The North Shore of Oahu is legendary for its 30- to 40-foot waves that arrive like clockwork every winter to the island. The power of the ocean, the sound of the waves breaking offshore and the sheer beauty of the thunderous, towering waves is something magical to behold. But there is something just as magical on the North Shore called Turtle Bay Resort, a 4-star hotel. One of only two full-service luxury resorts located outside Waikiki, the resort is located on 840 oceanfront acres featuring natural, unspoiled beauty, five miles of pristine beach and at least 12 miles of ocean hiking trails.
The grounds are beautifully landscaped with two large pools, two championship golf courses, horseback riding, hiking and mountain bike trails, tennis courts and even a surfing school. You can take advantage of the Fitness Center with its state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, open 6 am to 10 pm daily. Then there is the luxurious Nalu Kinetic Spa where you can have a massage of any type while looking out to the ocean – it can’t get much better than that.
Dining options include fine dining with ocean views at Pa’akai where fresh sea-to-table dishes are served with aloha . Breakfast, lunch & dinner is offered at Lei Lei’s Bar and Grill located looking over the Palmer Golf Course. Enjoy fresh, local, farm-to-table island inspired dishes at North Shore Kula Grille for breakfast and dinner. Located at Bay View Beach, Ola is the dining spot featuring an eclectic blend of Pacific Rim fare by an award-winning chef that is getting rave reviews. For live music, karaoke and cocktails, stop by Sufer, The Bar, or check out the surf side Hang Ten Bar for one of the island’s best Mai Tai’s and relax to the sounds of the surf.
From late October to April you can watch the fascinating and playful Humpback Whales from your lanai as they pass by on their way to Maui on their annual migration. And of course, there are the Hawaiian green sea turtles. Called “Honu” in Hawaiian, they are an endangered species, protected by law and revered by the Hawaiian people. They are beautiful to watch and easy to spot from your lanai.
The setting is breathtaking, the rooms are elegant, the service is wonderful. Away from the dazzle of Waikiki, it is not only the perfect place for a family vacation, but the ideal spot to celebrate an anniversary or to enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon. This is truly a first class resort, with wonderful things to see and do in a setting that will simply take your breath away – this is Turtle Bay Resort.