Let's Talk story Category: North Shore
More than 250 North Shore residents and Turtle Bay Resort employees apply for a coveted garden plot
Turtle Bay Resort and Pono Pacific held a lottery on July 26th to select the 10 North Shore and Koʻolauloa residents and 10 Turtle Bay employees who will become caretakers of their own 500-square-foot plot in the new Turtle Bay Community Gardens. More than 250 people applied for a coveted garden plot.
The North Shore is known for its beautiful beaches, epic surf and friendly residents. But did you know it’s also known for its world famous shrimp trucks?
Here are three North Shore Oahu shrimp trucks and shacks we recommend you take a shrimp stop at next time you visit us at Turtle Bay. All of them are only about a five minute drive from your hotel room. You could also rent bikes from the North Shore Outpost located near our tennis courts if you do not have a vehicle.
Photo: Aimee C. on Yelp
Photo: Asami Dela Cruz
You hear our name, Turtle Bay Resort, and assume that there are turtles (honu) here. Of course you’re right! Turtle Bay Resort is one of the prime locations to see honu on the beautiful island of Oahu.
The two types of sea turtles most frequently observed at Turtle Bay Resort are the green sea turtle and Hawksbill sea turtle. The green sea turtle is listed as a threatened species under federal and state law. Hawaiian green sea turtles have shown a good population recovery in recent years, although they are still plagued with a papilloma virus that causes disfiguring tumors. Hawksbill sea turtles are sighted much less frequently than the greens.
Here is a guide to sea turtles on Oahu.