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Turtle Bay Resort

4 stars
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, HI 96731
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
939 reviews
Couple staycation

So my girlfriend and I decided that we would spend my last weekend in town overnight at the North... See full review

  • jdSmithChang
  • Jul 15, 2014
Awesome vacay resort!

My daughters and I had the time of our lives! Great view from our room. Excellent customer service! See full review

  • Losa W
  • Jul 10, 2014
Del Webb, the real estate mogul and one-time New York Yankees owner, opened Turtle Bay Resort in 1972 and ever since then, it's been entertaining guests with an involving line-up of activities, from surfing lessons and making your own flower-leis to learning how to play the ukulele. Add to this the two chlorine-free swimming pools, water slide, trails for hiking and biking, and championship golf courses, and it's no wonder that Turtle Bay draws sizable crowds. Wicker and natural woods contrast with brighter shades indoors, while the verdant north shore of Oahu provides all the views you need from the terrace restaurant, Ola. Nalu Kinetic Spa provides ocean panoramas, a massage table that simulates the sensation of floating at sea, and calming hot-stone treatments.
Key facts
  • 443 guestrooms
  • 6 floors
  • Valet parking
  • 5 restaurants: Pa'akai, North Shore Kula Grille, Hang Ten Bar & Grill, Ola Restaurant and Lei Lei's Bar & Grill
  • Lounge/bars: Lobby Lounge and Surfer, The Bar
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop and café
  • On-site golf course
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Arcade/game room
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/conference room
Neighborhood
It's worth staying at this Hawaiian resort just for the surroundings. Turtle Bay is found in a section of Oahu's famed North Shore known for its unique rock formations, spectacular surfing beaches, and the majestic green sea turtles for which it is named. Near to both Kawela Bay Beach Park and the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, the Kamehameha Highway leads southeast from the hotel to the Polynesian Cultural Center, for those seeking signs of modern civilization.
Hints and tips
Be sure to enjoy one of the many free events that are featured every week, from spoken word nights to beach parties and film showings.

Drop in to hear amazing stories from professional surfers at Surfer, The Bar, in between mouthfuls of spicy Hawaiian seafood.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Turtle Bay Resort Rooms

Ocean Front Beach Cottage
The Beach Cottages at Turtle Bay Resort are grouped in clusters of six and situated along the west shore of beautiful Turtle Bay. The cottages are equipped with large marble bathrooms featuring Kallista deep-soak tubs, freestanding glass showers, and private, enclosed toilets.
Deluxe Oceanfront
Full Balcony Offering Spectacular Ocean Views and Hawaiian Sunsets with Two Queen Beds Studio-type room with two queen beds and a bathroom featuring marble tiled floor.
Ocean Villas
Our villas make the perfect resort home; elegantly furnished with a masterful blend of luxury and elegance. The Ocean Villas are unsurpassed by anything that the island of Oahu has ever seen in oceanfront resort accommodations. The entryway leads to a gourmet kitchen, which is adjacent to a spacious living/dining area. The master bedroom is furnished with 1 king bed; each guest room has 1 queen bed and the living room has a queen sized sofa sleeper. Enjoy exclusive amenities such as the Ocean Villa pool, Jacuzzi, courtyard, and barbeque area.
Partial Ocean View
One king or two double beds. Partial Oceanview located on the second floor. 478 square feet. Complimentary wireless Internet access, compact refrigerator, coffeemaker, and cable TV with HBO, pay movies, and video games (surcharge). A daily resort fee covers local phone calls, weekday newspaper delivery, and in-room safe. Non-smoking only. One king or two double beds.
ADA Accesible Oceanfront King
Our ADA accessible ocean front room includes a king sized bed. An automatic wide door ensures easy and smooth access into the spacious 478 feet dwelling. Grab bars for comfort and security are located throughout the roomy restroom. The tub includes a shower bench and handheld shower head to ensure ease. The double lanai door is equipped with a ramp. The closet is wheel chair accessible with a low clothing rack. A portable hearing device that alerts guests with vibrations or visual cues when there is a phone call or someone is at the door is available upon request. Lamps are touch activated for easy use. The closed-captioning option is available for television viewing.
ADA Accessible Oceanside Cottage
One king or two queen beds. Inside, find polished Brazilian walnut floors leading to a large, multi-level beach retreat with 15-foot ceilings and king poster beds. Luxuriate in a Kallista deep-soak tub or take care of business using wireless Internet access. Let our exclusive cottage concierge tend to your every need. Room includes location near handicap parking stalls, ADA accessible ramp to cottage, automatic wheel chair accessible door, ramp in cottage to access multi-levels, double lanai door with ramp for wheel chair access to lanai, spacious ADA accessible bathroom, roll-in shower, handheld showerhead, low tub, grab bars throughout the bathroom, touch activated lights, ADA accessible closet, closed-captioning option for television, and a portable hearing device that alerts guests with vibrations or visual cues when there is a phone call or someone is at the door is available upon request.
Ocean View
Beautiful views of the ocean and resort, a full bath with vanity, wireless Internet access, telephone with two lines and data port and sleep two to four. Two double queen beds or a king size bed
Oceanfront
Small Balcony with Full View Of Turtle Bay And Hawaiian Sunrises with Two Queen Beds. Studio type room with two queen beds and a bathroom featuring marble tiled floor.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

21.698 -157.9903
Area served
North Shore, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kawela Bay, Kuilima Cove, Turtle Bay.
Nearby airports
Honolulu International Airport-HNL
Area description
About an hour from Honolulu, Turtle Bay Resort is set against a landscape of cattle pastures, plantation homes, lush windward valleys and the scenic, world-famous surfing beaches of Oahu's Fabled North Shore. Both laidback and vibrant, the North Shore attracts millions of visitors each year and offers a variety of colorful cafes and shops. You'll also be a few minutes' drive from the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Dining

Pa'akai
A fresh twist on locally sourced dining. Pa'akai - or "sea salt" in the Hawaiian language, reflecting Hawaii's numerous seaside salt beds - features sea-to-table cuisine. Pa'akai's menu highlights the best in fresh local fish, farm-raised lobster, Kauai prawns, sea asparagus, seaweed and sea salt produced in Hawaii.
North Shore Kula Grille
The ancient Hawaiians divided their land into three sections: Mauka, kula and makai - or mountains, midland and the sea - known as ahupua 'a. It is the kula lands, primarily used for agriculture, that now serve as the inspiration for the North Shore Kula Grille. A place where farm-to-table thinking is behind every ingredient on our menu.
Lobby Lounge
At the Lobby Lounge, you will find friendly service, exotic cocktails and a diverse menu to satisfy all of your cravings. Enjoy freshly brewed Coffees, Latts, Cappuccinos, Espresso Drinks, Smoothies, Beer, Wine, and Handcrafted Cocktails like the Pupukea Lychee and the Skinny Lilikoi Chi Chi. Signature dishes include Citrus Ponzu Calamari and Grilled Kahuku Honey & Mango Glazed Chicken.
Ola
Enjoy contemporary island cuisine with the sand between your toes. The only restaurant on O'ahu located literally on the beach, Ola is an experience for all the senses. The concept, cuisine and atmosphere of the open-aired restaurant that literally sits on the beach is summed up in its name, "Ola" which means "life, living, healthy and alive." Chef Fred DeAngelo delights guests with his innovative cuisine.
Surfer, The Bar
Forget dark wood paneling and marble bar-tops, Surfer has its own very original look and feel. And although the bartender can fastidiously make your favorite cocktail, the drink of choice here is a 16-ounce pint of ice-cold beer, many of them local small-batch brews. Sure the food is fresh, flavorful, sometimes spicy Hawaiian comfort food, prepared by white-hat chefs in the acclaimed resort kitchen. But food, beverage and dcor are not the real reasons why the audience - locals, guests of the hotel and word travelers - gather here.
Hang Ten Bar & Grill
Enjoy tropical drinks surfside at the outdoor Hang Ten Bar & Grill. Stop by for a refreshing break and one of the island's best Mai Tai's. Relax to the sounds of the surf while you discover why Turtle Bay Resort has received awards for "Hotel with the Best View." Every night of the week you will find something special happening here. You may find a Drum Circle, a keiki hula halau, live Hawaiian Style music, Fish Fries, or Fire Knife Dancers and every day at sunset you have a chance to order the Hang Ten signature drink, the "Green Flash".
Lei Lei's Bar and Grill
Mouthwatering dishes and a laid back atmosphere make Lei Lei's a famous local haunt on O'ahu's Fabled North Shore. Talk Story with entertaining manager and host Ian. The excellent dishes and service is what brings regulars from the surf and movie industry here Dinner features a menu brimming over with entrees of fresh, succulent seafood, savory beef, chicken and pork prepared to perfection. Signature dishes include slow-roasted prime rib, ginger soy Ahi and our warm bacon dressing spinach salad. Compliment the meal with a selection from our extensive wine list. Lei Lei's is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served weekdays starting at 7:00 a.m. and on weekends starting at 6:30 a.m. Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. Dinner seating begins at 5:00 p.m. with the last seating at 10:00 p.m. Live soloist music is played every Thursday and Sunday nights from 6:00 p.m.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Conference Center at Turtle Bay Resort has more than 28,000 square feet of event and pre-function space perfect for group sizes up to 600 indoors and 2000 outdoors. An experienced conference servicing team is available to assist with all program needs including menu planning, technology support and recreational activities.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (939)

Ratings and reviews for Turtle Bay Resort

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
939 out of 939
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Freddy Man
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 16, 2011

Awesome and Pleasant

I loved the Turtle Bay resort. I would reccomend this to everyone. It is a little pricey but then again it is Hawaii. Well worth the money. I was amazed to see turtle in their natural habitat. The location has a sandy beach, a rocky beach and awesome balcony views. The property is not crowded like waikiki. The beaches are clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Food Land. Buy food and save money

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Geoman
Houston, TX, USA
Aug 13, 2011

Turtle Bay Fun Days

My family had a great time at Turtle Bay. Even the usually feisty teenagers were happy as could be with snorkeling, hiking, shark caging, golfing, and playing tennis. The six different Turtle Bay restaurants offer something for everyone. Turtle Bay's quiet location is fantastic as a starting point for short trips around the North Shore and to Windward Coast and/or wild and crazy Honolulu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lei Lei's at the Turtle Bay golf club house was great.

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Geoman
Houston, TX, USA
Aug 13, 2011

Turtle Bay Fun Days

My family had a great time at Turtle Bay. Even the usually feisty teenagers were happy as could be with snorkeling, hiking, shark caging, golfing, and playing tennis. The six different Turtle Bay restaurants offer something for everyone. Turtle Bay's quiet location is fantastic as a starting point for short trips around the North Shore and to Windward Coast and/or wild and crazy Honolulu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lei Lei's at the Turtle Bay golf club house was great.

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sooer
Las Vegas NV
Aug 12, 2011

Worn, but still nice

The best thing about Turtle Bay Resort is it's location -- away from the maddening crowd of Honolulu. The rooms are well worn and dated and, judging by the empty spaces, lacking furniture from years gone by. Still, they were clean and comfortable. They provide great views of the ocean, even though our "balcony" was only large enough for the one chair that was on it. The resort restaurants serve good food, except for the one on the beach, and they are very pricey. But since there is nothing in the area except for nearby Ted's Bakery or a few places in Haleiwa, about 10 miles away, you're stuck paying the high prices, Staff is excellent -- when our TV stopped working, they replaced it within minutes. Golfing at both courses is excellent, but the spa is small and dated. If you visit the Polynesian Village, go later in the day because even though the gates open early, nothing inside is open. And stay away from the lousy buffet at the village.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit "historic" Haleiwa for fun shopping. It's only 10 miles from the resort.

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sooer
Las Vegas NV
Aug 12, 2011

Worn, but still nice

The best thing about Turtle Bay Resort is it's location -- away from the maddening crowd of Honolulu. The rooms are well worn and dated and, judging by the empty spaces, lacking furniture from years gone by. Still, they were clean and comfortable. They provide great views of the ocean, even though our "balcony" was only large enough for the one chair that was on it. The resort restaurants serve good food, except for the one on the beach, and they are very pricey. But since there is nothing in the area except for nearby Ted's Bakery or a few places in Haleiwa, about 10 miles away, you're stuck paying the high prices, Staff is excellent -- when our TV stopped working, they replaced it within minutes. Golfing at both courses is excellent, but the spa is small and dated. If you visit the Polynesian Village, go later in the day because even though the gates open early, nothing inside is open. And stay away from the lousy buffet at the village.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit "historic" Haleiwa for fun shopping. It's only 10 miles from the resort.

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
the ole colonel
nashville tennessee
Jul 20, 2011

Very nice

Very nice the staff were very nice. Wished the 25$ per day fee could be for Valet parking. Otherwise you have to hike 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile per day. Beautiful beach. Wished they had info on the trails. But otherwise most excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
the ole colonel
nashville tennessee
Jul 20, 2011

Very nice

Very nice the staff were very nice. Wished the 25$ per day fee could be for Valet parking. Otherwise you have to hike 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile per day. Beautiful beach. Wished they had info on the trails. But otherwise most excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
La Habra, Ca
Jul 18, 2011

Good Escape From Wailiki Chaos

Beautiful Location away from the hustle and Bustle of Waikiki. The rooms and bathrooms could use some modernization. Furniture was a bit old for a pricey resort and the bathrooms seemed right out of the 1980s. But the resort is on a beautiful piece of property. Reminds me of an outer island experience. The 2 golf courses are beautiful and would be much more expensive if they were closer to the city. Wife and I paid 65 each for 18 holes with cart, club rental, and water for a 230 tee time. Played straight through and barely saw any other players on the course. You can also hit a bucket of balls after 12 at the range for 5 bucks with free club rental. The pool area is adequate and there is miles of beach if you prefer sand. Food is very pricey and mediocre at best. I recommend driving 5-10 mins into town for some good local food. Our favorites were the hukilau cafe, teds bakery, tita's grill, and papaoles. Foodland in laie also has great Korean fried chicken at the deli.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Hukilau cafe, teds bakery and tita's grill

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
La Habra, Ca
Jul 18, 2011

Good Escape From Wailiki Chaos

Beautiful Location away from the hustle and Bustle of Waikiki. The rooms and bathrooms could use some modernization. Furniture was a bit old for a pricey resort and the bathrooms seemed right out of the 1980s. But the resort is on a beautiful piece of property. Reminds me of an outer island experience. The 2 golf courses are beautiful and would be much more expensive if they were closer to the city. Wife and I paid 65 each for 18 holes with cart, club rental, and water for a 230 tee time. Played straight through and barely saw any other players on the course. You can also hit a bucket of balls after 12 at the range for 5 bucks with free club rental. The pool area is adequate and there is miles of beach if you prefer sand. Food is very pricey and mediocre at best. I recommend driving 5-10 mins into town for some good local food. Our favorites were the hukilau cafe, teds bakery, tita's grill, and papaoles. Foodland in laie also has great Korean fried chicken at the deli.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Hukilau cafe, teds bakery and tita's grill

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Jul 16, 2011

Needs repairs but still a good place!

Worked out, rested, relaxed, dined, shopping, and sight seeing. Resort is getting long in the tooth, needs repairs. The staff makes those short comings tolerable. No microwave oven in our room, dinning is costly at the resort, and due to its remoteness nothing is close by. The drive to Honolulu is over one hour on narrow roads. Its great if you plan on staying put.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: In Hotel

Costly!

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