Molokai Local Customs

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    A loko i
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    Molokai horse
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Molokai Local Customs

  • Smile and wave

    Don't be startled when a complete stranger, most likely a "local' (resident of the island) says Aloha or hello to you as you walk the town or beaches, it's nice to say aloha or good morning/afternoon/evening back to them. When you're driving, wave and smile because if they're "local", they will most likely do this gesture of friendliness first.

  • Ancient Fishponds a Great Engineering...

    Molokai has the highest number of ancient Hawaiian fishponds. A loko i'a (fishpond) was created by building a scallop shaped lava rock wall in the shallow waters off shore and it was used for storing and fattening up fish, by hand feeding them sweet potatoes and breadfruit.Today the # 1 catch is the Striped Mullek Fish. Three kinds of crab are...

  • Resident cranes

    Some horses even had resident cranes on their backs. It's a win-win situation as the horse will get rid of bugs and the crane gets a tasty meal.

  • Lucky Horses

    There seemed to be a large number of horses on the island, some tied up near the road, others just wandering in the brush and vegetation. There is such an abundance of greenery for these vegetarians to eat. And they were just as curious to check us out as we were them.

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  • Puu o Hoku Ranch

    PO Box 1889, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, 96748, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Wavecrest Resort

    155 Star Rte, Kalaupapa, HI 96748

  • Kauai Sands Hotel

    420 Papaloa Road

  • Hotel Molokai Resort

    Good location a view minutes drive from the village, free parking and WiFi and very helpful staff....

  • Ka Hale Mala

    Seven Kamakana Place, P.O. Box 1582, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, 96748, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Dunbar Beachfront Cottages

    HC 01 Box 901, Mile 19, Hwy 450 East, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, 96748, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Marc Molokai Shores Suites

    When I stayed there, I was at the Molokai Shores. It's a condo/rental facility, so they inventory...

  • A'ahi Place Bed and Breakfast

    215 A'ahi Place, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, 96748, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Miller Molokai

    243 Papapa Place, on Papohaku Beach, Kaunakakai, H

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