Turtle Bay Defines Oahu’s Fabled North Shore. With almost five miles of beachfront and one of the most mesmerizing settings in the Hawaiian Islands, Turtle Bay Resort is the perfect place to take in the azure splendor of Kawela Bay, Turtle Bay and the windward view of the South Pacific. Only 45 minutes from the energetic pulse of Honolulu and Waikiki, we are the only destination resort on Oahu’s North Shore, which National Geographic has just described as being 'one of the wonders of the world – one of the planet’s most awesome places.' Spectacular ocean views are on display from every one of the Resort's 443 magnificent accommodations, including luxurious beach cottages, villas, guest rooms and suites.
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Resort Fee: A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Mandatory Resort Fee Inclusions:
• Two Refillable PATH Water Bottles, (refill stations are located throughout the resort for your convenience)
• Use of Business Center Facilities
• Arrival Lei Greeting
• Daily Resort Activities, (see The Guidepost for calendar of daily activities)
• Use of Resort Cruisers (45-min per day/per guest, based on availability, 2 cruisers per room)
• Unlimited Toll-Free Local & 60-Min of Domestic Long Distance Telephone Calls
• High Speed Wi-Fi, 10mbps
• Use of Beach Toys & Boogie Boards at Kuilima Cove, (based on availability)
• Use of Beach Umbrellas and chairs at Kuilima Cove, (based on availability)
• Daily Basket of Range Balls, (after 12 noon)
• Admission to a Fitness Lesson of the day
• Use of GoPro Camera for up to 24-hours
• One Hour Pickle Ball Court usage
• 45-minute Photo Session, (images available for purchase)
• Complimentary use of Beats Pill Speaker, (based on availability)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating6215 reviews
Great place but not for couples
First of all - before the review - if you are a couple or honeymooners - this is a family resort. There are a lot of children - loud and screaming. Just FYI. Now the review - the place is really good. Excellent - no. But I have high standards. Service is amazing though which goes a long way. Staff are all friendly. Rooms and common areas are quite tidy. Well maintained. Food is amazing but as expected quite pricey. Couple of minor things - 1. The beach cabanas should be included. For the high price of the hotel it was a surprise when they charge $50 for 4 hours. Nickel and dimes but comparable luxury resorts don’t charge. This is on top of the daily resort fee. 2. Pool oversight needs to be more evident - there was a family with small children who let them run around naked. Quite improper. Additionally there should be a way to prevent people from reserving pool chairs. We showed up and was quite difficult finding a seat. 3. There are not enough adult only places. The adult pool is a sham. Overall though I’d stay here again now that I know what to expect.
Fantastic Hawaiian resort has everything!
Beautiful spacious grounds covering 800 acres with myriad activities in a knockout oceanfront setting. Turtle Bay Resort boasts 5 miles of oceanfront coastline. The main hotel has 410 rooms, 42 one-story bungalows just east of the main building in arrangements of three to a structure fronting Turtle Bay and three-story “villas” to the west that offer multiple bedrooms (some privately owned and others owned by the resort). According to staff, the resort - acquired by Blackstone in 2018 - is in the process of buying these to add to the hotel. The villas are set back from the ocean, but are close to a small swimming cove. We stayed in a bungalow and loved it. They really are oceanfront, have a separate concierge staff called bungalow hosts, are on two levels with sunken tv, couch and seating area. Nice amenities, including spa robes, nice linens and toiletries, a separate large soaking tub, Toto washlet, lanai with dining table, padded benches and daybed, and swinging basket chair. Lawn area in front with hammock and sling seating. Special shoutout to Foa and Dylan who really went above and beyond. The resort has everything: two swimming beaches nearby, bikes (complimentary beach cruisers as well as little bikes for kids, and mountain bikes to rent) an Arnold Palmer 18-hole golf course as well as an 18 hole putting course, tennis, pickleball, paddleboarding, surfing, stables with over 20 horses, wooded trails for biking, riding and walking and beachfront paths, all with stunning scenery. It even has its own 468 acre farm, that also provides community plots, It has a farm stand and also allows local farmers to sell their produce as well. Minimal snorkeling on site, but this is unfortunately the poor state of coral in so many places. Resort restaurants are ok and pricey, with Roy’s Beach House being outstanding. Best to have a rate including the Ocean Club which offers breakfast (eggs and omelets to order, fruit, etc), light lunch options (pretty sparse for vegetarians, but always a green salad), and heavy apps between 5 & 7pm. Desserts, candy, cookies are always available. They also offer soft drinks and beer, with wine in the evening. Everyone at Turtle Bay is very friendly and accommodating, providing excellent service that aims to please; workers all seem to be happy here. Turtle Bay shows an impressive commitment to sustainability, with virtually no single use plastic in evidence. Guests are given refillable several aluminum water bottles and there are Elkay fillers all over the main areas of the property, TBR provides beautifully scented toiletries in moderately-sized containers (not “single serve” as in many resorts), all take out containers and utensils are made of industrially-compostable material, and the on-property Kuilima Farm supplies much of the greens and other ingredients at the resort’s restaurants. Loved TBR and found it to offer the best in a Hawaiian vacation without any glitz or pretension. The spaciousness of the resort allowed a feeling of complete relaxation.
The update is almost perfect…
The newly renovated Turtle Bay Resort is a treat and the only “luxury” resort on the north shore, a haven for surfers and surfing. The rooms are simply furnished and yet well appointed. The technology for room access and streaming services are excellent. The bathrooms have both a separate shower and deep tub. The views are good to spectacular given the waves on two side and the lagoon on the other side of property. The lagoon offers a sandy/pebbly beach for swimming and other water sports for the entire community. This resort has several large indoor gathering spaces for snacks and beverages and several fire pits for guests to utilize. In the evening there are several restaurant options and the lobby bar has good hot and cold snacks, drinks, and music. There are several pools though not much management to keep children in the children’s section. What management doesn’t do, the unheated pool accomplishes…the pool water is too cold to enjoy. Hard to believe that heating the pool was missed or ignored during the renovation given the north shore is the windy and rainy coast of Oahu. I hope this oversight will be fixed soon. Hotel restaurant and pool food and beverage was good standard fair but no standouts.
Beautiful Sunsets and Lobby
We stayed at Turtle Bay through American Express Travel. Our stay included saint breakfast and a credit. We had an ocean view room with a deck. The room was clean and modern and seemed to have been recently renovated. When you arrive st the hotel the lobby is really nice and catches your attention. There are windows bringing in fresh air, a bar and plenty of sitting areas to spread out. Overall, the food is average but filling and the waitstaff is attentive. Our best meal was at Lei Lei’s at the golf course. Plenty of activities on site for couples or children. We sat at the adult pool and beach and it was relaxing. We also took the bikes out and followed the paths on the proper to the farm. Each night guest father around the ocean and pool to watch the gorgeous sunsets. Overall, a great place to stay, especially for families or couples.
We stayed at Turtle Bay over the Christmas holiday. As avid golfers we had visited the resort to play golf but this was our first time staying there. I was worried because I read older reviews describing the resort as tired and over priced. Not so. Our ocean view room with lanai was one of the most spacious and clean hotel rooms we’ve ever stayed in. The renovation was thoughtful and thorough with plenty of storage and plugs to charge our devices. The service was warm and hospitable. For the foodies, I’d give the hotel two thumbs up. We tried several of their dining options, including room service (overpriced but a luxury that is hard to find these days), Beachhouse by Roy Yamaguchi (delicious), Alaia (a memorable Christmas dinner), and Lei Lei’s (convenient after golf). Finally the best part of the stay was the opportunity to explore the extensive beach areas around the resort and experience the unparalleled beauty of the north shore which Turtle Bay has done a good job of maintaining