Introduction to Molokai Ranch
An introduction to the 64,000 acre development
property in West Molokai that is commonly known
as the Molokai Ranch.
Molokai Ranch is the common name for Molokai Properties Limited,
a 64,000 acre development property in west Molokai, which includes
includes approximately 40% of the entire island of Molokai.
The Molokai Ranch includes a working cattle ranch, a 22 room luxury
lodge, a 40-unit platform tent lodge, fee simple real estate for sale,
and a beautiful white sand beach.
History of Molokai Ranch
In 1897, a group of businessmen purchased
70,000 acres on the western half of Molokai
and leased another 30,000 acres from the
government. They opened a ranch on the property,
and they raised cattle, horses, mules, and sheep.
They leased some of their property to
Libby and Del Monte for pineapple cultivation
between 1923 and 1985. Molokai Properties Limited
was a privately owned company until the 1980's,
when it was purchased by
BIL International Limited of Singapore.
Accommodations at Molokai Ranch
The Lodge at Molokai Ranch
A luxurious lodge style resort with a
Beach Village at Molokai Ranch
Casual beach resort with "tentalows" instead of
beach bungalows. Popular with families.
Molokai Ranch bought the Kaluakoi Resort
in 2001. The previous owner shut down
the 198 room hotel and 18 hole golf course in
January of 2001.
Peter Nicholas restated the company's
commitment to remodel and eventually
reopen the Kaluakoi Hotel
and resort. It is expected that
reopening that resort will create
about 100 jobs on Molokai and increase
Molokai tourism by up to 50%.
Attractions and Activities at the Molokai Ranch
Kaluakoi Resort Beach
Kaluakoi Golf Course
an 18 hole, par 72 golf course designed by Ted
Robinson that is located on the West Coast of Molokai.
Real Estate Developments at Molokai Ranch
Laau Point Development Project
The Molokai Properties plan to build a $200 million,
1432 development at Molokai's La'au Point has generated
a lot of controversy. One of the goals of the Laau Point
Development Project is to finance remodeling and reopening
the Kaluakoi Resort on Molokai. The Molokai Ranch
has been losing money in recent years and the developers
say without the Laau Point project they may be forced
to break the ranch up into smaller parcels and sell them.
In change for developing Laau Point, the Molokai Ranch
agreed to give more then 50,000 acres to the community,
which includes 15 milse of undeveloped shoreline.
Molokai: Battle for Survival
Residential Real Estate at Molokai Ranch
The residential subdivisions at Molokai
Ranch include the Maunaloa Subdivision,
located at 1000 feet in the village of
Maunaloa, and the 273 lot Kaluakoi Subdivision,
located near Papohaku Beach.
Commercial Real Estate at Molokai Ranch
Property for commercial businesses is available
in the town of Maunaloa and in an industrial park
developent in the town of Kaunakakai.
Ke Nani Kai Condominiums
This complex of 120 low-rise condominiums is
located between the 8th and 17th fairways of
the Kaluakoi Golf Course.
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-2007 Jan 15:
Comment Period Extended for Laau Project
-2007 Mar 29:
Ranch Plans to Respond to EIS Comments
-2007 Jul 16:
Buy the Ranch Campaign Gives False Hope
-2007 Jul 16:
The Russians Are Coming!
2007 Jun 21:
Wind Companies Consider Molokai Ranch Land
2007 Aug 07:
Farming at Center of Molokai's Identity
2007 Letter from CEO Peter Nicholas