Turtle Bay Resort

Paradise Found on Oahu’s North Shore

Spread over 880 acres with five and a half miles of pristine white sand beaches and five secluded bays, Turtle Bay Resort is the jewel of Oahu’s North Shore. With a recently completed $40 million renovation, Turtle Bay is a Mecca for outdoor recreation enthusiasts with two championship golf courses, world-class tennis facility and unlimited water sports including the world’s most famous surfing venues– Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline.


Turtle Bay Resort’s two 18-hole golf courses, the Arnold Palmer Course and the Fazio Course, have been completely renovated with seashore paspalum to include tees, fairways and greens. The Palmer Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, is the site of the PGA Senior Tour’s Turtle Bay Championship. This Championship course plays to 7,199 yards and offering five sets of tees on each hole, and in some cases six, to ensure that the course is challenging and can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. The front nine offers a links-style layout while the back nine plays through a truly tropical setting wrapped around natural tidal pools and ponds and skirting the shoreline. The course forms a horseshoe around 100 acres of unspoiled wetlands.


The Fazio Course has hosted the LPGA Tour’s Hawaiian Open and was also the site of the first Senior Skins Game. Three sets of tees are offered with the course playing to 6,535 yards. The course is George Fazio’s only golf course in Hawaii and offers generous fairways, large deep bunkers and immaculately sculpted greens. The Fazio Course offers a wide variety of shot-making opportunities and breathtaking vistas of tropical hillsides and mountains and the Pacific Ocean.


At Turtle Bay Resort the spirit of aloha beckons, the fragrance of tropical flowers fills the air, and sound of the surf in Turtle Bay heightens the senses. You can indulge every notion of a tropical paradise– majestic waterfalls, impossibly blue lagoons and lush rain forests that echo with the song of exotic birds all on the north shore.


Hawaiian legend refers to three men who walked “Kuilima” (to go arm-in-arm) while walking the shoreline of what is now resort grounds, thus naming the area Kuilima. The hotel stands today on Kuilima Point which was considered a sacred place by Hawaiian Fishermen who erected an altar on the site. Relics from the altar are on exhibit at the world-renown Bishop Museum in Honolulu.


Turtle Bay, named for the green sea turtles always visible along the shore, is a popular surf area to the south of the hotel with three breaks that are best left to the experienced surfer. To the north, Kuilima Cove, offers quiet and gentle waters once known as the “little pool” and were a favorite swimming hole for Queen Liliuokalani when she was a young girl.


In addition to the championship golf courses, the resort offers a wealth of outdoor activities including ten tennis courts, four lit for night play, and two tropically landscaped swimming pools. Snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, shoreline horse- back riding and hiking add adventure to your experience at Turtle Bay. Along the North Shore coastline are some of the world’s most legendary surfing spots– Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay– with winter waves up to 50 feet breaking offshore.


With the hotel perched on the peninsula at Kuilima Point every one of the resort’s 375 guest rooms, 26 suites and 42 beachfront cottages enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Pacific Ocean. The rooms are beautifully appointed and feature the latest amenities including air conditioning and private lanais.


Dining at the resort is an experience one will not soon forget. Palm Terrace has casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, 21 Degrees North offers fine dining serving a delicious Hawaiian regional cuisine menu and the Surf Room serves a memorable Sunday Brunch among swaying palms and gentle ocean breezes.


Minutes from the resort are the sugar plantation villages of Kahuku and the famous Polynesian Cultural Center. Turtle Bay is a scenic 40 mile drive from Honolulu International Airport.

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