5 INSIDER PICKS FOR HAWAII FROM A LOCAL
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