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|Bedrooms: 1 ||Bathrooms: 2 ||Sleeps: 2||Type: Townhouse |
| This 1300 sq. ft. townhouse is located on the 18th fairway on the beautiful hawaiian island of Molokai. The spacious one bedroom unit has two full baths as well as kitchen,living room,and dining areas .... Read More |
Once a place of refuge for defeated warriors and those who had violated the strictures of the Hawaiian kapu system, Moloka'i has long been a land of special power. Like all such sanctuaries in Polynesia, Moloka'i was not protected by physical force, but by spiritual power. That power is still palpable on Moloka'i, which is often referred to as the "Most Hawaiian Island" because it has the largest percentage of native Hawaiian residents in the state (excluding the privately owned island of Ni'ihau).
A scant 264 square miles in total, Moloka'i can be driven tip to tip in a couple hours. Its main town, Kaunakakai, spans three blocks and offers no traffic lights or fast-food restaurants.
North Moloka'i's Kalaupapa peninsula is hemmed in on one side by a 1,500-foot pali (cliff) and on the other side by the blue Pacific. It was established as a place of exile for people suffering from Hansen's Disease (then known as leprosy) in 1866. Today a small group of former Hansen's patients still choose to live in Kalaupapa of their own free will, occasionally guiding visitors through their secluded community.
East of Kalaupapa is Kahiwa Falls, at 1,750 feet the highest sea cliff in the world. To the West, the goddess Laka is said to have given birth to the art of hula somewhere near Maunaloa. For this Moloka'i is often referred to as "Ka Hula Piko" - literally, "the navel of hula" (or figuratively, "the center of the dance").
Also on Moloka'i you'll find Hawai'i's longest white sand beach, the only barrier reef north of Australia, black sand beaches, lowland desert, rain forests, bogs, fern forests, grasslands, lowland forests, ancient heiau (temples, pre-Christian places of worship), and Hawaiian fishponds.
For More Info See Molokai Travel Guide