Kepuhi Beach is the primary beach for the Kaluakoi Resort
. To get there from Hoolehua Airport, go west on Highway 460. Take Kaluakoi Road to the right and follow the signs to the resort. The resort itself hosts many wonderful vacation rentals
, condo rentals, accommodations and other lodging options.
As with all the beaches on the west coast, this beach is usually not safe for swimming due to high surf conditions. The beach has a rocky and sandy shoreline making it even more hazardous for water sports but picturesque for viewing the ocean and beautiful sunsets. During the summer months, however, the ocean can be much calmer making this area nice for snorkeling, diving and body surfing.
This is also a very shallow but wonderful snorkeling spot. There is tons of coral and many types of fish
. The currents here are so strong at times that it is almost funny. Right off the beach all along this shore there is a sandy area where the currents tend to flow from right to left. Once you get over the coral, it is not as strong and seems to move from left to right, but is still a force to pay attention to. Before leaving your accommodation, vacation rental or condo rental ensure you have all your scuba and beach gear and spend the day in the beautiful Kepuhi surf.
Molokai is an island in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is 38 by 10 miles (61 by 16 km) in size with a land area of 260 square miles (673.40 km2), making it the fifth largest of the main Hawaiian Islands. It lies east of Oahu across the 25-mile (40 km) wide Kaiwi Channel and north of Lānai, separated from it by the Kalohi Channel. The lights of Honolulu are visible at night from the west end of Molokaʻi, while nearby Lānai and Maui is clearly visible from anywhere along the south shore of the island.
Be sure to check that your Kepuhi accommodation or vacation rental has a view over either of these sites.
The entire Molokai’s weather is wonderful year round
, with temperatures averaging about 75°F and rarely going 6 or 7 degrees above or below.
When traveling on Molokai it’s best to rent a car on Molokai.
The island is easy to navigate with only one two-lane highway stretching across it. However, some excursions require the use of a 4-wheel drive vehicle. As the sign says on your way out of the airport; “Slow down, you’re in Molokai.”
This sentiment is reflected in the functional but well equipped accommodations and vacation rentals available.