Turtle Bay Resort

57-091 Kamehameha Highway | Kahuku, HI 96731  [SEE MAP]Kahuku, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Standard guest rooms are spacious
High daily resort fee charge
This boutique resort on Oahu's northern shore – about 45 miles northwest of Waikiki Beach – is popular among avid movie- and television-buffs: Turtle Bay Resort was featured in the film, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and the the hit television show "LOST" used the resort's grounds as a backdrop. It's easy to see why Hollywood is so infatuated with Turtle Bay: The property encompasses roughly 850 acres of Hawaiian flora, fauna and shoreline. Inside, you'll find spacious guest rooms, each boasting gorgeous ocean views, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Outside of the rooms, amenities remain abundant. There's golf courses, a spa, fitness classes, a tennis center, multiple restaurants, a luau experience, water sports activities and much more. Previous visitors have been wowed Turtle Bay's setting above all and give kudos to the staff as well.
Kahuku, HI
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 477 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class


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The North Shore's only resort completed property-wide renovations in 2014, updating everything in a beachy, laidback-luxurious style befitting the less-developed, unhurried North Shore.



Families — and couples in particular — come here for the golf course, horseback riding, surfing, and other outdoor activities; nightlife is limited to the property's bars and restaurants.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 6069 have reviewed the Turtle Bay Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6069 reviews 4.5 (based on 6069 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Accommodations at Turtle Bay include guest rooms, beach cottages and villas — all with ocean views. Spacious guest rooms feature a contemporary neutral decor with bright splashes of turquoise blue. Amenities include a furnished balcony, a dining and seating area, and a large bathroom with a soaking tub and an oversized walk-in stone shower.
  • Daily resort fee of $41.88 includes: Wi-Fi Internet access for in-room and public areas, local telephone calls, self-parking, access to the fitness center and business center, and more
  • Other amenities include a minifridge, flat-screen TV and Keurig coffee maker
Nightly resort fee$52.88

Standard room size478 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Turtle Bay Resort is located on more than 800 acres near the legendary Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay on the remote North Shore of Oahu, an unspoiled region that National Geographic describes as "one of the wonders of the world." The only resort on the North Shore and one of the best surfing spots in Hawaii, Turtle Bay sits on a outcropping with panoramic views of the rocky coastline and turquoise waters that attract migrating whales and seals, as well as sea turtles and dolphins. Nearby attractions include Historic Haleiwa town and the Polynesian Cultural Center, both a short drive from the resort.
  • Honolulu airport about 38 miles south
  • Golf, surfing, water sports rentals and retail shopping on-site
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The seven dining outlets at Turtle Bay highlight fresh Hawaiian ingredients from the land and the sea. Kula Grille uses locally sourced ingredients to put a new spin on traditional Hawaiian dishes. Pa’akai offers sea-to-table cuisine. Lei Lei’s serves breakfast and lunch, and dinner by reservation only – this is the place to try a Hawaiian classic, ahi poke, one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. The Point showcases a nightly sunset ceremony that includes a traditional Hawaiian chant and the lighting of the tiki torches. Surfer, the Bar (a partnership between Turtle Bay and Surfer magazine) draws pro surfers and celebrities to enjoy live music, cocktails and a light bar menu.
  • Lobby Lounge serves coffee as well as cocktails and offers take out food
  • Limited room service hours in morning and evening (no lunch)
  • Sunday Luau at The Point allows guests to enjoy a Polynesian show with dinner

Number of restaurants7

Cuisine TypesAsian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Both of the pools at the Turtle Bay Resort are natural saltwater (saline) pools. The main pool overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by tropical flowers and palm trees. It also features two hot tubs. The children's pool, open to all ages, includes a waterfall and a waterslide. The poolside bar offers light fare, including mahi mahi tacos and nachos, as well as signature tropical drinks like the Shaken Sunset.
  • Kiddie pool open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; main pool open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Complimentary towel desk
  • Separate private pool for guests staying in villas
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Nalu Kinetic Spa at Turtle Bay is the sole resort spa on Oahu to offer Wave Motion Therapy, where treatment imitates ocean movements and releases tension through rocking and gliding movements, and each of the spa therapists has been trained in a specific modality. The spa offers a full menu of services, including massages, body wraps and scrubs, facials and skin care treatments. Salon services include pedicures, manicures, hair styling and waxing. Signature treatments include Japanese Zen Shiatsu Chi Balancing and Reflexology.
  • In-room massage services available
  • Spa boutique offers organic products, aromatherapy and local jewelry

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


While Turtle Bay does not have an organized children’s program, the resort offers several amenities and activities for children, including complimentary cultural activities like ukulele and hula lessons, complimentary paddleboard clinics, and a kids pool with a waterslide for outdoor fun. Complimentary snorkeling rentals, tennis time and volleyball are also available, and the resort offers several activities on an a la carte fee basis, as well as professional instruction in junior golf, surfing and tennis.
  • Children’s menu available
  • The Stables offers a "Pony Experience" for children ages 6 and younger: kids can groom, feed and ride on the ponies ($30 per child)
  • Nine-hole disc golf available for an extra fee
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Nalu Kinetic Spa Fitness Center at Turtle Bay features cardio equipment in a bright room with a wall of windows overlooking the surf. The center also offers a wide array of classes, from yoga on surfboards to Zumba class and strength training ($15 per class). The resort offers numerous outdoor recreational activities from helicopter, Segway and moped tours to guided eco-kayak experiences, horseback riding, tennis, disc golf, championship golf and volleyball. The on-site Hans Hedemann Surf Center is staffed by local pros who teach lessons in surfing and stand-up paddleboarding, and serious surfers can hire a pro guide for a day tour of the famous surf breaks in the area.
  • Tennis and golf lessons available for additional fee
  • Fishing and snorkeling on-site
  • Jogging trail on-site
  • Personal training and private yoga instruction ($95 per session)
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The resort attracts a variety of meeting groups with its 25,000 square feet of indoor space and more than 800 acres of outdoor space. Turtle Bay's ballroom can accommodate up to 600 guests. Because Turtle Bay has been a shooting location of many movies and TV shows, the resort offers contacts with experienced local crews, year-round shooting and specialized accommodations and catering for film crews and cast.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car on-site
  • Business center on-site

Number of meeting rooms6

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Turtle Bay Resort welcomes dogs with a minimum cleaning fee of $300 per sleeping space. Pet-friendly rooms are located only in the resort’s main building.
  • Dogs must weigh 25 pounds or less
  • No pet amenities
  • Cats and other pets not allowed
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


Turtle Bay's two PGA courses are often recognized by industry magazines like "Golf Digest" and "Golf Magazine." Designed by Arnold Palmer and George Fazio, both courses offer spectacular ocean views. The original Fazio Course, built in the 1970s, traces the coastline and is walker-friendly. It's more forgiving than the Palmer Course, which is set amid dense wetlands with tree-lined fairways that build to a spectacular climax of ocean views at the final hole.
  • Guests of Turtle Bay Resort receive unlimited use of equipment rental for one week for a flat fee of $65
  • Private instruction and clinics for adults and juniors available (additional fee)
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


Turtle Bay Resort is a popular venue, hosting more than 350 weddings each year. The resort’s outdoor spaces have spectacular ocean views. Uilima Cove is ideal for intimate celebrations, while golfers may opt for a ceremony or reception location with views of the oceanfront course. Nature lovers would enjoy the secluded sand beach near the stables, a popular turtle-watching spot.
  • Complimentary self-parking for wedding guests
  • Complimentary access to venue for a rehearsal
  • On-site wedding spa and salon services
  • Max capacity of 500 guests for indoor event, 1,000 for outdoor event

Maximum wedding guest capacity1000

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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