- The list below includes 53 free or cheap things to do in or near Kaunakakai, Hawaii, including 59 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Farms & Ranches, Parks and Fishing.
- From Pali Coast to One Ali'i Fishpond, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kaunakakai and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lanai City, Lahaina, Kapalua and Ka'anapali.
One of Kaunakakai's most popular attractions, the Pali Coast is often described as a living postcard. Its pristine white beaches, sapphire-blue water, verdant forests and welcoming residents give tourists a true taste of island paradise.
Officially called Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai Harbor sits on the southern face of Molokai Island. It is open to recreational and commercial traffic, and features the longest wharf in Hawaii. Swimming is permitted on the extreme western end of the harbor.
Murphy's Beach is a small, calm and picturesque beach that boasts clear waters and firm sands. A popular spot for locals and tourists, the beach has shallow waters that are suitable for wading, swimming, and snorkeling.
Leading hiking trips to the Mo-oula Falls, Halawa Valley Falls Cultural Hike offers visitors a cultural experience where they can learn about the area's history from native Hawaiian guides. The trip takes visitors through lush vegetation, rock formations, and streams.
A small park along Molokai's south shore, Kakahaia Beach Park is a national wildlife refuge frequented by fishermen and picnickers. The beach is popular with birdwatchers looking for Hawaii's endangered native species including the Hawaiian stilt and coot.
Boasting 1,000 coconut trees, Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove/ Kiowea Park is a 10-acre public park. Park visitors enjoy stunning coastal sunsets, and many wedding photographers list the area as a favorite spot for nuptial portraits.
One of three Catholic parishes on Molokai, St. Joseph's Catholic Church is a small, charming white clapboard church. It has a thin, towering steeple and contrasts beautifully with its verdant surroundings. St. Joseph's only offers services on weekdays.