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Turtle Bay Resort: Best Place to Stay in North Shore!

Turtle Bay is located between Protection Point and Kuilima Point on the North Shore of O'ahu. The Bay is recognized for its rock formations, whale and sea turtle spottings, and the Rainbow's Break surf spot. Turtle Bay is one of a number of popular spots for Kayaking on the North Shore. A World War II concrete bunker still stands at the tip of the bay's eastern point

Turtle Bay Resort is the only true full-service luxury resort on the island of Oahu. Its natural, unspoiled beauty can be found at every turn. The resort rests on 880 acres, Five miles of pristine beaches and 12 miles of ocean trails. At every turn you're literally surrounded by the history and majesty of the island. The Turtle Bay Resort Hotel has 443 guest rooms and cottages all with views of the ocean. Other accommodations on the resort include the beach front Villas (built in 2005) and the Kuilima Estates Condos. It's the Hawaii vacation many have hoped for but few have discovered.

Turtle Bay has spacious guest rooms averaging nearly 500 square feet, with lanai that showcase stunning peninsula views. In winter, when the big waves roll ashore, you get a front-row seat for watching the powerful surf. The sumptuous oceanfront beach cottages come complete with Brazilian walnut floors and teak rockers on the lanai. If you prefer a vacation home, Turtle Bay's gated community, the Ocean Villas, offers three- and four-bedroom units with plenty of cushy accoutrements and a host of amenities, from private butlers to chefs to in-home spa treatments.

Turtle Bay Resort lies on five miles of Oahu's North Shore, approximately 37 miles from Honolulu International Airport. Four miles away is the Polynesian Cultural Center. urtle Bay Resort has five miles of beachfront for a variety of watersports and other beach activities. Also available are tennis and tennis instruction, horseback riding, two pools, volleyball, surfing and scuba instruction, and a concierge to assist with additional recreation and golf opportunities on the Arnold Palmer Course and the Fazio Course. For dining, Turtle Bay Resort has four restaurants, two snack shops (one by the pool), and a bar. The Film, The BIG BOUNCE starred by Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman and Emilio Estevez was partly filmed here and "LOST" The hit television series has been known to frequent the resort's beaches, coves, and natural forests for location filming.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Windsurfing, Water Sports, Spa and Resort
  • Written July 30, 2007
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Best place to stay on the North Shore

Iwia Street in V- Land has an awesome house that you can rent- and it is affordable. Really nice place!

The owner lets you use his beach cruiser bikes, and selected surf and body boards when you rent the house.

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  • Related to: Beaches, Golf, Family Travel
  • Written March 16, 2007
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Turtle Bay Resort: Where Turtles don't mind being on their back!

Since most of the people that have ever read my hotel tips know, I travel mainly for business, and therefore stay in places that are a little higher on the room rates.

Turtle Bay Resort is the closest hotel with all the amenities that a business traveler, or someone who reads Conde Nast frequently would stay at if they were headed to Haleiwa, since every other hotel in the town is designed primarilly for the surfer/backpacker.

Turtle Bay has one of the nicest courses in Oahu, and used to be a Hilton, so the bedrooms are definitely above par.

One thing I will warn you on however is that the service declined when Hilton pulled its name from the hotel.

Great view of the ocean and bays of the North Shore.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Road Trip, Business Travel, Golf
  • Written July 29, 2004
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DO NOT stay at the Turtle Bay...

DO NOT stay at the Turtle Bay Hilton.

Although this hotel is situated in a wonderful place, it is desperately old and falling into the sea. Bits of the building are falling off, and the rooms are in great need of refurbishing. If you stay here you will be very disappointed unless you have a golf fixation.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 24, 2002

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