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Moloka'i + Lāna'i
The heart of Moloka'i's main town, Kaunakakai, is just a block long, and its big draw is Kanemitsu Bakery, beloved for its taro doughnuts and 12 kinds of breads. Other attractions include Kalaupapa, the peninsula isolated by sheer 1,700-foot cliffs where Hansen's disease (leprosy) patients were exiled for more than 100 years beginning in 1866; the Kamakou Preserve, with more than 200 species of native plants; Hālawa, the only one of the island's five valleys that can be accessed on foot; and dozens of fishponds along the southern coast dating back 700 to 800 years.
Laid-back Lāna'i features four-wheel-drive tours of rugged back roads; hiking and horseback riding trails; and wildlife including axis deer, mouflon sheep, wild turkeys, and spinner dolphins. Shops, art galleries, and eateries in Lāna'i City surround Dole Park, the town square where the community gathers for concerts, festivals, and other events beneath towering Cook pines.