Introducing Turtle Bay Resort, a Hawaiian Paradise of North Shore of O’ahu

September 25, 2022 by Hidden Doorways

Say Aloha to Adventure

Spanning nearly 1,300 acres of lush historic land, Turtle Bay Resort is a Hawaiian paradise situated in the North Shore of O’ahu with five miles of untouched coastline and 12 miles of breathtaking trails. A destination that both engages the spirit and brings out the adventurous explorer in everyone, the North Shore is a remarkable coast where you will find both hidden peaceful bays and some of the largest waves in the world, conveniently located less than an hour from Honolulu International Airport.

Aerial View of Turtle Bay

Deeply rooted in the land, the history, and the layered richness of Oʻahu, at Turtle Bay you’ll find an authentic connection to a place of uncommon natural splendor and the warm, welcoming community within it. Days are filled with constant discovery and moments that touch the soul, allowing you to explore the uncommon depths of this remarkable coast. With a luxuriously relaxing spa, farm-to-table dining, an abundance of land and sea adventures, and stunning oceanfront accommodations, Turtle Bay embodies the essence of the perfect Hawaiian escape and connects guests to islands’ rich culture and local traditions.

Pool at Turtle Bay Resort

This landmark resort, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, is fresh off a multi-million renovation—spearheaded by Los Angeles-based designer and architect Dianna Wong—and now reflects an appealing mix of five-star luxury and laid-back surf culture. Turtle Bay boasts newly-refurbished rooms, two new restaurants and a bar, along with an updated lobby, new pools and a new row of swanky waterfront Ocean Bungalows. The final amenity to be completed will be their newly rejuvenated 11,000 square-foot spa, with its unveiling in Spring 2023.

Ocean View Suite | Photo Courtesy of Turtle Bay Resort


The resort has a total of 450 accommodations, all outfitted in golden hues and ocean blues, including the 42 more secluded Ocean Bungalow rooms and the 26 Ocean View Suites, spacious rooms located at the end of each wing with superior scenic views across the lush Hawaiian landscape. The new Ocean Bungalows can sleep from 3-6 guests and each features an elegant, naturalistic design to allow the natural splendor of the North Shore to shine through the decor. These exclusive rooms also feature private infinity pools, dedicated VIP service, soaking tubs, and walk-in showers. Guests of the bungalows are also granted exclusive access to the Ocean Club Lounge, a private space that offers a warm and inviting ambiance in which to enjoy breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages, all with sweeping views of the stunning ocean.


Surfing | Photo Courtesy of Turtle Bay


Turtle Bay Resort’s true draw is the myriad of water activities available, including four pools: the family-friendly Maine Resort pool and Keiki pool with water slides, the chic, laid-back Ocean Bungalows pool (exclusive to guests of the Ocean Bungalows), and the Adults-Only infinity-style pool and hot tub. Chic, airy pool cabanas are available for rental via the resort’s concierge service, and there is also a lovely Sunset Pool Bar, perfect for late afternoon cocktails to cap off a glorious day of sunbathing and swimming. The resort is also close to many of the North Shore’s famous beaches, both large and small, including the popular Kuilima Beach (which is just steps from the resort), and the picturesque Kawela Bay.


Sunsets at Oculus | Photo Courtesy of Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay boasts multiple restaurants and dining options throughout the property, ranging from casual pool-side dining to candle-lit dinners on the sand. The more formal Alaia restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and offers a menu featuring sustainable Hawaiian produce from the resort’s on-site farm. Beach House by Roy Yamaguchi is a 140-seat open air restaurant featuring Hawaii-inspired Euro-Asian cuisine, and Off the Lip is a lively bar with live nightly entertainment, cocktails, and shareable bites. It has also just recently started a weekly “Paniolo Pāʻina” dinner which celebrates the rich cultural tradition of Hawaiian ranching and pays homage to the Hawaiian cowboy heritage with roasted pig, and delicious eats including vegetarian options, welcome cocktails, and live entertainment. Plus, fun activities for the whole family, including a pony meet and greet and hula lessons. The highlight of any visit is to experience a Hawaiian Paniolo Dinner.

Turtle Bay’s wellness options include a large state-of-the-art fitness center, fitness classes with one complimentary class per day included in the resort fee, and its highly-anticipated luxurious new Nalu Spa set to reopen in 2023, which will offer treatments that use pure, sustainable, and natural ingredients in a truly superb and unparalleled setting beyond imagination, where the large swells of the ocean are visible just beneath your feet.

Horseback Riding | Photo Courtesy of Turtle Bay

There is a profound sense of place on Oʻahu’s North Shore, and Turtle Bay strives to connect its guests to incredibly authentic experiences that are rooted in the uniqueness of the area. These immersive activities are exclusive to the resort and include horseback rides, private surf lessons at Turtle Bay’s Surf Program in partnership with pro surfer Jamie O’Brien, SUP adventure tours and yoga, scenic helicopter tours, farm tour and stands at Turtle Bay’s 468-acre Kuilima Farm, custom boat charters, turtle-spotting kayak tours, stargazing, birdwatching, Live Like a Local tour (for children), tennis lessons (available for full court rental), Lei making, ukulele lessons, and so much more. There are also two 18- hole Golf courses on property, one of which was designed by Arnold Palmer himself.

There is truly so much to see and that families, friends, and couples alike will all have a hard time leaving this rich cultural paradise behind. Turtle Bay Resort is a stunning and stylish, full-service Hawaiian destination that is the perfect mix of five-star luxury and laid- back surf culture.

How to Get There:

Only a 55-minute transfer from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) , say aloha in no time, with shuttle services and car rentals to/from Turtle Bay. Transfers must be booked at least 24-hours in advance.

Wedding and Special Celebrations:

Say I Do at Turtle Bay on O’ahu’s North Shore

  • Cocktail & Dinner Reception
  • Setup & Catering
  • Oceanfront Ceremonies with Musical Performances
  • Photo & Video Services
  • Bridal Showers & Bachelorette Parties
  • Bridal Beauty & Honeymoon Spa Treatments

Only on the North Shore:

  • Explore Hale’iwa Town
  • Experience the Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Enjoy Famous Kahuku Shrimp & Food Trucks
  • Kahuku Farm Tour
  • Historic Waialua Sugar Mill
  • Catamaran Cruises
  • Deep See & Off-Shore Fishing
  • The Seven Mile Miracle
  • Watch Professional Surfing at Banzai Pipeline
  • Boat Rides with Dolphin Watching
  • Swimming with Sharks
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kualoa Ranch Adventure
  • Waterfalls
  • Hiking


Turtle Bay Resort

57-091 Kamehameha Highway Kahuku, HI 96731

Phone Number: 866-475-2567



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