Experience The Best Of Moloka’i

Beyond the CityMaui

PHOTO: HAWAI‘I TOURISM AUTHORITY (HTA) / BROOKE DOMBROWSKI | LOCATION: HALAWA BEACH PARK

Twenty-five miles southeast of O‘ahu — and 8 miles across the Pailolo Channel from Maui — lies an island like no other in the Hawaiian chain. MOLOKA‘I is a glimpse into a simpler time in Hawai‘i.

There are no traffic lights, no buildings taller than the palm trees, no shopping malls, no crowds, no rush. Moloka‘i, in fact, is the only major isle in the Hawaiian Island chain without an 18-hole golf course. There is a laid-back, nine-hole course that, like everything else on the island, signals its low-key approach to tourism.

If you’re drawn to simple pleasures, Moloka‘i is happy to oblige. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES include hiking, biking, camping, fishing, diving, sailing and stargazing. Nightlife may be slim to nonexistent, but the island’s UNFILTERED VIEW OF THE STARS more than compensates. Don’t expect to fi nd lodging in a large hotel. Choose from condominiums, beach houses, vacation rentals, and bed and breakfasts.