In need of a virtual Hawaii vacation? Here is a collection of photos from Magic Island to enjoy!
It’s no secret that Dane and I love watching a good sunset. We’ve always wanted to head down to Honolulu to watch the sunset at Magic Island, but we kept putting it off for reasons unknown.
We finally headed down to Magic Island, which is a small park that is adjacent to Ala Moana Beach Park. During normal times, there’s a parking lot you can easily park in to access it, but right now, that lot is closed, so you’ll need to find parking in the surrounding Ala Moana area, which can be tricky. It’s always packed!
It’s nothing more than a man-made peninsula sandwiched between Honolulu and Waikiki Beach, but the view is what makes it so magical, trust me. You have views of the city, the beach, Ala Wai Marina, and of course – Diamond Head.
Magic Island Hawaii
There are tons of people who come to Magic Island to exercise, walk with their families and dogs (lots and lots of dogs being walked, sit on the benches to watch the waves, fish, and of course, watch the sunset. There is a huge grassy area and picnic tables, so it would be really fun for a picnic, or to let kids run around and get some energy out.
Magic Island Oahu
The key with getting to see a beautiful Hawaiian sunset is sticking around long enough to see all of the colors. I truly believe that the best sunsets last around 30 minutes, because then you can see how the clouds start to change and the colors linger in the sky. The very best start out super golden and pink and turn into deep orange that makes the whole city glow.
Magic Island Honolulu
We really lucked out with this sunset, but honestly, there is no such thing as a bad Hawaiian sunset 😉