Turtle Bay Resort
loved our ocean view room.
We decided to book this hotel due to the fact we wanted to be outside Waikiki and hopefully be close to a body surfing beach on the North Shore. Hotels are limited on this stretch of coastline and on their webpage the hotel seemed to offer everything to suit our requirements.
Check-in – We arrived early due to our flight from Australia and our room was ready and waiting for us. Staff were happy and efficient at reception.
Room – Our room 550 was called a deluxe ocean view room and had gorgeous direct ocean views were we spent many hours meismerized by the movement of the waves breaking along the coastline. We were fortunate to watch a few whales pass by, unnoticed by many. The room was spacious with a king size bed, TV Cabinet, working desk and a large balcony attached with an outdoor dining set.
Bathroom – Standard size with shower over bath, toiletries were also generously supplied. Another walk-in dressing room with excellent make-up mirrors, vanity unit, and mini bar (no contents) safe and coffee machine neatly placed on a trolley.
Restaurants – We dined at 21, which is the fine dining restaurant, which has fabulous views of the ocean. The food was excellent and staff extremely attentive but we thought it to be very expensive. Another evening we dined at the beach café, which offered a sufficient menu with a good wine list. Breakfast we thought was very ordinary and badly organized. Overall, we thought the food to be above average although expensive.
Facilities- The resort offers numerous water activities to keep one very amused. The lagoon beach is extremely safe for families; however, it had no waves, which was a disappointment for us. Luckily, we had a car and drove down the coastline to find some more suitable beaches for body surfing. The swimming pool seemed large with plenty of deck chairs overlooking the gorgeous beach. Surfboard lessons are available with the excellent sets rolling continuously close to the edge of the headland but not suited for swimmers.
Unique Quality: Overall – We had a lovely relaxing holiday and we loved our ocean view room. The hotel could do with a new face-lift but it is certainly adequate located on prime beachfront. There are clothes shops but no real supermarket for buying self-catering items.
An ATM machine is located next door to the reception. We have given the hotel a 5 star rating due to the prime beachfront location with its lovely surroundings. It takes approximately one hour to drive from the airport to the resort.
Heaven on Earth
From the moment you drive up to the valet you know you are somewhere special; the location is magical. Service is wonderful and the staff is gracious and helpful and always available with a smile. Watching the surfers 'glide' by as you sun yourself pool-side is surreal. Everything from the horse-riding, helicopter rides, world-class golf courses, turtles in the bay, the spaceous villas and comfortable rooms are the finest available. There are even seal lions on the beach. The food is wonderful and plentiful (buffet breakfasts daily and weekly buffet dinners) but if you're in the mood, drive down the coast to Teddy's Cafe for a great and affordable meal if you feel like being with the locals.
I can't wait to return.
Unique Quality: helicopter on property
world class golf courses (2)
horse back riding
Directions: North Shore, north of Haleiwa town and Sunset Beach.
Nice Secluded Oahu Hotel!
We stayed at the Turtle Bay for 3 nights in August. It was a wonderful stay! The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the views are spectacular. The people were very friendly and helpful and everything was very clean. I can't really complain about anything if you can tell....except that we locked our safe one night and forgot the combination (how can you expect me to remember anything when on vacation??). The people were great though and came up right away to help us unlock the safe. The pool is very nice and clean. There is also a very nice beach to relax on. Very close to the North Shore beaches and some great roadside stands selling wonderful produce!
Directions: North Shore
Secluded and Beautiful
We just finished a one week stay at Turtle Bay. The facility met almost all my expectations, with some criticisms. First the good...Staff is unbelievably friendly from housekeeping to managers. They are very attentive and engaging and go out of their way to offer great service. The view is wonderful from all rooms. If you want to see the sunrise and sunset, ask for a deluxe ocean view room...west wing...odd numbered rooms. The grounds are immaculate and there is so much to do (at least in the daytime).
The bad...Food is average and expensive, especially at the Palm Terrace where they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. No kids menu that I could see. Water pressure is low in the shower...and I mean low! The air is turned down way too low in bars and common areas...you go from 75/80 outside to 60 inside...not comfortable. Nightlife is non-existent. If you want peace and quiet, then stay here. If you need to party at night, you will have to go to Waikiki (one hour via 83 on the east side of the island), a thriving metropolis/big city.
Unique Quality: The pools are clean and one is heated. Work out facility is small and often crowded in the morning. Pool chairs go fast, so if you want to hang at the pool, get towels early and stake your chair.
Go for the private trail ride. A little more money but you get to gallup and ride to your skill level, not just walk on the guided group tour. Play golf there!!! The courses are wonderful.
Travel 15 minutes to Haileia (I know I messed that town name up!) to eat. We ate there 5 times and it was so much better than the hotel. Try Jamisons by the Sea for a great view and really good food. The two other main restaurants were also good. Just ask a local for their names or look for them...small place..can't miss them!
Directions: You can get to this place from either the east or the west. I thought the eastern route was a little shorter and had less traffic. Western route takes you past the Dole Plantation for overpriced merchandise and food.
The ONLY Hotel on North Shore
4 Star property - although STILL under renovation / construction. Beware! Nice, however. RIGHT on the beach. PRETTY beach / bay too! Golf course surrounds the property which doesn't front the ocean.
Unique Quality: Isolated, quiet. Nice pools... nice staff, too. Pretty location!
Directions: From Airport, take H1 Freeway West & continue on H2 North to Wahiawa. Follow signs to Haleiwa. Pass Haleiwa approx 25 min. to Turtle Bay Resort.
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Turtle Bay Resort
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Address: 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Hawaii, 96731, United States
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Amenities at Turtle Bay Resort
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Business Services
- Kids Activities
- Free High Speed Internet
- Bar / Lounge
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