Hotel Molokai Resort

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

Kamehameha V Hwy, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, 96748, United States

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    Not a beach resort but..


    Good location a view minutes drive from the village, free parking and WiFi and very helpful staff. Clean rooms and facilities, continental breakfast style take away fruit and bakery products are provided.

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Experience Old Hawaii

by cnango about Hotel Molokai

Hotel Molokai is an old fashioned Polynesian accommodation located right on the shores of Kamiloloa Beach and just minutes away from Kaunakakai town. The small low rise hotel is not real fancy but it is clean and moderately priced. I think for the money the oceanfront rooms are worth spending a little extra. There is also a nice oceanfront restaurant and lounge that has nightly Live Hawaiian entertainment. For me the best thing about the Hotel Molokai is being right on the water of an unspoiled and uncrowded beach.

Dine on the Water

by cnango about Hotel Molokai Oceanside Restaurant

My favorite restaurant on Molokai was the Hotel Molokai Oceanside Restaurant and Lounge. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. It is also ideal for just having cocktails, the bar is open until 10PM and between 4-6PM there is live music. We ordered the chicken plate which came with vegetables, rice and a slice of melon. The chicken was very tender and flavorful, the vegatables and rice were just ordinary. The best part of the dining experience was the setting in the open air lounge right on the edge of Molokai's Hula Shores.

If nightlife is important to you, then...

by RickinDutch about Molokai may not be your best bet

There is a T-Shirt you can buy at the dive shop in Kaunakakai. It has the moon in the upper corner and the rest is blank, except for the words "Molokai Night Life" at the bottom.
Not say there is none, but it takes some work to find a bar or night club. The two resorts and the Hotel Molokai near the ferry terminal have small bars - and there is a smal local bar on town - and that's it.

Best bet for night life - go night fishing on the reef. Ask a local or talk the dive shop guys.

Eating Is an Adventure on Molokai

by Stephen-KarenConn

The only full service restaurant on the entire island is at the Sheraton. We ate dinner there one evening, and although the prime rib was good, we felt the place was overrated and overpriced. Our guidebook said there was a new Kentucky Fried Chicken in the village of Maunaloa, but we found it had already gone out of business.

There are a half dozen small local restaurants scattered about the island. On Sunday afternoon all of them, including Hotel Molokai, were closed. The only franschise place on the island was a Subway, which was open on The Lord's Day. Guess where we enjoyed Sunday dinner? Thank God for Subway!

Fortunately we had a condo with a full kitchen so we bought groceries at a local store and prepared some of our own meals during our stay. For our lunches out and about we packed a picnic. Karen let me do the cooking and she made the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We had a ball.

Sunset at Hotel Molokai's Restaurant

by BlueCollar

Although the food was nothing remarkable (not bad, just not real great either), the view was outstanding! Definitely worth getting an oceanside table and watching the sunset!


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guided day tours

by oldguy5

Has anyone taken a guided day tour on Molokai?
We found two day tours for Molokai. We will take the ferry over from Maui for either one. We found one that tours the whole Island and the other is a customized version of the island. Both run about the same amount of time. Any advice or observations for either one?

Re: guided day tours

by BlueCollar

Since you are doing a day-tour from Maui, your options are limited. To get the best of your short time on-island, it may well be best to stick with one of the tours you have found.

My wife and I have been to Molokai twice for four days each. We have never done a day-tour from another island, but here are the things we have enjoyed while staying there:

Our guided hike to the falls at the back of Halawa Valley.
The muleride down the seacliffs on the northshore to Kalaupapa Peninsula.
Watching the sunset while eating dinner at Hotel Molokai's oceanfront restaurant.
Walking along a whitesand beach with nobody else there.
Having lunch at Kualapuu Cookhouse.
Having ice cream at Dave's Hawaiian Ice Cream in downtown Kaunakakai (get the haupia ice cream mixed with lychee sherbet!)

Molokai is quiet and peaceful. For those who thrive on lots of activity around them, this is not the place to be and may be viewed best as a simple day-tour. For those who want to relax and not have too many fellow tourists around, this is the place.

Re: guided day tours

by oldguy5

Thank you for your reply!

We did do the mule ride the last time we were on Molokai and it was fantastic. But, because we flew over from Oahu for only the day, the mule ride was all we did. This time we want to see the island and town so that is why we chose to do a guided tour.


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