Magic Island (Aina Moana)


About Magic Island (Aina Moana)


Magic Island (Aina Moana) is a beach park located on a peninsula that is situated on the eastern side of Ala Moana Beach Park. Here youll find joggers running the winding, paved paths, families on picnics, fishermen waiting for something to bite their lines, cyclists, skaters, wedding photographers and more.

With gorgeous views of Diamond Head and Waikiki to the east and Downtown Honolulu to the west, Magic Island is a favorite destination for tourists and locals looking for a peaceful escape from the city.


This man-made peninsula was built in 1964 as part of a resort complex that was never completed. The 30 acres of reclaimed reef were made into a public park soon after, and the name Magic Island was officially change to Aina Moana in 1972.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Oahu
  • Amenities: Restrooms, picnic areas, benches, bike and running trails, lifeguards.
  • Insider Tip: Magic Island is the best place to watch the Waikiki fireworks every Friday at 7:45pm.
  • Fun Fact: Aina Moana means "land from the sea".
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