Accommodations on Molokai fall into four categories; hotel, condominiums, beach houses and unique.
The ONE HOTEL, Hotel Molokai, is located about 1.5 miles east of Kaunakakai, is situated right on the waters edge, was originally constructed in 1968 and still retains that old-Hawaii style.
Five condominium complexes make up the bulk of the island’s vacation rental options. Kepuhi Beach Resort (Kaluakoi Villas), Ke Nani Kai Resort and Paniolo Hale are on or very near to Kepuhi Beach in the Kaluakoi area of west Molokai. Molokai Shores is on the water just one mile east of Kaunakakai and 13 miles east of town is Wavecrest Resort.
Most of the rentable beach houses and cottages are located on the east end of the island, between mile 2 and 18. There are also a few large houses in the Kaluakoi area on the west end and a couple of bed and breakfast options near Kaunakakai.
As a side note, Maui County has launched a zealous campaign to bring all vacation rentals, except condos, into compliance with county regulations, thus the shortage of rentals by owners. Apparently it is exceedingly difficult and time-consuming to acquire the necessary licenses. Condos automatically meet the requirements.