When you’re visiting Oahu, it’s hard to find a better place to stay than The Modern. As the name suggests, it’s one of the newer, more chic hotels on the island. The Modern has two gorgeous pools overlooking the marina on Waikiki. One is an adults only sunset pool complete with its own tiki bar and plenty of lounge beds. Lit by a maze of string lights hanging from above at night, the outdoor bar by the main pool is a prime spot to grab evening drinks. The location of the hotel allows you to walk to many great restaurants, or else dine in at the hotel’s restaurant, named after it’s famed chef, Morimoto.
The guest rooms at The Modern are chic and all-white with splashes of pinks and blues. They have delightfully comfy beds and luxurious linens. If the island weren’t so beautiful, you might be inclined to stay in your room the whole time.
The location of The Modern makes it the perfect home base when visiting the island. Because of Oahu’s small size, you can take day trips from the hotel to anywhere on the island. Waikiki Beach is beautiful and iconic, but it can also be touristy and chaotic. Our favorite part of the island, bar-none, is the North Shore. If you’re lucky enough to visit in the winter, the large swells attract the best surfers in the world. In the summer, the beaches are clam, the water is turquoise, and you’ll find far fewer people than on the South Shore. The North Shore is beautiful, laid-back and not overly commercialized. You can have an Açai bowl in Haleiwa for breakfast, play a round of golf at the Turtle Bay course, grab lunch at Giovanni’s Shrimp truck, then lay out on Waimea Beach before you head back on the hour’s drive to The Modern Honolulu.
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