Mail a coconut from this Post Office in Molokai Travel Tips

Mail a coconut from this Post Office in Molokai; (c) Soul Of America/Wendy Harvey

Molokai Travel Tips

Molokai Facts

Official Language: English
Currency: American Dollar
Time Zone: Hawaii Time Zone (2 hours after Pacific Time)
Est. Population: 125,000

Molokai Travel Tips

Moloka’i is 38 miles long by 26 miles tall, totaling 260 square miles. The highest point is 4,970 feet.

Only 25 miles from Oahu, the lights of Honolulu are visible at night from the northwestn side of Moloka’i.

Molokaʻi is built from two distinct volcanoes known as East Molokaʻi and the smaller West Molokaʻi.

The state of Hawaii does not observe Daylight Savings Time. When you visit, you’ll understand the wisdom of their decision.

Views of the Moloka’i sea cliffs are presented in the movie Jurassic Park III.

Maui County includes the islands of Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokai.

Tradewinds from the northeast at 5-15 mph moderate temperatures year round to average 71 F in Winter and 78 F in Summer.

Volcanic activity from neighboring Big Island of Hawaii occasionally sends hazy air conditions. Otherwise the air is perfect.

Jeanette Valentine at Dave's Ice Cream Store

Jeanette Valentine on a hot day at Dave’s Ice Cream Store, Molokai; (c) Soul Of America

Tsunami warning sirens are tested on the first Monday of each month at Noon. Only be alarmed if the sirens go off at some other time! When a rare tidal wave is on the way, turn on the radio or TV for information. High ground is close by throughout the island.

Banks are open from 9a-5p Monday-Friday. ATMs are located at the local banks and some stores.

Most stores are open Monday-Saturday 9a-5p.

Passports are NOT required for U.S. citizens.

Drink bottled water when available. Bring sunglasses, a hat and plenty of biodegradable sunscreen lotion.

Hawaii electricity standard is the same as mainland USA.

Whale Watching Season is late November through April.

The major holidays are New Year’s Day, Prince Kuhio Day (March 26), Good Friday, Easter, Independence Day, Hawaii Admission Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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