Molokai Fact Sheet

Population: 8,100


Area: 260 sq. miles


Known for: Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Kaunakakai, Papohaku Beach, Saint Damien


Major Town: Kaunakakai


Major Airport: Molokai’s main airport is Molokai Airport (MKK). Kalaupapa Airport (LUP) is a small commuter airport serving this isolated peninsula.


Molokai Area Accommodations: Kaunakakai, Maunaloa


Climate: Average temperature: 70˚ - 85˚ F.


Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time, March through November).


Languages: English, Hawaiian


Currency: U.S. Dollar.


Area code: The area code for all of Hawaii is (808).


Golf Courses: 1


Highest Elevation: 4,970 (Kamakou)


Island nickname: Hawaiian by Nature


Island Flower: White Kukui Blossom


Island Color: Green

Belgian priest Father Damien was canonized in 2009 for his years of caring for the Hansen's Disease patients of Kalaupapa.

Molokai Media Contacts

Destination Molokai Visitors Bureau
Julie Bicoy
Phone: (808) 553-3876