Everything you should know about the resort and the beach

There’s so much to love about Oahu’s North Shore – its sublime 17-mile stretch of shoreline stretching between Ka’ena Point (to the west) and Kahuku Point (to the east), and the gigantic waves that make it an ideal place Place make place for surfing, not to mention the green cliffs and marine life that can be encountered while snorkeling. With such a great location comes a luxurious and stylish resort that inspires easy living and is a perfect destination to experience adventure, relaxation and culture – all in one place. Turtle Bay Resort is not just a resort, it is a blissful retreat where one can soak up the true Hawaiian spirit through adventurous activities, delicious Hawaiian cuisine, tours that immerse oneself in local culture, and many more unique experiences go to the next level. Turtle Bay Resort is a destination for pure exploration, thanks to its 3,000 acres of lush landscape with 5 miles of pristine coastline and 7 miles off the beaten track.


Keen adventurers will find this location perfect for gaining easy access to the Waimea Valley, praised for its spectacular surf breaks Polynesian Cultural Center, and the historic town of Haleiwa which are nearby. Operating since 1972, this chic resort has years of experience in providing superior service with a deep respect for the environment and Hawaiian culture. From the elegant, light-filled lobby to the terraced pool deck, every little corner of the property exudes sophistication. And guests can settle down comfortably in one of the guest rooms, suites or oceanfront bungalows that overlook the stunning ocean views.

Turtle Bay Resort: Key Highlights

Long stretches of white beach

Turtle Bay Resort is gifted with a land of exceptional topography made up of verdant forests, uninhabited stretches of white powder beaches, expansive farmland, a rugged coastline and many open spaces of wild vegetation. It is a place where one would like to stay for a long time because of its secluded location and tranquility. Animals like the endangered Hawaiian monk seal have made Turtle Bay their home. In fact, the resort is located within the 1,218 square mile Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Along with the organization, the resort contributes to several conservation programs such as: B. Winter rearing, calving and care for the remaining endangered humpback whale population.

There are many ecological activities where guests can encounter these wild sea creatures in their natural environment, but it is also important to respect the distance and these species. Touching and feeding these sea creatures is prohibited.

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Unique surf spots in North Shore

Hawaii is undoubtedly known as the birthplace of surf culture and the North Shore in O’ahu is praised for its legendary waves and Turtle Bay has some of the best surf spots, famous for their surf breaks. Are you ready to experience the thrill of chasing the waves and feeling the adrenaline rush? Then book a surf session with Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience, a renowned pro surfer who is also Turtle Bay Resort’s exclusive surfing partner. Meet the friendly surfers and learn to surf or stand up paddle.

  • Note: The surf session is led by a friendly and professional team with top-of-the-line equipment. Ideal for all ages and skill levels.

Sustainability – what distinguishes this resort

Turtle Bay Resort has also adopted a sustainable approach to its energy and waste management, demonstrating its full commitment to the environment. The resort installed its solar roof in December 2013, reducing its carbon emissions (equivalent to 4.3 million pounds of carbon emissions over the next ten years). In addition, the property has taken the initiative to recycle garbage. There are a few recycling collection centers in designated areas of the resorts for guests and staff. Green waste is collected to be used as compost.

Fun activities at Turtle Bay Resort

There’s never a dull moment at Turtle Bay Resort, especially in the summer when it gets busy. During this time of year the sea is much calmer, ideal for snorkeling in the crystal clear waters and stand up paddling. The mild weather makes it a good time to enjoy Matsumoto’s classic shave ice cream with different flavors.

Thanks to its vast wild terrain, the resort offers guests plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and jogging on its various secluded trails. Ride a bike and explore the rugged landscape with ever-present sea views. The North Shore is also home to beach hopping when the water gets shallow, making it possible to explore beach after beach. However, it is always important to check the sea conditions before heading out. Of course, Turtle Bay wouldn’t be the same without the adorable turtles that can be seen all year round on the North Shore. Two of the recommended spots are Kuilima Cove and Shark’s Cove.

Interestingly, guests can experience the cultural Paniolo dinner in front of The Stables at Turtle Bay every Thursday. The dinner celebration consists of a rich cultural tradition where one can feast on roast pork, sip many cocktails and enjoy live entertainment. And end the day by watching the spectacular sunset from the pool deck or on horseback.

  • Recommended activities: Sunset Cruises, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Surfing, Snorkeling and Paniolo Dinner

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Turtle Bay Resort: accommodation

Tucked away on the beautiful North Shore Peninsula, Turtle Bay Resort is set in three wings consisting of 408 stunning guest rooms and suites and 42 luxurious oceanfront bungalows, all with expansive views of the sparkling ocean. Wake up to the sound of the waves from secluded sea bungalows specially designed to blend in with the sounds of nature. Admire the beautiful sunset from the private balcony and enjoy top-notch amenities at your fingertips.

  • Premium amenities include: Private infinity pool, dedicated VIP concierge, furnished outdoor lanai, bathtub and walk-in shower, spacious sitting area with pullout sofa
  • Room rate: Ocean View King from $760 per night

Enjoy the local cuisine

Turtle Bay Resort certainly offers an eclectic selection of local dishes, with numerous restaurants such as Alaia, Ocean Club Lounge and Beach House, where guests can enjoy delicious seafood and refreshing cocktails.

  • Other services include:
  • Nalu Spa – Full body massages, exfoliation, rejuvenating body wrap, Kai hydration treatment and much more
  • gym
  • Events – wedding or social gathering

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