Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Kaunakakai

Enjoy the live music and other features of Kaunakakai. Well known for its island views, beaches and seaside, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Kaanapali Beach and Kalaupapa National Historical Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Kaunakakai

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Kaunakakai a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kapalua Golf Club Plantation Course (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Ironwood Hills Golf Club (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Kapalua Golf Resort Bay Course (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Kaanapali Golf Courses (18 mi / 28.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Kaunakakai

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Kaunakakai

Travellers appreciate the island views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Kaunakakai has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Kaunakakai. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kaanapali Beach (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Kapalua Beach (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • D.T. Fleming Beach Park (16.1 mi / 26 km)
  • Wailau Beach (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Murphy's Beach (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Kaunakakai

Fly into Kalaupapa, HI (LUP), the closest airport, located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Hoolehua, HI (MKK-Molokai), which is 14.5 mi (23.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Kaunakakai?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 516 holiday rentals near Kaunakakai. From 50 Houses to 7 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kaunakakai for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kaunakakai?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kaunakakai:

  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 518 holiday homes
  • Ukumehame Ahupuaa: 282 holiday homes
  • Downtown Lahaina: 414 holiday homes
  • Plantation Estates: 27 holiday homes
  • Kaanapali Hillside: 297 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kaunakakai?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Kaunakakai. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Honouli Maloo Bay Beach: 4,644 holiday rentals
  • Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove: 194 holiday rentals
  • Pelekunu Valley Overlook: 3,818 holiday rentals
  • Molokai War Memorial: 198 holiday rentals
  • Kaunakakai Wharf: 200 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kaunakakai listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kaunakakai?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 50 Houses in Kaunakakai. Our other popular types of Kaunakakai holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 7 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 7 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 322 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kaunakakai?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 423 holiday homes with pool available in Kaunakakai. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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