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This beachfront resort is private and romantic for couples, but still has tons for families. You’re far from the noise and crowds of Waikiki, this is a relaxing spot but with no shortage of things to do. 


There are 5 miles of ocean beach just a 5 minute walk away. You can kayak, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, take surf lessons, or even surf or SUP with a dog. There are horse stables, pools, a spa, and 2 18-hole golf courses. Not to mention a helipad to take off for one-of-a-kind helicopter tours. 


You’ve got great food options, including Roy’s Beach House. Rooms are spacious and can be upgraded to ocean bungalows and villas. 


Turtle Bay Resort closed its doors on March 26, 2020 due to the pandemic. They’ve taken the time to do $116 million in renovations before they reopen July 1, 2021.

Covid Specific

  • Reopened July 1, 2021

  • Arnold Palmer Golf Course is open, but George Fazio Course will open early Summer 2021.


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57-091 Kamehameha Hwy

Kahuku, HI 96731

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Check In / Check Out

  • Check-in: 3pm

  • Checkout: 11am


$$$ - $$$$

  • Standard rooms ~$250 - $470 / night

  • Ocean villas ~$480 - $900 / night

  • Resort Fee (Main Building and Ocean Bungalows): $49 / room / night

  • Resort Fee (Ocean Villas): $90 / room / night

  • Self-Parking: $20 / night

  • Valet: $28 / day


  • Eukai Pillbox Hike — 12 min drive

  • Polynesian Cultural Center — 15 min drive

  • Kualoa Ranch — 35 min drive

  • Ted’s Bakery — 8 min drive

  • Shark’s Cove — 15 min drive

  • Waimea Valley — 17 min drive

  • Waikiki — 1 hr 16 min drive

Definitely the most luxurious option on the North Shore. 5 miles of beach, horse stables, hiking and biking trails, and 2 golf courses. Most rooms have ocean views too.

Turtle Bay Resort


An Ocean Vista room at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii

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  • Guest Rooms & Suites are spacious and come with resort views, rooftop garden views, and ocean views. Junior Suites have lanais, ocean or bay views, dining area, and pull-out sleeper sofa in the sitting area. Family Suites have a living area, pull-out sofa sleeper, and king bedroom. 

  • Ocean Bungalows come with 15-foot ceilings and a private lanai with a daybed. The bungalows feel a little more private and have their own concierge. You can choose between a king bed or 2 queen beds. Bungalows can also upgrade  to get access to The Club, a private lounge.

  • Ocean Villas are right on the beach and come with private pools and hot tubs, a BBQ area, and a gated parking lot. They have high ceilings, gourmet kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, and a master suite. You’ll also have a private lanai and in-room washer / dryer. This is the most spacious room option — available as Studios, 3 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms. You can fit 4-10 guests. [FYI: Ocean Villas are independently owned and decor and bedding may vary.]

  • Ocean Vista Level has the best ocean views, Dedicated VIP Concierge, and access to The Club, a private lounge. Choose between a king or double queen beds. 

  • Stay Well Premium rooms are meant to rejuvenate and help you sleep better. They’ve added scientifically validated features to optimize health, vitality, relaxation, and well-being. Choose from king, double, queen, or junior suite. Max of 4 guests. 

  • AC.

  • Free WiFi.



  • Alaia for modern, seasonal Hawaiian comfort food made from local ingredients from local farms. 

  • Roy’s Beach House is right along the beach, serving up casual Pacific Rim fare. A great spot for a romantic dinner. 

  • Lei Lei’s for fresh seafood and Signature Prime Rib. An open-air bar and grill with views of the George Fazio Golf Course. 

  • Ho’olana for fresh fruit from Kuilima Farm, juice, coffee, and sandwiches to go. 

  • Off the Lip for cocktails made from fresh fruit, spirits and herbs from Kuilima Farm. Take a Mai Tai making class while you’re here.  

  • Sunset for poolside food and tropical cocktails. Live nightly entertainment too. 

  • The Club Experience gives you access to a private lounge and elevated experience, with complimentary drinks and food throughout the day, demonstrations by guest chefs and mixologists. 

  • Try the Peligroso Coco Margarit-O. It’s one of the most popular drinks here. It’s a blended cocktail with toasted coconut and tequila.



  • 5 Pools including a keiki (kids) pool and an adults only pool. Private poolside cabanas or daybeds available for rent ($75 - $125  / day), as well as poolside food and drink.

  • 7 Beaches within walking distance. With 5 miles of coastline to explore, you’ve got something for everyone. Snorkeling and surf lessons to calm, shallow waters for young kids. And yes, you may see a leatherback turtle come ashore. 

  • Nalu Spa focuses on natural, sustainable ingredients for treatments like massages and seaweed wraps. Try a couples seaside massage with the sound of the ocean in the background. Spa Packages available.  Check out their spa menu. 

  • 2 Golf Courses — Arnold Palmer and George Fazio. Both are 18-hole champion courses. The George Fazio course is considered more forgiving than the Arnold Palmer. Both have ocean views. Golf clubs are provided and a basket of range balls at the Palmer Driving Range are included. Golf packages available. 

  • The Breaks is an 18-hole putting course. 

  • Fitness Center with 24-hour access. Take a fitness class, like Tahitian Dancing or Beach Boot Camp.

  • GoPro usage.

  • Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker use.

  • Concierge.

  • Laundry Room.

  • Local Live Music and DJs on weekends.

  • Pickleball & 4 Tennis Courts. One hour of tennis court usage per day is included. 

  • Area shuttle for a fee.

  • Complimentary snorkeling rentals.

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  • Complimentary cultural activities like ukulele and hula lessons. 

  • Personalized Surf Lessons with Hans Hedemann Surf School. They are pros, whether you’re a beginner or advanced surfer. Private and group lessons are available. (Tip: Your stay comes with a GoPro rental. Bring it along with you to capture the experience.)

  • Surf or SUP with a Pup. Rocky and his surfer doggy friends from Hawaii Surf Dogs are ready to hop on a surfboard ro stand-up paddleboard with you. 

  • Horseback Riding along coastal trails. There are several horse experiences like sunset rides, pony experiences, Healing Horse Meditation. Even Pony Picasso where you can paint a horse. 

  • Rent a mountain bike. The North Shore BIke Park has professionally developed mountain biking trails past the ocean and through the jungle. 

  • Hike with Pono, Turtle Bay Resort’s Canine Ambassador. The 1.5 mile (round trip) hike is stroller friendly and great for all ages. Wear your swimsuit, if Pono feels like it (which is likely!), he may jump in the ocean for a swim. 

  • Paniolo On The Lawn is a Hawaiian Dinner with the horse stables and ocean as a backdrop. Paniola is a person who herds cattle, and this dinner is a nod to Hawaiian ranching. You’ll have good food, live entertainment, and pony rides and activities for the kids.

  • Miles and miles of hiking trails take you through the forest and banyan trees, and to different beaches and tide pools. 

  • You can arrange for all kinds of Offsite Excursions like Helicopter Tours, Shark Tours, Whale Watching, Dolphin Encounters, Fishing, and Scuba Diving. You can also visit Pearl Harbor, the Dole Plantation, or go on a Smoothie Tour. 

  • Outrigger Canoe Experience takes you along Kawela Bay. 

  • Helicopter Tours take off from Turtle Bay Resort’s own helipad. There are so many unique options, like a Multi-Island Expedeition that flies past 6 of the 8 Hawaiian islands and lands on the Moloka’i Seacliffs for a champagne toast before landing on the Big Island for a waterfall picnic.

  • Enjoy a beach picnic, personalized just for you, by the concierge (aka Guidepost). 

  • Wander the Native Hawaiian Wellness Garden where you can forage for herbs to create elixirs made of medicinal Hawaiian plants. ‘Awapuhi, ginger, for stomach aches. Mamaki, nettle tea, for hangovers. Alo’e, aloe for sunburns (of course). Go on your own or book a private tour with a knowledgeable guide.

  • Take SUP lessons or go for a sunset SUP or kayak ride. 

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  • They call their concierge, the Guidepost.

  • This is a smoke-free property.

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  • Tide Pools are just a 5-10 min walk away. This is a great place for kids to explore and look for hermit crabs, sea snails, and opihi. 

  • A Keiki (Kids) Pool has 2 waterslides.  

  • Keiki Cove is a protected cove that’s shallow and calm year round. It’s perfect for small kids. It’s a short 7-12 minute walk from the resort. 

  • In-Room Babysitting available. 

  • Cribs available. 

  • The Pony Experience lets kids 6 and under groom, feed, and ride a pony. Pony Picasso is their chance to paint, braid, and decorate a pony. 

  • Junior Golf Instructors are on hand if you want to hit the links. 



  • Dogs are allowed in the main building and Beach Cottages only and must be accompanied by their owners at check-in. 

  • If you’re traveling with pets, let the resort know when you book. 

  • You’ll be charged a one-time pet cleaning fee of $300 for dogs 35 lbs or less, or $500 for dogs larger than 35 lbs.



  • This is where “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” were filmed. 

Last Updated 5 / 1 / 21

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