Molokai is a very special place and if you do your homework ahead of time, you will know what to expect. The Paniolo Hale is a wonderful complex with a range of units to rent at different prices. Our unit was one of the older ones and so was more affordable and showed its age. Having said that, the complex's location is excellent with lush grounds and a short walk to beaches and hiking.
Our unit was well equipped for cooking, a good range of cook ware and implements. We appreciated whether it was the hosts or recent renters who left basics such as foil, plastic wrap, paper napkins as well as some spices. Lots of towels for the unit and beach. As well, there were beach chairs, a cooler, two yoga mats, and an umbrella though it was too windy when we were there to use the umbrella at the beach.
While we knew there were no loungers on the lanai, that would be a welcome addition. It was delightful to sit there and watch the butterflies and birds but the chairs at the table were not very comfortable.
If you want to unwind with the TV in the evening, there is one arm chair so we pulled over one of the kitchen chairs, not ideal, however we knew the furniture set up from the photos ahead of time.
The fans and winds kept the place cool without air conditioning. We would swim in the ocean or explore in the mornings and enjoy the pool in the afternoon which was very quiet during our stay.
We did have a couple of maintenance issues and the property management company was very responsive.
We had a fantastic time staying at this condo! The condo community is well maintained, beautifully landscaped, and filled with a mix of long term residents and guests. Keep an eye out for the wild turkeys! The condo itself faces southwest and has a HUGE view of the ocean and surrounding landscape. The pictures don't do the view justice! It's a short walk down to the sand and waves, great for surfing and sunbathing, but the currents are a bit strong for swimming most days. Incredible sunsets every night!! The interior of the condo is comfortable and well-stocked. We cooked dinner each night and woke to the sounds of birds and waves each morning. Molokai is best for those who want quiet and calm, and this condo was perfect to find that.
2nd time renter C-1 we love Molokai and come as much as we can, this is a great hidden gem of a spot! Hidden in the canopy of the trees, with a great breeze. Great for two people to feel at home and remember you go to Molokai to chill, walk, hike and sunset! Bring your food with you. Go to stay!