The Hoolehua Post Office on the island of Molokai decorates coconuts and sends it out to people all over the world. They’ve called the concept ‘post-a-nut’ and it’s very popular with tourists.
Now around 3,000 coconuts each year are mailed from the tiny PO, to all corners of the world, except for New Zealand and Australia, whose governments have stricter regulations on foreign produce imports.
It doesn’t cost much, customers just need to find a nut and bring it in where staff will wipe and dust them down before a message is painted on. ‘As long as there are no bug holes and nothing sprouting out of the coconut then it’s good to go go.’
The cost of posting a nut depends on its weight, starting from $14.20 (£11.35) USD for the USA and escalating to about $64 (£43.17) for farther flung lands.
In the 28 years since Post-a-Nut began, tens of thousands of coconuts have been shipped around the world.