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Sand Island overview

Sand Island is a romantic getaway, distinct for its beaches and sports, and known for its ruins and historical sites. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Aloha Tower and USS Arizona Memorial. Make plans to visit the popular University of Hawaii at Manoa and Diamond Head. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Sand Island is for you.

How to get to Sand Island

Fly in to Honolulu, HI (HNL-Honolulu Intl.), 3.1 mi (5.1 km) from central Sand Island. Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa) is the next closest major airport, 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

What to see around Sand Island

Fun activities like baseball and exploring the port are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Ala Wai Yacht Harbor
  • • Living Art Marine Center
  • • Kaʻalawai Beach
  • • Heʻeia Kea Harbor
  • • Ko Olina Marina
Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Lili'uokalani Botanical Garden
  • • Honolulu Zoo
  • • Waikiki Aquarium
  • • Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden
  • • Friendship Garden
If you're interested in historical sites or ruins, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Chinatown Cultural Plaza
  • • Washington Place
  • • Hawaiian Mission Houses
  • • Royal Mausoleum State Monument
  • • Queen Emma Summer Palace
It's recognised for its beaches. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Ala Moana Beach Park
  • • Duke Kahanamoku Beach
  • • Kawehewehe
  • • Gray's Beach
  • • Waikiki Beach
Below are some favourite shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir – or simply browse:
  • • Aloha Tower Marketplace
  • • Kekaulike Market
  • • Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market
  • • Ward Village Shops
  • • Kamehameha Shopping Center
Popular places in the area include:
  • • Aloha Tower
  • • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • • Diamond Head
  • • USS Arizona Memorial
  • • USS Missouri Memorial

When to visit Sand Island

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 28°C day, 19°C night
  • April-June: 30°C day, 21°C night
  • July-September: 32°C day, 23°C night
  • October-December: 31°C day, 19°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 163 cm
  • April-June: 28 cm
  • July-September: 40 cm
  • October-December: 190 cm
  • Beaches
  • Family-friendly
  • Shopping
  • Business-friendly
  • Romantic
  • Dining
  • Historical sites