Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove

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Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove

What: Historic coconut grove
Where: In Kaunakakai across from Church Row

In Kaunakakai across from Church Row, visit Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove, an ancient Hawaiian coconut grove planted in the 1860s during the reign of King Kamehameha V. With hundreds of coconut palm trees, this is one of Molokai’s most recognizable natural landmarks.
 
There is an obvious danger of falling coconuts within the grove, so the safest view of the grove is from the grassy area found off Mauna Loa Highway. It’s an amazing spot for a spectacular, sunset view of one of the last royal coconut groves in Hawaii. The still shallow waters will reflect the sky in such a way that you won’t know where one starts and the other ends. A great setting for that perfect selfie.

Note: Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove is private property of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands; there is no beach access.