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True to its name – The Modern is a hip haven on the lei-soaked shores of Honolulu, boasting boutique touches, vivacious vibes, and sleek surf style. Those seeking something cosmopolitan without being cookie-cutter will be utterly charmed by The Modern’s bespoke buzz. Dressed lovingly in white, with far from kitsch surf inspired art installations, a handful of bars, the best nightclub in town and an exquisite restaurant – there is nothing The Modern can’t do. Having the world class surf spot of Waikiki outside your door is just the icing on the cake.
Ideal for Couples and Families
Close to Surrounding Surf Breaks
Spa and Recreation Facilities
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to The Modern as seamless as possible.
AIRPORT – Honolulu Airport
TRANSFER – Few moments can compare to the first time you touch down on the grace and glory of Hawaii. Warm salt breezes, fragrant lei necklaces, and the burning desire to grab your board and run into those world-famous waves are sure to keep the jet lag at bay. Fortunately, The Modern is a swift and easy 15-minute drive away.
WEATHER – April to October – Dry Season
SURF SEASON – June – September (South Shore & Waikiki). November to March (North Shore)
Blue, bright and with cool ocean breezes – these are the hallmarks of life on the tropical island of Honolulu. Hawaii is one of those year-round destinations that entices and beckons you to come out to play. The summer season runs from April to October. During this time the weather is warm and dry, and the trade winds blow with a soft consistency. During the winter months of November and March, the sun sits lower on the horizon, the winds can pick up a little more speed and tropical rains can sweep across the lush green islands.
“Life at The Modern delivers Zen like days of stylish art and a hip surf scene, and evenings are draped in hedonism with Friday fireworks and the hot nightclub action.”
Up to 2 children under the age of 16 stay free when sharing with an adult.
Family Rooms Available
Babysitting Service can be Arranged
Laundry and pressing service
24-hour room service
Full Service Spa
Fun mellow waves close by
If you are looking to explore the island consider hiring a car to allow you to do it at your own pace.
Breathe in deep the scent of wild hibiscus framing sublime views as you sit down to dine at The Modern’s ultra-relaxed restaurant- The Grove. From smoothie shakes and Kona Coffee to start your morning to microbrewed beer and fish tacos for lunch, or zesty cocktails to compliment your crab carbonara at dinner – this is the life, island style.
The Modern Players Club is a laugh out loud delight for those dining experiences you don’t want to take too seriously. Hail Mary Wings, Pile on Tots and ice-cold beer in sporty surroundings means that big game watchers don’t have to miss a moment.
Cocktails at the Sunrise Bar, aperitifs in the airy lobby, and midnight drinks at the nightclub – The Modern ensures there are plenty of watering holes to keep you satiated both before and after those adrenaline-pumping surf sessions.
The sublime Sunrise Pool faces the peaceful marina, offering a horizon of wooden decking for sunbathing and sprawling. Oversized sink down deep sunbeds actively encourage midday siestas, and the tropical garden blooms with life bringing an Eden like feel to the surroundings.
Cocktails are shaken not stirred at the beautiful Sunset Pool where lanterns flicker, and the lagoon-like waters are adorned with tiles designed by Yves Klein. Adults will be pleased to hear its grown-up vibes only at this chic and trendy spot.
The Lather Spa welcomes you into a heady world of coconut, broken vanilla pods, passion fruit tangs and floating lemongrass. Four treatment rooms and a commitment to using the finest gifts from Mother Nature ensure that you harmonize with Hawaii. The Lomi Lomi massage is designed to simulate the energy of the waves outside your window, whereas the bamboo lemongrass scrub will revitalize your body and mind.
The Sunset Pool is also the perfect spot for yoga bliss. Private classes three times a week invite you to greet the day with gratitude and to finish with a fresh fruit smoothie as you watch the sky welcome the day.
The Modern is a modern parents dream – just the right balance of grown-up space and child-friendly excitement weaves together to keep everyone laid-back and in love with Hawaii. Adults looking to indulge will find the Sunset Pool and the nightclub Addiction the perfect space for no holds barred play and with babysitting services available – you can party hard knowing your Little Wayfarers are in good hands.
A self-declared study in white, rooms and suites at The Modern call on the cool touch of minimalistic play to keep your mind clear and clean. Natural light, fine fabrics, and stunning touches like custom teak window screens, waffle duvets, special coffeemakers and ukuleles bring that beautiful boutique touch. With 355 rooms on offer, The Modern still manages to capture that personalized feel. Choose from kings, doubles or penthouse perfection – and pick from pool, marina, city or ocean fresh views.
Ocean view rooms deliver those picture-perfect vistas of the Pacific, frothy white shades, hints of teak and cosy imported linens of the highest quality. Quirky light fixtures and slick work spaces are very much a reminder of being in the 21st century. The king rooms that come with terraces are well worth splashing the extra bit of cash for the pleasure of being able to step out above the expanse of sheer blue. The city rooms are a sublime choice for guests on the go, those who don’t feel like lingering long on ocean panoramas but who want to head straight from the comfort of their bed into the action.
Diluting the best of the resort down into a sublime suite to call your own, these white palate wonders boast a divine hideaway above the buzz and beauty of Waikiki Beach. Bathed in the best of the natural light, adorned with organic luxury goodies, and plenty of loafing space, you can don your dreamy robe and slippers and order up artisan goodies from room service. A separate living room, amazing work-space, oversized outdoor terrace, and tranquil views give you that little bit more space and style for an incredible stay in the Aloha state.
A free-flowing space that splashes out when it comes to style, The Modern Penthouse is all blond wood floors, billowing fabrics, imported linens and lush landscaped terraces to call your own. A formal dining space invites luau feasts for eight, and custom designed furnishings keep the artistic appeal high. The terrace is exquisite for soaking up those end of day sunsets, and with 24-hour room service, the champagne is sure to intuitively arrive just as the sky foams pink. For those days when you just want to rest easy – the 55-inch TV, well-stacked DVD library, high-speed internet and panoramic views are sure to keep you well entertained.
Babysitting services can be arranged
A full range of comforts for families with small children, including cribs, bath products, highchairs and children’s room service menus can be provided.
Little Wayfarers are sure to be spoilt rotten on the shores of Hawaii. With the energy of Waikiki, whales frolicking in the waters, and endless excursions, helicopter rides and cultural tours – the whole family has something on the cards to keep them entertained. Large modern suites, a whole beach and pool for splash-tastic play, and casual, laid-back suppers ensure everyone feels welcome at The Modern.
Ocean view suites are great for small families looking to stay close. The separate bedroom works perfectly for parents, whereas the lounge can be swiftly and lovingly transformed into a sleeper space. Two bathrooms also keep the clamber for the showers in the morning to a minimum.
While The Modern doesn’t boast its own kid’s club, Waikiki is a wonderful family destination. Learn to surf together, take trips out to see migrating whales, snorkel in the bright marine corals, and let the concierge arrange a lavish luau experience complete with feasting, singing and dancing. With babysitters on hand, parents can also duck down into the pulsating nightclub or simply linger lovingly over cocktails at the swish and sophisticated Sunset Pool.
The Sunrise Pool boasts a welcome space for Little Wayfarers. Framed by gorgeous green foliage, warm shimmering waters and cushioned daybeds invite guests of all ages to swim, siesta, repeat. Plenty of teak and pale white bring a breath of freshness to an already dazzling space, and cool drinks and snacks can be by your side in a jiffy.
Fresh, organic, fabulous – this is the mantra behind the food at The Modern. The Grove Restaurant invites families to take their pick of tables in the pretty passage, or with balmy bright sea views for watching the boats pass by as you tuck in. With around the clock room service more than willing to deliver artisanal organic dishes to your door, you don’t need to work on anyone’s schedule but your own.
Get in touch with your local Travel Doctor for up to date health information, precautions and travel advice for your destination, including information regarding clean drinking water.
Medical facilities located within a 10min drive.
For peace of mind, Wayfarers Atlas recommends travel insurance that includes medical evacuation. Let us organize this for you.
Mozzies can be found in paradise too.
Refer to the World Health Organisation or the US CDC for information on Mosquito-borne and other insect-borne diseases.
Those who like to party without going far will adore the fact that The Modern boasts its very own nightclub. Addiction isn’t just any nightclub, it’s the hottest spot in town offering world class DJ’s, plush velvet ropes, and A-list clientele to throw down with on the dance door. All within stumbling space of your own beautiful bed. Late nights have never been so lavish.
The Modern is the crowning jewel on the buzzing downtown district of Waikiki Beach. From world-class shopping to endlessly amazing restaurants, a melting pot of cultures, and the history of Pearl Harbor, everything is right on your doorstep. Waikiki Beach is also home to some first-class run rollers for surfers of all abilities.
At first, you may wander past the wall of books without a second glance, however, during Happy Hour a secret knock will admit you into a hidden world of plump ottomans, cocktail tables, and live music that is well worth raising a whisky too. The hidden cocktail bar, also known demurely as The Study, is another testament to The Modern’s magical boutique feel.
The former Hawaiian royal retreat is still a playground for gods and kings, in fact, Duke Kahanamoku – the king of surfing favoured this laid-back stretch of sand. These gentle rollers offer a long and silky-smooth ride – perfect for long boarders, beginners, and intermediates looking to hang ten.
The gentle giants of the sea can be witnessed passing through the warm nursery-friendly waters of Oahu’s southern seas. Best caught between the months of December and May you can take a boat out to get up close and personal with Mother Nature’s most majestic creatures.
From song and dance at the Polynesian Cultural Center to the Honolulu Museum of Art, ukulele lessons, and learning how to make Poke and lei necklaces, Hawaiian culture is rare and wonderful. A stay at The Modern gifts unrivalled access to the sensory cultural delights of Honolulu.
Tee off in your own tropical paradise as you escape to go golfing for the day. The Modern is surrounded by world-class golf courses, from the Jurassic Park-like setting of the Royal Hawaiian to wide fairways of Koolau. Oahu boasts no less than 40 golf courses, meaning that once you perfected your duck dive, you can work on your handicap.
The best of both worlds can be enjoyed at The Modern. Paying homage to all kinds of different guests, you can pick from the family-friendly Sunrise Pool or the grown up and gorgeous vibes of the adults-only Sunset Pool.
Heart and home of Hawaiian surfing – Oahu is a storm-riders paradise. The best thing about this island is that you can pick the surf to suit your skills. From riding giants on the legendary North Shore to hanging ten on the beachy breakers of Waikiki, the surf scene is one that will leave you bright-eyed and breathless.
The Modern is only forty minutes’ drive from the North Shore, home of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Waimea Bay, Sunset and Pipeline- these spots are the holy grail for big wave surfers.
If you don’t feel like becoming a speck against a backdrop of bomb like white-water, then the gentle breaks of Waikiki provide innocent fun for all the family.
During the summer months, June- September, the breaks around Honolulu are at there best with consistent south swells. During the winter, Waikiki offers waves that are small and playful –perfect for those learning to surf, beginners or those who want to perfect the art of longboarding.
Ala Moana Bowls – Located only a short 5 min drive away this shallow left-hander is known as one of the best waves on Oahu. The line-up is notoriously crowded with everyone looking to score one of the long draining barrels.
Queens– Located in front of The Duke this mellow reef break and is typically crowded with beginners and offers both left and rights.
Canoes – Another Waikiki favourite which has the crowd to prove it. This reef break is great for beginners and longboarder.
Waves Year Round
Beginner to Advanced
Direct access to waves
No transfers to surrounding breaks
No Coaching & Guiding
No Equipment Rental