Has Maui gotten too commercial? Is Lanai a secret treasure? Is Oahu tops because of the surfer’s paradise on the North Shore? Northwest Traveler is starting every week with a new topic in our Monday Survey, and this week Hawaii-loving readers responded with their views on the best islands of aloha. Now, it’s time for the…More
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Getting to and from the Hawaiian island of Molokai truly was half the fun. I flew on Mokulele Airlines to and from Molokai via Honolulu on a tiny 9-passenger Cessna prop plane. Baggage-checking and baggage claim takes about one minute and passengers stroll across the Tarmac to clamber aboard. Every seat is a window seat and…More
The road to the isolated, undeveloped east tip of the Hawaiian island of Molokai is one of the most gorgeous roads I’ve ever driven. And, for a paved road, its last eight miles are the narrowest and most twisting I’ve driven. The road hangs off steep cliffs above the ocean, squeezes around dozens of blind hairpin…More
I arrived on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, during a week-long trip in the islands, just in time for a three-hour-long torrential rainstorm that had everyone talking and splashing through deep puddles. But today the sun was back, the Seattle-like gloom gone and the island sparkling again from its thickly forested 4,000-foot ridges to the…More
Forget the mai tai at an outdoors bar, forget the sunset on the beach. A heavy rainstorm swept across the Hawaiian islands Monday, drenching both Honolulu and the small island of Molokai where I’m staying. I scurried back to my room and climbed under the covers to warm up for the evening. On Molokai, locals welcomed…More