Turtle Bay Resort is located on Oahu's North Shore, one of the most famous surf areas in the world. From the challenging big wave surf to extraordinary cultural history, Oahu's North Shore is rich in many opportunities for sightseeing, adventure, exploration, rest and relaxation. With almost five miles of beachfront, Turtle Bay Resort is the perfect place to take in the azure beauty of Kawela Bay, Bay View Beach Lawn and, of course, Turtle Bay. Only 45 minutes from the energetic pulse of Honolulu, Turtle Bay Resort’s oceanfront setting immerses guests in the natural tranquility of the North Shore lifestyle.
A luxury beach resort, Turtle Bay Resort boasts Oahu’s spectacular ocean views from every one of the resort’s 443 magnificent accommodations.The resort also features two lushly landscaped pools, championship golf courses by Fazio and Palmer, tennis courts, horseback riding, hiking and mountain bike trails, a surfing school, world-class dining and shopping.
Founded by surfing legend Hans Hedemann, Turtle Bay Resort’s Hans Hedemann's Surf School is an ideal place to hone your skills. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, they offer the classes and equipment suitable to your ability. Visit the daily free surf clinic or enjoy private or group surfing lessons with theirr knowledgeable staff of North Shore instructors.
Dining at Turtle Bay Resort is a feast for the senses. The chefs prepare gourmet cuisine with style and skill unique to the islands of Hawaii. After a day of sun and sea on North Shore Oahu, satisfy your appetite with the best of island cuisine.
Picturesque views of the Pacific are yours from every guest room at Turtle Bay Resort. With a unique oceanfront location all of the resort’s luxury accommodations — 375 guest rooms, 31 suites, 42 beach cottages and resort villas — feature captivating ocean vistas.
Resort suites:The collection of suites includes the Pikake Jr. Suite, Ilima Suite, Maile Suite, and the Ali'i Presidential Suite. Each feature unobstructed ocean views and private lanais (balconies) to the let the outdoors in. Wireless internet access and telephone data ports keep you connected at all times.
Beach Cottages: Exquisite attention to detail is the signature of the Beach Cottages. Inside the cottages, Brazilian walnut floors, 15-foot ceilings and large marble baths do their best to divert your attention from the stunning ocean views. With the services of a Ho'okipa (exclusive cottage concierge), you feel as if you are in your own private island home.
Luxury Ocean Villas: Each elegantly furnished with a masterful blend of luxury, the Ocean Villas are unsurpassed by anything that the island of Oahu has ever seen in oceanfront resort accommodations. Enjoy exclusive amenities such as access to a private courtyard, dedicated pool and Jacuzzi for guests of the Ocean Villas only. For dinner, a private chef is available for parties of two or more. Enjoy the finest contemporary cuisine as your private chef prepares a 4-course meal right in the comfort of your luxury Ocean Villa. The incomparable luxury Ocean Villas, available in studio, three or four bedrooms, overlook Kuilima Beach Cove.
Wi fi internet available for all guests in rooms and public areas.
Surf & Other Activities
We’ve compiled a brief Top-5 list of the best places for competent or even average surfers to get wet if you have never been to Hawaii before.
Always remember respect is a crucial element of the Hawaiian surfing experience; and with reason – the islands waves pack punch; ocean conditions here are obviously step up from your local beach break. The local surfers too deserve and demand respect.
1. Ehukai Beach Park
Right in front of the parking lot of the same name, are several shifting peaks that work on everything from a west to a windswell wrap from the east. It’s basically sand bottom beach break scattered with random fingers of rock. Beach Park is generally a good place to start if you are beyond a beginner, but still getting used to things.
Pipeline is immediately to the left of Beach Park. When the swell is bigger than 6-7ft, it essentially swallows all the peaks of the beach park and the beachy starts closing out.
2. Rocky Point
Rocky Point is a relatively mellow reef break swell magnet that offers both lefts and rights. It is a full performance wave that offers up the odd hollow section and plenty rippable walls. On 2 to 6ft days it is punchy and fun as. Any bigger and it starts to section/close out. It is not too shallow, but shallow enough to knock you around when it gets solid.
On a big north swell, Lani’s is a freight train right that can connect for an extremely long, fast ride, with four or five makeable sections. Good news is though it is a deep water wave, but still barrels on the right conditions. Very consistent with any swell that has a bit of north in it; doesn’t work at all on pure west swells.
Good place if you’re looking to blend in – the “town” crowd from Honolulu loves this wave, and thus there are always different faces in the water. There is a shorter, hollow left as well, that can be very fun.
Pupukea is a softer right-hander that can have its moments. Generally best in the 4 to 6 ft range it is a relatively deep water wave that offers walls and the odd high barrel. Its gorgeous turquoise waters are also famous for turtles.
5. Sunset Beach
Adventure: Here you can enjoy world famous surfing, hiking, tennis, whale watching and more.
The only resort with helicopter tours onsite, from Turtle Bay Resort you can take an unforgettable tour of the beautiful island, and two-way radios allow you to speak to both your pilot and to other guests during the tour.
Join Shaka Kayaks on a two-hour guided Eco-Kayak tour of the North Shore. Departing from the Turtle Bay Resort lobby, your luxury transportation will take you on a five-minute ride to the kayak launch area for instruction. Your expert guide will assist you on your kayak and guide you through the protected Kawela Bay, home to over two dozen green sea turtles. You can view turtles and marine life through the unique clear-bottom window on your kayak. After a 45-minute paddle you will have a chance to rest on the secluded Kawela Bay beach where light snacks and refreshments will be served followed by a 15-minute paddle outside the turtle feeding grounds.
Come discover Turtle Bay Resort's newest adventure! Segway trail rides operate everyday and accommodate up to 4 people per tour. Each 90 minute tour is guided by one of our CPR and first aid certified tour operators. The tour begins with a training course specially designed to familiarise yourself with the proper operating and handling techniques for our unique all-terrain Segways.
Relaxation:Indulge in a massage at Spa Luana, chillout with a cocktail by the pool, enjoy miles of white sand beaches or play on their championship hillside golf course.
Enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving in their underwater paradise.
Experience the majestic natural beauty of Oahu’s North Shore while horseback riding. A picturesque ride is the best way to enjoy the area’s spectacular beaches, tropical forests and sandy coastline.
Stroll along 12 miles of Oahu oceanfront trails and seaside pathways. Listen to the sounds of birds and breezes through Ironwood trees and the roar of crashing surf and swaying palms.
For the kids:Turtle Bay Resort offers the Keiki Turtle Club which introduces children to the unique Hawaiian culture through arts and crafts, beach activities and games.
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Turtle bay is in a WONDERFUL location, it really doesn't get any better. All rooms are ocean view - on one side you have a view of a calm bay and the other, a view of the surf that is the North Shore. We loved this destination for our extended family. The rooms were large and clean and overall, the food was very good.