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Turtle Bay Resort GroundsAmbiance - If you thought you could not get away from the crowds on Oahu, think again. This is the perfect resort for what I call wave watching. I can sit for hours by the pool and look out into the lagoon watching the large crashing waves. When Hollywood comes to town to film, this is the place they do it because of the dramatic scenery. I have been here more than once when either film crews or national events have taken place. And yes, I have seen the turtles in the bay. Thus the name!

Beach - The beach is nice and situated on the opposite side of the resort for swimming. I would say the beach is not the claim to fame at this resort but it makes up in many other ways. There are some great beaches just minutes away and of course you can't forget about Waikiki Beach on the other side of the island.

Charges (extra) - There is a daily facility fee to use all the activities and parking but normally if booked through a travel professional, the price already includes those. Spa treatments would be extra.

Turtle Bay Resort PoolDistances -On the north shore of Oahu. This is where the real surfers hang out.

Entertainment on Property - The resort holds a Luau every week. You are also close to the world famous Polynesian Cultural Center.

Fitness Area - A nice facility with cardiovascular equipment and weight machines.

Food - The are 5 restaurants and bars to chose from. The Palm Terrace features a new display kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare their delights. The view is excellent.

Getting Around - Rental car is the norm.

Internet Access -Wi Fi access from the rooms.

Jackets and Ties - Keep them at home! This is Hawaii. I bet you come home with some new Island Wear so pack light.

Kids - This is a great family resort with the villas and cottages and all of the things you can see and do.

Turtle Bay Resort ViewLighting -The resort is well laid out and well lit at night.

Medical Services -On call medical services.

Negatives -You are on the north shore of the Island so you are not close to major shopping and restaurants but hey, you stay here to get away from the crowds.

Nightlife - I would say the nightlife is very low key and a lot of locals hang outs. Not the hustle bustle of Waikiki Beach.

Opportunities -This is a perfect place for a destination wedding. The wedding pavilion and views will make for a wedding you will never forget. It makes it easier for the guys to remember their anniversary.

Pool - The pool itself is not the large frew frew pool that I prefer but I have yet to have been at any other pool in the world that you can sit there and watch the waves crashing in the cove like this one. There is a reason why Hollywood films here. Don't be surprised if you find yourself in the background of a TV show!

Turtle Bay Resort Pool AreaProtection - In room safe at no additional charge .

Recreation - Where do I begin! Tennis, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, golf, surfing and that is just at the resort. You have all of the other activities that Oahu has to offer!

Rooms -If you are expecting brand new fancy rooms, forget-a-bout-it! The resort has been here a while and the reason why they can't do any major structural changes, is it sits on sacred land that is very important to the Hawaiian culture. But they have done an excellent job over the years upgrading and refurbishing.

Shopping - Small gift shops and boutique on the property.

Terrain -Easy to get around and oh, did I mention the views???.

Turtle Bay Resort RoomsTipping-Always try and take care of those that are going the extra mile to make your stay more enjoyable.

Updates-The open kitchen at the Palm Terrace is new!

View-OK, let's review. Hollywood films here, dramatic waves, Island cove, perfect setting for weddings. Get the drift?

Weather-The temperature ranges from 75-85 all year. December through February gets more rain. The mountains tend to get more sprinkles.

WOW Factor-The dramatic cove and scenery, hands down.

X-Y-Z-This has to be one of the better values in Oahu and for those who do not want the crowds, this is it.

"Just the Facts"

Hotel Location

Turtle Bay Resort
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Located on Oahu's scenic North Shore. Minutes from Polynesian Cultural Center and legendary surfing spots. Forty five minutes from Honolulu.

Local Phone: 808-293-6000
Toll Free Phone: 800-203-3650
Fax: 808-293-9147

Hotel Facilities

Turtle Bay Resort Golf
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Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking (Complimentary)
Shopping Mall Nearby (25 miles)
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
The resort features two lushly landscaped pools.
Arnold Palmer Course, George Fazio Course
Holes: 36
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 10
Outdoor Courts: 10
Lighted Courts: 4
Court Fee: Yes
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Squash: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge

Hotel Details

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Turtle Bay rests on 880 oceanfront acres. All of the 443 guest rooms offer breathtaking ocean views. Turtle Bay resort also offers 42 exclusive beach cottages just stephs from the ocean.

Turtle Bay Resort is the only full service resort on the North Shore of Oahu and is also the only resort on Oahu that offers 36 holes of championship golf. Turtle Bay has just completed $60 million in improvements.

Beach: Five miles of beachfront that includes the beauty of Kawela Bay, Kuilima Cove and, of course, Turtle Bay.

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Total Rooms: 443
Year Opened: 1972

Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express

Turtle Bay Resort Dining
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There are 5 Restaurants at Turtle Bay Resort:

Palm Terrace - This casual café, renowned for its elaborate buffets, is open for breakfast lunch and dinner Sundays through Thursdays from 7:00am until 10:00pm, and until 11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
21 Degrees North - Serving the best of island cuisine. Open for dinner Tue through Saturdays from 6:00pm until 10:00pm.
The Bay Club - Enjoy sporting events on our 52" plasma screen color TV paired with our mouth-watering menu.
Lei Lei's Bar and Grill - Experience exceptional dining surrounded by the lush, tropical beauty of the golf course. Lei Lei's Bar and Grill specializes in fresh seafood and slow-roasted prime rib. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Sand Bar - Located at Bay View Beach, The Sand Bar is open daily from 9:00am until 5 and offers a full cocktail bar and a menu of delicious snacks and finger food. Dinner is also served Wednesdays through Saturdays from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Activities & Entertainment

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Daily Activities & Entertainment:

Golf, tennis, horseback riding, walking trails, snorkeling, surfing lessons, beach Volleyball and fitness classes.

Children's Programs

Day and night, Keiki programs available. Activities include Hawaiian arts and crafts,games, carriage rides, reef walks and camp fires.
Applicable Ages: 5-12 years old.
Program Fees: $25-$45

Babysitting Fee: $Varies
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 Hour notice

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