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Sand Island overview

Sand Island is a romantic getaway distinct for its beaches and sports, and known for its ruins and historical sites. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Aloha Tower and USS Arizona Memorial. Make plans to visit the popular University of Hawaii at Manoa and Diamond Head. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Sand Island is for you.

Where to stay in Sand Island

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Sand Island has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Sand Island with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Sand Island hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Sand Island hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Sand Island

Fly in to Honolulu, HI (HNL-Honolulu Intl.), 3.1 mi (5.1 km) from downtown Sand Island. Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa) is the next closest major airport, 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

What to see around Sand Island

Fun activities like baseball and exploring the port are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Ala Wai Yacht Harbor
  • • Living Art Marine Center
  • • Kaʻalawai Beach
  • • Heʻeia Kea Harbor
  • • Ko Olina Marina
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Lili'uokalani Botanical Garden
  • • Honolulu Zoo
  • • Waikiki Aquarium
  • • Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden
  • • Friendship Garden
If you're interested in historical sites or ruins, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Chinatown Cultural Plaza
  • • Washington Place
  • • Hawaiian Mission Houses
  • • Queen Emma Summer Palace
  • • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
It's recognized for its beaches, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Ala Moana Beach Park
  • • Duke Kahanamoku Beach
  • • Kawehewehe
  • • Gray's Beach
  • • Waikiki Beach
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Aloha Tower Marketplace
  • • Kekaulike Market
  • • Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market
  • • Ward Village Shops
  • • Kamehameha Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Aloha Tower
  • • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • • Diamond Head
  • • USS Arizona Memorial
  • • USS Missouri Memorial

When to visit Sand Island

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 82°F day, 66°F night
  • April-June: 86°F day, 69°F night
  • July-September: 89°F day, 74°F night
  • October-December: 88°F day, 67°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 6.42 inches
  • April-June: 1.10 inches
  • July-September: 1.57 inches
  • October-December: 7.48 inches
  • Beaches
  • Family
  • Shopping
  • Business-friendly
  • Romantic
  • Dining
  • Historical sites