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 Fabulous stay on the beautiful north shore

Sep 11, 2020 TimothyRobert1 Saint Paul, Minnesota

We booked a king junior suite with an ocean view side which was facing the east, and the beach below. The room was nice and clean. Ordered room service a few times for breakfast, and courteous. Not cheap, but you're in Hawaii you should expect to spend a few dollars. One thing I really appreciated with the room was the size of the bathroom,… Read more
We booked a king junior suite with an ocean view side which was facing the east, and the beach below. The room was nice and clean. Ordered room service a few times for breakfast, and courteous. Not cheap, but you're in Hawaii you should expect to spend a few dollars. One thing I really appreciated with the room was the size of the bathroom, shower and vanity area to get ready. Pool was great, the bars and restaurants on site were friendly and great food. Again, expect to spend some money. Next time I would probably pay for the valet service. Not too much more and saves you a lot of time walking through the parking lot since its usually full. Read less
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Aug 10, 2020 469kristiea Woodstock, Georgia

The location is amazing! We had a phenomenal time at Turtle Bay Resort. There are lots of things to do right around the resort, but also take time to drive around the island. The dining at the resort is quite expensive. If you go to the beach bar and dine there, it is more reasonable. The food trucks aren't far and have great options, also a… Read more
The location is amazing! We had a phenomenal time at Turtle Bay Resort. There are lots of things to do right around the resort, but also take time to drive around the island. The dining at the resort is quite expensive. If you go to the beach bar and dine there, it is more reasonable. The food trucks aren't far and have great options, also a little market with fresh fruit and grilled meats for a quick bite in the morning, the grocer isn't far up the road and we bought boiled eggs and yogurts, snacks, drinks to have in our room. The only thing is if there are wedding parties on the water side (back of hotel), it can be loud from the noise. We stayed for 10 nights and we loved it all. Highly recommended! Quiet and gorgeous views! Read less
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Jun 29, 2020 Godiva0318 Vernon, New Jersey

My hubby and I prefer to rent homes/condos when we travel, but we booked Turtle Bay in March for a wedding. We thought the accommodations were nice, but not quite worth the price. The resort could use an upgrade. Our room was clean and had a nice view of the beach. We also liked that there are two pools - one for families and one is adults-only. … Read more
My hubby and I prefer to rent homes/condos when we travel, but we booked Turtle Bay in March for a wedding. We thought the accommodations were nice, but not quite worth the price. The resort could use an upgrade. Our room was clean and had a nice view of the beach. We also liked that there are two pools - one for families and one is adults-only. The grounds are pretty and we enjoyed watching surfers from the pool area. I would have liked if they had a better running path, although, the fitness room is awesome. During our stay, it poured almost the entire time, so we spent much of our time with friends in the hot tub. It was also just as the COVID crisis was becoming a problem, so the hotel was beginning to shut down. Given these factors, we know we didn’t enjoy our stay as much as we could have. As for the wedding, it was a beautiful ceremony and reception. All in all, we wouldn’t stay here again. Read less
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Mar 29, 2020 Cindy F Boston, Massachusetts

This was one of the best vacations we have ever taken! Turtle bay is absolutely wonderful!! It is beautiful, everyone is nice and there are lots of activities to do. The room was great, we were on the vista floor, the breakfast was wonderful, we looked forward to it every morning. So glad they had lots of almond milk!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outdated and overpriced

Mar 29, 2020 380tamyac

We stayed at Turtle Bay on our honeymoon briefly and were very disappointed. The reviews weren't great but we thought we would give it a shot regardless. Our room smelled quite old and musty to the point where it made my stomach upset so we tried a different one-- same problem. The staff were helpful but at the end of this day this hotel is past… Read more
We stayed at Turtle Bay on our honeymoon briefly and were very disappointed. The reviews weren't great but we thought we would give it a shot regardless. Our room smelled quite old and musty to the point where it made my stomach upset so we tried a different one-- same problem. The staff were helpful but at the end of this day this hotel is past its prime, I'd suggest a vacation rental to check out the North Shore. If you're expecting a beautiful well maintained resort, this isn't it. Read less