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Explore the Original Cowboy Town of Kaunakakai with a Vacation Rental
The town of Kaunakakai is Hawaii's main harbor, where locals can be spotted fishing. The town is just 15 minutes southeast of Molokai Airport, while the main strip, Ala Malama Avenue, is alive with quirky boutiques, ice cream parlors and mom-and-pop stores. From spacious ocean-facing homes to airy condos, great vacation rentals are in abundance in Kaunakakai.
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Vacation Houses With Pools
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Popular Rental Amenities in Kaunakakai
Select a filter to search and find an accommodation matching your requirements among all of the rentals in Kaunakakai. In Kaunakakai, 71 rentals include "Internet". Consequently, if you need internet access during your vacation, use the Internet filter to compare these accommodations. You could even find rentals if you travel with your pet (3 rentals include "Pets allowed" in Kaunakakai) or if you want a rental with a balcony or a patio (3 rentals in Kaunakakai include "Balcony/Patio").
Waterfront Vacation Rentals in Kaunakakai
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Find waterfront cabins, houses, and more in Kaunakakai and get ready for a trip filled with days of waterside sunshine, fun, and relaxation. Enjoy peaceful morning walks along the water and colorful sunsets in the evening from a waterfront home rental and make your Kaunakakai trip all the more memorable. From pet-friendly rentals by the beach to waterfront cabins with jacuzzis, the perfect accommodation in Kaunakakai awaits - discover it today through HomeToGo.
The Weather in Kaunakakai
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You can see our climate diagram above. In the next 6 months, July will have higher average temperatures. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 64° in January. The rainiest month is March while the driest month is January.
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Accommodations for your vacation in Kaunakakai
4 out of the 75 listed accommodations in Kaunakakai are apartment rentals. They account for more than a fifth of the accommodation options in this destination (21.05%). Interestingly, the average price of this type of accommodation in particular is $295 per night, with an average area of 600 ft². Furthermore, apartment rentals are great for medium-sized groups and families, as most can welcome 4 people. You can also consider other accommodation types in Kaunakakai. House rentals are, for example, another common accommodation option in this destination, with 1 currently listed. The average size of house rentals in Kaunakakai is 560 ft², and the average price is $233 per night.
Where to find the best food in Kaunakakai?
A Molokai institution is Kanemitsu's Bakery where locals rush to devour piping-hot onion-and-cheese bread, and cream pies. Before setting off on an excursion, pick up some goodies at Mrs. K’s Lunch Counter, Imamura’s Store or Outpost Natural Foods.
Kaunakakai doesn't have too many fast food chains which makes it easier to dive into traditional delicacies. Lychee, papaya, mango and pineapple are island favorites, as are the guava and lychee-flavored shaved ice and ice creams. Hotel Molokai, right on the waterfront, boasts exciting island fare and local entertainment.
What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Kaunakakai?
Island culture and history
Church Row is a popular attraction featuring seven small, missionary-style churches, many of which date to the 1900's. The Molokai Museum and Cultural Center is an anthropological museum that recounts the history of Molokai and the lepers at Kalaupapa.
The restored, turn-of-the-century R.W. Meyer Sugar Mill transports visitors to another time on Molokai. A visit to the ancient Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove is also recommended - it's one of the last remaining royal coconut groves of Hawaii.
Where are the unique attractions in Kaunakakai?
Molokai's waters attract fishermen from the islands of Lanai and Maui too. Recreational sailing charters and whale-watching tours can be arranged, while east of Kaunakakai is Murphy's Beach, the only barrier reef in Hawaii. Snorkelers are greeted by bright corals, turtles and fish here.
Hit the land and explore the former leper colony of Kaulaupapa via forested hiking trails. Alternatively, you can get here on mule or bike. How about a game of golf at a course offering stunning views of Lanai and the surrounding ocean?
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Kaunakakai?
The average nightly price for vacation rentals in Kaunakakai is $110.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Kaunakakai?
July has the highest amount of available Apartment rentals and House rentals in Kaunakakai, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Kaunakakai?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in Kaunakakai, the most common amenities others search for are houses with Internet, Pool, and Grill.
How many vacation rentals are in Kaunakakai?
Kaunakakai has 75 Apartment rentals and House rentals on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Kaunakakai?
Yes, there are 5 vacation homes in Kaunakakai that allow pets, with an average price of $281 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Kaunakakai?
July and August are typically the warmest months in Kaunakakai with temperatures around 84 °F. January and February in Kaunakakai are the coldest, with 64 °F on average.
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