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

For Immediate Release

June 29, 2010


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