My husband and grown son stayed in the Sunrise Cabin at the Puu O Hoku Ranch on a recent vacation to Hawaii. The cabin is private and has two bedrooms, each with its own bath. The main living area - combined full kitchen, dining room, and living room - is spacious and has views all the way to the ocean. We got up each morning to see the sunrise, which was colorful and picturesque. We ran along the jeep trails on the ranch or down the road to Halawa Bay in the mornings, and marveled at the stars at night. The lack of wifi at the cabin allowed us to connect to each other - we cooked together in the evenings (got steaks and fruits/veggies from the ranch - the apple bananas are delicious) and played cards, and talked. On our hikes and runs we saw nene, axis deer, and whales near shore in the ocean. Just a few tips if you're thinking about staying here:
* It can be cool in the evening (at least in the winter), so bring a sweatshirt to wear if you tend to get cold.
* The last 8-10 miles of the road to the ranch is one-lane with hairpin turns - so be prepared. It takes about an hour to get to the ranch from Kaunakakai (the main town on the island).
* We didn't walk up and look at the lodge until our last day there, so didn't realize that there was a swimming pool - we wish we had done that sooner so we could have done a little swimming on the days we stayed at the ranch.
* The ranch no longer offers horseback rides - so don't plan to go riding here.
Molokai is extremely laid back and quiet - but we had a wonderful time exploring the beaches, snorkeling the fringing reef, and taking in all of the experiences that the island offers. We highly recommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pu'u O Hoku Ranch is a family-owned biodynamic and organic ranch and farm, rustic retreat center, and vacation getaway on the remote and tranquil east end of Molokai, Hawaii. “Pu'u O Hoku” is true to its Hawaiian name— “Hill of Stars”—surrounded by thousands of acres of protected land, immersed in the transcendent beauty of forest, sky and ocean.Pu'u O Hoku offers several options for accommodations—all of them beautiful buildings built in the 1930s in classic Hawaiian ranch style, furnished with Balinese and Hawaiian wood and textiles, and just a two mile drive to the black-sand beaches of Halawa valley. All of the accommodations feature sweeping views of the tropical landscape, ocean and Maui. Independent travelers and families can choose between our one, two, and four bedroom cottages. For retreats or family/class/group reunions, we offer accomodation that can sleep 22 - 34, with a pool and yoga deck. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Puu o Hoku Ranch Molokai, Hawaii