Escape the kinetic energy of the retail-centric Waikiki or tourist-laden Honolulu, and take a 55-minute drive north to come across the immaculate and secluded Turtle Bay Resort, the only resort on Oahu’s North Shore. Surrounded by astonishing blue waters and a tropical backdrop, there’s no wonder why filmmakers from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Blue Crush,” and upcoming the comedy starring Zac Efron, “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” chose this magical location. Whether you’re looking to dive into unstirred nature, enjoy time with family, or luxuriate in secluded relaxation, this scenic peninsula is the vacation spot for you. (And be sure to stop along the way to see the majestic sea turtles while driving to the North Shore – a truly magnificent sight!)

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Turtle Bay Resort’s idyllic location is the perfect place to get fully immersed in the authentic island experience. Having recently undergone a property-wide renovation, the resort now boasts the addition of 1,500 solar panels, making Turtle Bay the first resort in Hawaii to complete a major solar project that significantly reduces its carbon footprint. Spectacular ocean views can be seen from each of the 410 newly renovated and island-inspired rooms and beach cottages, with private lanais that echo the sounds of crashing surf and swaying palms. Better yet – everything is designed to blend traditional Hawaiian décor with a clean-edge, modern feel. Top-notch amenities and privacy make the Beach Cottages the perfect locale for couples looking for a peaceful escape.

Although known for its world-class waves and slew of activities (such as surfing lessons, kayak tours, horseback riding, and stand-up paddleboarding), guests can also enjoy the tranquility of the island by relaxing on the white sand beach or opting for a restorative treatment at the Nalu Kinetic Salon & Spa. A personal favorite activity you must try? Rent a beach cruiser and take a long, nature-drenched ride along the beach path. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of Oahu’s Hawaiian Monk seals sunning.


Additional traveler favorites: a fine evening meal at Turtle Bay’s award-winning Pa’akai restaurant, featuring locally sourced ocean-to-table ingredients carefully prepared by chefs to create exotic pairings and artistic flare; snorkeling in the bright blue waters of the Pacific Ocean; and contemporary island cuisine at Turtle Bay’s only restaurant right on the beach, Ola, where you can enjoy your meal and a cocktail with the sand between your toes – literally!

Between its dramatic ocean views and stunning coastal panoramas, Turtle Bay Resort offers simplistic tropical vibes with the upmost decadence to fulfill the ultimate dream vacation destination.

BELLA Insider Tips:

Drive 10 minutes past Turtle Bay Resort on any given day to find the delicious, world-renowned Shrimp Trucks to indulge in a fresh lunch you will not soon forget! Get the garlic butter shrimp, and you will dream about it for weeks after.

About 25 minutes south of Turtle Bay Resort is the village of Haleiwa, where the famed institution Mastumoto Shave Ice is located. Get there early to avoid long lines and do not forget to add Mochi and condensed milk for a truly decadent local treat.

Explore more: Visit, or call 808-293-6000.

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