Mokulua Islands


About Mokulua Islands


The Mokulua Islands on Oahu’s windward side are one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in all of Hawaii.Meaning “Two Islands” in Hawaiian, they each have their own name. Mokulua Nui meaning Mokulua North, and Mokulua Iki meaning Mokulua South. Just offshore from Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach, a stop at either of these beaches offer a stunning view of the Mokulua Islands.


As a safe haven for Hawaii seabirds for many years, the Mokulua Islands are a state seabird sanctuary. Visiting Mokulua Iki, the island on the right is actually off-limits, as is the interior of Mokulua Nui. Kayakers and paddlers visit Mokulua Nui, the island on the left where there is a small beach to land upon and relax. There are also rocky shores and a cove to explore around the island’s rim.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Oahu
  • Insider Tip: Be cautious and respectful of wildlife, and visit only the left island as they are a protected state seabird sanctuary.
  • Fun Fact: The Mokulua Islands are one of the most photographed places in all of Hawaii.
  • What to Expect: Soft white sand, beautiful turquoise water, tide pools, and an excellent view of Oahu's east side.