Turtle Bay Resort

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Hawaii, 96731, United States

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  • Openseas's Profile Photo

    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.

  • friendlydeer's Profile Photo

    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
    incredible views
    sea lions
    world class golf courses (2)
    horse back riding
    great food
    amazing location

    Directions: North Shore, north of Haleiwa town and Sunset Beach.

  • joyolej's Profile Photo

    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

  • ArizonaExpert's Profile Photo

    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.

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo

    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 is an Awesome Resort.

by A TripAdvisor Member

My family and I went here in July. We loved it. The beach resturant was the best food we ever tasted. It was a bit far from Hononolulu. But a beautiful place. If you are a snorkerler, the ocean here isn't the best. But great places nearby. They even have parrots in the lobby.
Loved it.

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by geekgrrl about Turtle Bay Resort

This is a lovely resort on the north shore of Oahu. There is nothing near the resort, so one is basically confined to the hotel unless one has a rental car. The location is breath-taking. The drawback is the lack of food choices. All meals must be taken in the hotel unless you want to drive 5-10 miles to the small towns of either Kahuku or Haleiwa. It has a lovely swimming beach, two fun pools with a pool slide and waterfall. There are many activities such as horseback rides, golf, hiking.

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by heat1968 about Turtle Bay Resort Estates

Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu is very nice.

If you are a golfer, it's got a great course to play.

We stayed in the estates NOT in the Resort/Hotel, and there's a little difference
Although the condos are very nice, you can't 'walk' to the beach, you have to drive your car.

But the reef protected area on one side of the Hotel was perfect for swimming

Close to the Bonzai pipeline to wach the surfers!

Not many places to eat unless you travel a few miles

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by drbehavior about Hawaiiana Hotel

When people talk about Hawaii they refer to it as Paradise and correctly so.
If in addition to generally being in a place where there are words insufficient to describe the awsome natural beauty you want to enhance your vacation then you must try the Turtle Bay Resort on the Island's North Shore. From the moment you turn off the highway and onto the property, The Turtle Bay Resort welcomes you to a place that completely makes time disappear. The property itself is very large and magnificently set snug up against the beaches of the North Shore. Continuing your drive, marked on either side of the roadway by stately Palms, you reach the open-air lobby with views of the ocean and beach that are simply breathtaking. Every staff person is at once welcoming and their is a studied informality that goes along with their greeting to truly make you feel as if you've been welcomed back instead of welcomed the first time.
If you're fortunate enough to have your room in the West tower overlooking the swimming pool, ocean and beach, you're in for an additional treat. You'll be able to leave the door open of your generous lanai and hear the waves softly caressing the shore continuously. The room itself is more than ample with it's own dressing area as well as separate bathroom.
The decor is subtle and elegantly understated throughout.

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by kalanialoha about Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay is pretty much the only resort on the North Shore. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms are nice, and staff is friendly. Be sure to check their website for web only specials. It can save you a lot of money by booking through them directly. They have a spa, tennis courts, and golf course all on the property. The views from the oceanfront balconies are beautiful. You can even sleep with your sliding door open, so you can be lulled to sleep by the breaking waves. Very soothing... :) The pool area is nice. You can choose to face your lounger towards the pool, or towards the ocean. Only drawback is that the pool can be pretty chilly and brisk. Best to toast yourself in the sun and dive in when you need to cool off.


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by KathrynS

Has anyone styaed here since its renovation from when it was The Hilton Turlte Bay? I want to show my kids the real Hawaii, and Waikiki just doen't cut it! MY main question is, is there a safe area to play in the waves at this hotel? I heard that the beach wehre the waves are is mostly reef. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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by travelgourmet

The real Hawaii is in Kauai. Don't tell too many people, because then it could become polluted like Waikiki. But..for the keiki, show them on Oahu the Windward side around Laie and north about 1/2 mile to the Malaekahana State Park on the right. Pristine like it was and an island with a 1/4 mile to swim to or even walk to during low tide. It is a protected island, but people walk it. Also the North Shore is very primitive and not built up like Waikiki. The Turtle Bay Resort is that, a hugh resort, about one hour from Waikiki. The main pool is due for refurbishing and I believe that the months of Sept-Oct , the pool will be shut down. Aloha oe

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by KathrynS

Yep- you're right- the "real" Hawaii is in Kaui....but we are not going there this time. THanks for the info on those other beaches.

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by MacPac

I don't know about the beaches at the Turtle Bay Resort, but you could swim at the beaches in Hale'iwa. They aren't too bad. If you want safe waves check out Waimanalo, specifically the beach at Bellows Air Force Station. Bellows AFS is open to civilians on the weekend starting around 5pm Friday. The view is pretty much unspoiled by buildings and power lines and the sand is the best on Oahu and the waves are some of the calmest for the island too. I love going there on the weekdays, because it's only open to military and I basically have this huge stretch of beach to myself. Other military are working and civilians aren't allowed in. If you're going to stay at Turtle Bay you need to check out Laie, just a few minutes drive. I don't have the street name and directions in front of me, but there is a little piece of land that jets out and your able to see the coast and mountains and your right next to the big waves.


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Address: 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Hawaii, 96731, United States