The Islands of Hawaii
For Immediate ReleaseJune 29, 2010
MOLOKAI FACT SHEET
Size: Molokai is 260 square miles (38 miles long and 10 miles wide).
Population: There are approximately 8,100 residents on Molokai.
Major Town: Kaunakakai
Major Industries: Diversified agriculture and tourism employ the majority of Molokai’s residents.
Average Temperature: Depending on location and time of year, average temperatures range from 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Number of Swimmable Beaches: There are six swimmable beaches on Molokai.
Miles of Shoreline: 106 miles.
Number of Parks: There are 15 parks on Moloka‘i: three State Parks, 11 County Parks, and one National Park (Kalaupapa National Historical Park).
Highest Peak: Kamakou is Molokai’s highest peak at 4,970 feet.
Principal Resort Areas: In West Moloka‘i, the principal resort area is Kaluakoi; in Central Molokai, Kaunakakai; and on the Island’s East End, there are several condominiums and vacation rentals.
Number of Hotels: Aqua Hotel Molokai is the only hotel on the island.
Number of Condominium Resorts: There are five condominium resorts.
Number of Visitors Annually: Approximately 79,000 guests visit Molokai annually.
Most Popular Visitor Attractions: Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Halawa Valley, Papohaku Beach Park, and Moloka‘i Museum & Cultural Center.
Airports: The main airport is Molokai Airport (MKK), located in the center of Molokai. There is also a small airport at Kalaupapa National Historical Park (LUP).
Keli‘i Brown Julie Bicoy
Maui Visitors Bureau Molokai Visitors Assn.
808-244-3530, Ext. 716 808-553-3876