sea cliffs (3,600 to 3,900 ft.) along its northeast coast and the state's longest continuous fringing reef (28 miles) off its southern coast
  • Lush country and beautiful beaches stretch for 38 miles, making Molokai an island truly fit for ocean activities and outdoor adventure
  • Along the northern coast of Central Molokai, groups can take the "road less traveled" and get red dirt in their shoes along the 1,700-foot cliffs leading to Kalaupapa National Historical Park, hiking or riding mules down the peaceful mountain trail
  • In Western Molokai, a quiet retreat features some of the state's least-visited, beaches including Papohaku Beach, one of the largest white sand beaches in Hawaii, and Kapukahehu Beach, the perfect vantage point for breathtaking sunsets
  • On Molokai's east end, visitors can take a guided hike to the beautiful Halawa Valley, the only one of Molokai's five epic valleys that is easily accessible 

Other Activities & Attractions

  • Beyond exploring Molokai's natural beauty, groups can unwind with a round of golf at the 9-hole, plantation-style course at Ironwood Hills Golf Club or visit historic places like St. Joseph's Church, built in 1876 by Saint Damien, and Kaluaaha Church, Molokai's first Christian church
  • In Molokai's main town of Kaunakakai, attendees can embark on a fishing or boating adventure from the harbor or explore the local shops and historic landmarks
  • The small plantation town of Maunaloa offers unique shops and galleries like the Big Wind Kite Factory, specializing in handmade kites

Molokai Accommodations & Venues

Equipped to handle small and medium-sized meetings, Molokai offers approximately 140 hotel rooms:

  • Located on Kamiloloa Beach in Central Molokai, the oceanfront Hotel Molokai provides a blend of local traditions and modern luxuries; on Friday nights, guests will be entertained by local ukulele players, hula dancers and singers, with stargazing following the performances
  • Additional bed and breakfasts, rental cottages and condominiums are also available in Molokai's charming towns of Kaunakakai and Maunaloa.

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