Post-A-Nut, Hoolehua Post Office

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Post-A-Nut, Hoolehua Post Office

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Stevie
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I sent two of my hand decorated coconuts to Pennsylvania on a Friday & they arrived the following Monday! Amazing! It was a fun unique thing to send & Im glad I did. I chose medium coconuts from the bin, coconuts are free, my postage was $20.00 for each coconut.Not too bad for a special one of a kind souvenir. You find your not as good of an artist once you start drawing on your coconut. The mail lady behind the counter was very nice! I laughed so hard when my daughter in law let me know it arrived. She said her postman said “ that’s the first time I ever delivered a coconut.” A good assortment of pens in all colors are provided for you. Definitely a lot of fun❤️
Written March 6, 2020
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Gregory H
Reno, NV106 contributions
Pick up a coconut at the coconut grove (they are just laying on the ground), drive up to the post office and ask for the coloring pens. Then you go out back, start drawing and addressing the coconut. It is a fun thing to do and whoever gets the coconut in the mail will be surprised.
Written April 17, 2022
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rmcdUSA
USA128 contributions
Family
We sent 5 coconuts back home to family and friends. The post office has the coconuts and markers to sign and decorate your coconut. Our coconuts cost between $14 and $19 dollars. The postman stated that it would take about 5 days to get to the East Coast. Awesome souvenir and we don’t have to carry home.
Written January 15, 2020
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kplude
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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, Argentina29 contributions
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, WI562 contributions
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, AZ505 contributions
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, Canada18 contributions
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, WA212 contributions
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
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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