We just returned from our dream Hawaii vacation and Molokai was the high point for my husband and I. We rented unit #212 as well, directly from the owner, " My Molokai" , and it did not disappoint. It was immaculate, airy, bright and high end in every way. The owner Diane, has it furnished beautifully and very well equipped. No standard white sheets here! Everything matched -- the duvets, sheets and towels. I noticed that some of the sheets were even Egyptian cotton. The queen bed was very comfortable as were the pillows. She has a wonderful selection of DVDs (recent movies), CDs and books to fill the quiet hours. With the condo being so close to the tennis courts, she leaves rackets and balls readily available in the front closet (not to mention beach chairs and a small cooler).
The condo was a 2 bedroom unit but can actually sleep 6-8 people. There is an inflatable queen bed made available in the loft and the livingroom has a futon that can also be used. Lots of towels and bedding provided. The stackable washer and dryer came in handy on our stay. The resort itself was perfect for me, my husband, and 14 yr old daughter. We tend to cringe in commercial settings. We were looking just to " be" and experience Hawaii. Breath it in. The sweet scent of plumeria hung in the air and the beautiful wrap around lanai provided perfect ocean views. Some would find this too quiet. There is an amazingly scenic golf course on the premises and the pool was a good size. It was just being renovated on our last day there. There were no signs to the private, dreamy beach - but that was OK. You are left to discover ... and we did! Just walk past the golf course and the beach is stretched out before you.
We were concerned that there wasn't any air conditioning (before we booked) but we needn't have worried. The constant fesh breezes from the omnipresent trade winds keeps things cool and is your lullaby in the evening. Buy your food at the Friendly Mart in town before you go to the condo. There are not many places to dine out -- so if that is high on your list -- reconsider. The Lodge was a fine dining experience in a relaxed setting. HIghly recommend it! We took our daughter to the Cookhouse for some local flavour and in spite of her initial reluctance, she loved it. We were serenaded by a local musician playing soulfully on his ukelele. Everyone is relaxed and easy going. If you are uptight and unable to relax, go with the flow and try something new -- this isn't for you! For us - it was a dream and we plan to return. Take at least three days and explore the whole island. It won't disappoint.
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- Also Known As:
- Ke Nani Kai Hotel Maunaloa
- Ke Nani Kai Molokai, HI