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Three Cheeseburgers You Need to Taste at Turtle Bay Resort

You can’t go wrong with a juicy beef patty, melted cheddar and mayonnaise dripping down your fingers kind of cheeseburger. America’s favorite meal is so sinfully satisfying we aren't surprised it has its own national holiday: National Cheeseburger Day celebrated September 18th!

Where did this mouthwatering concoction come from? Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have introduced the cheeseburger in 1926 at the age of 16. He  was working as a fry cook at his father's Pasadena, California sandwich shop, "The Rite Spot," and "experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger."  We’re all glad he did!

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, we are celebrating our three favorite North Shore, Oahu burgers that call Turtle Bay home.


#ThirstyThursday: Lei'd Back Lychee

Coming to Hawaii and getting lei’d (the act of putting a flower lei over someone’s neck) come hand and hand. It’s the traditional way locals greet you to our tropical paradise. It’s aloha in action.

Well, if you need some aloha wherever you are, you may want to try making our Lei’d Back Lychee cocktail at home. If you are staying with us on Oahu’s laid back North Shore, stop by The Point Sunset & Pool Bar and one of our amazing bartenders will serve one up for ya.

1 ½ oz. Ocean Organic Vodka
1 oz. Soho Lychee
½ oz. House-made Agave Sour
2 ¼ oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice


Find Yourself Something Sweet at the Sugar Mill

Tucked away beneath the foothills of the Waianae Mountain range stands the quaint town of Waialua and its iconic sugar mill. For nearly a century, this historic mill was responsible for producing a hefty bulk of the state’s sugar export. In fact, at one point, the mill produced almost 10 percent of the state’s sugar and was home to hundreds of plantation workers.

However, as the plantation days of old came to a close in the late 19th century and sugar production gradually moved away from the state, the plantation ceased operations in the mid 1990s. But in the wake of the plant’s shutdown, a new opportunity arose as more than 30 small businesses and manufacturers opened up shop, breathing new life into the mill and attracting leagues of customers searching for locally made products.