Island life isn’t necessarily about posh grandeur; you can leave that to grand cities such as New York City and Abu Dhabi. Instead, it’s about relaxing luxury and quiet sophistication. As such, in lieu of staying at a grand hotel chain, what about a delightful condominium instead?
Molokai’s Kalualoi Villas owned by Molokai Vacation Properties offers breath-taking ocean vistas of Kepuhi Beach as well as the widest selection of oceanfront homes and condos for vacation rental on Molokai’s sunny west end.
How To Find Them
The condos are located in Kaunakakai off the Wharf road on Hio Place. Their offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4:30.
What To Expect
While you won’t find highly glamorous accommodations here, you’ll at least find comfort and extremely beautiful views. Located on the ground floor, the condos offer unobstructed views of the tropical landscape, Kepuhi Beach and the island of Oahu across the Kaiwi Channel.
Not everyone will prefer condominium style livening. Still, when living in Hawaii, you will not be expected to spend most of your time indoors. In this case, a private condo may just be the right rental for an extended Hawaiian vacation.
The properties include delightful swimming pools surrounded by putting greens and expansive, manicured lawns.
The main advantage of staying here is the closeness to Kaunakakai, offering groceries, souvenirs and other island treats expected from a small town. The main two are the Wavecrest Resort, Kepuhi Beach Resort, Paniolo Hale, Molokai Shores and Ke Nani Kai:
The only condominium resort near the island’s main town, Kaunakakai. This complex features a delightful swimming pool, laundry facilities, barber/beauty shop and barbecue area.
Popular activities here include whale watching and shopping in Kaunakakai.
Other condos are a bit further from the town of Kaunakakai:
Kepuhi Beach Resort
Located in the Kaluakoi Resort area on the west coast of Molokai, Kepuhi Beach Resort offers spacious studios and one bedroom condos with fully equipped kitchenettes and easy access to the beachfront swimming pool and popular Kepuhi Beach.
All their units provide beautiful views of the Kaiwi Channel. It’s especially awe-inspiring as the sunsets to end the day.
Located in the Kaluakoi Resort area on the Northwestern tip of Molokai, Paniolo Hale is close to the Kaluakoi Golf Course and beautiful Kepuhi Beach.
The beautiful complex is built around beautiful and includes a swimming pool and gas barbeques.
You’ll also find a number of beautiful beaches nearby, including the white sand Papuhaku Beach.
The sprawling Wavecrest Resort is situated on five beautiful waterfront acres decorated with beautiful tropical landscaping. Located just 13 miles from Kaunakakai, Wavecrest offers an oceanfront pool and attached cabana.
The cabana is quite popular, complete with BBQs under a poolside covered deck.
Ke Nani Kai
Ke Nani Kai is located on Molokai’s sunny west coast within the Kaluakoi Resort. Ke Nani Kai is a complex of 120 low rise condominiums. A reflection of the wider resort, Ke Nani Kai is tastefully furnished and complete with spacious rooms.
The advantage of this condo is that gusts can take advantage of the resorts amenities, including two championship tennis courts, a luxurious free-form swimming pool, heated whirlpools and white sand beaches.
Beach Houses & Bungalows
How about spending some time by the beach? Several beach houses and bungalows are available for rental. This includes a selection of oceanfront and overview homes that dot the island of Molokai. Some are low-rise, some high-rise while some privately secluded and others a bit more open to the beach.
Examples include the two bedrooms, oceanfront Fishpond Cottage, the beachfront Aala Hale, the beachfront Happy House, the Kimo’s Hale offering stunning views and the beachfront Beach House Cottage. Most of these dwellings offer two bedroom suites.
Most studios here are complete, convertible suites that can prove quite advantageous; especially if you are travelling with a small family. During daytime, the entire living area is essentially an open living room.
As night draws close, the area may be converted into a standard bedroom with a King Size Murphy Bed, bedside table, and all the other amenities that you would expect from a standard bedroom. The best part is, this conversion is done with finger-tip ease. Quick point to note, the studio only accommodates two adult guests, so plan accordingly.
The studio amenities are quite standard and include a King Size Murphy bed as mentioned, gas barbeques nearby, ocean front pool, 27″ Flat screen TV, Cable TV, telephone with unlimited US long distance calling, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, blender, and toaster. For the business traveler, there’s also an iron & ironing board, linens and towels.
If you’re travelling alone, then renting your own bedroom makes sense. There’s a beautiful second floor one bedroom condo just a few minutes away from the sands of Kepuchi Beach.
Not only does the condo offer quick access to Kepuchi and its surrounding amenities including the beachfront swimming pool and gas barbeques are both nearby, but wonderful sights of the beach and other areas.
Most rooms provides a perfect vantage point from which to witness magnificent Molokai sunsets for romantic evenings while watching whales lap by on their journeys.
Amenities are standard and include a King Size bed, ocean view, gas barbecues, ocean front pool, 37″ LCD TV and Home Theater System with 5 disc CD/DVD changer, with 77 cable channels, high-speed internet access for the business traveler coupled with telephone with unlimited US long distance. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender and toaster.
Most rentals on offer are all are just steps or minutes from Kepuhi Beach and Papohaku Beach, Hawaii’s longest white sand beach. In fact, the west side offers the best surf on Molokai during the winter months and the best swimming in the summer months. As such, the coast is often very active and vibrant.
In addition, there are a few rentals on the tropical East side. Here, majestic mountains create a lush backdrop for Wavecrest Resort and Molokai Shores condos; both located just a few miles away from the main town of Kaunakakai.
Other interests include:
- Take a cool dip in the freshwater pool
- View the highest sea cliffs in the world
- Snorkel and scuba dive Hawaii’s longest barrier reef
- Windsurf in the channel between Molokai and Lanai
- Watch the Humpback Whales (December – May)
- Hike through the Rain Forest
- Visit secluded beaches
- Visit Kalaupapa Settlement by mule
Of course, being a small area with no fully fledged features, activities are limited to the surrounding area. Still, guests can have a marvelous time here enjoying all that the area has to offer. Golf lovers can play on the mountain course at Ironwoods Golf Course.
Most guests will want to take a dip in the freshwater pool or snorkel/scuba dive Hawaii’s longest barrier reef. For a more adventurous time, hike up the mountains to view the highest sea cliffs in the world, explore the windsurf in the channel between Molokai and Lanai, hike through the Rain Forest and Visit Kalaupapa Settlement by mule. For a more relaxed visit, read a book on the lanai or under a shady palm, watch the Humpback Whales or visit secluded beaches.
Whether you are searching for short or long term accommodation or even relocating, Molokai’s Kalualoi Villas will provide you with a host of splendid options in the heart of the Hawaiian Islands
For additional information, please visit their website.