Puu o Hoku Ranch

PO Box 1889, Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii, 96748, United States | Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Kaunakakai

The Hawaiian Creation Story

A travel blog entry by grahamcooke


... Australia (where it was also introduced), drove out native birds – further reducing the diversity of the avian wildlife.

Most of the native trees were cut down when the Hawaiian population discovered that money could be made. Vast sandalwood forest disappeared. They were replaced with imported trees from India and Australia. It felt strange to walk around a place so isolated and see so many familiar trees.

The white man, ...

Napili Bay, Suntanning and Dinner in Lahaina

A travel blog entry by honokowai


... Think that's what everyone had on their minds today, pool deck was full. Amazing lounge chairs on that deck. Half the people had fallen asleep on them. We then headed to Kanapali for some shopping and dinner at Leilani's - right on the water. Oh my goodness they have good food! We both had a maui onion encrusted fish with rice and brussel ...

"There be whales here!"

A travel blog entry by earthjourney


... deeper dive) and several ‘breaches’ (most of the whale forcing itself up out of the water and splashing back down again) including Mom and calf tandem flukes. I have dozens of photos of spouting, a couple of fluking and as yet, I haven’t been able to catch even one breach with the camera.

Back in the 1970’s, it was estimated that only 1200 or so humpback whales existed in the world (when you consider the quantity of ocean, that ...

Moloka'i - What Will We Do Today?

A travel blog entry by stefanlofgren


... I saw that the trail had been recently maintained and was quite easy to follow, but you could see that after just a short time, it would be a jungle again. After some low dry scrubby brush, every gradually became more green. I entered a 'cypress?' forest at about 900 feet, then at a point called Haleone there was a point - a bit of a prow - with some views. Maui and Lanai were now much nearer (looking down on them). Continuing up, it all got greener ...

Nothing if You Haven't Paid

A travel blog entry by stefanlofgren


... north side of Molokai, but once again we were driven away by "No Trespassing" signs. After reconnecting with the main highway to Maunaloa on some red dirt and gravel roads, we were on our way to the east end. Maunaloa was dead! Wow. The town existed to support the ranch. They even had a bank, a business center, and movie theatre, and KFC, etc... Now everything is all boarded up. It's a ghost town. So we stopped at one of the only places which had ...


This lodge, located on PO Box 1889, Kaunakakai, is near Moa'ula Trail and Barrier Reef.
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