What to do while you are here

Shaka Kayak’s Eco-kayak Tour



Shaka Kayaks presents and eco-tour daily, departing from Hele Huli Adventure Center at 7:45 am. Utilizing clear bottom kayaks the participants are able to view all of the marine life below, taking pictures while leaving only a wake! Your guide will point out the many endangered green sea turtles that have found their home in Kawela Bay.View WW II bunkers. Check ou the banyan tree (filming location for the world famous LOST television show) and relax at Kawela Bay. Children can participate in a hunt for buried treasure with a  map they find during the tour. For reservations call (808) 341-4121. For additional information go to www. Shakakayaks.com.


Paradise Helicopters Tour


Departing from the exclusive Turtle Bay Resort Helipad, you will experience the best of O’ahu’s incredible views and private one-on-one staff when you fly with Paradise Helicopters. Tours range from the 20 minute North Shore and Waterfall Adventure to the 60 minute O’ahu Experience. Custom Charters and Executive Transportation is also available. Go to www.paradisecopters.com or call (808) 293-2570 for additional information and reservations.


Nalu Kinetic Spa at Turtle Bay Resort

While you are here at Turtle Bay Resort you can find peace, balance & rejuvenation, at Nalu Kinetic Spa. Our luxurious spa takes its name from the spirit of relaxation it provides.

Nalu Kinetic Spa’s signature services are derived from local Indigenous fruits and plants that are found on our islands. A few of our indigenous services include our Coconut Body Scrub, Noni Wrap, Hawaiian Clay Ti Leaf Ritual, Coconut Scalp Treatment and our ever popular Pineapple Pedicure. We also provide a variety of massages that can be enjoyed indoors or in our Seaside Cabana. You can also rejuvenate with one of our refreshing facials along with our full service salon.

Spa Luana is a place where you can achieve total relaxation and begin to find true health, as defined by the people and traditions of the islands.

For additional information or to book online go to here.

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Ukulele & Hula Lessons


Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am come learn ukulele and hula from

Turtle Bay Resort’s own special Tutu (Hawaiian word for Grandmother) in the main lobby. If you have your own ukulele, bring it. If you don’t, it does not matter. There are plenty available for you to use. There is no charge for this lesson.

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Dining Options

Dining at Turtle Bay Resort is a feast for the senses. Our chefs prepare gourmet cuisine with style and skill unique to the islands of Hawaii. After a day of sun and sea on North Shore Oahu, satisfy your appetite with the best of island cuisine. Our restaurants are ultimately under the direction of Executive Chef Conrad Aquino and include our top of the line Pa’akai, under the direction of Chef du Cuisine John Armstrong and our main restaurant North Shore Kula Grille. Food is also served at the Hang Ten Bar & Grill (located at the pool) and The Lobby Lounge and Surfer, The Bar. Also on property is Ola, located at Bay View Beach and Lei Lei’s Bar and Grill, located at Turtle Bay Golf’s clubhouse.

For those who want to explore the local communities, there are even more options. Towards the Kahuku side you’ll find Papa Ole’s, Hukilau Cafe, a string of shrimp trucks including Giovanni’s, Famous Kahuku, Romi’s and Fumi’s. Towards the sunset side you’ll find Ted’s Bakery, …

All we can say is there is no excuse for going hungry!



Experiencing golf at Turtle Bay Resort surpasses all the sport’s expectations and as with all such places it is often the extra things surrounding the courses that make all the difference. Don’t misunderstand. Having a courses designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer and the celebrated George Fazio is all that needs be said to wet an avid golfer’s appetite. Place those courses at the tip of Oahu’s North Shore, with both ocean and mountain vistas; and you begin to see the true definition of golfing paradise emerge.

Then you start adding the extras.

The Arnold Palmer course meanders peacefully through a the Punahoolapa Marsh, which also serves as an endangered species bird sanctuary. The wetland refuge was established in 1976 and is primarily devoted to the recovery of Hawaii’s four endemic waterbirds; the Hawaiian stilt, the Hawaiian moorhen, the Hawaiian coot and the Hawaiian duck. Each hole takes on a new dimension as they have all been given a Hawaiian name and the name and its English translation is listed on rock boulders at each tee. The course has a natural seclusion and once you hit the back nine you will find yourself all alone in the universe in a place so beautiful and tranquil that you’ll be tempted to never leave.

The George Fazio course sits ever so gracefully in the natural beauty of the North Shore. Wide tree-lined fairways are offset by the beautiful sand in well kept bunkers. Views of the ocean and of the surrounding mountains are sometimes augmented by horses as they carry fortunate riders along the edge of the beach near holes five and six.

After your round enjoy the companionship of friends at Lei Lei’s Bar and Grill located at the golf clubhouse.

For additional information go to www.TurtleBayGolf.com.

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Ready for some great exercise and a lot of fun? Come and play tennis at Turtle Bay Resort’s Tennis Center. This center features all types of tennis related activities on its modern, plexipave courts.

Looking to add additional power to your game? Full-time teaching professionals are available to help give your play that extra power and accuracy. Since 1975, PBI has provided quality tennis instruction and tennis management services for many of the world’s best resorts, hotels and clubs. Using simplicity checkpoints and fundamentals that provide individualized instruction, PBI has taught over 3 million students, from beginners to professionals. You can find out more about them at their website at www.pbitennis.com.

The Tennis Shop is open daily from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm. Introduce yourself at the Tennis Shop and we will find you a match at a convenient time with other guests or club members of the same skill level. You can also find plenty of Turtle Bay Resort merchandise there for your souvenir needs. For more information on current programs, visit Turtle Bay Resort’s Tennis website.


Polynesian Cultural Center

One of the top Hawaii attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural Center, which features a 42-acre facility on the North Shore of Oahu. Founded in 1963, the nonprofit Center was created so that the students of nearby Brigham Young University Hawaii could work their way through college by sharing their island heritage with visitors. The students come from an area that covers approximately 12 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean.

Many South Pacific nations are represented at the Polynesian Cultural Center, where recreated villages, exhibits and hands-on activities highlight eight of them: Samoa, Aotearoa (Maori New Zealand), Fiji, Hawaii, Marquesas, Tahiti, Tonga and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). At the heart of the PCC experience are the island villages, which offer visitors a unique opportunity to learn about — and participate in — the customs of each island. Visitors are encouraged to take part in a number of authentic activities, representing everything from island games and crafts to food preparation and war training skills. Visitors will enjoy the Ali’i Luau, all-you-can-eat buffets, a canoe pageant, shops, and the world’s largest evening show are all part of this Oahu attraction’s event filled experience.

With its large lagoon, waterfalls, lush tropical flora, and an “erupting” volcano, the Polynesian Cultural Center captures all the romance and excitement of the South Pacific islands. A visit to this famous Hawaii attraction represents a chance to travel through Polynesia in a single day, and participate in the celebration of centuries of Polynesian culture — no passport required.

For more information go to the center’s website at www.polynesia.com

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Horse Riding

Looking for a romantic sunset adventure? Looking for a fun family activity that will be remembered forever? Or maybe you are looking to connect a little with the old west and the paniolo culture of Hawaii? Then look no farther…just visit The Stables at Turtle Bay Resort.

For more information go to their website here.

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LDS (Mormon) Temple

It is impossible to miss the impressive edifice gracefully sitting upon a small hill in the middle of La’ie, known as the Hawaii Temple. Built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1919, this facility was the first Temple dedicated outside of the general area where the church leadership resided. It was also the first built outside the continental United States and the first built in Polynesia.

Sharing the grounds is a public visitors’ center. This facility is open every day of the week from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Just down the road is the campus of Brigham Young University Hawaii, which shares land with the number one paid attraction in Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center. Whether you go there directly or make it part of your day at the cultural center, a visit to the visitor’s center is free of charge and well worth the trip.


The Hans Hedemann Surf School

Hans Hedemann was born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands. A local boy, Hedemann had a natural talent for surfing and was a born waterman. After completing high school he joined the ASP World tours (Association for Surfing Professionals). As a professional surfer he won many distinguished competitions. Hedemann placed first in The Billabong Pro (Australia), the Gunston 500 (South Africa), and he was the first to win back-to-back ASP World Events.

In 1997, the Hans Hedemann Surf School launched. It is now the premiere surfing school in Hawaii. A team of Lifeguard and CPR trained instructors and safety guides dedicate to an enriched Hawaiian Surfing experience to provide a great adventure for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfer.

For more information click here.

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