Turtle Bay Resort

North Shore, Oahu

The hotel

This 850-acre oasis is the perfect destination for those who want to immerse themselves in Hawaii’s scenic splendour, with plenty of excellent water sports to hand, a world-class spa and some of the best accommodation on the island. The pool complex is quite simply incredible and comes complete with a 70-ft main pool area, two secluded spa tubs, a large children’s pool and an upper-level pool with rock waterfall and 80-ft slide. Sports fans will also appreciate the use of two 18-hole championship golf courses, floodlit tennis courts and a fitness centre. Nearby are legendary surf spots Sunset Beach, the Branzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay so walk on down and enjoy the Beach! If you want to spoil yourselves, the beach cottages are superb, set along the shores of Turtle Bay in clusters of six. Guest rooms and suites are also impressive with every modern amenity included to ensure a supremely comfortable stay. Dining options include 21 Degrees North, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Turtle Bay from floor-to-ceiling windows whilst feasting on contemporary island cuisine. There’s also Palm Terrace with its exhibition kitchen, Hang Ten Bar & Grill, serving one of the island's best Mai Tai cocktails and Ola, making the most of local produce.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

On Oahu’s north shore, along 5 miles of secluded coastline. Adjacent is Kuilima Cove, protected by a reef from ocean swells and a prime site for snorkelling and swimming. Waimea Falls Park is 5 miles with Dole Plantation slightly further at 15 miles.

Hotel information

375 guest rooms and 26 suites on 6 floors in 1 building. All rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Partial Ocean View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Ocean View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are newly renovated with an expansive ocean view, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Vista Level Ocean View Rooms are on the 6th floor with access to private club service which includes daily continental breakfast and afternoon snacks, guaranteed one-hour late checkout at noon, full day use of snorkelling equipment and more. They have a deep-soaker bathtub and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Family Suite Ocean View offers a large living area with a sleeper sofa, a wet bar and sitting area. They have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ocean View Junior Suites are located at the end of each hotel wing and have a private lanai with 1 king-size bed and a sleeper sofa or 2 queen-size beds and a sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 5 adults.

Pa'akai, North Shore Ku la Grille, Hang Ten Bar & Grill, Bay club with big screens, Ola (eclectic blend of Hawaiian fare with flavours from around the world), Lei Lei’s Bar & Grill. Swimming pool complex, with children’s section and hot tubs. Fitness centre. Spa Luana*. 2 Championship 18-hole golf courses*, tennis court. Snorkelling (use of snorkel equipment included for two people, 1 hour per day). Horseback riding*, hiking and mountain bike trails. Keiki Turtle Club* (5-12 years). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge. 24-hour front desk. Room service available*. Self-parking included within resort fee. Valet parking $10 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee from $35–$50 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - WiFi Internet access in guest room and public areas – Blue-Ray with unlimited film rentals – Go-Pro camera usage – Beats Pill bluetooth speaker use – Unlimited local phone calls – In-room tea and coffee – Access to spa and fitness centre – Snorkelling equipment at Kuilima Cove – $10 daily adventure credit for The Outpost – 1-hour tennis court time per room per day – 10-minute stand-up paddle demo (weather permitting) – Basket of range balls at the Fazio Short Game Area (golf clubs provided) – Live entertainment poolside (excluding special events) – Pool chairs with umbrellas (first come, first served) – Kids 10 years and under eat dinner free at North Shore Kula Grille (with paid adult entree, excluding holidays). Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

Please note: if 4 passengers or more are travelling, coach transfers are available. If there are less then 4 passengers travelling, a private transfer must be booked instead.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 4 Nights To Remember

Nov 14, 2021 Steve S Crystal Beach, Texas

Frequent traveler to Hawaii. Have always wanted to stay at Turtle Bay. Booked a four night stay on the 6th Flor with Ocean Club access. This is not a cheap option to add but they provide breakfast, light lunch and dinner. At dinner, beer and wine are included. We only ate dinner at an outside restaurant one night and really could have skipped that… Read more
Frequent traveler to Hawaii. Have always wanted to stay at Turtle Bay. Booked a four night stay on the 6th Flor with Ocean Club access. This is not a cheap option to add but they provide breakfast, light lunch and dinner. At dinner, beer and wine are included. We only ate dinner at an outside restaurant one night and really could have skipped that as the food at the Ocean Club was this good. Great Staff. Nice but dated room . Great location. Highly recommend if you want a place to get away from crowd. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Hawaiian hospitality

Nov 14, 2021 AdamP796 Abu Dhabi

Unrivaled resort has stunning views and all the amenities you would expect from a world-class property. Rooms were clean, quite and comfortable. Staff at the resort are incredible and friendly. They anticipate your needs and show you hospitality as if you were a member of their family. I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful experience.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay!

Nov 10, 2021 2010lovethesun Boerne, Texas

We have been visiting turtle bay annually for many years. We couldn’t wait to see the renovation. The lobby is stunning and is a huge improvement. they are still doing work so there was quite a bit of construction noise. We do miss Surfer The Bar and we’re hoping it would be remodeled to another great hangout. Unfortunately they turn it into… Read more
We have been visiting turtle bay annually for many years. We couldn’t wait to see the renovation. The lobby is stunning and is a huge improvement. they are still doing work so there was quite a bit of construction noise. We do miss Surfer The Bar and we’re hoping it would be remodeled to another great hangout. Unfortunately they turn it into business offices. Check in was easy and were given beautiful leis. We were so excited to see our room but were sadly disappointed. Our room had a nice view but was in serious need of work. I understand it was not renovated but it looked like they were just not keeping up the maintenance on this room. Cracked table and rotting baseboards etc. Not something to ruin our vacation but we were suprized especially since the room rate has double since our last stay in 2019. The pool area renovation was great! The adults infinity pool and hot tub were a huge improvement. We had a great time! As always the sunset was spectacular with great music and delicious drinks from Eddy! Other highlights… gym is great and we loved the drinks and appetizers at Off The Lip. Thanks for a great stay. We will definitely be back! Read less
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Nov 4, 2021 Dwight B San Clemente, California

This was our 4th trip to Turtle Bay Resort but our first since the major renovation they did recently. We stayed in the renovated beach bungalows (formerly called cottages). The bungalows are gorgeous and I highly recommended it if you prefer a more authentic island atmosphere. Only downside was their new hi tech lighting system didn't operate as… Read more
This was our 4th trip to Turtle Bay Resort but our first since the major renovation they did recently. We stayed in the renovated beach bungalows (formerly called cottages). The bungalows are gorgeous and I highly recommended it if you prefer a more authentic island atmosphere. Only downside was their new hi tech lighting system didn't operate as intended but I'm sure they'll get the kinks worked out on that. Food overall was good. We had dinner twice at Roy's Beach House. I'd like to see more menu options at the pool bar. Service was excellent. We spent most of our days at the new adult pool which has a great view of the ocean. The service staff for our bungalow was outstanding. Each time I made a request they were quick to meet that request. And special thanks to Dylan who was very helpful during our stay. I also played golf for the first time on the Palmer course and it was in great shape and a very scenic course. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great staff, outside areas and lounge

Oct 30, 2021 Silverball66 Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

We just stayed at the renovated Turtle bay and had a nice time. The renovated areas of he resort are wonderful and the live music at the pool bar in the afternoon and in the lunge at night were excellent. We stayed in a club room and the club is really nice (although located downstairs and note on the club floor). The entire staff at the Club was… Read more
We just stayed at the renovated Turtle bay and had a nice time. The renovated areas of he resort are wonderful and the live music at the pool bar in the afternoon and in the lunge at night were excellent. We stayed in a club room and the club is really nice (although located downstairs and note on the club floor). The entire staff at the Club was excellent! A special shout out to Andrew, Ephreme and Heidi, but everyone was great. Also at the pool bar bartenders Jon and Vincent and Kelsey in the lounge are just really friendly and good people. The biggest con is the rooms in Turtle bay, they are just plain small and there is nothing they can probably do about it do to age and design of building. There is not even enough room for a luggage rack (which is probably why they don't provide one). Overall we enjoyed our stay thanks to the staff and outdoor/ lounge areas. Read less