Make it to Molokai! Ke Nani Kai, Unit 115, Ocean View, 1 Bedroom
Rediscover the "Spirit of Aloha" and the HawaiI of Yesterday!
An Abundantly & Beautifully Furnished Vacation Rental Condo on Molokai's Sparkling West End with "post card" views overlooking the 8th fairway of the Kaluakoi Golf Course (closed), Pãpõhaku Beach (3 mile beach), Kepuhi Bay, unspoiled terrain and those famous Hawaiian Sunsets
A CONDO THAT EXCEEDS EVERYONE'S EXPECTATIONS!
Ke Nani Kai Resort Condominiums are located on the West End of Molokai, adjacent to the Kaluakoi Golf Resort (closed 4/2008) and the areas many beaches. The resort consists of 120 individually owned condominiums on 14 landscaped acres, a large pool, heated whirlpool spa, 2 championship tennis courts and built-in BBQ's with picnic areas.
Our 1,000 square foot (includes lanai) vacation rental one-bedroom condo, unit #115 is located overlooking the 8th fairway of the Kaluakoi Golf Course with views of Pãpõhaku Beach (3 mile beach), Kepuhi Bay, unspoiled terrain and those famous Hawaiian Sunsets. This downstairs unit offers one of the best views in Ke Nani Kai. These views can be enjoyed from the lanai, kitchen, living room/dining room or the bedroom while standing, sitting or stretching out!
Just some features of our condo:
Our unit is abundantly and beautifully furnished with all of the comforts of home. All of these items are included in the cost of your rental at no extra charge!
We use our unit several times each year and it is fully equipped, regularly maintained and it is waiting for you to call it "home" during your stay.
New Lower Rates!!
|HIGH SEASON - DECEMBER THRU MARCH|
|$80 - $108 PER NIGHT BASED ON LENGTH OF STAY|
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LOW SEASON - APRIL THRU NOV
|$66.67 - $100 PER NIGHT BASED ON LENGTH OF STAY|
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-Rates are for 1 or 2 persons.
Maximum Occupancy: Two (Adults only please.)
-Hawaii taxes apply to all rates.
-Check In/Out Cleaning Charge $75 per stay. (Free for multiple monthly stays.)
All rates DO NOT include cleaning services DURING your stay.
Cleaning during your stay can be arranged for $75.00 per cleaning.
All returning guests are exempt from future rate increases provided they return every year.
Our availability calendar is kept current. Please click here to see if your desired dates are still available.
If you need additional units, wish to stay for less than one week or are looking for a lower cost unit (which won't be nearly as nice as ours), or we are not available, you can email me and I can provide you with referrals for other owners who also rent out their units.
Please email, phone (949) 481-5377 or (949) 444-8105 for reservations. Please include your arrival and departure dates in your request and the number in your party.
A deposit must be received within 7 days after confirming your reservations or your reservations will be cancelled. Full payment is required for all reservations made within 60 days of arrival. Final Payment is required 60 days prior to your arrival.
Payment is accepted by credit cards (via PayPal), Personal Check or Money Order. PayPal payment instructions will be sent to you.
Confirmation will be made with you via mail, fax or e-mail as soon as your deposit is received. Check-in instructions and island information will sent after your final payment is received.
Be sure to let us know your arrival/departure times so that we may assist you with either early or late arrivals and later check-out times.
Check-In is 3:00pm
Check-Out is 10:00 a.m.
Changes or cancellations received at least 60 days before your arrival date will be fully refunded minus any transaction costs, i.e. Paypal. Changes within 60 days of your arrival are permitted at no charge provided that your new travel dates are within the same calendar year. Cancellations within 60 days will be subject to forfeiture of your payment(s) unless your reserved dates are rebooked.
Please make sure that you allow a minimum of 1 hour and 15 minutes in between flights in (HNL) Honolulu. Minimum connecting time is 30 minutes for flights connecting thru (OGG) Kahalui, Maui. To ensure that your baggage can be checked all the way through to Molokai (MKK)--check with your mainland to Hawaii airline to see which inter-island carrier they can check your baggage on before booking.
The airport code for Molokai is MKK. The airport is located in Ho'olehua, Molokai.
Airlines that service Molokai:
Island Air 800-652-6541 Service to Molokai from from Honolulu (HNL) and Kahalui-Maui (OGG) with Dash-8 aircraft (holds about 37 passengers). Booking online at their website will get you a lower rate than booking by phone. www.pandaonline.com is a website offering lower prices for flights on Island Air. However, not booking directly with an airline can be an inconvenience and a financial burden if changes are necessary.
Mokulele Airlines 866-260-7070 operates 9 seater Cessna, single engine aircrafts to/from Honolulu.
Makani Kai Air 808-834-1111 small plane operator with 8 round trips to Honolulu daily. FROM HONOLULU THEY DEPART FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RUNWAYS---a cab ride is necessary if you are making any connections to any other carrier.
If you travel on a carrier other than Island Air or Mokulele, check to see where they depart from. Some carriers may not operate out of the Honolulu airport and a taxi ride will be necessary to reach them as well as planning additional travel time. In addition, the baggage allowance may be less than your limit on the mainland to Hawaii flight! Remember..you don't need much in Hawaii! And, on Molokai, don't bring anything new to wear, nor jewelry or makeup. No one will notice and no one will care!
A SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING YOUR CHECKED BAGGAGE ON YOUR DEPARTURE FROM MOLOKAI:
On your return home, in order for your baggage to be checked beyond Honolulu to the mainland, they must be inspected by a State of Hawaii agricultural inspection agent. While they do operate on Molokai, their hours are limited to the following hours:
Ho’olehua, Moloka’i (MKK)
|Mon- Fri||5:30am - 10:00am .|
I have been told that if you are departing on an afternoon or evening flight, that you can bring your checked baggage to the airport and have it checked in early while the agricultural agents are still on duty. They will then be checked through to your final destination on the mainland on your later flight. This saves you the hassel of claiming them in Honolulu and dragging them over to your mainland carrier. Of course, you have to break up your day to do this. If you want your baggage checked to your final destination, the best thing to do would be to plan your departure flight around the hours of operation.
The island of Molokai is also serviced by a 100 foot, 149 passenger ferry from Maui. The "Molokai Princess" leaves daily from the Lahaina Harbor (Pier #3) daily at 7:15am and at 6:00pm. It takes 90 minutes to Molokai and is approximately $70 each way. It arrives on the Molokai's southern shores at Kaunakakai Harbor. The return times depart Molokai at 5:30am and at 4:00pm. Whales are often spotted during the cruise. If you fly in to Maui, you will have to get transportation to Lahaina. It is about 45 minutes by taxi. I have heard of a shuttle from Lahaina to the Kmart in Kahului for $3.00. I was told that it runs every 90 minutes. Kmart is about 1 mile from the airport. However, flying is faster and easier. Plus, the flight from Maui to Molokai is very spectactular. You will see the sea cliffs of Molokai's north shore...which are the tallest in the world! They can be contacted at 866-440-6284.
If you have never been to Molokai, you will need a car to see the island and to get around. Distances are long and there isn't public transportation. Cars on the island can sell out in advance due to large funtions, i.e. weddings, reunions, etc. Be sure to plan accordingly.
Alamo Rent a Car (800 462-5266) is the only national brand car rental company located at the airport (MKK) on Molokai. They are open daily from 6:00am to 7:00pm and their local phone number is 808-567-6289. (No answer machine. Calls are not answered when assisting customers at counter.)
Local knowledge: Best weekly rates are for Sunday-Monday-Tuesday arrivals.
Discounted rates best found on-line. Search Google for discount codes for your rental and also try www.DiscountHawaiiCarRental.com using "Brand X" for rates for Molokai rentals.
($5.20 gal. for regular unleaded gas as of 10/20/2013.)
There are only two gas stations to obtain gas for your car on the island. Note: There is no gas station at the airport, West End or East End of the island.
- Kaunakakai has two service stations-
The Chevron station 553-3214 is a "Pay at the Pump" station accepting Credit and Debit Cards. They have a snacks/drinks and a mini-fast/local food counter.
Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 8:30pm
Friday - Saturday 7:30am - 8:30pm
Sunday 7:00am - 6:00pm.
Hele Mai Taxi 808-336-0967
Kukui Tours & Limo Service 808-552-2282
Molokai Off-Road Tour & Taxi 808-553-3369
The Molokai Ranch closed the golf course with the rest of their operations on the island effect on April 5, 2008. If the golf course is reopened and/or sold, I will update this site with the information.
IRONWOOD HILLS GOLF COURSE:
Hawaii's first-ever golf course! Built in 1938.
9 hole golf course in Kalae at 1,200 elevation. Walking course with spectacular views of the northwest shores, carts also available. $28 green fee-9 holes with cart. Check directly for monthly discounts. Open daily.
KALAPAUPA (Hansen's Disease Colony)
You can take the mule ride, hike or fly down to this isolated peninsula which is a National Historic Park. This part of Molokai was made famous by Father Damien, a Belgian priest who came to the settlement in 1873 to help those stricken by the disease. The disease was brought under control by sulfone drugs in the 1940's. Today, fewer than 20 people remain in Kalaupapa and they are free to come and go as they please.
The tour at Kalaupapa takes a maximum of 30 participants. It operates everyday except on Sunday. It is an all day tour. If you fly or walk in - you must bring your own lunch. You may want to book this trip prior to your arrival. The mule trip is memorable but the plane ride is faster, easier and cheaper!
DAMIEN TOURS: 808-567-6171 – call for Kalaupapa tour reservations 7-9 am or 5-7 pm. $40 per person for tour only (if you walk in or fly in). For flight reservations, contact Makani Kai Air at 808-834-1111. (Bring a book to read--you may have to wait for the hikers and the mule riders before your tour will begin.)
MULE RIDE: 800-567-7550 (toll free) or 808-567-6088 FAX:
P.O. Box 200 Kualapuu, HI, 95757
800-709-BEAN (toll free) or 808-567-9490 x26.
Now owned by Coffees of Hawaii, you can visit this working coffee plantation by Mule Drawn tours of the coffee fields. Call for hours and prices. Click to read news article.
The Plantation Store features an Espresso Bar, Arts and Crafts from over 30 Molokai artisans, Malulani Estate Coffee and MuleSkinner Coffee. Be sure to try their Mocha Mama! It's the best!
Come to listen to the group Na Ohana Hoaloha play their live music on Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm! Not to be missed. Now playing at Paddler's in---same day & time.
Espresso Bar -Serves food & drinks
Mon-Fri 7am - 2pm
Sat 8am - 2pm
Sun 3p - 5pm
Plantation Store-The Blue Monkey
Mon - Sun 10am - 2pm
MOLOKAI OFF ROAD
P.O. Box 747 Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748808-553-3369
KALAE TOUR: Fully narrated tour. See historic Kalaupapa Lookout, Purdy’s MacNut Farm, Coffee’s of Hawaii Plantation, and Kaunakakai Town (where you’ll spend a ½ hour walking around). Minimum of 3 passengers.
MOLOKAI HIGHLIGHTS: Fully narrated
tour. See historic Kalaupapa Lookout, Father
Damien’s Church, Purdy’s MacNut Farm, Coffee’s of Hawaii
Plantation, Ancient Fishponds, and historic Kaunakakai Town (where you’ll
spend a ½ hour walking around). Lunch is not included.
Minimum of 3 passengers.
Mountain bike or hike to hidden
waterfalls and pools on Molokai. Our mountain tour takes you along the
eastern ridge of breathtaking Halawa Valley. After a one hour bike ride
and a twenty minute hike, discover a secret pool for a refreshing swim.
If you don't want to mountain bike, we can drive you up part of the way
and hike the rest. Either way, the experience will blow your mind!
Half Day Tours are about three hours long. Choose either the Mauka (mountain) Tour to the waterfalls (weather permitting) or the Makai (ocean) Tour to secluded Fagan's Bay. $45/person, $40/person if you already have a bike, 2 people minimum.
Molokai Bicycle's Exclusive Pu'u o Hoku Ranch Tours. The tour to the waterfalls takes you high above historic Halawa Valley. Our aluminum bikes with LX components are professionally maintained allowing hassle-free, high quality riding. The mauka (toward the mountains) ride encounters some slippery conditions over steep terrain. Unless you're an expert rider, expect to walk these short up and down stretches but the ride is still enjoyable by anyone in decent shape. If you're not a mountain biker and would rather hike, a truck is available to take you up part of the way. Of course, you purists out there who prefer to hike or run the entire way are welcomed to. Truck, bike, hike, run. Any combination is possible.
Molokai’s only full service bike shop. Sales, bike & ocean sport rentals, repairs. Free maps/info on biking, hiking, camping and ocean activities.
First Day - $20, each Additional
Day - $15, Weekly Rate - $85, Monthly Rate - $175
Rentals Include: Helmets, Water Bottles, Maps, Car Racks, Inside info. on rides, One heck of a good time!
Offers car, moped and sports equipment rentals, shuttle services, biking and/or kayak tours, and island tours.
RENTALS AND TOURS:
808-553-5663 Toll Free 800-553-9071
P.O. Box 28
Rental equipment available for snorkeling, kayaks, surfboards, boogie boards, mountainbikes, fishing poles, camping gear, childrens' gear (west suites, car seats, port-a-cribs, baby jobbers, backpacks).
Offers kayak, snorkel, forest hiking and Coffee Plantation bike tour.
MOLOKAI MUSEUM &
P.O. Box 986
Kaunakakai, Molokai 96748
On the National Register of
Historic Places is the R.W. Meyer Sugar Mill – 1878. Site of the
annual Molokai Music Festival.
Guided tours Mon – Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
They have a nice gift shop! Be sure to visit!
RATES: $3.00 adults,$1.00 children 5 – 18 years
CONSERVANCY OF HAWAII:
PH: 808-553-5236 / FAX: 808-553-9870
P.O. Box 220 Kualapuu, Hawaii 96757
Click here for Hike Schedule
Monthly hiking tours of Kamakou Preserve on the east end and the Moomoomi Sand Dunes on the northwest corner of the island. We did the trip to Moomoomi in May of 2004 . It was fabulous and well worth the suggested $25 donation per person. They use their 4-wheel drive vehicles to take you to their destinations and provide an indepth lecture of the surroundings. Plan to bring your own sack lunch. And, be sure to reserve early. They only take a handful of people and the spots fill up early.
We also had the opportunity to visit the Kamakou Preserve (Molokai's rain forest) on 6 different occasions (we go as often as possible!). It is an experience of a lifetime! Again, they use their 4-wheel drive vehicles to take you to the preserve via a 10 mile dirt, mud and rock road! It's almost like a Disneyland ride! Then, you'll walk approximately 1 1/2 miles on 2 x 8 wooden planks (wrapped in metal mesh to keep you from slipping) through the rainforest. In addition to all of that beauty, you will come to the end where you'll enjoy your home packed sack lunch high in the mountains at the Pelekuna lookout. It is like lunching in heaven! The lookout is spectacular! Words cannot describe it. You just have to do it!
PURDY’S NATURAL MACADAMIA NUT FARM: PH: 808-567-6601
P.O. Box 84 Hoolehua, HI 96729
Tour the 70 year-old macadamia
Mac products available.
Open Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. FREE
P.O. Box 825 Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
31-foot Coast Guard licensed boat. Day or half day charters. Catch Ahi, Mahi-mahi, Ono, Ulua or Marlin off Molokai. Equipment and bait furnished.
SNORKEL AND DIVE:
P.O. Box 1962 Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748
Let Bill Kapuni take you on
a snorkeling adventure off the shores of Molokai, in the warm tropical
waters where you’ll experience an abundance of marine life. Learn
the lore of ancient Hawaiian legends.
*Professional Gear * Professional PADI Instructor * Snorkel & Dive Tours * Morning Briefing at Location * Complimentary Soda & Chips * Air Fills and Tank Rentals. Morning and Afternoon Tours available.
Located in Kaunakakai in the main part of town. Offers equipment rental or purchase for kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, surf & boogie boards and fishing. They also offer a large selection of t-shirts and gift items.
P.O. Box 826 Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii 96748
Kayak tours and rental, snorkeling and fishing. Enjoy Molokai’s tropical coastline. Tour guide service available. Call Lani Caparida for reservations and information.
MAA HAWAII –
MOLOKAI ACTION ADVENTURE:
P.O. Box 1269 Kaunakakai, Molokai HI 96748
Guide service. Hunt deer, wild boar or goats using bows or rifles. Hiking, snorkeling, diving, spear fishing, kayaking and reef trolling. Fishpond and Heiau tours.
P.O. Box 1207 Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
Molokai’s original charter
service since 1975. Offering a variety of sailing tours aboard their 42
foot sloop "Satan's Doll".
2-HOUR SUNSET SAIL: $40 per person
WHALE WATCHING: $50 per person - ½ day of *whale watching including soft drinks and pupus.
LANAI SAIL: $90 per person – a full day of sailing to Lanai for swimming, snorkeling and *whale watching. Enjoy soft drinks and a picnic lunch. (Note: 4 person minimum on each tour) / *seasonal
GUIDED HIKE TO RAINFALLS IN HALAWA VALLEY
Call Eddie Tanaka, 808-558-8396 for a personal guided walking tour through the Halawa Valley to the waterfalls. Give Eddie a call. He offers great rates and great local information. He lives down in the East End between mile markers 20 and 21. Tell him that we said "Hello"!!
Kalani Pruet of Halawa Tropical Flowers Farm & Falls Tours can also take you on a personally guided hike to the falls and on a tour of his flower farm for a lower price. Call Kalani at 808-336-1149. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at molokaiflowers.com.
East End-Sacred Waters is owned and operated by Karen Noble. The setting is incredible. She welcomes all levels. Bring a bathing suit if you want to swim after class! Be sure to call her to tell her you're coming. And, don't wear a watch....her classes often run 3 hours long! But who wants to stop anyway! Her location is between mile markers 17 and 18 on the east end of the island. Be prepared to spend 1 hour each way from the west end. She suggests a rate of $10 to $20 for each class. I always pay her at least $15. It is well worth it.
Maunaload Town Cinemas
(Closed by the Molokai Ranch April 5th, 2008)
There is an air-conditioned movie theatre in Maunaloa Village that features current films in their 3 theatres. All shows before 6PM only $4.75 everyday. Senior citizens and children $4.00 all day!
Molokai is blessed with clear, dark skies that make stargazing truly world class. There is very little "light pollution" to interfere with your gazing of the Milky Way! Be sure to go outdoors at night! You will be blown away by the shear number of stars and the occasional shooting star!!
There currently are no restaurants servicing the Kaluakoi Resort area. There are hopes that the restaurant at the old Sheraton (now owned by the Molokai Ranch) will reopen with the hotel at some point in the future.
Kualapu'u Cookhouse 808-567-9655
Off Highway 480 near the Coffee
Plantation. The best local place to eat any meal.
Offers good local cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner - 6 days a week).
Sunday Brunch 9am - 2pm
Monday - Breakfast & Lunch only
Tues - Sat - 7am - 8pm
Coffees of Hawaii 808-567-9490
The Coffee Plantation offers an Espress Bar and Deli. Good place for breakfast and lunch. Be sure to have one of their Mocha Mamma's! They have plans to expand into a restaurant and are providing live entertainment. Call for details.
Mon - Fri 7a - 5p
Sat 8a - 4p
Sun 8a - 6p
“In Town” – Kaunakakai
Molokai Pizza Café & Restaurant
Best pizza on Molokai! They do not accept credit or debit cards. Cash only!! (ATM nearby)
Open: Sunday 11am – 10pm
Mon – Thurs 10am – 10pm
Fri & Sat 10am – 11pm
Kamoi Snack-N-Go –
Island ice cream shop. They have more than 31 flavors! Call for Hours 808-553-3742
Kanemitsu Bakery -
Restaurant open for breakfast and lunch only. Open 5:30am - 11:30am with bakery open until 6:30pm. Both closed on Tuesday. 808-553-5855
Check directly with hotel for food options. A fire has closed the original kitchen. Some food options are still available.
(East of Kaunakakai)
Restaurant – Open Air style on beach with Lanai as backdrop. Fridays watch and listen to the locals play Hawaiian music from 4pm - 6pm for free (see pictures!). The hotel offers good nightly entertainment.
Open daily from 6 am - 2pm and 5 pm - 9pm.
(Bar hours 10am - 10:30pm)
Dinner Reservations suggested. Check the local paper, "The Dispatch" for their nightly Food Lineup/Specials. Friday nights are always Prime Rib nights. Get their early before they run out of your selection!
Paddlers Inn -
Daily from 11:00am
A new eating & drinking spot! Located in the old "Ziggy's building. They have nightly entertainment and a real piano! You can sit outside near the bar under a covered patio with overhead misters going off every 20 seconds! Food is good and reasonable. Great atmosphere! Be sure to buy a t-shirt!
There are no “super-markets” on Molokai but you should be able to find what you need (not always what you want) at one of the islands markets.
Kaluakoi Resort Market –This market is open daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm and offers snack foods, beverages, sundries, crafts and gifts.
Maunaloa General Store – This store is located up at the Maunaloa Village and has a terrific selection of just about anything you need or might want. They are open 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon-Sat and 9:00 am - noon on Sunday.
Kumu Farms -
Selling produce Tuesday to Friday, 9 to 4.
This local farmer of organically grown papayas and fresh produce is now selling their fruits, vegetables and other products directly to the consumer from their charming produce stand. You can also reasonably ship (via FedEx) papayas to yourself or to your friends - or- take a box home with you (treated for mainland travel).
Located near the Moloka'i airport, off the Maualoa Highway on Hua'ai Road (on right side when driving from the West End towards town).
“In Town” – Kaunakakai
Misaki’s Groceries & Friendly Market - Both are located on the same side of the street in town and are the most well-stocked markets on the island. Misaki's usually has the best prices on alcohol. Misaki's is open Mon-Sat from 8:30am to 8:30pm and on Sunday's from 9:00am to 12noon. Friendly's is open Mon-Fri from 8:30am to 8:30pm, Sat. 8:30am to 6:30pm and is closed on Sundays. Both accept credit cards.
Molokai Wine & Spirits – This “liquor” market is across the street from Misaki’s and carries a very good selection of wines and spirits. In addition, you can often get some specialty cheeses and other goodies for some upscale snacks and additions to your meals. Credit cards accepted. They are open 9:00 am - 10:00pm Sun-Thurs and 9::00 am - 10:30pm Fri & Sat.
Outpost Natural Foods – Excellent source for natural and organic foods. They have a small take-out kitchen that makes vegetarian sandwiches and salads. Very reasonably priced and the food is good. Their hours are 9:00am - 6:00pm Mon-Thur, 9:00am - 4:00pm on Fridays and 9:00am - 5:00pm on Sunday. They are closed on Saturdays.
Kualapuu has a general market with a good meat counter. It is next to “Kamuela’s Cookhouse” restaurant. It is probably closed on Sundays too.
The only place to buy groceries at this end of the island is at the Mana'e Goods & Grindz, 808-558-8186 at Milepost 13. It’s a small market with a “fast food” mini-take out restaurant. Good (and only) stopover place if you are going or coming from the east end. They are open 8am to 5pm daily.