Visit  the Molokai Leper Colony

In order to understand the significance of a visit to Kalaupapa today, it’s important to first learn about its history. A peninsula jutting out from the northern coast of Molokai island in Hawaii, Kalaupapa was home to Hawaiian patients with leprosy.

The Kalaupapa peninsula was once home to the Molokai leper colony, where patients were quarantined by law and left stranded with no hope for a cure. Today, it’s possible to visit the site of this historical place, which many say has one of the best sunsets in all of Hawaii.

Where is Molokai, HI?

Molokai is the fifth-largest of the Hawaiian islands measuring 38 miles long by 10 miles wide.

When is the best time to visit Molokai?

We have visited Molokai pretty much every month of the year and our answer is always the same. Anytime is a good time to visit Molokai.

How to Visit the Molokai Leper Colony

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There is a lot of preparation required in order to visit the Molokai leper colony. Getting to the Kalaupapa leper colony is no simple task!

1. Acquire a Permit

You must acquire a permit to enter Kalaupapa and you must be 16 years or older to visit. There are no children allowed.

2. Book a Tour Operator

You can only visit with a guided tour when you come to the colony. You will be taken around the area in an antique school bus while learning about the site’s tragic history.

3. Book Your Flight

There is only one airline currently providing commuter flights to/from Kalaupapa. Contact Mokulele Airlines to book your flight.