Molokai - The True Hawaiian Island by:Jeff Schuman
If you're seeking a real Hawaiian island experience, then you must visit Molokai. Here's why.
Molokai is referred to as the most Hawaiian island. It is also often called "The Friendly Island" because of the warmth and aloha spirit of its residents. This island also has a great deal of history so if you're looking for the old Hawaii, this is it.
Of the 8,000 or so residents of Molokai, nearly 40% are of Hawaiian descent which is why the island got its reputation and reference as the most Hawaiian island.
Molokai has incredible beauty in its rainforests and desolate beaches. Therefore if you are coming to look for a glitzy nightlife and plenty of hustle and bustle, you're going to be very disappointed.
A visit to Molokai is like a visit to the past. Here is an island where the tallest building is no taller than its neighboring palm trees. And when you visit the pristine beaches, you may be the only person strolling the shoreline.
And the great thing about Molokai beaches is their variety. If the surf is especially harsh on one beach, you can find another one in a different part of the island that is usually much calmer.
But spending your time on the beaches can be very enjoyable. You can comb the beaches looking for interesting seashells. Or take advantage of the beautiful diving experiences.
Here is a place where you won't find a shopping mall. And where traffic is so minimal that there isn't even a traffic light.
And the shopping is done in places like Kaunakakai which is the largest town as well as small villages like Kualapu'u and Maunaloa.
The pace of life here is very slow and relaxing. It is a rural area where you can just hang out and enjoy life as it comes.
If you visit this island, you'll find that many of the regular items needed like foods, health and beauty, etc. are more expensive here because they must be transported from other islands. On the other hand, you'll find the hotels here to be less expensive than other islands.
So a stay here can be quite cost effective. And the weather is Molokai is fairly steady and comfortable. Mostly the daytime temperatures hover around 75 degrees and rarely drop to anything lower than the 60's at night.
For the most part these temperatures don't vary more than 6 or 7 degrees year round so anytime is a great time visit Molokai and experience the real Hawaiian Island.
About the author
Jeff Schuman hopes you enjoyed this article on Molokai. He invites you visit his Hawaii Tips website today to see the top things to in Hawaii to make your next vacation or trip to paradise a memorable one. http://www.Hawaii-Tips.com