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Turtle Bay Hilton Beach, North Shore

Oahu, HI
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Turtle Bay Hilton Beach, North Shore, Oahu Hawaii

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I have so many magical memories at Turtle Bay Hilton that it's hard to know where to begin to describe it! First there's the resort itself, with its handsome wood-floored lobby with huge glass windows looking out on Kuilima Cove, where in the evenings they have live music by the couches. Snuggle up to your loved one on the couch and let your eyes wonder over the still, soft waters below. Then there's sunrises that rise deliciously over Kuilima Cove, the cove to the right (east) of the hotel. Bring your guitar to strum while you sit under the little tree by the hotel path, looking out over the cove, all pink and pretty in the light. Or there's the walk into ironwood forests to the east of Kuilima Cove where you can lose yourself on the windy, white-sanded paths. Or there's snorkeling along the rockwall of Kuilima Cove, and the myriad variety of fish that come to say hello.
There's afternoons spent on the flat grassy lawn that leads to Kuilima Cove, in the shade of tall slim coconut trees. And the walk around the hotel, past little benches, in the evening when the floodlights shine out over the water. There's cocktails at the little bar by the pool, on winter afternoons when the swell is up and surfers curl by within a few feet of your deckchair. The waves here are at an angle to the land, which makes for great views inside the tube of the wave.
Apparently if you walk to the west of the hotel along Turtle Bay you will come to an area of giant trees.
There is just so much nature around you at Turtle Bay that you can't help but feel enchanted.
There are public restrooms and showers at Kuilima Cove, and there are restrooms inside the hotel lobby.
The weather at Turtle Bay is more similar to the windward side of the island than the North Shore- it can be overcast, windy, and rainy, especially in winter. But the stormy feel at Turtle Bay is part of what I like about it.
Turtle Bay Hilton is ten minutes north of Pipeline Beach, where you can watch the huge winter waves and tons of surf culture.

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The grassy lawn at Kuilima Cove.
The grassy lawn at Kuilima Cove.
Kuilima Cove, with hotel in background.
Kuilima Cove, with hotel in background.
Grassy lawn and shade from coconut trees at Kuilima Cove.
Grassy lawn and shade from coconut trees at Kuilima Cove.
Kuilima Cove as seen from the far left, where I like to sit under a tree and take in the sunrise.
Kuilima Cove as seen from the far left, where I like to sit under a tree and take in the sunrise.
Turtle Bay, as seen from the area near the pool bar, where you can sit in winter and watch the surfers.
Turtle Bay, as seen from the area near the pool bar, where you can sit in winter and watch the surfers.
 

Directions

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The Turtle Bay Hilton is located north of the North Shore beaches, along Kamehameha Hwy, 10 minutes north of Pipeline. The hotel entrance is easy to see from Kamehameha Hwy. Proceed to the guard booth and tell them you're going to the beach. They will give you a display ticket for free beach parking!

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Visitor Ratings

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Carl
02/08/2011 20:12
Our favorite place to stay and feel far away from it all!

Becky
11/26/2010 09:09
Now that's how I'd like to spend my weekend

Sarah
09/21/2010 09:57
looks soooooo good

Kelly
09/10/2010 08:08
Beautiful....have never been there but would love to go..

Patti
05/28/2010 13:08
Golfed in the afternoon and the couples met for dinner in the evening. Quite a nice time.

Danielle
12/22/2009 13:26
this place is where I spent majority of my life. i owe so much to this resort. love respect music ocean woods

Gabriel
10/06/2009 14:53
Great job!
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Last Updated Sun, 01 May 2011 03:24:19 GMT