Known to many as the "Friendly Isle,” Molokai is the least developed of the main Hawaiian Islands. As part of Maui County, Molokai is just across the channel from both the island of Maui and Lanai. Residents of real estate properties on Molokai find relaxation in the city lights of Honolulu visible from the western end of the island as well as the glow of Lanai and Maui from the southern shore of the island. Despite Molokai’s lack of development, two small towns have developed, Mauna Loa and Kaunakakai, although the former has since deteriorated significantly due to the closure of the Molokai Ranch.
The population of Molokai rests at around 7,000 residents to day. However, living on Molokai resembles traveling back to a simpler time. Noted as an island that stays true to its Hawaiian traditions, amazing outdoor adventures are more personal here, tucked away from the stress of the outside world. Due to the lack of urbanization on the island, residents of real estate homes or condominiums for sale appreciate the lush green mountains, white sand beaches, and refreshing breezes that make living on Molokai so enjoyable. With not a single traffic light on the island, the laid back island feeling and lack of stress are both welcomed by residents.
Molokai is also known for the numerous Hawaiian fish ponds along its south shore. Additionally, Papohaku Beach on the western-facing shore is one of the largest and most spectacular beaches in the Hawaiian Islands. Many residents also enjoy a weekend hike through the breathtaking Halawa Valley. Other activities on the island include memorable mule rides through Kalaupapa National Historical Park and boating out to see the world’s tallest sea cliffs along the North Shore, with some cliffs reaching heights of 3,600 feet!
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