The Monocle Travel Guide series reveals their favourite places in each city they cover, from the ideal route for an early-morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Full of surprises and quirks, they also feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to get you away from the crowds and their favourite places to eat everything be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory.
Honolulu – one of the most remote cities in the world – has lured the intrepid to its glorious sandy shores for centuries. But peel back the picture-postcard images of hula girls, tiki cups and floral garlands and you’ll find a dynamic urban centre nestled in one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth. Its contemporary-art galleries, fine examples of mid-century architecture and vibrant farm-to-table dining scene is waiting to be discovered.