Turtle Bay Resort

Phone (808) 293-6000
5 stars from 6 reviews
Address 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
A beautiful resort and golf course on Oahu's north shore.

• Accessibility: Accessible Ramps • Accessibility: ADA Roll In Shower
• Building: Lanai / Balcony • Building: Low Rise
• Building: Luxury • Building: Resort
• Accessibility: Self-Operating Pool Lift • Accessibility: Van / Accessible Parking
• Property: Business Center • Property: Dining On Site
• Property: Fitness Room • Property: Laundry On Site
• Property: Pets Allowed • Property: Stores On Site
• Room: 100% Non Smoking Rooms • Room: Coffee Maker
• Room: Hair Dryer • Room: Iron & Board
• Room: Mini Fridge • Room: Safe
• Recreation: Beach • Recreation: Gear Rentals
• Recreation: Hot Tub • Recreation: Pool
• Recreation: Water Slides • Internet: Free In Room
• Parking: Free Self Park • Parking: Paid Valet

Full Description
Turtle Bay Resort is located on Oahu's famous north shore and it's the only resort on this part of the island. It's a very popular place with guests who don't want to stay in hectic Waikiki (see Waikiki Guide). It's slower and more relaxed on this side of the islands and, best of all, you're only an hour away from all that Waikiki and the big city of Honolulu have to offer.

We love that Turtle Bay promotes a healthy lifestyle and has designated the property as a non-smoking resort, though they do accommodate smokers in one of three designated areas near the main building.

Note that there is a $40 per night resort fee (see Hotel & Resort Fees & Taxes) which includes amenities like free WiFi, local calls, free self-parking (valet is $20 per night), and business center access.


Something unique about the rooms here at Turtle Bay is the fact that every one of the 452 and 100% non-smoking rooms has an ocean view (most full, some partial). So you'll get to enjoy the ocean pretty much the entire time you stay here, and isn't the ocean the big reason you came to Hawaii?

Rooms are offered in a variety of styles that include standard guest rooms, suites, beach cottages, and villas. Most of the guest rooms and suites have a lanai (balcony) but not all do so ask about that when booking if it's important to you.

Pool, Beach, & Recreation

This luxury beach resort offers plenty to do if you're looking for fun in the sun. In addition to pools and hot tubs, the property is located right on Kuilima Cove / Bayview Beach on the east side of the property and Turtle Bay and Turtle Bay Beach on the west side. It's an ocean lover's paradise for sure.

Looking to hit the links? Then you'll want to check out the Turtle Bay Resort - George Fazio Golf Course and the Turtle Bay Resort - Arnold Palmer Golf Course that surround the resort.

Or maybe a day at the spa is more your speed? Turtle Bay has you covered with Nalu Kinetic Spa which offers a variety of face and body spa care therapies that are sure to wash your worries away.


Onsite dining options include Roy's Beach House, Surfer The Bar, Pa'akai, The Point Sunset & Pool Bar, Lei Leis Bar & Grill, Turtle Bay Lobby Lounge, and North Shore Kula Grille.

ADA Accessibility

Turtle Bay does a great job in making the resort ADA friendly and offers 13 handicap parking stalls close to the entrance along with a well maintained parking lot. Three of the hotel entrances are ADA accessible as is the front desk and five guest elevators.

Pools and hot tubs can be accessed using pool lifts or transfer wall systems. The fitness center and restaurants are also wheel chair accessible. They also offer 15 ADA compliant guest rooms in the main building, complete with accessible showers. One of the beach front cottages also offers an accessible shower and tub.

Nearby Activities

When staying here, you're not far from the Polynesian Cultural Center which is a fun activity to enjoy with your family when you're not snorkeling or enjoying the pools. Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay Beach Park make for fun excursions as you explore the North Shore but be sure to also read our Haleiwa, Hawaii Guide for more things to do in this area.

Fun Facts

Turtle Bay Resort has been the backdrop for many movies such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Soul Surfer, Along Came Polly, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Don Juan Demarco. TV series Lost and North Shore have also been filmed here. For more on that, be sure to also read Popular Movies & TV Shows Filmed In Hawaii.

Stefanie A
Joined: Nov 2016
Reviews: 4
Likes Received: 1
Loved Turtle Bay Resort! Love the north side of the island in general. Not too crowded compared to Waikiki and the resort is just beautiful. You could literally spend an entire vacation without leaving. The restaurants are great, the pool area is very nice, the beach here is great too. The staff are very warm and welcoming and we really got to know a few of them during our stay. Will be returning here next time we come to Oahu for sure.
Laura W
Joined: Nov 2016
Reviews: 35
Likes Received: 1
Awesome place to visit. Incredible views and located on amazing grounds. Great place for snorkeling during the calmer summer months.
Kerrie R
Joined: Sep 2016
Reviews: 44
Likes Received: 0
We stayed at Turtle bay Resort for our honeymoon and it was simply perfect - we just wanted to relax and enjoy the Hawaiian culture and lifestyle. Turtle bay really showed us how to do it - from the birds inside to the native hawaiian dancers by the pool, this hotel is a must for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy their holiday!
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 27
Turtle Bay Resort has an overall 4.5 star average rating from thousands of online reviews.
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 146
Likes Received: 2
We live nearby and continue to visit Turtle Bay. It is our favorite hotel on the island! Away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and a close 20 minute drive in Haleiwa town. The restaurants are all great, and the bartenders at the pool bar are awesome. It can be a bit pricey, but what resort in Oahu isn't? They have live music and a fire show a few nights a week, and it's always a good time. Definitely recommend staying here if you want to get away from Waikiki. Just be aware, all the restaurants are closed by 10:00pm so your only option after that is pricey room service.
Jan E
Joined: Jun 2016
Reviews: 10
Likes Received: 2
Beautiful property on the north shore of Oahu. You can watch surfers riding the waves or maybe catch a surfing competition. Quiet resort away from the hustle and bustle of Oahu.
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