Post-a-Nut: One of Molokai's Many Unique Experiences
Molokai is the place to go if you are looking for a relaxing Hawaiian trip off the beaten path. The island is a short flight from anywhere in Hawaii or you could travel by ferry from Maui. Although this small island has so little traffic that there is not even one stoplight we managed to stay eight days without running out of things to do.
Whether you go to Molokai to experience a mule ride to the leper colony of Kalaupapa, tour the local farms, or watch for humpback whales, make sure you stop by the Ho’olehua Post Office to send a coconut postcard to friends and family back home. The postmaster provides a selection of coconuts and markers to decorate for free, so the cost is dependent on weight.
If you don’t have a phone with a navigation app, the post office is still fairly easy to find. Follow the Maunaloa Highway (460) west from Kaunakakai about 6.2 miles and turn onto Puupeelua Avenue (481). Continue about a mile, look for the post office on the left.
The coconuts made it safely to our friends and family, and our nieces especially enjoyed receiving their “postcards” in the mail.