Turtle Bay Resort Beach, North Shore

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Oahu, HI
Turtle Bay Resort Beach, North Shore
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I have so many magical memories at Turtle Bay Resort 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 wander 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 (or coconut gelato, for an affordable option) 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 Resort is ten minutes north of Pipeline Beach, where you can watch the huge winter waves and tons of surf culture.
A secluded beach nine minutes to the south is Kahuku Beach.

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The grassy lawn at Kuilima Cove.

Kuilima Cove, with hotel in background.

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.

Turtle Bay, as seen from the area near the pool bar, where you can sit in winter and watch the surfers.

Tiki torches by the pool where you can see the waves close to where you sit.


Click on "satellite" on the map and zoom in for a great photo of Turtle Bay from the air.
The Turtle Bay Resort 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 past the guard booth and to the free beach parking!


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Wed, 09 Feb 2011

Our favorite place to stay and feel far away from it all!

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009

this place is where I spent majority of my life. i owe so much to this resort. love respect music ocean woods

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Tue, 21 Sep 2010

looks soooooo good

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Tue, 06 Oct 2009

Great job!

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Fri, 28 May 2010

Golfed in the afternoon and the couples met for dinner in the evening. Quite a nice time.

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Fri, 26 Nov 2010

Now that's how I'd like to spend my weekend

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Fri, 10 Sep 2010

Beautiful....have never been there but would love to go..

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