Molokai is known for its slow pace of life, for its awesome geography, its friendly people, and for Father Damien and his work with the lepers of Kalaupapa. It is a wondrous place to visit in order to experience a more peaceful way of living. You can walk along miles of sandy beaches, take a mule trip down to the Kalaupapa colony, or drive and/or hike around the island to discover its beauty.
Getting to the Hawaiian island of Molokai
Local commercial flights to and from Molokai arrive and depart at the island’s main airport, the Molokai Airport, located at Hoolehua, in central Molokai as well as at a small commuter airfield, the Kalaupapa Airfield, located on the Kalaupapa Peninsula, on the island’s north shore.
Aloha Airlines, Island Air, and Hawaiian Airlines service Molokai from other islands.
Travel and Tourism Information for Molokai, Hawaii
There is no Hawaii Visitors Bureau office on Molokai, but much information can be obtained from the Oahu office.
Destination Molokai Assoc., P.O. Box 960, Kaunakakai, HI 96748, (808) 553-3876, (800) 367-lSLE. There’s no staffed office, but they mail out brochures.
Local Transportation on the island of Molokai, Hawaii
Rental cars are available from Avis, Budget , Dollar, Sunshine Rent A Car , or USA Rent-A- Car.
The following taxi companies service the island: Friendly Isle Tours & Transportation, Kukui Tours & Limo, Molokai Off-Road Tours & Taxi, and T.E.E.M. Cab Molokai.
There is no bus service on Molokai so you must plan your Molokai vacation accordingly.
Public Libraries in Molokai, Hawaii
Library Card: HAWAII RESIDENT/MILITARY: Initial card - No charge. Replacement card: Adults - $10 / Minors - $5. NONRESIDENT: Initial card - $25; Replacement card - $25. VISITOR’S CARD: (3 months) - $10.
Video Loans: $1.00 charge for each video borrowed for 7 days. Overdue fine is $1.00 per video per day. Rewind fee of $1.00 per item.
Dial-In Computer Services: View Public Access catalog, place reserves, look up magazine articles.
Oahu 831-6888, Neighbor Islands 1-800-982-4436. (Use communications setup: N8-1, up to 14.4 Kb, DEC VT-100 or higher emulation).
Free Services: Access to reference materials and reference assistance, book talks to classes, checkout of printed library materials, cassettes and CDs, Internet, library programs, displays and exhibits, reader’s advisory, reserves, statewide access to entire library collection.
Molokai Public Library Ala Malama, Kaunakakai 96748. (808) 553-5483.
Media for the island of Molokai, Hawaii
Free tourist magazines such as This Week, Gold Publications, 101 Things To Do, and other pocket-sized guides full of ads, discount coupons, maps and sightseeing information abound for all the islands and one only has to look anywhere.
Molokai has two newspapers, The Molokai Dispatch published on the 1st and 15th of each month and The Molokai Advertiser, published each Friday. The Natural Yellow Pages (online only) is a natural product & services directory that covers all islands.
There are no radio or TV stations on Molokai but cable is available in most areas.
Dial 911 for police, ambulance and fire department on all islands.
Molokai General Hospital in Kaunakakai, (808) 553-5331, has 24-hour emergency service.