Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Travel - edited by Han­nah James

Just a 10-hour flight away, Hawaii is a clas­sic hol­i­day spot for good rea­son – one of which is The Mod­ern Honolulu on the is­land of O’ahu. The ho­tel is, as its name sug­gests, sleek and con­tem­po­rary, with a warm is­land welcome. AFL great Paul Roos lives part-time on the is­land’s Waikiki. His top ad­vice for vis­i­tors? “You must go to the North Shore to see Waimea Bay, Pipe­line and all the great surf spots. Then have lunch at Ted’s Bak­ery – it has great burg­ers and desserts.” Sold.

Roos’s se­cret spot is KAIMANA BEACH. “It’s a lo­cal beach, not too busy, with a nice bay that’s calm for kids. You can surf if you

THE MOD­ERN HONOLULU ho­tel in Waikiki is all about laid-back lux­ury, with two pools (one adult­sonly), two restau­rants and three bars; the­mod­ern­honolulu.com.

The re­cently opened RAVISH restau­rant is all about farmto-ta­ble cui­sine; rav­ish­honolulu.com. At 6pm, a wall opens to re­veal THE STUDY bar at The Mod­ern Honolulu – all live mu­sic and chic cock­tails.

One of Roos’s top Hawai­ian ac­tiv­i­ties: “SWIM­MING WITH WILD DOLPHINS on the west

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