From The United Nations to The Fabled North Shore: Meet Louie at Turtle Bay

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Imagine going on nature walks with world renowned cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg.  We are excited to offer our guests an intimate opportunity with Louie, who just finished opening the United Nations Climate Change Summit with Morgan Freeman.  Louie was also recently featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and his TED Talks are among the most viewed.

You’ll be able to join Louie for an intimate and interactive weekend. This exclusive Wonder and Wellness Workshop Series is designed for visual artists, photographers and nature lovers who want to deepen their knowledge, skills and connection to nature.

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The three-night exclusive package includes an intimate immersion into Schwartzberg’s work with special events led by the artist, including:

  • 3 night accommodation in newly renovated epic accommodations at Turtle Bay Resort, including resort fee
  • Private Welcome reception
  • 3 buffet breakfasts in North Shore Kula Grille
  • A picnic lunch at Kawela Bay with Louie
  • $75 activity credit to explore on SUP boards, guided kayak tour, snorkel and more
  • A VIP reception with Louie
  • VIP admission and seating at the presentation of “Saving our Planet: Nature’s Mysteries Revealed Through the Lens.”
  • Private evening “Talk Story” event with Louie
  • Dinner with Louie at Pa’akai restaurant
  • A morning visual guided meditation with Louie and closing blessing with Hoku
  • A 60 Minute Massage at Nalu Kinetic Spa (gratuity included)
  • 2 fitness class passes
  • $100 resort credit to use at restaurants, spa, or shops.

 

Don’t miss out on your chance to find inner-peace, meditate and enjoy nature with Louie on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore!

There are limited seats available, so book your spot now!

Celebrate Wellness Month with us at Pa’akai!

Time to shake things up!

Watch Allie, in our latest youtube clip, as she shows off how to make an Exoctic Blueberry Acai Martini w/ a Fresh Paakai Twist

Let us know if you try is at home! #Cheers!

 

Kawela Bay: The Jewel’s Past, Present & Future

By: Jessica Gellert, Social Media Manager at Turtle Bay Resort

Suewithswing“The rope was placed there in the 60s and it’s still there!” Sue Murphy laughs looking up at a coconut tree she used to swing from as a child. Her father, a paratrooper in the military, used his military grade rope to make her a swing to play on.  The tree stood right in front of her family’s home. In 1966, white sand and the ocean were what she enjoyed while swinging.  Now, overgrown plants and trees cover where her childhood home once stood.

Built to last. The Military grade rope was placed on the tree in 1967.

Built to last. The Military grade rope was placed on the tree in 1967.

Decades ago several homes were nestled along Kawela Bay and the coast of the resort.  They were built back in the 1920s, primarily for sugar cane workers. Residents lived in the homes for several years, some for several generations- up until 1986, when the land owner told them they had to leave.

They owned the homes, but not the land. They were told they could take their homes with them, which most couldn’t do. The homes left behind were bulldozed but all the families bonds still remain.

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Now nearly 30 years later, dozens of families that once called Kawela Bay home are reuniting for the first time.

“It feels like home when we are here,” Sue says with a smile. “It’s just so nice to see people we grew up with. My son took his first swim here in Kawela.” Her family was introduced to Kawela through her grandmother, who played in the bay every summer.  It became a tradition and several generations have enjoyed the area.

Sue isn’t the only one.  Terry and Norman Walker can share dozens of tales from Turtle Bay, so can the Haglunds, the Allens and the Melacons.

“When we lived here, we knew how special it was. We always knew,” said Cathy Melancon, who called Kawela Bay home for 8 years near the World War II Bunker. “Everyone embraced each other, took care of each other. No one locked their doors.”

Cathy Melancon keeps her Kawela Bay memories on an ipad.

The Good Ol Days: Cathy Melancon keeps her Kawela Bay memories on an ipad.

To gather these significant stories, Turtle Bay Resort recently reached out to the families who once lived at Kawela Bay and once called it their home. Those in attendance this past weekend, many of whom have not seen each other in over 30 years, are part of that history.  The families gathered to enjoy each other’s company, reminisce and of course- talk story.  Things seemed to seamlessly pick up where they left off many years ago, as neighbors and friends, families and loved ones, all co-mingled as they once did.  Doors were open, families helped raise each other’s keiki- it was a true community nestled amongst the shady trees and idyllic shoreline of Kawela Bay.

As I spoke with the guests of the event, I was fascinated to learn about Kawela’s past – for instance in the 1960’s a train used to deliver newspapers to families that lived there. And I found it hard to imagine, that this beautiful bay was once BROWN! Run-off from sugar cane fields went into the bay. Sue and others say it reminded them of chocolate milk. They would swim and come out of the bay dirtier than when they jumped in!

The Haglund Family lived at the west side of Kawela for years. Now 61-years-old, Billy Haglund looks at the break he learned to surf when he was seven.  Where his family’s small beach cottage once stood is now a multi-million dollar mansion.   Billy has returned to Kawela with his mother Nila and son Kawika. He remembers when his family was forced to leave in 1986.  His family then moved to Montana.

Three Generations: Billy has returned to Kawela with his mother Nila and son Kawika

Three Generations: Billy has returned to Kawela with his mother Nila and son Kawika

For some of the family members, it was painful remembering the past. Some chose to move on, while others have stayed connected, watching the news and even revisiting Kawela throughout the years. They have seen the changes that occurred each time Turtle Bay had new owners and management companies. They remember big signs screaming “PRIVATE PROPERTY” and “NO TRESPASSING.”  They remember Japanese owners trying to build hotels in the area. Many of them fought to protect and preserve Kawela Bay.

The Gangs all back: It's been nearly 30 years since the families have all been together.

The Gangs all back: It’s been nearly 30 years since the families have all been together.

Now the “No trespassing” signs are gone and the gates to Turtle Bay are no longer guarded by security. The resort is open to the community and locals to enjoy as the living room of the North Shore. In May 2014, Turtle Bay Resort, along with the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, and The North Shore Community Land Trust, established a conservation easement on 665.8 acres of land.  This agreement protects Kawela Bay from development.

“It makes me feel really good that the hotel is being good caretakers of the ahupua’a,” Sue says holding back tears. “I’m grateful and proud the hotel is exhibiting good stewardship. Kawela is a special place.”

A  special place that many hold close to their heart, and for obvious reasons.  This weekend’s reunion brought back so many memories, some painful, but most were of happy memories and a positive outlook for the future, from all the families and friends involved.   Turtle Bay Resort is excited to continue to be a steward of the land and ensuring Kawela Bay is a place for locals and visitors to continue and enjoy and create stories of their own, for generations to come.

A bright future: Kawela Bay is protected from development forever.

A bright future: Kawela Bay is protected from development forever.

 

What are your favorite Kawela Bay memories? Share them below.

 

 

How Golf Marshall Al Became Known as “The Pro”

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If you’ve golfed Turtle Bay’s Palmer Course, then we’re sure you have seen Mr. Al Flamingo. He’s the man flashing his pearly whites, waving a shaka and exclaiming, “Boom!”

A tag on his shirt says “Al” but the man has several different names. There’s Pro, Golf, Al Flamingo  and Elvis to name a few. He’ll happily tell you how he got each one too. But I’ll stick with Pro, since it tells the story about how he fell in love with golf.

His love for golf brought him to Turtle Bay about 6 years ago, but his love for the sport began years before that thanks to his spirited attitude.

Flash back to 1970. He was a studying to be a firefighter in class and couldn’t focus thanks to others guys in his class.

“Hey gentlemen can you cool it? I’m studying for the test. They said, ‘Oh we’re writing on the board.’  I said what, they said ‘Handicap, you know handicap for our golf team.’ I go Golf! That’s for panties! You ought to see them! The local boys, 10 feet tall come over there, surround and me go, ‘What!?’ That’s how I first played golf, because they made me challenge them.”

Al wasn’t one to reject a challenge so he it took it.

“I came back to the fire station and I said, hey these guys gave me the chance to play at Waialae.”

He practiced golf on the Kahuku High School baseball field.  The day of the tournament, they gave him a handicap of 25, he had no idea what it meant.

“I didn’t care I just wanted to make the challenge and of course the guys know I’m from the country so they go ‘Eh country boy, country boys no play golf, they surf.’  And you know you tell me I don’t do anything, I’m gonna  get you! So the first time I shot 100-120 and they all went ‘Ahhh go back surfing.’ Like a miracle I came in the last group, they said , ‘That guy going to win.’”

Al found out he tied for first place in his first golf tournament ever! The prize was $66 so Al brought home $33

“This is so funny they had a party at Diamond Head but they didn’t tell me, they didn’t want to be around me. They didn’t wanna be around the winner.  They thought I was gone for the day. They knew me being a rookie I won. I partied by myself I called my babe I said, babe I want to golf. I made $33 and I tied with this other guy.”

“So the next game come and now I’m the man. I come there and he is waiting for me and all the other guys are there and I’m walking and I’m bragging and no one else wants to be around me.  I said hey so much for one surfer eh gentleman. So Taylor (the scorekeeper from the other tournament) come over with his tails between his legs, he goes  ‘Oh, braddah Al hmm we made the wrong score on the other guy, you won the tournament! Here’s the other $33.’ Boom!”

Al immediately fell in love with golf and kept playing, but of course he wanted to be even better.

All my friends called me panty because then I started golfing more.  I didn’t know the term sand bagger, sand bagger is you don’t know how to play and you beat everyone. Then these other guys from Hauula would call me, “The Natural” all they knew me was as “the pro” they’d see me and they’d say “hey pro!”

Al continued to play golf and perfected his game with books; especially one by golf legend Tommy Armour called “How to Play your Best Golf All the Time.”

Following Tommy Armour’s instruction, Al would practice in front of a mirror in his living room. The roof wasn’t high enough to take his swing, causing several scuffs on his ceiling. He says he learned the most from reading that book, and credits the golf legend for sharpening his game. Little did he know the book that changed his life would come full circle while he was at Turtle Bay.

A few years ago Al was making his usual rounds marshalling the Palmer course, when he came across a couple of men golfing.  They ended up talking story about the course when Al asked their names .

“I’m Tommy Armour.” The man replied. Al couldn’t believe it; the man was too young to be THE Tommy Armour. Al found out he was actually Tommy Armour’s grandson, Tommy Armour III, who was also a professional golfer.

“Your grandpa taught me how to golf!” Al said excitedly.

“Really? How?”

“He taught me to practice my swing in front of the mirror in my house. But it caused a bunch of scuffs on my roof,” Al laughed.

“That’s how my pop taught me too!” Tommy Armor III replied proudly.

Before they continued on, Tommy gave Al a golf ball with his autograph.

These are only a few tales from Al. If you see him on the Palmer course, be sure to ask him how he got his other nicknames, like Al Flamingo.  Ask him about the time he was a movie star. Ask him why he only uses one type of golf club.  Or you can just say Hi, we’re sure you’ll enjoy more stories from The Pro.

Oh I forgot to mention one more thing… he can sing! Watch this video to see why he also has the nickname, Elvis.

Turtle Bay Biathlon Results

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The inaugural Turtle Bay Biathlon brought more than 100 athletes to the Fabled North Shore Saturday August 23. They competed in a grueling 1000m ocean swim followed by a 5k trail run. The event raised money for Hawaii’s Lifeguard and Water Safety Fund.

The mission of Hawaii’s Lifeguard & Water Safety Fund is to provide environmental education, coastline sustainability, and ocean awareness education programs.

Results for the event can be found here

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Get Your Art On at Turtle Bay!

August is American Art Appreciation Month!  At Turtle Bay, we’re always celebrating our guests making memories while embracing their inner-artist. From painting to live music to poetry, Turtle Bay offers something for everyone to showcase their own and enjoy others artistic talents.

Every Thursday North Shore artist Erin Browne Delventhal teaches painting classes. At 4p kids “Paint the Day Away” in our Lobby Lounge while mom and dad can enjoy some alone time with cocktails, fresh appetizers and an amazing view.
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At 7p, adults pick-up their paint brushes and “Paint the Night Away.” No experience is necessary. From mixing colors, to choosing paint brushes and finally creating your work of art, Erin teaches you how to paint step by step.

If music is your favorite form of art, you’ll love our free ukulele lessons with Tutu (Grandma) Janet in the Lobby Lounge. You can jam with Tutu every Tuesday, Thursday and Aloha Friday at 9 a.m.

Got a rhyme on your mind? Every Second Thursday Paula Fuga hosts Poetry Night at Surfer, The Bar.  The Soulful Hawaiian Songstress shares her original poetry and invites guests on stage to share theirs. You can also enjoy her music live, which is always a treat.

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Every Tuesday night you are invited to share your musical talent at Surfer, The Bar during Kanikapila or open mic night.  Take the stage or just enjoy live music 7-11p.

Plan on painting while you stay at Turtle Bay:
Paint The Day Away: Kids painting experience: Thursdays 4p in Lobby Lounge, $25
Paint The Night Away: Thursdays 7p in Lobby Lounge, $50
Sign up at the concierge

Jam with Tutu Janet
Free Ukulele Lessons: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Aloha Fridays in the Lobby Lounge, FREE

Rhyme with Paula Fuga
Every Second Thursday of the month, 8p at Surfer, The Bar, FREE

Kanikapila Open Mic Night
Every Tuesday, 7-11p at Surfer, The Bar, FREE

 

 

 

 

 

Micah McMullin: Pro Bodyboarder by Day, Porter by Night

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More than 500 employees make up our Turtle Bay Ohana or Family.  Every month we’ll be sharing tales from our Turtle Bay employees with the tag #TBROHANA.  This month we feature Micah McMullin who is charging waves as a pro bodyboarder when he’s not serving guests with aloha as a  banquet porter.

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“I’ve been working at Turtle Bay for four years now.  Before I started working at The Fable North Shore of O`ahu, I was a bartender at Ruby Tuesdays and Current Affairs.  When I wasn’t bartending, I was traveling to different parts of the world competing in Bodyboarding contests.  It was a great job for a bachelor and traveling was a plus. I knew I needed something more stable as I started to grow my family. I felt rooted at Turtle Bay because the North Shore is where I grew up.”

“As a banquet porter, I really take pride in seeing the guests happy. It’s rewarding to know that I am a part of creating the setting for someone’s special day that they will never forget. That is a real blessing to me.”

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When Micah isn’t at Turtle Bay… “I’m usually cruising with my wife and daughter. My daughter loves the ocean, so most of our family time is spent at the beach.”

Micah has loved the ocean for as long as he can remember.  He won his first bodyboarding competition when he was 11-years-old at Pounders, a popular beach in Lā`ie- where he grew up.

“From that day on, I wanted to be a Professional Bodyboarder.  Around the age of 21, I really took the sport seriously and earned sponsors to support my dream.  I was lucky enough to catch waves around the world, but my experiences of meeting new people and unique cultures was unreal.”

Four years at Turtle Bay has brought several wonderful memories for Micah, but his favorite Turtle Bay memory by far was the happiest day of his life.

“A day I will never forget is when I got married to my wife in the summer of 2009 at the Turtle Bay pavilion.”

Micah shares his motivational motto:  “Kūlia i ka nu‘u – Strive to reach the summit.”

WATCH   MICAH   IN   ACTION

 

Hinano presents Micah McMullin from MichaelKini on Vimeo.

Who would you like to be featured from our #TBROhana? Comment below which Turtle Bay employees made your visit memorable!

 

OCTOBER IS GOLFTOBER- ENTER TO WIN A 3 NIGHT STAY

Turtle Bay guests get UNLIMITED FREE GOLF during their stay in October!

Turtle Bay guests get UNLIMITED FREE GOLF during their stay in October!

October is GOLFTOBER! Stay with us & play both of our championship courses for free! That’s right ALL of our guests can play the Palmer and Fazio at no cost!

Turtle Bay calls acres of majestic coastline on Oahu’s North Shore home. Golf Legends Arnold Palmer & George Fazio – boldly chose to leave their indelible mark on this untouched coast.  It’s your turn.

Golftober Offer Details

The Free Unlimited Golf promotion is available to Turtle Bay Guests during the month of October 2014. The offer includes greens fees on The Fazio Course, including the ability to walk anytime (cart is available for $20 per player) and greens fees on The Palmer Course, however, due to proximity a cart is required ($20 per player). The offer is valid for up to two registered guests per room. Titleist Performance Rental Equipment is available for $55 for up to seven days and include two sleeves of Titleist Velocity golf balls.  Use of the practice range is complimentary before the round on the day of play. Tee times are recommended and based on availability, and can be booked up to 6 months ahead of play. Book your tee time here.

Can’t come for Golftober but still want to enjoy the benefits? Enter to Win a free stay at Turtle Bay with Unlimited Golf by clicking here

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Kainalu Jr. Waterman Academy at Turtle Bay this August!

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Turtle Bay is proud to offer an exciting educational opportunity for children ages 10-18 this August!

Join Hawaii’s Dolan Eversole & Ian Masterson – both master watermen and ocean educators who will lead this 5-day immersive and cultural ocean education program. The program is infused with ocean science, Hawaiian culture, environmental awareness and core character development.

The program consists of two, 5-day jr. waterman ocean training camps on the North Shore of O‘ahu and includes ocean safety (lifeguard) training and experiential ocean science education for youth ages 10 to 18 years old.

turtle-bay-waterman-programThe two camp sessions are August 4-8 and 11-15
Each 5 day Session is $800
The day rate is $200 if your child cannot attend all 5 days

The Kainalu Academy is a 5-day experiential youth program centered on ocean safety training and marine science education. The program is heavily focused on ocean sports and Hawaiian environmental education with an emphasis on personal achievement and character development- think of an ocean version of Outward Bound®. The program consists of a variety of daily ocean activities as well as marine science educational lessons built into the daily curriculum. Instructors are ocean lifeguard certified and University of Hawai‘i instructors with over 30 year of combined experience with ocean recreation and education.

The Program Core concepts consist of:

  • Ocean safety, weather and wave forecasting; risk assessment & hazard awareness.
  • Marine science education and Hawaiian history.
  • Ocean lifesaving skills & basic first aid.
  • Core proficiencies taught: Surfing, Outrigger Paddling, SUP, Paddleboard, Swimming. Snorkeling, ocean rescue techniques, small craft handling, sailing and more.
  • Character development, training and personal health, environment, Hawaiian culture and environment.
  • Guest coaches, speakers and University scientists brought in as guest speakers.

The schedule varies for each day and is weather dependent but generally follows the following format:

9AM Morning meeting and day overview (Surfer Bar Conf Room)

10AM Morning activity (or depart for field trip)

12PM Lunch and journal entry

1PM Afternoon activity

3PM Snack and Group Exercise

3:30PM Clean up and debrief – Dismissal

What are you waiting for? Click here to sign you kid up for the summer program they’ll NEVER forget!

A #FabledFourth of July!

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Mahalo to all of our friends who came out to celebrate Independence Day with us this year!

We enjoyed live music by Cultural Nation, Mt. Ke’ala, Crimson Apple, Keilana Mokuhelua, JGeeks and Kapena.

ICYMI: Here are some photos from the event we wanted to share. Please share your photos with us on social media and tag them #FabledFourth!

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JGEEKS Jam at Turtle Bay

jgeekguitar2We are still singing about that one time we stole money from our dad, what it’s like to be a Maori boy  and ummm sausages? That’s how comically random the JGeeks are and they had hundreds of fans singing, dancing and laughing July 5th.

Here’s a video of some memorable moments from the epic show. We bet you’ll also find some great videos and photos from the concert on Instagram with the tag #JGeeks

VIDEO: JGeeks Talk Story at Surfer, The Bar

Maori sensation JGeeks talked story with VIP ticket holders in Surfer, The Bar hours before their performance on Turtle Bay’s West Lawn.

They shared laughs and music with the intimate crowd of about 75 fans.

Watch the video to hear one of the band’s stories showcasing the drama they encounter while performing on stage.

The JGeeks perform TONIGHT at Turtle Bay’s West Lawn. Pre-sale tickets are only $20, and $25 at the event.

Click here to get your pre-sale tickets!

 

 

A #FabledFourth Weekend

happyjuly4thfbJoin us on the Fabled North Shore this Independence Day Weekend!
Friday join us for live music, food and fireworks. The fun starts at 2:30p!
Saturday watch Maori sensation JGeeks live on our West Lawn!

Here’s our epic lineup!

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DA HUI PADDLE RACE
West Lawn | Race Begins at 9:45a
Grab a paddle and join the paddleboard and stand up

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
West Lawn | Gates Open 2:30p | Entertainment 3:30p
Enjoy an Independence Day celebration of epic proportions with an all-weekend lineup of family–friendly activities, entertainment and fi reworks.
The resort’s Fourth of July celebration is open to the public and will include food booths; prize giveaways; and live music from Cultural Nation, Mt. Ke‘ala, Crimson Apple, Keilana Mokuhelua, and a special JGEEKS Sneak preview and fi reworks!

DARREN BENITEZ & DJ NOKTERNAL
Surfer [theBar] | Doors Open 6p | Show 9p | $15 Door ($10 for Da Hui Paddle Racers)
Darren Benitez grew up surrounded by music. In his earliest years, he loved the sound of his mother and uncle’s voices. Growing up listening to Dennis Pavao, Ledward and Nedward Ka‘apana – better known as the “Hui O Hana” – he assumed that this was the way that true Hawaiian music should sound. Join us for an unforgettable evening at SURFER [THE BAR].

SATURDAY JULY 5

JGEEKS LIVE & RON ARTIS ll BAND
West Lawn | Gates Open 5:30p | Show 7p | $20 Pre-Sale | $25 General Admission | $70 VIP & $200 Family of Four VIP
They took New Zealand by storm and wowed the judges of New Zealand’s Got Talent with their energetic and humorous routines, the JGEEKS are returning to the North Shore of Oahu for a all ages show on July 5th. The urban Maori group combines traditional waiata and dance with humor, technology and 21st Century street moves – taking the stage July 5th under the stars here at Turtle Bay Resort. VIP includes a day of luncheon and private show at SURFER [THE BAR]! Get your tickets at www.shopturtlebay.com

ALEX MARLEY CD RELEASE AFTER PARTY
Surfer [theBar] | Doors Open 6p | Show 9p | $20 Door ($15 Pre-Sale at ShopTurtleBay.com)
The humble singer and guitarist, has become a live concert phenomenon in Jamaica and America where he has been performing for several years. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Alex was called to music at an early age and started writing songs at eleven. Join us to celebrate his CD release at SURFER [THE BAR].

North Shore Farmers Markets

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Eat Fresh on the #FabledNorthShore

There’s nothing more refreshing than quenching your thirst with an ice-cold coconut. You can enjoy one of our favorite tropical staples along with other home grown fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Markets  held every week on the North Shore.

FARMERS MARKETS ON THE NORTH SHORE

Haleiwa Farmer’s Market – Thursday’s 3-7p at Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI, US, 96712 · (808) 638-7766

What you’ll find there: Local organic meat, meals you can eat there, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables , live music and island crafts.

North Shore Country Market- Saturdays 9a -2p at Sunset Beach Elementary School

59-360 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa, HI 96712 · (808) 638-8777

What you’ll find there: Breakfast burritos, local jewelry, fresh fruits & fresh vegetables.

Waialua Farmer’s Market- Saturdays 8:30a – noon at the Waialua Sugar Mill

67-106 Kealohanui St , Waialua, HI 96791

What you’ll find there: Local baked goods, Fresh fruits, locally grown vegetables, hot food & more!

 

Pairing Tunes with Tee Times

Tips from Turtle Bay Director of Golf Matt Hall on how to have a rockin good time out on the green

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Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore is home to 36 holes of sun-drenched ocean-side championship golf, and Matthew Hall, PGA director of golf at the resort, knows how to make each one rock. In addition to his 11 years of leadership at Turtle Bay, this award-winning golf pro is an accomplished DJ, spinning tunes at events across Oahu as (DJ) Baumer. Combine the two and you get a ‘Play List’ that is hand-selected for enhancing any golf game through improved rhythm, tempo and relaxation. It’s the next installation in Turtle Bay’s ongoing series of Insider’s Play Lists.

From hosting prestigious golf tours to ensuring that the resort’s Palmer Course is always in top condition, Hall’s Oahu golf knowledge is unsurpassed. His career highlights include serving as president of the Aloha Section PGA, qualifying for the PGA Tour’s 2001 Sony Open in Hawaii, co-hosting Hawaii’s No. 1 golf talk show (1420 Golf, which airs on Honolulu’s ESPN Radio affiliate), and being named the 2009 Aloha Section Golf Professional of the Year, among other honors. Originally from Connecticut, Hall is a 1997 graduate of the PGA Professional Golf Management program at New Mexico State University.

 

Hall is also part of the resort’s prestigious North Shore Guides Club, a way for guests to learn about the North Shore through the insider knowledge of an experienced team of select resort employees and friends, and serves on the board of the Turtle Bay Foundation, established in 2012 by the resort to enhance the North Shore community through charitable efforts.

 

“Everything sounds better with music, and for me, golf is no exception,” said Hall, whose listening recommendations range from hip hop on the driving range to trance on the green. “At Turtle Bay we are seeing less formality when teeing it up. We want people to have fun on the course – whether it’s practicing on the range or out playing with friends, music helps lighten the atmosphere and creates additional camaraderie. Because you can be out on the course for a few hours, it is always fun to mix it up. I enjoy listening to everything from 80’s pop music, to nu-disco, to classic rock and house music.”

As the resort’s newest North Shore Luminary, Hall shares a golf Play List:

  • Sharam Jey – Jam Hot!
  • Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  • Robin S. – Show Me Love
  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  • The Beatangers – What’s That Sound
  • Danza Kuduro – Don Omar
  • SOJA Feat Collie Buddz – She Still Loves Me
  • Armin Van Buuren – This Is What It Feels Like
  • George Clinton – Atomic Dog
  • Beastie Boys – Paul Revere
  • AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
  • John Cougar Mellencamp – Hurts So Good
  • Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary
  • We’re All No One – Nervo feat Afrojack and Steve Aoki
  • James Brown – It’s Too Funky In Here
  • The Green – She Was The Best
  • Derorro – Dechorro
  • Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Amine Edge Remix)
  • Calvin Harris – Bounce

 

To help guests gain a richer and more gratifying travel experience while visiting Oahu’s Fabled North Shore, Turtle Bay offers an ongoing series of Insider’s Play Lists. These informal tip sheets are provided by North Shore Luminaries, detailing their favorite ways to play along one of the world’s most storied coastlines. Insider’s Play Lists include favorite adventures, attractions, activities, events, places to eat, beaches, surf spots and ocean outings – and the authors, who live “the North Shore life” to the fullest, range from legendary surf icons and artists to resort ambassadors and employees. Stay tuned. More Play Lists are available at www.TurtleBayResort.com. Come and play!

Turtle Bay is situated along 840 acres of majestic North Shore coastline. Two legends of golf – Arnold Palmer and George Fazio – have boldly chosen to leave their indelible mark on this untouched coast. Now it is your turn. Book tee times online or by calling (808) 293-8574. Golfers can enjoy Hall’s Play List out on the course with the Nixon Blaster, a portable ultra-rugged wireless speaker that pairs easily a smartphone or other mobile devices. $15 rental fee, or purchase for $149 each.

North Shore Stories: North Shore Ocean Fest & Cooking with Chef Conrad

Hit Play and Learn more about our annual community event: North Shore Ocean Fest, plus Turtle Bay Executive Chef Conrad shares his secret to serving up perfect fresh island fish.

 

 

GoPro Athlete Summit at Turtle Bay

Last week Turtle Bay hosted the GoPro Athlete Summit. Nearly 100 elite athletes called Turtle Bay home from May 13-16 while they went on extreme North Shore adventures and captured all the fun on camera. Here’s some shots from the summit. (Don’t try some of these at home!)

Photo: Donald Miralle @donaldmiralle

Photo: Donald Miralle @donaldmiralle

Jamie Anderson swimming with sharks @jamieandersonsnow

Jamie Anderson swimming with sharks @jamieandersonsnow

 

Ryan Sheckler playing at Turtle Bay Golf @shecks

Ryan Sheckler playing at Turtle Bay Golf @shecks

Ryan Sheckler SUP @Sheck

Ryan Sheckler SUP @Sheck

 

Shaun White surfing. @shaunwhite (Photo: Robbie Crawford)

Shaun White surfing. @shaunwhite (Photo: Robbie Crawford)

Kai Lenny @kai_lenny

Kai Lenny @kai_lenny

 

Photo: @ChuckPatterson

Photo: @ChuckPatterson

Went surfing in an outrigger canoe today at the #gopro athlete summit with @martinsoederstroem and @mikeemontgomery it was crazy!!! Hawaii is to good! - @sampilgrim

Went surfing in an outrigger canoe today at the #gopro athlete summit with @martinsoederstroem and @mikeemontgomery it was crazy!!! Hawaii is to good! – @sampilgrim

 

All the athletes. (Photo: @Kai_Lenny

All the athletes. (Photo: @Kai_Lenny

 

 

Treat Mom to Brunch at Turtle Bay!

Overlooking Turtle Bay

Because Mom Deserves The Best…

Treat your mother to an exquisite brunch on the Fabled North Shore.   Mom will enjoy delicious offerings, champagne and live music. Menu highlights include Keawe Wood Roasted Prime Rib, Steamed King Crab Legs and Baby NZ lamb chops with Bing Cherry glaze.

Live music will be provided by Simple Soul for the 10a seating and Yoza for the 1p seating.

 THREE LUCKY MOM’S WIN FREE BRUNCH!

All reservations made before 4p on Thursday, May 8th will be automatically entered in our random drawing for one free brunch. Three random winners will be drawn. Winners will be notified when they check-in for their reservation on Mother’s Day, May 11th. *Chances of winning based on number of reservations. Brunch vauled at $65.

Call: (808) 447-6805 or (808) 447-6504 to reserve your table !

 

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH BUFFET

Sunday, May 11

Two seatings: 10a & 1p

Kuilima Ballroom

 

MENU

Chilled on Ice

Served with cocktail, ponzu vinaigrette and pommery mustard dip

Lobster tail

Pacific oyster

Shrimp cocktail

Snow Crab Claw

Ahi sashimi

Assorted poke

Lomi salmon

Smoked salmon with condiments

 

Fresh, Locally Sourced Sushi Bar

Ahi, ebi, unagi, salmon, Hamachi, spicy ahi, California roll

Salad Bar

North Shore Greens and Romaine Heartswith assortedtoppings

Maui onions, Carrots, Sprouts, cucumbers, teardrop tomatoesBaby Spinach, maple bacon bits, crumbled bleu cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, sprouts, beets and avocado.

Papaya Seed, Buttermilk Ranch, and Asian Vinaigrette Hauula Tomato

Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Hawaiian Pineapple Coleslaw

Quinoa Greek Salad

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus with Lemon

Vegetable Penne Pasta Salad

Marinated Hamakua Mushroom

Broccoli and Cashew Salad

Curried Chicken Salad

Smoked Whole Pacific Salmon

 

Soup du jour

Kahuku Corn and Clam Chowder with Chives and Leeks

Buffet Main Courses

Keawe wood roasted prime rib of beef with red wine reduction and horseradish cream

Baby NZ lamb chops with Bing Cherry glaze

Steamed King Crab Legs

Shrimp and vegetable tempura with Dashi Dipping sauce

Shrimp, Scallops and Grilled Vegetables

Oven Roasted Tomato Herb Sauce

Fresh Fettuccini with Shaved Romano

Misoyaki Butterfish

Crab, potato and asparagus quiche

Garlic Chili Mochiko chicken

Kimchee and Portuguese sausage Fried Rice

Stir Fried Vegetables

 

Made to Order Eggs and Omelets

Alii Mushrooms, Maui Onion, Ham, Bacon, Hauula Tomato, Cheddar Cheese and Spinach

Breakfast Dishes

Thin Pancakes with Honey Butter

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Maple Cured BaconChicken Apple Sausage

Keiki Table

Macaroni and Cheese with Lil smokies

Chicken Fingers with BBQ Honey sauce

Banana Cream CheeseFrench toast

Captain Crunch

Pancakes

 

Ice Cream Sundae Station

Fresh Baked Desserts

Kona Coffee Cheesecake

Assorted Pastries, all butter croissants, scones

Warm Bread Pudding with vanilla bean sauce

Lilikoi Cheese Cake

Coconut Haupia Cake

Dutch Apple Pie

Mango Soufflé Pie

Dobash Cake

Chantilly Cake

Pineapple Upside-down cake

Tiramisu

Assorted Cupcakes, Tartlets, brownies and cookies and more….

$65 per adult | includes tax & gratuity &1 glass of champagne or mimosa per adult (21+)

$15 per child (ages 4-11) | includes tax & gratuity

 

Call (808) 447-6805 or (808) 447-6504 to reserve your table

 

Turtle Bay Collaborates on Historic Conservation Easement to Preserve 665.8 Acres of North Shore Open Space

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Two groups that normally stand on separate sides of the picket line joined forces this weekend to celebrate a deal between Turtle Bay and the state that preserves more than 600 acres of rural land on the Fabled North Shore.

This landmark agreement, which covers nearly 79% of the open space land owned by Turtle Bay Makai of Kamehameha Hwy was announced by Gov. Neil Abercrombie at the Hawaii state capitol April 17.

Turtle Bay CEO Drew Strotesbury commented,” It is a great privilege to be a steward of Turtle Bay. Our tenure began four years ago and from the start, we sought opportunities to understand and balance community interests. This led to scaling back the resort’s expansion plan by more than 60% and increasing oceanfront setbacks by 50% to 300%.”

The conservation easement was secured for $48.5 million, of which $40 million is being provided by the state of Hawaii, $5 million by the City and County of Honolulu, and $3.5 million by the Trust for Public Land.

It ensures that 665.8 acres of prime open space owned by Turtle Bay will remain undeveloped forever. Turtle Bay will continue to maintain these areas and looks forward to enhancing them in partnership with the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu and community through responsible stewardship and management of the natural and cultural resources. Currently Hawaii state lawmakers are deciding whether or not to give the $40 mil. to Gov. Abercrombie to close the deal.

 

From Trash to Toothbrushes

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Did you know we house a container on property for the Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii Ocean Plastics Program?!

 

As a partner in the Hawai‘i School Bottle Cap Collection Challenge, the Kokua Foundation and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii challenged all schools in Hawaii to participate in this special opportunity to recycle bottle caps.  As you can see the 20ft  by 40ft  container was filled with TONS of plastic bottle caps, more than 18,000 pounds to be exact!

Big mahalo to Turtle Bay employee Mark Paracuelles for helping with a very much needed forklift!

All the plastic is now heading to California. There, it will be recycled into household products like toothbrushes, razors and even kitchen products!

What are your green practices? Share them in the comment section below!

Mahalo!

Golf for a Good Cause May 16!

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Join us for the Turtle Bay Foundation Annual Golf Fundraiser!
Friday May 16, 2014
10am – 6pm

Enjoy a good time for a good cause! The tournament is a 3-person scramble with registration at 10:00am, lunch at 11:00am and the tournament start time at 12:30 pm.

There will also be an awards event with pupus served at 5:30pm at Surfer, The Bar.

The Turtle Bay Foundation tournament provides funding for the Turtle Bay Foundation. Last year the foundation provided eight scholarships for college-bound seniors.  We also donated funds to non-profit organizations throughout the North Shore for a total contribution of $50,000.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER>>

 

Find Your Inner Artist at Turtle Bay

 

 

Paint the Night Away

Every Thursday at 6p in our lobby!

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No paint? No brush? No skills? NO PROBLEM!  You don’t have to be Picasso to create your own special North Shore masterpiece.   At Turtle Bay we have talented artists on hand ready to share their time, expertise and skills with you.  Just bring yourself – all of the materials are included!

Paint the Night Away with Erin Brown Delventhal
Learn the basics of painting in the company of great friends and good times. In each class we will show you step-by-step how to create your very own ISLAND INSPIRED masterpiece. Paints, Brushes, Canvas, Easel, Apron and instruction provided.

When: Thursdays at 6p

Where: Lobby Lounge

Cost: $45, sign up at the concierge

Share your art experiences on social media by tagging them @turtlebayresort & #TurtleBayResort.

Mahalo!

 

96712: The Happiest Seaside Town in America (A.K.A. Hale’iwa)

photo: Haleiwa.com

photo: Haleiwa.com

Written by: Jodi Willmott

If you’ve ever visited Oahu’s Fabled North Shore and spent some time in Hale’iwa, then I ask you close your eyes for a moment and bring your favorite image to mind. If you’re like me, it might be the view from Puaena Point, looking left across teal ocean tones to the small boat harbor, then scanning to your right across the flanking range of the Waianae mountains to where they melt into the sunset at Ka’ena Point. It’s a vision that always makes me feel happy and fortunate to live here. It never gets old. And that’s why I’m voting for Hale’iwa as America’s Happiest Seaside Town in 2014. If Hale’iwa makes you happy, then I hope you’ll VOTE too.

Hale’iwa is special in every way. Its history is magnificent and I love to think back to the days when Hawaii’s royal family would come here to their summer home and play at the beach that was named after them: “Ali’i” – or “royalty“. Though many years have passed since then, the charm of this quaint country town has never faded.

For me, Haleiwa is where all three of my boys learned to surf. My 5-year-old Kamalei and 8-year-old Maika still love to charge the inside whitewater of Ali’i, while my 15-year-old Kuio has now earned his place “out the back” in the main lineup.

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Photo:Oahutraveltips.com

They all know Ali’i as my “work”, come November each year. It is the home of the first jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing – the REEF Hawaiian Pro – for which I am part of the organizing team. Every year that we pick back up with the events of the Triple Crown and visitors join us on the sands of Hale’iwa’s shore, I feel a sense of pride. It’s a place I’m proud to share. I’m as excited as the visiting fans are to watch Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, John John Florence and Mick Fanning explore Hale’iwa’s full potential as a world class surf break. It’s like it turns into a different wave in November when coupled with the unrivaled athleticism of these riders, and my sons watch on in amazement as they learn what can be done with a wave at that level.

Then there’s historic Hale’iwa “town”. While Main Street might stretch less than a mile, its many nooks punctuate my daily life:

Photo: Twodoorsdown.blogspot.com

Photo: Twodoorsdown.blogspot.com

Coffee Galllery, where my husband and I ritually visit each morning after dropping the kids to school (best latte outside of Turtle Bay lobby). Banzai Sushi, where I’m known to eat up to five times a week (read: as often as possible, because their Ahi Carpaccio is outrageous). The many art galleries, where I take Maika on a rudimentary mom tour of artistic expression from time to time. Guava, for really fun, casual fashion finds that are a perfect fit for North Shore living. BeetBox Cafe (best home cooked organic vegetarian food). And the new Julian & Coco, where I just found the most awesome Picnic backpack basket for my family’s regular sunset beach dinners, but where you can also create a once-in-a-lifetime celebration utilizing their local knowledge and expertise of the North Shore.

Photo: gohawaii.com

Photo: gohawaii.com

Hale’iwa might not have sidewalks, but that just means you can set off on your own unmarked path of adventure as you explore the town. I highly encourage you to set out and rediscover. Who knows where you’ll end up!

 

Let’s face it: Hale’iwa is more than a main street, a meal stop, or a beach. It’s a way of living. A happier way. The Hale’iwa zip code of 96712 stretches the “7-Mile Miracle” that is what many simply call the North Shore. From organic agriculture farms and ancient fishponds, to summer diving, winter surfing, evening dining, shell hunting, sunset watching, countryside hiking, moonlight surfing, or connecting with our easy living community, Hale’iwa is unmatched. Hale’iwa is Home… the Home of the ‘Iwa Bird, as it translates. That’s why I’m voting for it to be the Happiest Seaside Town in America. I hope you will join me: VOTE HERE  Aloha! Jodi.

 

Surf & Yoga Retreats You Can’t Miss!

Turtle Bay has an exciting line-up of yoga retreats coming up. Learn to become an instructor at our Wanderlust Festival Teacher Training or just find inner peace with a legendary instructor. Get ready to learn from the pros, including Pipe Master Gerry Lopez, Kate Baldwin, Jamie Sterling and more!

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GERRY LOPEZ SURF REALIZATION CAMP
March 3-6, 2014

Pipe Master Gerry Lopez hosts a surf realization and yoga retreat! You will be fully hosted by Gerry- surfing, practicing yoga, dining and talking story with him. The cost is 2,850 per individual including your room at Turtle Bay Resort. If you are sharing a room with a friend the cost is $2,170 per person. For more information contact info@northshorewatershed.com

WANDERLUST FESTIVAL TEACHER TRAININGkate baldwi  banner
March 31- April 26, 2014

Become a Wanderlust Festival instructor with our teacher training course. Training will be led by top-tier teacher Kate Baldwin, founder of True Union, a North Shore-based organization that spreads yoga awareness through classes and teacher trainings. This innovative program offers a 200-hour Yoga Alliance® teacher certification curriculum made up of four 50-hour weekly training modules. Students can complete the training in the month-long intensive session or take one module at a time at three Wanderlust Yoga studio locations in Austin, Tex., Squaw Valley, Calif., or Montreal, Canada; Wanderlust partner studios; and at future Wanderlust festivals, held throughout North and South America in 2014.  To sign up visit wanderlustyoga.com 

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FLUID YOGA SURF RETREAT

April 4-12, 2014 & May 2-10, 2014
All Inclusive 7 nights – $3,540 – Based on double occupancy
Here’s what you get:

  • Surf instruction with Jamie Sterling + Free surf time
  • 2 oceanside yoga classes per day with Nadia Bonenfant + Pre-surf yoga in the morning
  • SUP Yoga workshops with Nadia
  • Talk Story with Jamie Sterling – known in Hawaii as mo’olelo, Talk Story is the tradition of personally sharing important stories to preserve them for future generations.
  • Guided local farm day trip experience All healthy meals and snacks for the duration of your stay. Where fresh means seasonal produce picked just a few minutes away; where seafood is sourced daily from local waters; and where premium meats and poultry are raised with the utmost care on small-scale Hawaii farms and ranches.
  • Guided cultural excursion with native Hawaiian adventurer Kahokule’a Haiku Access to 5 miles of coastline + 840 acres of legendary hiking trails
  • Massage or body treatment at Nalu Kinetic Spa

Visit our Camps & Retreats page for more info!

 

Share Aloha on Trip Advisor

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“Usually the staff is the best thing about a resort type hotel, this is true at Turtle Bay but they actually mean it.”

“The staff could not be nicer or more accommodating.”

“Make sure you visit the Hang Ten bar by the pool and talk to the bartenders who can tell you all the great things to do on the North shore.”

These are a few of the recent things guests are saying about us on Trip Advisor. If you have stayed with us on the Fabled North Shore we would love to hear from you! Please take the time to share your one-of-a-kind memories you had at Turtle Bay. We would love to hear your stories and get to know you better.

 

You can submit your thoughts by clicking here.  Mahalo for your time and we look forward to reading your reviews.

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Ring in 2014 on the Fabled North Shore

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NEW YEARS EVE BUFFET AT NORTH SHORE KULA GRILLE

5:30P – 10P

MENU

Salad Selections
Hauula tomato, smoked salmon and poached Shrimp salad with dill and lemon dressing
Lobster potato Salad with lemon and Dijon mustard aioli
Olive Oil poached tuna, basil herbed fusilli salad
Thai Beef Nicoise Salad, Kolea farmed lemongrass
Roasted Grapes tossed with cilantro pesto
Wild Rice salad with cucumber, red onions, cucumbers and parsley
Quinoa, berries, and kale salad with raspberry dressing
Zucchini, green beans and mint salad with Greek yogurt
Kula Strawberry, Honeydew melon and cucumber salad
Shrimp and Crab claws with wasabi cocktail sauce
Marinated Artichoke and prosciutto salad with Sweet basil Nigiri, Maki and Inari sushi
Ahi and Nairagi Sashimi
Domestic and Imported Cheese platter
Sliced Fresh Fruit display
Soup
Kona Maine Lobster Chowder and Croissant butter rolls

Hot Selections
Sautéed Mahi Mahi with Citrus Brown butter and capers
Five Spice Seared Duck Breast with Bing cherry sauce
Steamed King Crab Legs with Drawn Butter and lemon
Oysters Rockefeller, baby spinach, maple smoked bacon
Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura with Radish Dipping Sauce
Roasted Hamakua mushroom and heirloom carrot
Ragout Yukon gold rosemary garlic and caper mashed potato
Garlic Jasmine vegetable Fried Rice

Stone Fired Pizzas 
Kale, prosciutto and Hamakua mushroom
BBQ chicken, roasted peppers, red onions and tomato

Carving Station
Roasted Hawaiian Ranchers Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine
Demi Garlic Thyme Roasted Rack of Lamb
Keawe Wood Smoked Whole Turkey

Desserts
Banana Fosters and Ice cream station
Champagne Gelee with berries
Red Wine  Poached pears with strawberries
Sacher Torte Coconut Haupia Cake Lilikioi mousse parfait
Fresh Fruit Tortes
Assorted Mochi (Japanese rice cake with) Warm Bread Pudding with vanilla bean anglaise

$72 Adult, $36 child (6-12)
plus tax and gratuity

Call 808-293-6000 to book

 

NEW YEARS EVE BASH | SURFER, THE BAR

Live music-Jai the Band and DJ Ned Roy

Champagne toast at midnight & Party favors

$30 tickets available at https://www.wepay.com/events/new-years-eve-party

21+ | 8p – 1a

LIVE DJ IN LOBBY LOUNGE

Enjoy a live DJ party in the Lobby Lounge

9p –  1a

 

Christmas Eve & Christmas Feasts at North Shore Kula Grille

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“Mele Kalikimaka is the Hawaiian way to say Merry Christmas to you!”

This Christmas Turtle Bay is giving you the gift of a clean kitchen! We have Christmas Eve dinner as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet Christmas Day! That means you don’t have to cook! Just sit back, enjoy the breathtaking views at Turtle Bay and feast on holiday cheer at our North Shore Kula Grille!

The mouthwatering menu is put together by our Executive Chef Conrad Aquino.

We hope to see you, if not…We’ll have a blue Christmas without you!

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT NORTH SHORE KULA GRILLE

4:30P-10P
Appetizers and North Shore Farm Selections

Salad of Mixed Greens with Kauai Tomatoes and Maui Onions

Kula Baby Romaine Lettuce with Garlic Croutons and Parmesan Cheese

Lemon Basil Roasted Waialua Asparagus and Hamakua Mushroom Salad

Hoisin Barbecue Chicken and Roasted Kahuku Corn Salad

Pupukea Baby Kale and Beet Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Ka‘u Orange and Local Tangelo Caprese Salad, Kahuku Watermelon, Feta, Torn Basil and Baby Arugula with Candied Walnuts, Imported and Domestic Cheese Platter

Poke Station

Spicy Smoked Tako Poke with Spicy Aioli

Chili Pepper Ahi Poke

Sushi & Sashimi Station

Sashimi of Ahi with Hot Mustard and Soy Dipping Sauce, Julienne Cabbage and Pickled Ginger

Keawe Wood Smoked Atlantic Salmon with Caper Remoulade

Assorted Sushi: Futomaki, Nigiri and Inari Sushi

 

Soup of the Evening

Hawaiian Style Seafood Chowder with Island Catch, Shrimp,Crab served with Taro Buttermilk Biscuits

 

From the Chef’s Pan

Herb Roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus and Creamy Horseradish

Shitake Mushroom Crusted Monchong with Soy Ginger Butter Sauce and Kolea Chaya

Roasted Chicken Breast in Herb Jus with Waialua Asparagus, Sundried Hau’ula Tomato and Hamakua Mushrooms

“Kahuku Shrimp Truck Style” Garlic Shrimp with Caramelized Garlic, Capers, Parsley, Butter and Lemon

Hawaii Ranchers Beef Bolognaise with Fresh Parpadelle Noodles and Fried Maui Onions

Poached Shellfish in a Saffron, Fennel and Clam Broth

“Kalbi Style Baby Lamb Chops Grilled and served with Kim Chee Fried Rice

Garlic Mash Potatoes

Locally Sourced Sautéed Autumn Vegetables

Assortment of Stone Fired Pizzas

Steamed White Rice

 

Dessert

Chocolate Yule Log

Red Wine Poached Pears with Pistachio Cream

Sacher Tortes and Tropical Jelly Rolls

Christmas Stolen and Holiday Fruit Cake

Macadamia Nut Tortes and Cheese Cakes

Portuguese Sweet Bread Pudding with Brandied Egg Nog Sauce

Christmas Cookies, Fudge Brownies and White Chocolate and Mac Nut Blondies

Assorted Pies and Cakes: Coconut Haupia Cake, Sunset Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Dobash and More…

$69.00 adults | $34.00 children (5-12 years old)

Taxes & Gratuity not included | Parties of 6 or more subject to 18% service charge

Reservations Required. Please call (808) 447-6632 or e-mail cnicodemus@turtlebayresort.com

 
CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET AT NORTH SHORE KULA GRILLE

12:00p-9p

North Shore Farm Selections

North Shore Baby Field Greens Salad Bar and Assorted Vinaigrettes

Taro and Sweet Potato Salad, Endive Salad with Tangerines and Kumquats

Mixed Wild Mushroom Salad with Garlic and Parsley Vinaigrette, Red Onions

Hau‘ula Tomato, Feta and Herb Salad, Roasted Pears and Bleu Cheese Salad

Orecchiette, Kahuku Corn, Pears and Shaved Manchego Cheese

Green Goddess Salad with Lemon Poached Shrimp

Fennel and Dill Cured Gravlax with Sour Cream and Lemon Zest, Shaved Prosciutto Artichoke and Waialua Asparagus, Marinated Flank Steak with Tomatoes and Onions

 

Appetizers

Assorted Dim Sum with Soy Mustard Dipping Sauce, Assorted Nigiri, Futomaki and Inari Sushi Ahi Sashimi with Soy Mustard Dipping Sauce, Chinese Style Crispy Pork and Roast Duck with Bao Buns and Hoisin Sauce and Green Onion

Seafood Raw Bar: Mussels, Clams, Crab Legs, Lobster Tails, Assorted Poke

Carving Station

Herb Roasted Turkey with Portuguese Sausage Stuffing

Kona Coffee Spiced Prime Rib Roast with Herb Jus and Horseradish Sauce Honey and

Cider Vinegar Basted Rack of Pork

 

Soup of the Evening

Portuguese Style Braised Ham Hock Soup with Grilled Butter Rolls

 

From the Chef’s Pan

Roasted Spiced Duck with Pineapple and Passion Fruit Glaze

Misoyaki Salmon with Braised Bok Choi

Braised Short Ribs with Caramelized Onions and Chestnuts, Red Onions and Tomato Relish

Keawe Wood Smoked Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Grilled Asparagus and Heirloom Carrots with Lemon Parsley Butter

Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts

Sweet Potato Au Gratin

 

Dessert

Bananas Fosters and Strawberry Romanoff Station, Chocolate Cream Puffs and Tropical Jelly Rolls Christmas Stolen and Holiday Fruit Cake, Macadamia Nut Tortes and Cheese Cakes, Chocolate Brioche Pudding with Vanilla Bean Anglaise, Christmas Cookies, Fudge Brownies White Chocolate and Mac Nut Blondies, Assorted Pies and Cakes, Coconut Haupia Cake

Sunset Cake, Banana Cream Pie and more….

$69.00 adults | $34.00 children (5-12 years old)

Taxes & Gratuity not included | Parties of 6 or more subject to 18% service charge

Reservations Required. Please call (808) 447-6632 or e-mail cnicodemus@turtlebayresort.com

 

Turtle Bay Foundation Grant & Scholarship Recipients

December 10, 2013 the Turtle Bay Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants and scholarships to a total of 36 nonprofit organizations and college-bound students  on the North Shore. Below is the complete list and photos of the recipients.

Community Grants

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded grants to 29 North Shore nonprofit groups:

Bright Beginning Learning Center

Central Oahu Youth Service Association

Clover J’s 4-H Livestock Club

FAM42LLC

Friends of Kahana

Friends of Kahuku Band

Hau‘ula Community Association

Ho‘ala Aina Kupono

Holomua

Hukilau Soccer Club

Imi Ike VB

Ka‘a‘awa Elementary

Kahuku Film Club

Kahuku Water Polo

Kahuku Volleyball

Ko‘olauloa Children’s Chorus

Ko‘olauloa Educational Alliance

Ko‘olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club

Lanakili Pacific

Malama Loko Ea

Malama Pupukea Waimea

Manu O Ke Kai

Partners in Development Foundation

The Private Sector (cancer care)

The Purple Van (also Private Sector)

Rainbow School Kahuku

Sustainable Coastlines

U8 Boys Soccer/FC

Waialua Robotics Program

College Scholarships

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded college scholarships to eight North Shore students:

Adora Anae

Berard Feuao

Brandee Heder

Emalia Marquardsen

Jennifer Nacapuy

Jeheryl Okala Makaiau

Stream Goo

Tonga Milavea

To donate to the Foundation and for more information, click here.

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Turtle Bay Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants & Scholarships

 

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The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants and scholarships to a total of 36 nonprofit organizations and college-bound students  on the North Shore on December 10.

This marked the inaugural presentation of financial awards by the Foundation, which was established last year to create a formal process to raise money for support of deserving nonprofits groups and college students on the North Shore, stretching from Waialua to Kaaawa. All of this year’s recipients either live on the North Shore or Ko’olauloa  or serve the needs of others living in these communities, a requirement for receiving Foundation support.

“We applaud these nonprofits for their service in making the North Shore a better place to live, and these students for their commitment to academic achievement,” said Danna Holck, a Foundation board member and Vice President and General Manager of Turtle Bay Resort. “These grants and scholarships are just a start for the Turtle Bay Foundation. We are expanding our funding resources and will continue to support groups and causes that are important to the future of North Shore communities and residents.”

Based on community feedback, the Foundation is primarily focused on supporting areas of education, job training, culture, and athletics on the North Shore.

In addition to financial support from Turtle Bay Resort, Foundation funds are raised from individual and corporate donations and special events. For example, Oakley donated $3,000 from its Hackfest Hawaii Pro-Am golf tournament held last month at Turtle Bay Resort.

Historically, Turtle Bay Resort has annually supported dozens of worthy causes benefiting North Shore residents, such as providing supplies and books to schools, feeding needy families during the holidays, and providing in-kind donations of hotel rooms, golf play, and amenities for community fundraisers.

Community Grants

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded grants to 29 North Shore nonprofit groups:

Bright Beginning Learning Center

Central Oahu Youth Service Association

Clover J’s 4-H Livestock Club

FAM42LLC

Friends of Kahana

Friends of Kahuku Band

Hau‘ula Community Association

Ho‘ala Aina Kupono

Holomua

Hukilau Soccer Club

Imi Ike VB

Ka‘a‘awa Elementary

Kahuku Film Club

Kahuku Water Polo

Kahuku Volleyball

Ko‘olauloa Children’s Chorus

Ko‘olauloa Educational Alliance

Ko‘olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club

Lanakili Pacific

Malama Loko Ea

Malama Pupukea Waimea

Manu O Ke Kai

Partners in Development Foundation

The Private Sector (cancer care)

The Purple Van (also Private Sector)

Rainbow School Kahuku

Sustainable Coastlines

U8 Boys Soccer/FC

Waialua Robotics Program

College Scholarships

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded college scholarships to eight North Shore students:

Adora Anae

Berard Feuao

Brandee Heder

Emalia Marquardsen

Jennifer Nacapuy

Jeheryl Okala Makaiau

Stream Goo

Tonga Milavea

To donate to the Foundation and for more information, click here.

Turtle Bay Benchmarked for Surf Sustainability Certification

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Since 2009, Turtle Bay has focused on sustainability and green practices. We know our actions today will help shape the future of the Fabled North Shore.

We are proud to announce we were recently Benchmarked for STOKE Certification by the Center for Surf Research and STOKE Surf. STOKE (Sustainable Tourism Operators Kit for Evaluation) Surf is the world’s first sustainability certification program to cater specifically to the surf tourism industry. STOKE Surf evaluates surf tourism operators based on 150 metrics adapted from the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria as well as best practice sustainability standards in the surf tourism industry.

Turtle Bay continues to strive towards improvement. We continue to work towards our sustainability goal, including a current green roof project and installation of a photovoltaic system.

For a complete list of our green accomplishments, click here.

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For more information on our partner the Center for Surf Research, click here.