I have heard recently from some of my friends on Oahu that the mood on Molokai is depressed due to the recent closing of the Molokai ranch. That is totally understandable, but I was told that the mood has affected vacationers/tourists and that it is not a good place to vacation. For example, I have heard that the restaurants are prejudiced against tourists and that tourists do not get waited on readily. Do you think it is a good idea to come to Molokai or wait for a better time?

The mood on Molokai is not at all depressed and the aloha spirit is as bright as ever.

Our beautiful island is a wonderful place to vacation unless you need glitz and glamor. If you do, I suggest you visit Maui or Waikiki on Oahu.

If you’re wanting Old Hawaii, peace and quiet, beautiful people and rural atmosphere, Molokai should be perfect for you. Most visitors are amazed at the aloha displayed by local folks. They don’t call it the friendly island for nothing.