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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Kaunakakai a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 88°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Kaunakakai

Travelers 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 vacation in Kaunakakai. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
Transport

Traveling to and around Kaunakakai

Fly into Kalaupapa, HI (LUP), the closest airport, located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city center. 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 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 478 house rentals near Kaunakakai. From 49 Houses to 7 Cottages, find unique vacation rental 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're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kaunakakai:

  • Kaanapali Hillside: 300 vacation rentals
  • Montage Kapalua Bay (Residences at Kapalua Bay): 454 vacation rentals
  • Ukumehame Ahupuaa: 283 vacation rentals
  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 512 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Lahaina: 412 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Kaunakakai?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 49 Houses in Kaunakakai. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kaunakakai include:

  • Cottages: 7 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 7 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 298 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kaunakakai?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 413 vacation homes with pool available in Kaunakakai.

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