Hawaii’s Sand Island Was Once Used To Quarantine Ships Thought To Contain Contagious Passengers

In addition to eight main islands, Hawaii is home to countless small islets and atolls extending approximately 1,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean. While the majority of these islands are uninhabited and unnamed, others have quite fascinating histories. And one of the most fascinating islands in all of Hawaii is the small — and uninterestingly named — Sand Island.

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Address: 1499 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819

The Sand Island State Recreation Area is open from 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. from April 1 through Labor Day, and from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. after Labor Day through March 31. For more information, head on over to the Hawaii State Parks’ website.