Maui, Molokai, and Lani:About the Three Islands March 02, 2000 Share 1 -- MAUI Nickname: The Magic Isle. Size: The Aloha State's second largest island is 48 miles long and 26 miles wide, and occupies a total land area of 729 square miles. Principal City: Kahului. Beaches: The island has about 120 miles of coast line, with 81 accessible beaches, 39 of which are public. Maui boasts gold, white, black, green, garnet and pepper-and-salt colored sandy beaches. Golf Courses: Maui has 16 golf courses, including its newest, the 18-hole Dunes at Mau Lani, a public course. Many of the island's golf courses are championship courses that host prestigious tournaments. Major Resort Areas: The four principal resort communities are Kaanapali, Wailea, Kapalua and Makena. Other resort areas include Napili, Kihei, Hana, Honokowai and Maalaea. MOLOKAI Nickname: The Most Hawaiian Island. Size: Hawaii's fifth largest island is 38 miles long and 10 miles wide, occupying a land area of 260 square miles. Principal City: Kaunakakai. Beaches: Molokai has about 100 miles of shoreline, and 12 beaches, including the state's largest white-sand beach, the three-mile-long Papohaku Beach. Golf Courses: There are two golf courses on Molokai, the 18-hole Kaluakoi Golf Course and the nine-hole Ironwood Hills Golf Course. Major Resort Areas: Molokai's only major resort area, Kaluakoi, stretches along the island's western shore.LANAI Nickname: The Secluded Island. Size: Hawaii's sixth largest island is 18 miles long and 13 miles wide, and occupies a total land area of 141 square miles. Principal City: Lanai City. Beaches: The island has 47 miles of coastline and four beaches, only one of which is accessible by paved road. Golf Courses: Lanai boasts two 18-hole resort courses, the Challenge at Manele and the Experience at Koele. Major Resort Areas: Lanai's principal resort areas are Manele Bay, situated on the island's southern coast, and Koele, in the northeastern part of Lanai.