In a destination as uncommon as Oahu, your itinerary should include some exclusives – even some extremes. From luxury adventure travel musts to extreme adventures, THE MODERN HONOLULU Concierge has your hook-up.
What tops the view of Hawaii from THE MODERN HONOLULU? The view from 14,000 feet.
You, a cage and any creature curious enough to swim close: Do you dare to shark dive Honolulu?
The best way to soak in the island panorama is to linger above it. Don't forget your camera.
Take the scenery at your own pace by renting a motorcycle or exotic auto. Sport bikes – Harley-Davidsons, in particular – are prime for the ascent to Mount Tantalus and Round Top Drive, where views of Diamond Head and downtown Honolulu await. (Make the ride at sunset to watch the scene glow.) For a different vantage, ask THE MODERN HONOLULU Concierge about the variety of luxury car rentals available – convertible models will overwhelm you with coastal views, though rarities like the Ferrari F-355 and Lamborghini Murciélago overwhelm in and of themselves.
Say your notion of Oahu adventure flows with the tide. THE MODERN HONOLULU has cultivated relationships with a select-few operators specializing in shark encounters. Off-shore and up-close, swimming with sharks most often begins with your descent into the Pacific, protected by an aluminum cage. Over a few hours, several shark species – Galapagos, Gray Reef, Hammerhead, Sandbar – may swim by to be studied or photographed (green sea turtles and dolphins have been known to make appearances, too).
All that remains is the sky. In the annals of outdoor adventure, skydiving Hawaii is epic (it’s hard to imagine a free fall or drop zone more breathtaking than Oahu). Whether you’re planning a tandem or solo jump, simply ask and THE MODERN HONOLULU's Concierge will connect you with one of our preferred vendors. For a challenge that’s both rare and strategic, ask our concierge about the Warbird Adventure, the tour that casts you as a member of the Aviation Detachment in the days immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor. After receiving your briefing, you’ll take to the cockpit to fly a vintage airplane over Oahu battle sites.
“If you are visiting between November and February, don’t miss Waimea Bay on the North Shore where the island’s top surfers take on 30-foot waves”