The phrase, "This is Molokai" drops into conversation with some regularity while on this island.
Generational residents will use it to make clear that they really don't want this corner of paradise to change -- and they hope visitors will follow the adage, "Don't change Molokai, let Molokai change you."
More recent residents and visitors sometimes use "This is Molokai" to indicate that the pace of life (including repairs for mechanical problems that may pop up) here on Molokai will probably be a lot more relaxed than mainlanders (or Honolulu residents) may be used to.
But frequent visitors (such as myself) use it to describe exactly why we come back -- to a gorgeous garden hideaway in the middle of the Pacific where simply the Molokai way of life itself lowers blood pressure, slows heart rate, and calms the spirit with the authentic spirit of "aloha" that attracted mainlanders in the first place.
Full disclosure: If you haven't visited Molokai previously -- or if this is your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hawaii and you're looking for a lot of tourist attractions, fancy restaurants, and surfing --then probably at least visit one of the other islands first. But to know what "This is Molokai" really means while also enjoying the hospitality of an amazingly well groomed, maintained, and tucked away condo community, then Wavecrest is a true gem, all for the price of a freeway exit motel chain on the mainland.
Which leads to Randy and Lisa's condo at Wavecrest. If you're looking for the Molokai way of life but still want top notch appliances, great cable service, effective wifi, the most tastefully and "Hawaiianly" decorated home you are likely to find, all with the Pacific Ocean not more than 25 feet away from your lanai -- truly Wavecrest A-302 lives up to the promise, "This is Molokai".
The pictures are accurate and, if anything, understate the quality and beauty of this unit. The owners are receptive and quick to communicate if needed. The best recommendation I can give is that having stayed for 10 days this year, I have already booked a full month for next year.