Where To Stay on O’ahu

Hunting for the best resort hotels on O’ahu? Here are two great options for travellers who prioritize convenience, urban proximity and luxury…

The Modern Honolulu

If an urban vacation is what you’re craving, The Modern can’t be beat. It’s easily one of the most stylish hotels I’ve experienced, from the monochromatic, wooden-accented bedrooms to the fern-basket wall decor. Anyone with an affinity for minimalist, modern design will appreciate their surroundings here. The property is also riddled with delightful surprises, like a tropical sandy bar poolside, romantic fire-pits and a beautiful dark blue wading pool (ideal for catching some rays and sipping strong Mai Tais). Located three minutes from the beach and just blocks away from the shopping district, The Modern is the ideal resort hotel for an upbeat vacation in the centre of this bustling city.

Turtle Bay Resort


Turtle Bay Resort is the only resort hotel on the peaceful North Shore and the only resort on O’ahu from which one can enjoy the sunrise and the sunset. Turtle Bay is also one of Hawaii’s only farm-to-table resorts, with local farms growing ingredients specifically for their restaurants’ menus. Complete with a golf course, seven eateries and bars and plenty of family activities, this massive property is ideal for families and travellers who appreciate convenience — activities and dining are at your fingertips. And a recent multi-million dollar renovation means the building is looking fresh and new — no stinky, out-dated rooms here.