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.
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.
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With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.