Molokai Information2018-10-16T19:56:59+00:00

Molokai Information

About Us

Molokai Vacation Properties is a locally owned and operated business in the main town of Kaunakakai. We are located at 130 Kamehameha V Hwy one block east of Paddlers Restaurant on the main highway. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. MVP is a full service real estate company that manages many vacation rentals on Molokai. When looking for your Molokai accommodations, let one of our friendly agents who live on the island assist you.

Molokai Vacation Properties does have corporate accounts with Alamo Car Rental and Mokulele Airlines and can help with flights and car rentals once your reservations is confirmed with us. If you are lucky enough to move here, call us for more information about Molokai Real Estate or Long Term Rentals or visit our webpage realeastateonmolokai.com MVP can help you find the perfect Molokai property.

MOLOKAI VACATION PROPERTIES – 800.367.2984

About Molokai – Data

  • Location – In the heart of the Hawaiian Islands. 26 (42km)miles southeast of Oahu and 8 (13km) Miles west of Maui with Lanai 10 (16km) miles directly south.
  • Size – 261 square miles (676 square kilometers) About 37 miles long (60 km) and 10 (16km) miles wide.
  • Shape – Three seperate volcanoes created the island. Kamakou, in the east is the tallest with a peak elevation of 4970 feet (1813 meters). Maunaloa in the west rises to only 1381 feet (503 meters). A third, smaller volcano created the kalaupapa peninsula on the north shore.
  • Population – About 8000. The majority live in Kaunakakai, the largest town, which is located on the south shore about in the middle of the island.
  • Ethnicity – 45% Hawaiian or Hawaiian ancestry. 25% Filipino. 30% everyone else including Chinese, Japanese, Caucasian, Black, Samoan, Tongan and others.

About Molokai – Weather & Climate

Molokai weather is wonderful year round, with temperatures averaging about 75°F and rarely going 6 or 7 degrees above or below..   In winter (Dec. thru Mar.), the night time temperatures may drop to the lower 60s and you’re more likely to experience a rainy day.

Spring, summer and fall are all very similar with warm days (up to 85°F) cooled by the trade winds and pleasant evenings in the mid to lower 70s. However, on those days when the trade winds are calm, the heat and humidity will both rise a notch or two.

Here’s some climate data taken at the Molokai Airport. Located at about 21.15°N  157.10°W.   Elevation about 449 feet/137m above sea level. Measurements are the prior 25 year averages.

Average
Maximum
Temperature

°C °F
Jan 25.2 77.4
Feb 25.2 77.4
Mar 25.8 78.4
Apr 26.3 79.3
May 27.5 81.5
Jun 28.3 82.9
Jul 28.9 84.0
Aug 29.6 85.3
Sep 29.7 85.5
Oct 29.0 84.2
Nov 27.5 81.5
Dec 26.0 78.8
Year 27.5 81.5

Average
Minimum
Temperature

°C °F
Jan 17.8 64.0
Feb 17.5 63.5
Mar 18.1 64.6
Apr 19.0 66.2
May 19.8 67.6
Jun 20.9 69.6
Jul 21.5 70.7
Aug 21.7 71.1
Sep 21.6 70.9
Oct 21.2 70.2
Nov 20.1 68.2
Dec 18.6 65.5
Year 19.8 67.6

Average
Monthly
Rainfall

mm inches
Jan 107.8 4.2
Feb 85.7 3.4
Mar 78.7 3.1
Apr 55.9 2.2
May 33.3 1.3
Jun 12.1 0.5
Jul 18.4 0.7
Aug 17.6 0.7
Sep 21.4 0.8
Oct 57.5 2.3
Nov 85.1 3.4
Dec 114.1 4.5
Year 688.6 27.1
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 12/11 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. High 82F. Winds ENE at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 12/12 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 82F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12/13 10%
Partly Cloudy
Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High around 80F. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

About Molokai – Map & Driving Instructions

Getting around Moloka’i is easy. The highway crosses the island from east end to west end with a couple of roads that branch off for short distances. It’s almost impossible to get lost.
Directions to the condos from the airport:
Ke Nani Kai: Take a right out of the airport parking lot and then another right onto the Maunaloa Highway (460). Next make a right onto Kalua Koi Road. Then take a right onto Kepuhi Place. Ke Nani Kai will be on your right side. Map of Ke Nani Kai.
Kepuhi Beach Resort: Take a right out of the airport parking lot and then another right onto the Maunaloa Highway (460). Next make a right onto Kalua Koi Road. Then take a right onto Kepuhi Place. Kepuhi Beach Resort will be on your left side. Map of Kepuhi Beach Resort.
Paniolo Hale: Take a right out of the airport parking lot and then another right onto the Maunaloa Highway (460). Next make a right onto Kalua Koi Road. Then take a right onto Kakaako Road and a left onto Lio Place. Paniolo Hale will be on your left side. Map of Paniolo Hale
Wavecrest: Take a right out of the airport parking lot and then a left onto the Maunaloa Highway (460) toward Kaunakakai. Follow this highway until you see Wavecrest on your right which is 13 miles East of Kaunakakai.Map of Wavecrest.
Molokai Shores: Take a right out of the airport parking lot and then a left onto the Maunaloa Highway (460) toward Kaunakakai. Follow this highway until you see Molokai Shores on your right which is approx. 1 miles East of Kaunakakai. Map of Molokai Shores.

Even though it’s the same road, you’ll note from the map that it has two highway numbers. 450 & 460. Kamehameha V Highway (450) starts at Kaunakakai and ends 27 miles (43km) east at Halawa.

Maunaloa Highway (460) also begins at Kaunakakai, passes the airport at Ho’olehua and ends 16 miles (26km) west at the village of Maunaloa. Turn at mile 15 to reach the Kaluakoi Resort area. To get to Kualapu’u, Kala’e and the Kalaupapa lookout, take Highway 470 where it branches from 460 in the middle of the island.

There are green mile posts every mile. Directions to someone’s house, a resort or a great beach usually include the nearest mile marker number or landmark. For example; “My house is east 6/10s past mile 12. Mauka (mountain) side” or “Wavecrest resort is at exactly mile 13 east, makai (ocean side).”

While the driving times below may seem a little high for the distance involved, they are based on some real life-on-moloka’i factors. The highest posted speed limit anywhere on the island is 45mph (72kph) and in many places it’s less.

Maunaloa to Kaunakakai – 16 miles (26km) – 25 minutes
Kaluakoi Resort to Kaunakakai – 22 miles (35km) – 35 minutes
Kaluakoi Resort to Kalaupapa lookout – 24 miles (38km) – 35 minutes
Kaluakoi Resort to Airport – 15 miles (24km) – 20 minutes
Kaunakakai to Wavecrest Resort – 13 miles (21km) – 20 minutes
Kaunakakai to Halawa – 27 miles (43km) – 50 minutes
Kaunakakai to Kalaupapa lookout – 10 miles (16km) – 20 minutes
Kaunakakai to Airport – 8 miles (13km) – 20 minutes

About Molokai – Transportation

While getting around the island is a breeze, sometimes getting here can be a challenge.

Airlines Serving Molokai

Hawaiian Airlines – All Islands 800.367.5320
Mokulele Airlines – All Islands 808.495.4188
Makani Kai Air – Kalaupapa & Oahu 808.834.1111

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