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Turtle Bay Resort

Hotel in Kahuku, Oahu, United States

Surfing in front of Turlte Bay Resort
Surfing in front of Turlte Bay ResortThe pool at Turtle Bay ResortSurfers at Turtle Bay ResortHorseback riding on the beach at Kawela Bay Beach ParkSurfboard rentals in nearby HaleiwaGorgeous guest rooms with ocean and beach viewsGuest room balcony overlooking the Hawaiian coastThe perfect venue for North Shore weddingsAerial view of Oahu's North Shore and Turtle Bay Resort

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About this property

Oahu's only North Shore Resort

One of the North Shore's most iconic locations, the Turtle Bay Resort, is the ultimate Hawaii beachfront surf hotel. An upscale hotel with a laid back beach ambiance. There’s one North Shore. And there’s one resort on it. Whether you’re a honeymooner, family, waterman,whale watcher or pool-side relaxer, you’ll enjoy being at the epicenter of Hawaii's North Shore. So set up base camp where the “7-Mile Miracle” begins, and the lineup is endless.

Accommodations at Turtle Bay Resort come in three flavors:


Hotel guest rooms and suites

Both guestroom & suite accommodations welcome you with understated, island-inspired design and 478 to 2000 square feet of living space. Accommodating two to six guests, our guestrooms and suites give you the option of two queen beds or a king-size bed. All boast beautiful views of the ocean and resort. Amenities include a full bath with vanity, wireless Internet access and a telephone with two lines and data port. 

Located in the main hotel on the point, room offer sweeping views of the North Shore coastline. Some of the room choices you have are: Guest Room, Pikake Suite, Ilima 2 Bedroom Suite and the Ali'i Presidential Suite.  Book Now >

Beach Cottages

Situated along the west shore of of Turtle Bay, the Beach Cottages are lavishly furnished and impressively appointed, each cottage accommodation features Four-Diamond quality and the inspired style of renowned Los Angeles designer, Michael Smith. This is a haven of Hawaiian luxury on North Shore Oahu. 

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. Whether you choose a King or Queen-style Beach Cottage, you will find unparalleled luxury in your beachfront accommodations.  Book Now >

Ocean Villas

Located on the East side of the hotel, the three story villa buildings wrap around their own pool area. Villas come in studio, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom floor plans and can be located on the first, second or third floors. The Ocean Villas are located in 7 buildings situated in a semi-circular shape surrounding a beautiful blue tiled hot tub and pool reserved for guests at The Ocean Villas.  The villas are ideal for families vacationing together or those with children looking for space to spread out with easy access to the grassy lawn and sandy beach.

Villa amenities include: sleeper sofa, lounge chairs, dining area equipped with silverware, dinnerware, glassware and stemware, Brazilian Chestnut wood floors, granite kitchen countertops, Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf cooktop, oven and microwave, dishwasher, cookware and small kitchen appliances, Travertine marble stone in the entry-way, kitchen and bathrooms, High Speed Internet, Bose Home Entertainment system and flat-screen TVs with cable, iPod docking station, super capacity washer/dryer, private lanai with sitting area and more.  Book Now >

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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Luxury
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Television
  • Outdoor Fire pit


  • Golfing
  • Diving
  • Spa
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife


Period Cost
Per Night $199
Per Week $1,390
Per Month Call for Info


This property is located near Turtle Bay. Turtle Bay is one of the North Shore's least surfed spots, mainly due to the fact that it's furthest north and doesn't break as big as often. The Hans Hedemann surf school operates out of Turtle Bay Resort and gives surf and paddle board lessons here on small days. The main waves are Kuilima Point and and "Pool Bars" closest to the cliff. The bottom is a rocky patch reef. Bigger in the winter, small to flat in the summer. On the other side of the bay is "stables" which is sometimes worth checking out if it looks like it's breaking.

This property is also located near Velzyland. One of the most localized and crowded spots on the North Shore. Swells are slowed by outer reefs like Phantoms before breaking onto a sharp lava reef, producing fast right bowls and rippable walls before a square inside barrel section. Less crowded but shorter lefts can be had however there is no channel to paddle back out. Mid tide with light SE and small to medium NW swell works best. Experts or pros only, otherwise you are be better off at Freddyland across the channel.

This property is also located near Backyards. Great for windsurfing or surfing. Backyards is mostly a right semi point break with a rocky/reefy bottom but also offers some sketchy lefts. Intermediate to advanced. This break can handle the big winter juice.

This property is also located near Castle Beach. A great place for beginner's to learn to surf. The trade winds are onshore but when the winds are calm this can be a great and uncrowded longboard and SUP break. Also paddle out to Goat Island and catch some waves or walk out there on low tide.

Surf Type

  • Point break
  • Reef break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

Surfer Reviews

Surfmatt took a Wavecation in September

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 2:34pm from Austin, TX

Surf Rating:

Overall Satisfaction:
Breaks Surfed: Troncones Point, Troncones Beach Break, La Saladita
Favorite Break: Turtle Bay, Rocky Point, Chun's Reef
Wave/Swell Conditions: Waist to head high, clean

Thoughts I want to pass on:

One of the best vacations of our life!  My wife and I went went another couple (friends from college) and stayed in an ground floor Ocean Villa at Turtle Bay. It was one of the few accommodation that upon first seeing it I was truly blown away.  Everything was immaculate, extremely high end finishing. They had the coolest dishwasher drawers I've ever seen, one on each side of the sink so you never had to load or unload dishes!

The location is ideal for a surfer/non-surfer combo trip. Each morning I would drive ten minutes down to someplace like Rocky Point or just paddle out right at Turtle Bay and surf for an hour or two while everyone woke up. Then we ate breakfast and would grab the paddleboards and paddle right in front of the Villas. We saw so many turtle's we stopped even noticing them... I guess that's why it's called Turtle Bay.  We didn't spend much time in the hotel proper, but we had dinner one night at the restaurant and it was very good. Like I said, this was one of our favorite trips ever and we all talk about returning one day soon. Totally recommended for surfers traveling with their families or friends. They even have a surf school onsite if others in your group are looking for a surf or paddleboard lesson.  The ladies in our group LOVED the pool right outside our door.

This is a great Wavecation for:

Short Board
Families with Kids
Families with Teens
Girls Getaway
Luxury Seekers
Business Travelers

Have you stayed here? Share your experience with the Wavecation community!

Property Images

Surfing in front of Turlte Bay Resort

The pool at Turtle Bay Resort

Surfers at Turtle Bay Resort

Horseback riding on the beach at Kawela Bay Beach Park

Surfboard rentals in nearby Haleiwa

Gorgeous guest rooms with ocean and beach views

Guest room balcony overlooking the Hawaiian coast

The perfect venue for North Shore weddings

Aerial view of Oahu's North Shore and Turtle Bay Resort

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