Post-A-Nut, Hoolehua Post Office

Post-A-Nut, Hoolehua Post Office

Post-A-Nut, Hoolehua Post Office
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Kate B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The staff was amazing!! The whole experience was perfect. Hina made us feel so comfortable to get in the water and we were able to swim with the Manatees like we wanted. I would definitely recommend Nature's Discovery to everyone.
Written March 26, 2023
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sskroll
Orlando, FL1,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What a neat idea to send folks back home a coconut you have decorated. Sent one to my Mom and it got there faster than some other mail dies. You bring your own coconut that needs to be flat on three sides. We used one that a previous customer had left unused. Post office supplies markers and the price to send it depends on where it is going and how much it ways. The mail sticker is put on the coconut to send that way.
Written May 18, 2024
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Lenn
Rotterdam, The Netherlands184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It is a fun thing to do but do not forget to bring your own coconut!

The misses wanted to send one to a dear friend of us and so we brought one.
At the spot they have plenty of colouring pens available.

It amazes me how people act up about the prices for shipping it to Europe.
What do you expect? To pay 5 dollars? Of course it is way cheaper to send it to the mainland because it is not crossing any borders.

We liked it however bring your own nuts if you want to do this!
Written November 19, 2022
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Kevin P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Neat little place. GF loved the surprise of a coconut in the mail. The guy who works there is incredibly friendly and helpful. Don't allocate much more than 30 minutes since you can only spend so much time decorating 1 coconut!
Written January 7, 2020
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Bree K
Buenos Aires, Argentina27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
A wonderful associate by the name of Gary helped us create and mail one of the most unique souvenirs we've ever seen. For $10-$13/each, we sent coconuts to our family and friends in CONUS. Gary was so accommodating as he helped us to select the right size coconut, provided us with markers with which to decorate our coconuts, all while proving that he is the most customer-centric postmaster I have ever encountered.
Written January 26, 2013
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sabers86
Milwaukee, WI519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Just one of the few fun things to do in Molakai. You enter this very small Post Office and there stands a smiling lady who just loves to help you. You can pick out a coconut and send it back to the mainland. There are several coconuts in some baskets and you take your choice. She then shows you where you put the address and the return address. Our 3 coconuts all cost $11.55 each for shipping which included the coconuts. You can decorate them on the opposite side and bottom with a large array of magic markers in many different colors. Once finished, if you haven't quite made the address legible enough she goes over it and it is ready to ship. We asked about that and several sample decorated coconuts they have a shelf to give you ideas. Well, here is a thank you to her postmaster who thought up this idea. That helped keep their jobs and she and her helpfulness, pleasant attitude, and constant smile got us off to a great start in our day to Molakai.
Written February 7, 2015
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Placido
Tucson, AZ669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
Free coconuts, just draw on one, address it, pay for postage and it's on its way to your favorite friends or family members...or even send it to yourself.

This stop at the post office near the Molokai airport was really neat and memorable. I've never had so much fun at a Post Office. The Postman at this location, named Gary, was tremendously helpful and seemed to really enjoy his unique job at the US Postal Service.

The postman has someone bring in dried brown coconuts so customers can have a nice selection to choose from. There's a box full of sharpies in many colors so your artwork can come to life. If you prefer, he also knows a gifted painter that, for a fee, can turn a coconut into anything your mind can imagine...Nemo, a humu humu triggerfish or a gorgeous tropical scene. The professionally painted samples on display at the post office are truly impressive.

The postman told us the typical coconut costs between $10-16 to mail across the country. I sent one to Florida for $11.25. He applies postage in a creative manner by choosing many beautiful stamps and affixing them wherever there's a blank area. On mine, he applied 11 different stamps including an Aloha stamp. The artist inside this postman emerged and enhanced the coconut with his beautiful selection of stamps. Cool! He did this with every coconut he processed.

My family received the coconut in the mail within six days and they thought it was a hoot. It's now on display in their nautical/tropical themed house. What a perfect gift...fun too!

Kudos Gary!!! Keep up the great work, Mr. Hawaiian Postman.
Written April 7, 2014
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kaymin154954
Winnipeg, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
We travelled to Hawaii in early February and stayed on Maui, but had a one day fly in trip to Molokai. We had read about the post-a-nut process and thought it was fabulous. We found the little post office and the postmaster was just off to lunch, but gave me the customs declarations, coconuts and markers and let me have at it while he was gone. It took awhile, but once they were done, 5 of them, the postmaster was back and at about $14.00 a coconut to mail to Canada, we thought it was a deal. Well, I guess they must have elves in that post office because when the coconuts started to arrive in Canada they were full of colourful stickers as well as the little bit of artwork that we had put on them. The grandkids loved them and we are very appreciative to the postmaster for dressing them up a little more before mailing them. Thank you so much. So many people got a tremendous kick out of the coconuts, the people who delivered them, the families that received them, show and tell at school, and even a few neighbours. Great fun was had by all!!! This is a must if you visit Molokai.. What a wonderful experience. Thank you Post-A-Nut. We love you
Written February 25, 2014
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OlympicPeninsula2
Port Angeles, WA202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Where else can you decorate and send a real coconut via snail mail? I don't know, but Post A Nut is one place. Touristy I know, and a fun memory
Written December 19, 2019
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clasHgypsy
South Jordan, UT2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Our plan to post a few coconuts went crazy as we ended up painting and posting 15! Postal employee's were very helpful. They provided the coconuts, bins full of sharpies and inspiration for decorating. Upon deciding to paint them they suggested Take's True Value (variety store) and then let us take the nuts back to our condo for decorating.

We drove to Kaunakakai first and purchased a few acrylic paints, spray paint, clear sealer, and brushes. While touring Kalaupapa's Philomena church we gathered two additional coconuts (with permission) and carried them up on the mules. These 2 will be even more meaningful souvenirs. We sacrificed beach time in favor of painting but we hope our family will love them. -- Postage averaged $14 for each nut.

Hint: Take's painting supplies were meager. Ask for help in locating them. We sprayed white primer for the base coat, substituted liquid white-out for white acrylic and mixed colors for a dark trim on 'nemo'. Sharpies don't like writing on the acrylic paint but work amazingly well on the primer and the sealer. Weird.
Written July 16, 2018
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