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“Spectacular colours”
Review of Magic Island

Magic Island
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Ranked #27 of 322 things to do in Honolulu
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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311 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“Spectacular colours”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Magic Island is my favourite place for an afternoon stroll in Honolulu. You can watch the locals work out or have picnics, and there's always at least 1 couple of newlyweds taking pictures. It's peaceful and a great escape from all the tourists in Waikiki. The small lagoon beach is calm and clear, great for kids. The rock walls offer a great view. The best part are the colours! Red earth and turquoise water... Immensely beautiful.

Visited June 2013
Thank Julie P
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Best spot for swimming on Oahu!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We rented a car and drove all around the island of Oahu and I can safely say that this is the best spot to just swim and enjoy the water. The sand is nice and soft, the beautiful colours of the ocean will make your heart swell and the warmth of the water is delightful. Close to the park where you can have a picnic, and of course, there is the Ala Moana Shopping Centre which is walking distance if you wish to do some shopping. There is a section that has a wall which breaks the waves so this beach is also safe for children to splash around. During the weekend, there are many locals here which just stresses that this is an absolutely amazing relatively secret spot on Oahu :)

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Kara O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Secret Sun Spot”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Magic Island is an area many either take for granted or just pass by or know little about.However it is an ideal spot to go & just relax...have a swim ...enjoy a lunch or walk through or around. It is a far cry from the hustle & bustle of Waikiki. This is not to say it is totally secluded but rather a unique & quieter spot to enjoy the sun & surf of Oahu..... & the sunsets spectacular. A short walk from the "towers " of Waikiki....& just across from the shopping Almona shopping Center.

Visited May 2013
3 Thank Rockie23
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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice little park and beach”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

My husband and I got married here about 6 years ago, and returning in May 2013 we found it hadn't changed a bit! There's a lovely little beach on one side that's great for swimming and paddle-boarding, and a view of the marina and diamond head on the other side. There's also a great view of the ocean breakers directly in front. The park itself was nice with lots of little seating areas and trees - great for a picnic. Lots of locals exercising there and tourists getting married. A lovely little spot.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Vmwhitak
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2013

A lovely little beach nice for children safe place to swim very calm, glad they didn't build an hotel here like they intended too. Only a few people there when we went and lots of grass around the beach for family bbqs.

Visited April 2013
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