The Real Hawaii
Molokai is an incredible island packed with personality and indescribable beauty. Known as the most authentic Hawaiian island due to the more rural way of life and connection to history, Molokai is an experience unlike any of the other islands. Home to the world’s tallest sea cliffs and one of Hawaii’s longest white sand beaches, Molokai is impressive visually, but otherwise very different from other islands. Shortly after stepping off the plane, you’ll see a sign that says, “Aloha, Slow Down, This is Molokai.” This sign is a fantastic indicator of the rest of the island, as a slower pace and appreciation of the things around you are integral factors of a great experience on the island.
The Meaning of Aloha
Aloha is more than just a word on Molokai. Hawaiian travel blogger, HulaLand, said it best when she wrote, “every experience is connected with a person, sharing their knowledge, their way of life, their culture, and their appreciation for their island.” This island has a relatively small population, and when visitors come to the island, all that matters is a willingness to learn about the island and experience the real Hawaii. Molokai embodies aloha beyond the definition that most of us are familiar with. “Aloha is an essence of being…[it] means living in harmony with the people and land around you.”
Visit the Molokai Farmers Market
Because the population here is smaller, stores and restaurants on the island are all well-known and frequented by locals. A favorite on the island is the weekly Saturday Molokai Farmers Market, the best place for fresh fruits and vegetables, and island-grown flowers. In addition to the tasty food, the Molokai Farmers Market flaunts the many talents of the Molokai community. Nearly every item found at the market has been grown or hand-crafted on the island, which makes it that much more special.
For visitors, coming to the market is a great way to connect with the locals and experience Molokai. While there are some grocery stores nearby, this is an unbeatable way to indulge in some of the freshest fruit around for your stay and to grab beautiful handmade goods. Plus, the Farmers Market will soon include live music from local artists on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to noon! In Kaunakakai, located on Ala Malama Street, the Molokai Farmers Market is a must when you visit the island.
Hotel Molokai is the only hotel on the island. Located on Kamiloloa beach, adjacent to Hawaii’s only barrier reef, our Polynesian-style village of bungalows is your perfect retreat. Molokai is the ideal place to unplug and relax, returning to nature and getting in tune with yourself while experiencing breathtaking beauty. Hotel Molokai is the perfect place to enjoy the magic of Molokai; each room has a kitchen or kitchenette, plus there’s a gorgeous pool overlooking the ocean and an awesome on-site restaurant. See one of the spectacular rooms for yourself with this 360-degree tour.
Visiting Molokai is an experience unlike any other, and at Hotel Molokai, our goal is to help you experience the island as best you can. A trip to the Molokai Farmers Market is an excellent way to get a feel for the island, not to mention the fantastic food and finds there! We can’t wait to see you here.
Cover photo comes from Molokai Farmers Market on Facebook.
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