Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove, Molokai

Kapuaiwa Coconut Beach Park

  • Name: Kapuaiwa Coconut Beach Park
  • What: Historic coconut grove
  • Where: In Kaunakakai across from Church Row

In Kaunakakai, visit Kapuaiwa Coconut Beach Park, 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 near the Kapuaiwa signage found off Mauna Loa Highway. This is an amazing spot for a spectacular, sunset view of one of the last royal coconut groves in Hawaii.