8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Leisure
9:30 a.m. Coffees of Hawai‘i
- A 500-acre coffee plantation, Coffees of Hawai‘i offers tours via a mule draw wagon with a wonderful Espresso Bar and Gift Shop.
11:00 a.m. Purdy’s Macadamia Nut Farm
- Crack your own Mac nuts at Molokai’s only working macadamia nut farm. Hawai‘i is the macadamia nut capital of the world, growing nearly 90 % of the world’s supply.
- Free admission and education tour provided. Sample Mac Nut products. Recipes and instructions on how to crack a macadamia nut are also provided.
- Purchase favorite macadamia nut products in Gift Shop
12:30 p.m. RW Meyer Sugar Mill Museum, also known as Moloka‘i Museum & Cultural Center
- Rudolph W. Meyer, an immigrant from Germany, was a surveyor in Moloka‘i in 1848. He married a Molokai chieftess, and built the Museum in 1878.
- This mill, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, is the oldest mill in Hawai‘i and has been restored to operating condition, providing a glimpse into the lives of plantation workers in the 19th Century.
2:00 p.m. Kalaupapa Lookout
- Located in Pala‘au State Park, you’ll see striking views of Moloka‘i’s North Shore and the Kalaupapa Peninsula.
- Moloka‘i’s cliffs are the world’s highest sea cliffs reaching 1,700 feet. At the foot of the pali is the isolated Kalaupapa Peninsula, a 4.5-square mile lava flow from the Kauhako Crater.
3:00 p.m. Phallic Rock
- Located 200-yards from the Kalaupapa Lookout, at the base of Nananhoa Hill, is the six-foot high Phallic Rock.
- According to legend, the male fertility god, Nanahoa, lived nearby. His wife, Kawahuna, caught him admiring a young girl while staring at her reflection in a pool. Nanahoa struck his wife after she attacked this young girl. She then rolled down the cliff and turned into stone. Nanahoa turned himself into stone, the Phallic Rock.
- Throughout the ages, barren women spent the night at this site in hopes of conceiving a child. Many women still come to this area, praying for fertility. Many women reported they conceived as a result of their visit and prayers.
4:00 p.m. Explore Kaunakakai Town and Shops
- Moloka‘i’s capital, Kaukakakai, sits in the center of the island. The Town’s main strip, Ala Malama Avenue, consists of a single block of tin-roofed buildings that house fine gift shops and boutiques.
- Be sure to visit Kanemitsu Bakery, famous for it’s Moloka‘i Bread and Moloka‘i Lavosh.
- Stroll a half-mile out of town to the Kaunakakai Harbor. Here you’ll find Hawai‘i’s longest pier extending well past the reef.
6:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner at Hula Shores Restaurant
- An open-air, oceanfront restaurant located at Hotel Moloka‘i, on Kamiloloa Beach.
- Open daily, Hula Shores serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Visiting on a Friday?, begin your afternoon with “Aloha Friday Sunset Celebration”. Na Kupuna, Hawaiian for “aunties”, entertain through music, hula and mana‘o (wisdom), and share tales of island lore and culture. Festivities include an age-old island torch lighting ceremony, artisan wares, and a live band all evening.