Molokai is as relaxed as a warm breeze. Nightlife here favors staggeringly beautiful sunsets and moonlit strolls rather than flashy nightclubs and all-night watering holes. You will, however, be able to enjoy traditional hula performances and many of the hotels and restaurants offer live music both traditional Hawaiian and contemporary. Laid-back is the flavor of the evening, so catch a flick at the Maunaloa Cinemas, rent a cabana by the ocean or, virtually anywhere, simply enjoy nature in its most primal glory.
- HOTEL MOLOKAI, Kaunakakai. Sit by the pool or in the dining room for live music and a tasty drink. Aloha Fridays brings local musicians to showcase their unique talent that is as Hawaiian as it gets. This is one of the top spots for visitors to enjoy a night out in Molokai.
Address: Kaunakakai Place at Wharf Road
- COFFEES OF HAWAII, Kualapuu. Afternoons and evenings can be spent at one of the most sensational places to get coffee anywhere on earth. The Arabica beans are grown to perfection in the rich volcanic soil of the region, so for java lovers it’s an absolute must-do activity. You’ll also experience hula dancing and traditional singing in a vibrant atmosphere that’s all about having fun.
Address: 1630 Farrington Avenue
- STARGAZING. Sure, it’s not traditionally going to be considered a “nightlife” activity, but Molokai is a quiet island and we’d be fools not to recommend a couple’s night out this romantic. Hawaii is known to American astronomers as a stargazing haven and Molokai, with its relatively low levels of development, might be the best island to do it. Whether you’re camping, having a sunset picnic with red wine or just lying on the beach, the sparkling cosmos is about as awe-inspiring as it gets. Watch for shooting stars, but you won’t have to wish for love or money – you’ve already found your sweetheart and this kind of night out is free, courtesy of the universe.