Kaunakakai Car Rentals

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Kaunakakai, HI, USA

Road distance from Kaunakakai to Molokai airport is 8 miles
Kaunakakai pier is the longest pier in Hawaii
Makahiki festival in January has ancient Hawaiian games, music & hula
Summer home to King Kamehameha V in the mid 1800’s
Inspiration to the 1930s song ‘The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai’

Choosing a Car Rental In Kaunakakai

For exploring Molokai, renting a car is essential due to limited public transport. The rental car companies have outlets at the MKK airport and it is approximately a 15 minute drive from the island’s airport (MKK) to the city of Kaunakakai.

It’s advisable to book your rental at MKK airport in advance to secure availability, especially during peak seasons or island events. With Discount Hawaii Car Rental, you can find competitive rates and convenient benefits, ensuring a seamless experience on this enchanting island.



Kaunakakai, situated on Molokai’s south shore, is the island’s largest town, but not located on the waterfront. It is approximately a 15 minute drive from the island’s airport MKK. Boasting Hawaii’s longest pier, Kaunakakai harbor serves as a vital link for local necessities. With its unchanged ambiance since the early 1900s, the town exudes the authentic feel of old Hawaii.
There are a few hotels and condo resorts near Kaunakakai. The Hotel Molokai is well known for its tiki hut style buildings, with stunning oceanfront views that take you back to ‘The Real Hawaii’.


  • Kanemitsu’s Bakery
    This night time hot bread tradition is legendary and something that all visitors should take part in.
  • Kaunakakai Ball Park
    The afternoon and early evening ball games are a great way to unwind and meet locals.
  • Molokai Plumeria

    Where you can learn how to pick the flowers and make your own lei necklace.

Car Rentals in Kaunakakai FAQs

What is the cheapest way to rent a car in Kaunakakai?

The best rates are often found farther out from your arrival date. Book your car rental for Kaunakakai as soon as your flights have been confirmed. Canceling and rebooking is always free. If rates go lower, you can easily rebook on our website, and cancel the existing reservation. If rates go up, you already have the best rate locked in, but if they do come down, you can take advantage of the new lower rate with no penalties.

Should I book my Kaunakakai rental car before arriving?

Some travel sites say, book the car rental after you book your flight, but with Molokai, it is smart to book the car rental first. You are then guaranteed a vehicle upon arrival. If you book early you secure a rate, then monitor rates until your travel date and re-book if the rental rates go lower, no penalty to cancel.

Why should I book my Kaunakakai car rental through Discount Hawaii Car Rental?

We have very competitive rental rates with a major car rental company located at the Molokai Airport. We offer benefits that can include a free extra driver. Our great staff are available to answer your questions, and help you pick out the right car for your needs.