The Tiny Offshore Island In Hawaii That Is As Fascinating As It Is Beautiful

Hawaii is comprised of eight major islands, several small islets, and numerous atolls extending approximately 1,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Besides the major Hawaiian Islands, all of these islands, islets, and atolls are uninhabited, and many of them are unnamed and impossible to visit. Today, we’re heading to one of the most unique islets around: a stunning little gem found off the coast of windward Oahu that is not only illegal to visit without permission from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, but has quite the fascinating history and is a designated State Seabird Sanctuary. Let’s check it out, shall we?

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Tell us, don’t you love learning about the history behind the most iconic of Hawaii’s offshore islets?

Just a few miles away from Rabbit Island, you’ll find the Mokulua Islands, a pair of islands that are not only downright dreamy but are easily accessible via kayak.