Molokai Island Retreat is located on the Island of Molokai, Hawaii’s fifth largest island, spanning only 38 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point. It is home to the highest sea cliffs in the world and the longest continuous fringing reef.
Wavecrest Resort – The Perfect Home Base
Molokai Island Retreat can be found within the Wavecrest Resort, five beautiful waterfront acres located on the highly desirable lush east end of the island. Our vacation rental offers the perfect home base for exploring all that this amazing Hawaiian Island has to offer.
With breathtaking ocean views, lush tropical gardens, an oceanfront pool, and plenty of space to relax and unwind, Molokai Island Retreat is the ideal choice for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Wavecrest’s shores are protected by Hawaii’s largest barrier reef, which provides calm shorelines and is also the home of one of Molokai’s ancient royal fishponds.
Molokai Island Retreat is a beautifully renovated ocean-view condo that serves as an idyllic home away from home for your tropical escape. Located on the highly desirable lush east end of Molokai, Hawaii in the Wavecrest Resort, our well-appointed accommodations can comfortably host up to four guests. Our third floor condo has the benefit of having a bird’s eye view of both the ocean, with stunning views all the way to Maui, and the beautifully manicured gardens of Wavecrest. We are close to spectacular beaches, hiking and waterfalls, and 13 miles from the main town of Kaunakakai.
Molokai Island Retreat has undergone a recent renovation to provide you with an elevated experience, adding touches to make it feel and look like a brand new condo! Our updates include modernized kitchen cabinets, fresh paint, brand new ceiling fans, new décor, along with new pots and pans, bedding and linens.
To ensure that your stay is both fun and stress-free, we have thoughtfully furnished the condo with all the essentials you’ll need. From beach chairs, towels, sunbrella, boogie board, goggles, and snorkeling gear, we’ve got you covered for all your beach adventures. In addition, we provide extra amenities like razors, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, just in case you forget any of your personal essentials at home.
Our fully stocked kitchen features a combo pod/coffee maker, coffee grinder, Brita filter, brand new pots and pans, microwave, and a wide selection of spices, condiments, and oils, making it easy for you to prepare meals and enjoy dining in.
the ultimate in relaxation
By far, one of our favorite things to do is relax on the lanai and indulge in the breathtaking ocean views that stretch all the way to Maui. In addition, our oceanfront pool, tennis/pickleball court, and shuffleboard court provide more opportunities for you to unwind and have some fun.
If you prefer to stay inside, you can enjoy watching Netflix on our flat screen TV or work remotely with our high-speed Spectrum wireless internet.
Brita Water Filter
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Pack N Play Crib with sheets
Smart TV with Netflix Provided
Top Floor Condo
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Max Guests: 4
Minimum age of Primary Renter: 21
No Smoking (except in designated areas outside of the condo)
Pets Not Allowed
Other Things to Note
Please make sure you are intending to book on Molokai and not Maui. You can fly direct from either Maui or Oahu. There is no longer ferry service available to get to the island.
The Ho’olehua Airport is approximately 30 minutes from the condo, and the main town of Kaunakakai is 13 miles from the condo where you can find restaurants and groceries to stock up for your trip. There is also a small grocery store with a “snack shack” about 3 miles east of the condo.
This is a third (top) floor condo, and there are no elevators at the resort.
Molokai is a very rural island, so we do have occasional power outages and intermittent WIFI interruptions.
License number 560040550117, TA-031-188-4288-01
How do I get to Molokai?
You can get to Molokai by taking a direct flight either from Oahu (HNL) or Maui (OGG) on Mokulele Airlines. It is a half hour scenic flight to the Ho’olehua Airport (MKK).
Can I take a ferry to the island?
There is no longer ferry service available to get to Molokai.
Are tourists welcome on Molokai?
Yes, tourists are welcome on Molokai, but it is important to be respectful of the island’s culture, traditions, and way of life. Molokai is known for its slower pace and laid-back lifestyle, and visitors are encouraged to embrace this way of life during their stay. Additionally, the island has a strong sense of community, and visitors are encouraged to be mindful of their impact on the environment and to support local businesses and organizations.
Molokai can be a great destination for families, but it is important to note that the island does not have as many tourist attractions as some of the more popular Hawaiian islands.
How long should I plan to stay on Molokai?
The length of your stay on Molokai ultimately depends on your travel goals and interests. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway and want to explore the island’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, a week-long stay is ideal. This will allow you to take your time exploring the island’s stunning beaches, hiking trails, and historical landmarks, as well as attending local events and festivals.
However, if you are on a tighter schedule or have limited vacation time, a shorter stay of 3-4 days can still provide a taste of what Molokai has to offer. During a shorter stay, you can still enjoy the island’s top attractions, such as the Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Papohaku Beach, and the Halawa Valley waterfall.
Ultimately, the length of your stay on Molokai depends on your personal preferences and travel goals, so it is important to plan your itinerary accordingly and make the most of your time on the island.
Is there public transportation on Molokai?
Molokai has a limited public transportation system, which includes a bus service that runs on weekdays and a taxi service. However, the best way to get around the island is by renting a car or booking a guided tour.
How far is the condo from the Ho’olehua Airport?
Wavecrest Resort is located on the east end of Molokai, approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) from the Ho’olehua Airport. The drive from the airport to Wavecrest Resort takes approximately 25-30 minutes. It is recommended to rent a car or arrange for transportation in advance to get to Wavecrest Resort from the airport.
Molokai, Hawaii is a unique destination that offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As you arrive on the island, you’ll immediately feel the calm and serenity that permeates the air. With its breathtaking natural beauty, Molokai is a perfect retreat for those seeking a simpler, slower pace of life.
Beautiful secluded beaches
One of the most remarkable aspects of Molokai is its unspoiled beaches. You won’t find high-rise hotels or massive resorts on these shores. Instead, you’ll discover pristine stretches of sand and crystal-clear waters that invite you to relax and unwind. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful place to sunbathe, swim, or snorkel, Molokai has something for everyone.
The Aloha Spirit Abounds
The island’s true charm lies in its people. Molokai is home to some of the friendliest and most welcoming individuals you’ll ever meet. From the moment you step foot on the island, you’ll be greeted with a smile and a warm “aloha.” Whether you’re looking for recommendations on the best local eats or simply seeking a friendly conversation, you’ll find that the people of Molokai are always happy to help.
Aloha! A litte bit about us….We are Cari and Joe, and we would be delighted to welcome you as our guests. As travel enthusiasts, we understand the excitement and joy of discovering new destinations, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. We have been visiting the Hawaiian Islands for over 30 years and have fallen in love with the beautiful culture, people, and, of course, the weather!
Now, we are lucky enough to call Molokai our part-time home and are excited to share this paradise with you. We hope that during your stay at Molokai Island Retreat you will create unforgettable memories, experience the Aloha spirit, and take in the stunning natural beauty of the island.
When we’re not on the island, we live on the central coast of California, and between the two of us, we have five children and four grandchildren!
As new hosts, we are eager to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We are always available to answer any questions you may have about the area or our vacation rental. We want you to feel at home and have the best vacation possible.
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For bookings made more than a year in advance, a deposit of 35% is required at the time of booking, and the remaining 65% of the balance is due 60 days before your scheduled arrival.
In case there is a Hawaii TAT or GET tax increase after you have made the booking, any necessary adjustments will be made to reflect the new tax amount. Please note that you will be responsible for paying any applicable Hawaii General Excise Tax (“GET”) and/or Transit Accommodations Tax (“TAT”). The tax rates are set by the State of Hawaii and are subject to change without prior notice.
A $300 “Hold” will be placed on your credit card 2 days prior to your arrival and released within 7 days of your departure, pending no damages.
Guests must sign a rental agreement upon booking.
Government ID matching the name on the credit card used required.
Guests are expected to read and follow Wavecrest Resort house rules (a copy is provided in the condo binder). Fines issued by Wavecrest Resort for rule violations or damages incurred during your stay will be deducted from your security deposit.
14+days= Full refund*
7-13 days= 50% refund*
0-6 days = No refund*
(*All refunds are less credit card processing fees of 2.9% US, 3.9% outside of US)
If you cancel your reservation, and we’re able to rebook your reserved dates to another guest at the same daily rate, regardless of when the cancellation occurs, we’ll refund the amount for those rebooked dates to you. However, if we have to offer discounted rates to get a last-minute booking, the refund amount will reflect the discounted rate.
At the time of booking, we offer travel insurance, which we strongly advise you to consider. Please note that we can’t guarantee a refund for cancellations, and any refund will be subject to our cancellation policy and our ability to rebook the dates.
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