View a photo of Molokaʻi's main town from 50 years ago and the main drag won't look much different than it does today. Worn wood-fronted buildings with tin roofs that roar in the rain seem like refugees from a Clint Eastwood western. But there's no artifice to Kaunakakai – it's the real deal. All of the island's commercial activities are here and you'll visit often – if nothing else, for its shops and services.
Walking around the town can occupy a couple of hours if you take time to get into the rhythm of things and do a little exploring. While there are stop signs, there are no stoplights. If possible, stop by on Saturday morning when the street market draws crowds.