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The weather is always delightful in Hawaii, but there’s something special about the summer on Oahu’s North Shore. The ocean is calmer, making for perfect snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding conditions. The temperature is perfect for cooling off with a local treat - shave ice, and the sunsets make the end of a spectacular day of fun in the sun even sweeter.
Here are our top 10 favorite summer activities to enjoy on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
1. Snorkel with sea turtles
(Photo: Sharkzcruz on Instagram)
If you love Turtle Bay Resort, we would love for you to share that in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (RCAs).
The poll is live now.
Here’s seven reasons from past guests showing why you should vote for Turtle Bay:
1. We’re located on the famous North Shore, surf capital of the world.
(photo: @woman_theworld on Instagram)
2. We have Amazing sunsets.
(Photo: Chris Furnati)
3. Don't forget all our epic adventures...
(photo: Cheryl Camacho)
4. And the world's best Mai-Tais
5. Of course, you love that we have ocean views from every room!
(photo: Nomadic Wandererz )
6. And not one, but two championship golf courses.
Grab a bike and get ready to explore the legendary North Shore of O’ahu, Hawaii. Turtle Bay Resort is the only resort on the island where you can explore 1,300 acres of tropical paradise and traverse more than 12 miles of North Shore biking and hiking trails.
The North Shore Bike Park is located on property and has the equipment you need to go on your own biking adventure! There are even professionals that can teach you how to mountain bike if you don’t know how. Not into mountain biking? The North Shore Bike Park has cruiser and fat tire bikes you can rent as well.
Below we share two biking adventures, one for the cruiser and one for the mountain biker, we recommend on O’ahu’s Magical North Shore.
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.
Do you like it hot? It’s time to spice up your life with our signature Spicy Pineapple cocktail. This drink combines sweet and juicy Hawaiian pineapple with fiery jalapeno. The zesty concoction will have your taste buds dancing the tango. Not to mention, it’s packed with nutrients.
First of all, Pineapple is chock full of several health benefits due to its nutrient content. It contains bromelain, protein, carbohydrates, sugar, and soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. The vitamins in these fruits include vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, thiamin, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6, and folate, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database.