The small-town, down-to-earth character earned its nickname, "The Friendly Isle." Molokai has preserved its slow paced, laid-back lifestyle and connection to the past.
You won't find any traffic lights here. Just friendliness.
Molokai is Hawaii's fifth-largest island and only 38 miles long and 10 miles wide. Yet it's home to the highest sea cliffs in the world as recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records, at 3,600 to 3,900 feet.
Hawaiian culture thrives here, as many of its residents are of Native Hawaiian ancestry. You'll find native Hawaiian fishponds and heiau (Hawaiian temples) transporting you back to ancient times.
The island hub is the harbor town of Kaunakakai with businesses and shops, including the famous family-owned Kanemitsu Bakery. Locals and visitors line up after hours for piping hot loaves of freshly-baked bread.
For those seeking some adventure, you can ride a mule down the 1,700 foot cliffs to Kalaupapa National Historic Park to the beautiful Kalaupapa Peninsula. It's a 2.9-mile journey complete with 26 switchbacks taking you to the remote village of Kalaupapa -- the historic site of a former settlement for Hansen's Disease patients.