Kaunakakai is the largest town in Molokai and is home to about half of the island’s population. As of 2010, Molokai’s population was just under 8,000. That gives you an idea of how small and remote this Hawaiian island is.
Visit the Purdy Macadamia Nut Plantation and take a step back into old Hawaii. Experience a taste of what it was like living in the plantation days of the Aloha State.
Barges and tug boats carry goods into Molokai’s busiest port, the Kaunakakai Harbor. Ferry boats like the Molokai Princess arrive daily, bringing visitors and residents into Molokai’s most populated town, Kaunakakai Town, with a population of roughly 4,000.
Father Damien Churches are some of the oldest structures on Molokai. Located throughout the island, this church in particular was built in 1876 and is formerly known as St. Joseph’s Church. It is the second oldest of the Father Damien Churches, and is still open for worship.
Molokai’s most dramatic scenic lookout on the island’s north coast is the Kalaupapa Sea Cliff Lookout, overlooking the infamous “leper’s colony”, formerly for people with Hansen’s Disease.