Kaunakakai attractions

Historic Site in Kaunakakai

Kapuaʻiwa Coconut Grove

As Molokaʻi was the favorite island playground of King Kamehameha V, he had the royal 10-acre Kapuaʻiwa Coconut Grove planted near his sacred bathing pools in the 1860s. Standing tall, about a mile west of downtown,…
Port in Kaunakakai

Kaunakakai Wharf

The busy commercial lifeline for Molokaʻi. OK, it's not that busy… A freight barge chugs in, skippers unload catches of mahimahi (white-fleshed fish also called 'dolphin') and a buff gal practices for a canoe race. …
Park in Kaunakakai

One Aliʻi Beach Park

Three miles east of town, this park is split into two parks. One side has a coconut-palm-lined shore, a playing field, a picnic pavilion and bathrooms, and although not especially attractive it's very popular with l…
Workshop in Kaunakakai

Pacifica Hawaiʻi

Much-lauded sea salt is produced close to the town center in the front yard of a house belonging to well-known (among salties) salt-maker Nancy Gove. Free tours (one hour, by appointment) reveal that there are more …
Historic Site in Kaunakakai

Church Row

Across from the coconut grove is Church Row. Any denomination that attracts a handful of members receives its own little tract of land. Religion in general is very popular on Molokaʻi; there are many churches and so…
Library in Kaunakakai

Molokaʻi Library

This old-island-style gem dates to 1937.