the ocean next to a mountain side
Plan A Relaxing Getaway To This Underrated Hawaiian Paradise
By Mina Elwell


If you want to have a quiet and profound experience while learning about the history and culture of Hawaii, the island of Moloka’i is perfect. It is quaint even during peak season.
According to the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, in December 2022, only 4,324 visitors flew in. It may be small, but it’s beautiful.
Coral reefs fill the surrounding ocean, 3,600-foot cliffs rise out of the water, and you can walk miles on a sandy beach without seeing another visitor.
There isn’t a resort on the island because its traditional culture resists outside interference. Activists work to prevent Moloka’i from being transformed into a tourist trap.