Kuanakakai is a small town on the island of Molokai. Sometimes it is considered to be the "capital" of Molokai, but officially the whole island is in the County of Maui.
By Plane There are multiple daily flights from Honolulu on Pacific Wings for $29 each way or on IslandAir. Pacific Air's primary aircraft is a 9 passenger, 1 engine Cessna Caravan. Seats on Island Air range from $30 on up. The airport is about 5 miles outside of the town of Kaunakakai.
By Ferry Daily from Lahaina to Kaunakakai, Molokai. $85 round trip.
The island is about 17 miles long and 10 miles across. A rental car is necessary to get around.
Walk down the 3 blocks of this sleepy Hawaiian town and visit the various shops. Go to the pier where the ferry departs from. Eat in on of the restaurants listed below.
Kaunakakai is not a tourist shopping mecca. In town itself you will find a couple grocery stores of the Mom and Pop variety. There is a drug store, ice cream store, health food store, and several sundry stores.
Do not look for the typical fast food in Kaunakakai or, for that matter, on Molokai. There is one single Subway Sandwitch shop, the Molokai Pizza Cafe and the Molokai Drive-In. Hotel Molokai is right on the water front and offers a full menu with special local entertainment every Friday evening. For a special experience try the Kanemitsu's Bakery. People wait in line for their Hawaiian bread and cream pies are renown.
Hotel Molokai is a great place to relax with your favorite drink, listen to the entertainment and watch the waves. In the distance you can see Lanaii.
Well, we are back to the Hotel Molokai. Do not expect a 5-Star Ritz Carlton. It fits in well with the laid back nature of Molokai. Additionally there are multiple Bed & Breakfasts around the town.
Same way you got in.