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  • Animal Sanctuary

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Experience an iconic landmark on Hawaii’s North Shore committed to protecting its local paradise.


Turtle Bay Resort is currently closed till May 31, 2021

The Setting

“Aloha a’ina” is probably a phrase you’ll come to know as a mantra for the eco-conscious Turtle Bay Resort. Meaning a “love and care for the land,” this secluded hotel is blessed and equally grateful to be situated on a majestic peninsular outcropping of Hawaii’s North Shore. Roughly an hour from the “haole” (tourist) explosion of Waikiki, it’s a quiet 7-mile stretch of white sand coastline known the world over for jaw-dropping surf and breathtaking natural beauty.

As one of Oahu’s leading sustainable hotels, in fact, STOKE certified for sustainability, (the world’s first such assessment for surf and ski tourism) the resort embodies the spirit of the North Shore culture of respect and responsibility established by the ancient Hawaiians. In 2009, a Green Committee was formed to reduce the resort’s carbon footprint and a solar rooftop was installed (first on Oahu) to reduce the amount of fossil fuels, saving 1,000 barrels of oil annually, an equivalent to planting 350 acres of forest. In short, with its mission to preserve the agricultural character of the North Shore by creating sustainable jobs for locals, supporting local farmers, fishermen, artisans, artists, and conserving the colorful array of wildlife, the Turtle Bay Resort is truly a Kind paradise.

Now let’s get to it shall we? Self contained on 850 sprawling acres, this is a resort that caters, if not panders, to those looking for relaxation and activities. There is no shortage of activities, mind you, from plunging into the two natural saltwater pools (one welcoming kids and kids at heart, complete with waterslide) to horseback riding, snorkeling in Kuilima Cove, surfing, stand-up-paddle boarding, eco-kayaking, hiking miles of natural trails, mountain biking miles of even more natural trails, tennis, golf on the resort’s two championship courses, fishing, whale spotting, to swimming with sea turtles in the majestic ocean right off the property.

After all that, you’ll probably need to unwind with a pineapple mojito, be sure to grab one at the Point Bar (one of 7 restaurants and bars) while you relax amid swaying palms and a spectacular sunset (provided daily free of charge by mother nature). Yep, when looking for the perfect Hawaiian resort that cares as much about its natural surroundings as helping you find your “Aloha,” the Turtle Bay stands alone (both literally and figuratively).

Sleep and Sanctuary

Since Hawaiian culture centers around respect for the ocean, it’s only fitting that the 410 guests rooms and 22 villas should all feature lanais with majestic ocean and coastal views for you (and furry sidekick) to enjoy. All rooms are upscale and chic with airy and beachy vibes. Should you upgrade to vista level rooms, find your own tropical observatory of unobstructed views of the ocean and bays. Not to be left unsaid are the resort’s 42 beach cottages, offering front row views of the Pacific, locally made furnishings and your very own cottage concierge. All rooms feature a mini-fridge, flat screen TV’s, Beats Pillbox speakers for loan, free WiFi, walk-in vanities and stone showers. Also worth mentioning are the eco-friendly and clean bath products. Let be honest though, unless you’re on that romantic hideaway, the rooms in this tropical paradise could almost be an afterthought.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

When we’re stressing a resort’s sustainability it’s only fitting that should harmoniously translate to the hotel’s restaurant, but, we’re talking all seven at this resort. Dine in North Shore style, both indoors and out, and savor menus rich in exoctic pairings and artistic flair. Using only the freshest farm-to-table and sea-to-table ingredients from local farmers, Turtle Bay outdoes itself in offering the best selection of eateries on the North Shore, if not all of Oahu. Many vegan and gluten-free options can also be found in-room and on property.

  • Kula Grille - The modernist space offers wide windows that showcase the palm lined Turtle Bay and a family style setting rich in woods and Polynesian chic. You can expect to explore the flavors that have been nourishing Hawaiians for centuries. With rich organic local farming from the land and local waters, expect to find the usual suspects like macadamia nuts, pineapple and coconut, but, also enjoy twists like a Vegetarian Charcuterie with local produce such as local Kahuku corn, pumpkin, watermelon, taro and hearts of palm. Kula also serves up a mean island style breakfast buffet.
  • Pa’akai - Meaning “sea salt” in Hawaiian, the resort’s signature fine dining sea-to-table space really capitalizes on the location. A seat on the lanai offers an inspired sunset dinner amid golden rolling waves and trance-inducing breezes. Enjoy ocean fare such as the traditional Poke (made fresh tableside). Vegetarians can also indulge in the tableside extravaganza with a poke bowl made instead with Molokai sweet potato and Hamakua mushrooms. Resos are recommended (as well as your best Hawaiian shirt!)
  • Roy’s Beach House - Located right on breathtaking Kuilima Cove this restaurant by renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi is an open-air alternative for those that crave stunning Hawaiian-Asian sea fare in the comfort of shorts and sandals.
  • The Point  - This casual poolside bar is perfect for catching the sunset and watching the surf roll in as you nosh on “farm-to-pool” bites like fish tacos and poke bowls. The point also offers nightly live music to boot. For those nursing the effects from the night before, we recommend a Bacon Basil Bloody, a bloody mary infused with sriracha and wasabi- shoyu, shaken with basil and garnished with candied bacon. Well, if you need to find us...
  • SURFER, The Bar - A haven for North Shore surf legends, friends and family, this lively watering hole is also known to host renowned musicians and the general late-night Aloha, if you will.
  • Lei Lei’s - This open-aired bar overlooking the George Fazio designed golf course is a local favorite that serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Known as a standout on the North Shore, also find an immaculate wine list and a great beer selection. Perfect for that 19th hole.
  • Lobby Lounge - This is your spot for a between activities chill sesh or afternoon cocktails. Also, a great place to start the day with grab and go fruits, pastries and coffee, espresso drinks. Bar is open until 1AM Thurs- Sat. Mai Tai’s, shall we?
The Art of De-stressing
  • There’s an immense wall of glass separating the breakers of Kuilima Point from the Nalu Kinetic Spa, but the energy and the vitality of the ocean forms a symbiotic relationship with the spa side of the glass. Hence the name, Nalu (Hawaiian for ocean and surf), this spa is an extension of the North Shore’s meditation in motion. Here you’ll find a bevy of unique spa and salon experiences in the most stunning setting imaginable. Using only pure sustainable and natural ingredients, the spa is intent on showcasing the most meaningful and healing treasures the tropical island has to offer. Pound away at a treadmill while gazing at the waves or get wrapped in soothing seaweed, either way, you’re in good hands. Off of the “Moe” or “Rest” menu we recommend a salt stone massage, a relaxing and re-mineralizing treatment to the body, using hand carved salt stones from the Himalayan mountains, that balances the central nervous system and nourishes depleted cells. Choose from 50/80 minutes. If that’s not your cup of tea, then a customized seaside massage caressed by the peaceful sounds of the ocean (the Pacific, not Billy) isn’t too bad either. Or, simply join a Sunset Meditation, rejuvenate body and spirit while you listen to the waves and the trees and melt the stress away. Reservations must be made in advance for the spas wide array of treatments.
  • For keeping that beach bod intact, Turtle Bay offers a state of the art gym full of cardiovascular equipment (all overlooking the ocean) and an assortment of fitness classes. Challenge your core, strength or mind/body with a nationally certified fitness team offering programs including H.I.T.T, Beach Boot Camp, Suspension training, Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Spin, Zumba, SUP Yoga and even Tahitian dancing. For $15 a class, take em all!
  • While this resort is  ideal for the Kind Traveler looking to de-stress with a mai tai on the beach, it excels at providing activities for those looking to pack adventure into every second. But, how do you fit them all in? Luckily, there’s The Guidepost in the Turtle Bay Experience Center. Located in the heart of the main lobby is a team of skilled guides and hosts ready to help you make the most of your North Shore stay. For those with a pioneer spirit, there’s an on-site Enterprise rent-A-car depot for your exploration needs and moped and Harley Davidson rentals can be had, too. Here’s where you sing “Born to Be Wild.” 
  • Beachfront

  • Pet Friendly

  • Weddings

  • Local Car Service

  • Salon

  • Gym

  • Public Transportation

  • Mini Fridge

  • Family Friendly

  • Air Conditioning

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Ipod Dock

  • Laundry Facility

    Laundry Service

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Hot Tub

  • Business Center

  • Sundries

  • Bath Robes

  • Complimentary Newspaper

  • Kitchenette

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Conference Halls

  • Conference Rooms

  • Baby Crib Service

  • Baby Sitting Program

  • Kids Club

  • Hotel Mobile App

  • Concierge

    24 Hour

  • Vanity Room

  • Pool

    Poolside Menu

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Entertainment

  • Golf Course Nearby

    On property

  • Handicap Accessible

  • The Ocean View King/Double Queen offers generous views of the surrounding bays complimented by lush hillside and resort grounds. Open the sliding glass doors to the lanai and take in the ocean breeze. Checking in at 478 sq ft, it boasts of a serene environment with neutral chic decor offset by splashes of the resort’s signature turquoise. Bathrooms have double vanities and walk-in stone showers, also find a mini fridge. Located on floors 2-5. Also, offering the same amenities and size on the second floor, is the Partial Ocean View/Double Queen, think this one’s pretty self explanatory, guys.
  • The Deluxe Ocean View King/Double Queen gives you the same square footage and amenities, but a breathtaking panoramic ocean view, so head out to the lanai and drink it in.
  • The Ocean Vista Level on the luxurious upper floor is an upgrade that begs you to savor the expansive views and exclusive features like, bathroom/slipper use, noon checkout, a deep soaking tub and exclusive perks like complimentary Continental breakfast and free snorkeling equipment rental.
  • The Ocean View Family Suite is your home away from home. A 725 sq ft living area and separate king bedroom with comfortable oversized chair and ottoman should provide ample space to stretch your legs. Enjoy generous tranquil ocean views from the balcony or from the deep tub with peekaboo window.
  • Also located on floors 2-6 is the Ocean View Junior King/Double Queen Suite. Same living space but open concept and featuring a dining table and comfortable sitting area and private lanais.
Beach Cottages

The Beach Cottages offer a world class oceanside experience. Look out to whales, sea turtles and seals while enjoying pink sunsets on your private patio. Towering 15 ft ceilings, Brazilian walnut floors, deep soaking marble tubs and cool white cotton sheeting reflect a deep respect for the Hawaiian tradition viewed through a modern eye. The 42 cottages are arranged in clusters of 6 at the water’s edge. Exotic and refined, they are available in single king or two queen beds and ADA configs.

Ocean Villas

The most spacious and surely to delight the discriminating eye are the Ocean Villas. Each entryway leads to a fully functional kitchen, elegant bedrooms and living/dining areas and a private lanai, just steps from Bay View Beach. Each bathrooms contains a large soaking tub, separate shower, double vanity and marble counters, with washer/dryer. The Villas share a private pool, Jacuzzi, courtyard, BBQ area and gated parking lot. Available as studios, 3 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms. Don’t mind if we do, mahalo. 

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Kind Eats and Drinks
  • The North Shore is becoming famous for its food truck scene and that includes those serving the world famous Kahuku shrimp. Romy’s, Famous & Giovanni’s are all local favs.
  • No culinary cruise through Oahu would be complete without a Loco Moco, and Ted’s Bakery knocks it out of the park. 
  • Get some after surf grindz and beach viewz at vegitarian-friendly Haleiwa Beach House
  • Matsumoto Shave Ice, a North Shore landmark since 1951 where flavors (toppings include azuki beans) are as tropical as you’d imagine. 
Conscious Culture
  • Check out the world famous Ali’i Luau and embrace local history at the Polynesian Cultural Center. 
  • See the work of the best surfing photographers on the planet at the Pipeline Gallery. Portions of sales go to organizations aimed at improving social and environmental issues.  
  • Tour Kahuku Farms, where much of the produce for the Turtle Bay Resort is grown, and learn about the history, crops and people of this special place. Grab a papaya smoothie and hop on the wagon, brah! 
Mindful Adventures
  • Hike up the historic Waimea Valley up to the waterfall and take a dip, then remember to do your best triple lindy off of Jump Rock in Waimea Bay (a right of passage for visitors, but only if surf is flat).
  • Get a taste of the North Shore and support local farming at the Thurs. Farmer’s Market in Haleiwa or the Sat. market at Waialua. Both offer a casual shopping experience and plenty of locally grown fruits and veggies to sample.
  • See all the highlights of the North Shore to Pearl Harbor from above in a replica “the Chopper” helicopter from Magnum P.I. Tight shorts and Hawaiian shirt not included (but they should be, Higgins!).
  • See sharks up close and in the wild with a cage diving tour and learn about the most misunderstood and feared species in the ocean. All off-property tours can be arranged with help from the Guidepost crew in lobby. And don’t forget to check out a GoPro at Watershed in the lobby for use during your stay.
Do Good for the Day
  • The Guidepost can also be helpful in choosing a volunteer opportunity for guests, beach clean-ups (employees take part in a monthly clean with Sustainable Coastlines). Other popular opportunities include whale spotting/counting on a research vessel with  marine biologists and helping with the eradication of invasive species in surrounding wetlands.
  • Turtle Bay is proud to support the Dolphin Smart program for wild dolphin conservation, and you can too. Read up on ocean etiquette and tips before you dive in on your trip. 
  • Help keep Turtle Bay full of turtles by supporting the Hawaii Wildlife Fund. 
Be Kind to Yourself
  • Bring the islands wherever you go by taking a ukulele lesson with Tutu Janet. She teaches three days week free of charge for guests on Martin & Co. ukuleles. You can also purchase an ax at the resort’s Watershed store.
  • Enjoy donation based Hatha and Vinyasa flow yoga with the locals at North Shore Yoga co-op

57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731

By Plane
  • 37 miles from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) Appox. 55min (Taxi/shuttle will run about $100-$150) Shuttle service can be arranged through resort experience center.
By Bus/Metro
By Automobile
  • Take H1 Westbound for 6 miles, merge right onto H2 freeway North, exit Wahiawa (exit 8) onto 80 (Kamehameha HWY) continue northbound to 99 to Haleiwa, the road becomes route 83, continue 83 for 20 minutes toward Kahuku, Turtle Bay Resort will be on left hand side.
  • Overnight parking for guests is included in resort fee.
By Uber
  • Link here
  • Turtle Bay has partnered with Uber. Open an account and get $20 worth of free rides. 
By Zip Car



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  • Certified Sustainable Seafood
  • Conde Nast Award
  • Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards 2015
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
  • Trip Advisor Green Leader Platinum
  • Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Award 2015
  • AAA Diamond Award