Monkey Island got its name from the colony of monkeys that lived there belonging to Alfred Mitchell's explorer son-in-law Hiram Bingham. The island, just offshore of Mitchell's mansion now called the Folly Ruins, became the playground for the animals as Mitchell did not keep them inside the home.
The Island features a small shady beach with a handing swing, perfect for spending the afternoon escaping the summer sun.
It is said that at low tide, the water is so shallow that you can walk to the island from the coast. Fun fact: Monkey Island is also known as Pellew Island.
Stop by Monkey Island on a rafting or boating tour of the nearby Blue Lagoon.