Would you like to trade in the snowpack for palm trees and ocean breezes? If so, this series is for you. We’re beating the winter blues by daydreaming of island getaways that boast authentic midcentury style. Be sure to join us each week for a new edition of Atomic Getaways: Snowbird Edition.
Midcentury Island Style
Located on Waikiki, The Surfjack Hotel and Swim Club is a midcentury enthusiast’s dream-come-true.
“To create The Surfjack, we wanted to pay homage to the true soul of Waikiki, not the prefabricated version peddled to the masses,” says the site. “To bring our vision to life, we collaborated with some of Honolulu’s brightest visionaries to build a hotel reminiscent of the city’s midcentury heyday, all the while celebrating the effervescent creative movement that’s reshaping the city today.”
Its safe to say that the hotel’s efforts have not been in vain. Each of The Surfjack’s 112 rooms are outfitted in true mid mod style—with an island twist, of course. The lobby and pool don’t disappoint, either, thanks to vibrant hues, retro silhouettes, and a keen attention to detail.
Amenity Hot Spot
What’s a hotel without an incredible restaurant? Born in Honulululu, chef Ed Kenny’s Mahina & Sun’s at The Surfjack describes itself as “a purveyor of elevated home cooking inspired by Hawaii’s people and place.” Offering unique local fare, the restaurant uses ingredients from Oahu’s farmlands and, according to their site, is the state’s leader in ocean-friendly sourcing practices.
The Sufjack also boasts Olive & Oliver, a clothing and accessories shop that will ensure you’re beach-ready for the entire course of your stay. Plus, the shop has a cafe that serves up your daily espresso needs.
To be a true snowbird, book your atomic getaway at The Surfjack.