Hale Kealoha

Top choice lounge in Kaunakakai

The Hotel Molokaʻi's simple waterfront bar and restaurant has waterfront views and skippable food. However the don't-miss highlight are the local kapuna (elders) who gather at a long table to play Hawaiian music on 'Aloha Fridays' from 4pm to 6pm. The music always draws a crowd; the performers range from those with some languid and traditional hula moves to jam sessions with a ukulele.

It's a true community gathering with some of the people who are the heart and soul of local culture and who delight in showing off their traditional talents. Don't miss.