B eloved for its slow pace, rural style and rich culture, Molokai is also known as Hawaii’s “Friendly Isle.” Originally assigned as part of the Great Māhele, Hawaii’s land division of 1848, the area destined to become Molokai Ranch was further expanded under King Kamehameha V. Ownership was kept in the royal family until Princess Pauahi, the last descendant of the Kamehameha dynasty, inherited the land in 1883. In 1908, Charles M Cooke, son of missionary Amos Starr Cooke, gained title to the property; he then established Molokai Ranch, which his son George P Cooke subsequently managed.
As the last remaining Cooke on the island, Rikki Cooke says that his attachment to Molokai Ranch goes beyond the usual sense of belonging passed down through generations. “There is a power to the land, what we call mana,” he explains. “It has a nurturing energy.” Cooke also notes that just as Molokai proudly sits at the centre of the Hawaiian island chain, it also claims another crucial, intangible distinction. “The island has never been conquered. It was home to the royals and it was the birthplace of hula,” he notes, adding: “It remains the spiritual core of Hawaii to this day.”
MOLOKAI RANCH DAZZLES WITH ROYAL HISTORY AND NATURAL WONDERS.
WITH MORE THAN TWENTY MILES OF COASTLINE PROPERTY IT OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF OCEAN ACTIVITIES. THE EXTENSIVE LANDS FEATURE A REMARKABLE COMBINATION OF TOWERING SEA CLIFFS, SECLUDED BEACHES, PRIME PASTURELAND AND TROPICAL RAINFOREST.
Over the years, the 55,575-acre property has supported various crops, as well as livestock operations and a resort development. Additionally, it was once the epicentre of pineapple plantations for such corporations as Libby, McNeill & Libby, Dole and Del Monte, which leased land from the ranch.
Today, Molokai Ranch presents a unique chance to experience classic Hawaii in its natural state while offering year-round opportunities for recreation and enjoyment. Countless ocean activities beckon from the more than twenty miles of coastline, adding to such on-ranch treasures as diverse hunting habitats, horse facilities and a golf course.
With its tremendous potential to fulfill the aspirations of a visionary buyer, Molokai Ranch stands as an unparalleled canvas on which to create an enduring legacy.
$260,000,000 Property ID: 3CSSVE
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