There's something magical about exploring the Hawaiian Islands from the air, and my recent adventure with Mokulele Airlines from Maui to Molokai was nothing short of extraordinary. Buckle up and join me as we embark on a scenic flight aboard a small 10-seater plane, capturing breathtaking views of the North Shore of Maui, the historic Halawa Valley, the haunting remnants of the leper colony at Kalaupapa, and the awe-inspiring sea cliffs of Molokai.
Our journey began with the rhythmic crashing of big waves along the North Shore of Maui. The vibrant blue hues of the Pacific Ocean served as a perfect prelude to the adventure that awaited us. Mokulele Airlines specializes in providing intimate flying experiences, and this flight promised to be a visual feast for the senses.
As we approached Molokai, the excitement reached a crescendo as we found ourselves almost level with the famed 3000ft sea cliffs on the north side of the island. Waterfalls cascaded over the cliff edges, creating a mesmerizing display of nature's raw power. The intimate size of the aircraft allowed us to feel the grandeur of the cliffs, a sight that will forever be etched in our memories.
As we soared higher into the skies, the lush greenery of Halawa Valley unfolded below us like a patchwork quilt. The emerald valleys and ridges, surrounded by the deep blue ocean, created a scene straight out of a postcard. The pilot skillfully maneuvered the plane, ensuring every passenger had a front-row seat to this natural spectacle.
Our journey took a poignant turn as we passed over the historic Kalaupapa, the site of a former leper colony. From the air, the remnants of this once-isolated community told a tale of resilience and survival. It was a humbling moment as we reflected on the history of this place and the lives touched by its legacy.
The adventure didn't end in the skies. We touched down on Molokai, ready to explore the island's unique charm. Our overnight stay at the Hotel Molokai provided a cozy and authentic Hawaiian experience, complete with warm hospitality and stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.
A scenic flight from Maui to Molokai with Mokulele Airlines is more than a journey; it's a visual symphony of nature's wonders. From the big waves on the North Shore of Maui to the historic Kalaupapa and the dramatic sea cliffs of Molokai, every moment was a testament to the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. So, if you ever find yourself in Maui with a sense of adventure, don't miss the opportunity to take to the skies and witness paradise from a whole new perspective
The famous 3000ft sea cliffs on the north side of Molokai. The Jurassic park theme song kept playing in my head, which was fitting since this is where some of the opening sequence of the movie was filmed.
Our little plane was part of the Mokulele fleet. They specialize in interisland puddle jumps, but you get the added excitement of flying low over some breathtaking scenery.
Cozy inside cabin of our tiny prop plane.
Hotel Molokai is pretty much your only option for overnight stay on the island, outside of a few vacation rentals and a handful of airbnbs.
One of my favorite palm trees on the island, reaching out over the placid tropical waters.
Big sets coming into the North shore of Maui.
Big sets rolling into Kalaupapa peninsula on Molokai.
More scenic views from the sea cliffs of Molokai.
Halawa Valley on Molokai.
Sometimes you just have to slow down, find a nice hammock, and really take in everything that you are experiencing while traveling.
And as always, keep traveling!
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