East Molokaʻi attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Halawa Valley

Moaʻula & Hipuapua Falls

The hike and spectacle of the 250ft, twin Moaʻula and Hipuapua Falls, which cascade down the back of the lush Halawa Valley, are a highlight of many people's Moloka‘i visit. They are reached via a straightforward 2-…
Top Choice Beach in Halawa Valley

Halawa Beach Park

Halawa Beach was a favored surfing spot for Molokaʻi chiefs and is popular today with local kids, although often you won't see a soul. The beach has double coves separated by a rocky outcrop, with the north side a b…
Top Choice Church in Kamalo

St Joseph’s Church

Only two of the four Moloka‘i churches that missionary and prospective saint Father Damien built outside of the Kalaupapa Peninsula are still standing. One of them is quaint little St Joseph's Church (the other is O…
Top Choice Historic Site in Pukoʻo

ʻIliʻiliʻopae Heiau

'Ili'ili'opae Heiau is Moloka'i's biggest and best-known heiau, and is thought to be the second largest in Hawaii. It also might possibly be the oldest religious site in the state. The dimensions are astonishing: ov…
Beach in Waialua

Twenty Mile Beach

Well protected by a reef, the curve of fine sand fronts a large lagoon that is great for snorkeling. Near shore there are rocks and the water can be very shallow, but work your way out and you'll be rewarded with sc…
Historic Site in Waialua to Halawa

Kahinapohaku Fishpond

Ongoing restoration efforts have made this the premier fishpond on the island, tended by konohiki (caretakers) who live simply on site. You can see ancient fishing techniques in use today. It is a half-mile east of …
Natural Feature in Waialua to Halawa

Rock Point

The pointy clutch of rocks sticking out, as the road swings left before the 21-mile marker, is called, appropriately enough, Rock Point. This popular surf spot is the site of local competitions and it’s the place to…
Historic Site in ʻUalapuʻe

ʻUalapuʻe Fishpond

A half-mile beyond Wavecrest Resort condo development, at mile marker 13, you'll spot ʻUalapuʻe Fishpond on the makai (seaward) side of the road. This fishpond, which is a National Historic Landmark, has been restor…
Monument in Kamalo

Smith-Bronte Landing

Just over three-quarters of a mile after mile marker 11, a small sign on the makai (seaward) side of the road notes the Smith-Bronte Landing, the site where pilot Ernest Smith and navigator Emory Bronte safely crash…
Park in Kawela

Kakahaiʻa Park

Kakahaiʻa Park is a grassy strip wedged between the road and sea in Kawela, just west of mile marker 6. It has a couple of picnic tables, and is a peaceful spot for a leg stretch or snack. This park is the only part…