Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Oahu  /  Honolulu  /  Magic Island

Magic Island, Honolulu

4.6
#3 of 13 in Nature in Honolulu
Magic Island is a small man-made peninsula in Honolulu, Hawaii, adjacent to Ala Moana Beach Park and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. It was created in 1964 as the site of a resort complex, but was subsequently converted to a park. The name was changed to "Aina Moana," but the new name is used infrequently.
The park on Magic Island is a popular spot where people gather for picnics, frisbee, socializing, and occasional festival or drama performances. Because it was a preferred location among homeless squatters, overnight camping was recently banned in the park.


Each year, the Ala Moana Center puts on a fireworks show over Magic Island for the Fourth of July that draws numerous spectators to the surrounding parks. In conjunction with the show, the Ala Moana Center ropes off a portion of its parking lot for a Fourth of July concert featuring many local bands.


The park's hours are from sunrise to sunset daily.
Put Magic Island into our Honolulu online trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Honolulu.
Source
Create an itinerary including Magic Island
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Magic Island Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
713 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful location just next to west end of Waikiki with great beach, grass, trees, view of Waikiki, and lagoon for quiet swimming. Visited on bicycle tour.  more »
  • I'll always stroll here Locals fill in, the culture is awesome Send the wife to Al moma shopping mall and hang out here  more »
Google
  • ADA Alert: There is a wheelchair walkway made of rubber mats in the sand next to the first bathroom leading to the Ala Moana section of beach. Walkway goes quite a distance to the shore, but not all the way.
  • One of the most beautiful places to visit in the Dominican. Took the bigger catamaran as the small one seems to be a bit jumpy to get there. Lots of fishes to explore for the snorkeling.
Places to stay near Magic Island

Plan your trip to Honolulu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Honolulu

See all ›
4.6
Duration:3 h
4.7
Duration:2 h
3.8
Duration:6 h
4.4
Duration:2 h

Kid-friendly things to do in Honolulu

See all ›
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:3 h
4.6
Duration:2 h

Side trips from Honolulu

4.7
Duration:6 h
4.2
Duration:4 h
4.8
Duration:4 h
4.3
Duration:4 h

Hidden gems in Honolulu

4.5
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:3 h
4.9
Duration:4 h
4.6
Duration:2 h

Shopping in Honolulu

See all ›
4.1
Duration:2 h
3.6
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:2 h

Nearby attractions in Honolulu

4.9
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:4 h
5.0
Duration:8 h
5.0
Duration:4 h