By Beverly Beyette, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
THE BEST WAY From LAX, United, American, Hawaiian and Continental have connecting service (change of plane) to Molokai. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $442.
WHERE TO STAY Molokai Sea Ranch, a luxury gated oceanfront home with a pool and Jacuzzi. The main house has five bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms; the guest house has 2 1/2 bedrooms, two bathrooms. Nightly rate for the entire complex, $2,550. Information: Hawaii Hideaways, (866) 962-5642, www.hawaiihideaways.com.
WHERE TO EAT Hula Shores, Hotel Molokai (above). The open-air seaside restaurant has a lively bar scene and a view to Lanai. Main dishes $14 to $22.
Paddler’s Inn, 10 Mohala St., Kaunakakai; (808) 553-5256, www.paddlersinnmolokai.com. This local favorite has old-Hawaii decor, including vintage photos of paddlers. The big menu has Hawaiian touches. Main dishes $11.50 to $20.
Maunaloa Room, the Lodge at Molokai Ranch (above). Upscale restaurant with main dishes from $24.40 to $39.50. I preferred the hotel’s casual and less expensive Paniolo Lounge.
Kualapuu Cookhouse, 102 Farrington Ave., Kualapuu; (808) 567-9655. It’s not much to look at, but the food is good. Nightly specials may include stuffed shrimp or rack of lamb. Main dishes $19 to $21.
TO LEARN MORE Molokai Visitors Assn., 2 Kamoi St., Suite 200, Kaunakakai; (808) 553-3876, www.molokai-hawaii.com.
I just wanted to let you know that our stay on Oahu at Honeyed Jade was amazing. My family was blown away by the beauty of the house and the kindness of the Property Manager. We loved the house cockatoo, Lola. She was the life of the party! Thank you to you and Iris for all your help and professionalism. It was greatly appreciated.
If you are looking for the Perfect House in the Perfect Location with the Perfect Hosts
If you are looking for the Perfect House in the Perfect Location with the the Perfect Hosts, you could not possibly find a better Maui Vacation Rental.
From the moment we contacted Sunny, our every need and desire to create a dream trip was effortless. She took care of shopping, dinner reservations and answered every ‘stupid’ question like a true professional.
Any small issue with the house was taken care of promptly by Eric. Always polite and understanding to our requests, he fixed things in a flash!
And the Home….
Great Location on the Beach
Plenty of room(s). We had 7 people.
Modern electronics and Wifi
The Best of Maui!
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We had a wonderful time at Sail Away and I recommended Hawaii Hideaway to dozens of people. You were a delight to work with and I will definitely use you again the next time we rent a home in the islands.
Like a Dream
Bliss doesn’t even describe our experience. It was almost like a dream. We are ready to do this again with Hawaii Hideaways – you guys are the best. Everything was perfect!!!