Molokai is home to Hawaii’s longest beach, the world’s highest sea cliffs, the largest reef system found anywhere in the United States, and the state’s highest waterfall cascading over 1,750 feet.

It has the largest number of undisturbed ancient sites, among these a 700-year-old heiau (ancient Hawaiian temple).

It is the legendary birthplace of the goddess of hula and the site of a leprosy colony, which for more than a century was home to people exiled with the disease. That colony, Kalaupapa settlement (shown at right), is now part of the national park system.

There’s no better way to get a taste of Molokai than with a pair of hiking boots and a guide. This is a rural Paradise just waiting to be discovered!