Manana Island is located off the southeastern shorelines of the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Island Chain. Manana translates into "buoyant" in the Hawaiian language. The unique volcanic rock formation is also known as Rabbit Island. It gets this distinction from a one-time very large population of rabbits that inhabited the island. These animals are not native to the island and were introduced by a local farmer from the area back in the 1800's. The population of rabbits grew rapidly (as rabbits do) and soon had to be eradicated when they began to jeopardize the island's local ecosystems.
Some say it also got the name Rabbit Island from its resemblance to a rabbit's head!!
Regardless of how the island received its name, the fact is that it serves as an absolutely beautiful backdrop while looking north from the most southeastern point of Oahu at Makapu'u Point Lookout.
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