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 Beautiful scenery; clean, high-quality resort

May 22, 2019 Madden_brad Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

I'll admit, I went here based on seeing "Forgetting Sarah Marshal" :-) We stayed in the cottages, which were very nice and quiet. The resort itself is quite nice and I wouldn't have a problem staying here again. One thing I will say, for people who are east-coasters, the get the real "Hawaii" feel, we left the resort every day--luckily, the… Read more
I'll admit, I went here based on seeing "Forgetting Sarah Marshal" :-) We stayed in the cottages, which were very nice and quiet. The resort itself is quite nice and I wouldn't have a problem staying here again. One thing I will say, for people who are east-coasters, the get the real "Hawaii" feel, we left the resort every day--luckily, the activities we wanted to do were within driving distance. The resort itself appeared to be filled with west-coasters, which makes a lot of sense since the flight isn't actually all that far. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Vacation in paradise!

May 22, 2019 Companion41600734286

Our 10 day stay at Turtle Bay was not enough! We would have stayed longer if we could. Everything was absolutely top shelf at this unique property. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, services and amenities. We will return!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous Ocean Views, Quiet Location, Odd Vibe

May 21, 2019 207rickih Boston, Massachusetts

My husband and I traveled to Hawaii for an anniversary celebration and could not decide on just one location on Oahu, so we decided to stay in three different hotels over a ten night vacation. Turtle Bay Resort was our second hotel stay after three nights in the Diamond Head area. Overall the hotel was well maintained with beautiful beach views… Read more
My husband and I traveled to Hawaii for an anniversary celebration and could not decide on just one location on Oahu, so we decided to stay in three different hotels over a ten night vacation. Turtle Bay Resort was our second hotel stay after three nights in the Diamond Head area. Overall the hotel was well maintained with beautiful beach views and nice rooms, (this is what I had imaged hotels in Hawaii looked like before I visited the island) but ended up being my least favorite of the three hotels. As this hotel is fairly isolated, there were a number of onsite restaurants and lobby bar, which made great Mai Tais. A rental car is a must, as nothing is within walking distance. With a car, the location was convenient to the Polynesian Cultural Center and Kualoa Ranch. The beach outside the hotel is a nice size with umbrellas that can be rented and areas to swim and snorkel but I would recommend bringing beach shoes as there are a lot of rocks. On the other side of the resort is the pool, pool bar and area where you can watch the surfers, which was one of my favorite things to do here. Even though the hotel "checked all the boxes" on paper, I would not return for a second visit. My husband and I consider ourselves warm, friendly people but we never truly felt at home at Turtle Bay. There was a subtle pretentiousness from the hostesses, waiters and staff and we felt we would have been better received if we'd acted more snobbish and less friendly. Just my own experience and I’m sure others feel completely different about the vibe but not for us. Read less
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May 21, 2019 Go10359626129

Fourth time we've visited in last 25 years and just love it every time! Cottages are the best! Pool and pool bar have great live music; snorkeling in the bay was fun and Roy's on the Beach at sunset-- a lasting impression.
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May 21, 2019 Nicole22JJ

Loved our stay at Turtle Bay. It was a great get away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Loved the North Shore. Enjoyed the pool, eats, and bay for swimming. The gym had a perfect view. Special shout out to Sissy at the front desk who set us up perfectly and was so welcoming right at check-in!