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New Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club Opens in Waikiki

New Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club Opens in Waikiki

When booking a stay at a tropical resort, most people opt for a recognizable, big-name hotel chain. But sometimes these standards are just a bit too… standard.

Enter the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Waikiki’s newest getaway, which opened just two months ago. In addition to being a four-star hotel, the Surfjack strays from the mainstream to deliver unique, high-quality accommodations that recall the spirit of ‘60s beach culture while also incorporating contemporary Hawaiian elements.

The hotel contains 112 vintage-inspired bungalows and one- or two-bedroom suites, all adorned with reed ceilings, batten walls, handcrafted furniture, eclectic artwork (from local artists), private lanais, and custom-tile bathrooms. Coffee blended and roasted especially for Surfjack and snacks sourced from the islands are provided to guests upon arrival, and even the toiletries are handmade from the North Shore. Although the hotel offers modern amenities like high-speed WiFi and smart TVs, the rooms also include classic board games and books for guests seeking a bit of old-school entertainment.

Additional entertainment can be found in activities like riding waves with a local surf historian, foraging for food with a local botanist, or exploring Honolulu’s mid-century modern design with an expert architect.

But what about our favorite activity, eating? The Surfjack also introduced a new restaurant, Mahina & Sun’s, led by acclaimed chef Ed Kenney — owner of three other Honolulu restaurants: Mud Hen Water, Kaimuki Superette, and Town. Opening at from 7 a.m. to midnight every day, the offerings at Mahina include homegrown cooking with progressive flavors made with organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Specifically, dishes like Shinsato pork pâté with pickles and mango mustard; a butter lettuce salad with radish and avocado dressing (click here for a similar recipe you can make at home!); ahi tuna with 12-grain salad, pickled mushroom, and seaweed salsa verde; grilled octopus and watercress salad with potatoes, green olive, and ricotta; and classics like a burger and a couple pizza options. The cocktail menu features a lineup of Mahina & Sun’s originals, as well as some tropical favorites.

The Swim Club also offers a calendar of poolside entertainment from DJs to movie screenings to creative workshops. Or, guests can opt to simply relax in one of the private cabanas for hire, while utilizing complimentary Swim Club tote bags and beach towels.

Whichever way you choose to enjoy your vacation at The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, you can be assured it will be a unique and enjoyable experience with which few large chains can compare.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

Stunning sunlight washes over you upon entering the eighth-floor lobby of Waikiki's new Ritz-Carlton Residences. Grab your shades, and sip on a complimentary pineapple drink. You're officially on vacation. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

The eighth-floor infinity pool at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is the highest in the area and overlooks Fort Derussy and the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the firepit for an unparalleled view. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

Deluxe studios at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach have ocean views, subdued coastal decor, and kitchenettes with Miele appliances. (Photo: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach)

At Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, pops of color give the chic pool cabanas a bright and inviting appeal. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

Rooms inside Waikiki's Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club celebrate 1960s surf culture, with custom vintage headboards and sea-blue accents. (Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club)

The message carved at the bottom of the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club's central pool is reminiscent of vintage 1960s postcards. We wish we were there, indeed. (Photo: Mariko Reed)

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu:

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu

The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own cucumber water.


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