Roy Nacapuy has brought his aloha spirit to Turtle Bay Resort as an employee for more than 30 years.

See the island of Oahu from a bird's eye view! Paradise Helicopters is located on Turtle Bay Resort property.

Spend some time with the surf instructors at Hans Hedemann and you'll be riding waves in no time!

More than 40 years ago, as Turtle Bay Resort opened its doors in May 1972 on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore, Roy Nacapuy was there to celebrate. He has since welcomed thousands of guests to the Resort as one of the most knowledgeable concierges on the island.

Today, Nacapuy shares his extensive insights into the best in sun, surf and sand as the latest North Shore luminary in Turtle Bay’s Insider’s Play List series – an exclusive way for guests to better experience the wonders of the North Shore. As you can see, not even a little wave action can get in the way of Nacapuy sharing his Aloha Spirit with guests from around the world.

Roy Nacapuy’s Play List:


I highly recommend a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center. It is Oahu’s No. 1 paid attraction, conveniently located just a few minutes from Turtle Bay. With eight island villages over its 42 acres, the Center features a canoe pageant and an IMAX Theatre. It is also home to Hawaii’s most authentic luau, with delicious roasted pig from an underground fire pit (imu), and a spectacular night show with a cast of 100 performers. A must-see (and taste!)


At the Waimea Valley, hikers are treated to an enchanting botanical garden on their way to a majestic waterfall, which is perfect for a refreshing swim. I recommend calling the Resort’s in-room-dining service and requesting a picnic lunch to enjoy while exploring the more than 150 acres of natural history. Up late? Take a moon walk on Fridays during each full moon.


The North Shore is the world capital of surfing, so a lesson with the knowledgeable staff of the Hans Hedemann Surf School is a must-do. Located near the Resort’s lobby area, the school offers classes and equipment suitable to any skill level. Seeing the joy of a first timer standing up on a wave is so heartwarming. It gives me chicken skin! 


Visiting in the winter season? From December through February, the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau (named after the famed Waimea Bay lifeguard) is one of the most prestigious and illusive big-wave events in the world. Since its inception, the tournament has only been held eight times due to a requirement that swells reach a minimum of 20 feet, the most recent of which was in December 2009.


Take a break from the sea and tour the North Shore by air. Paradise Helicopters at Turtle Bay Resort offers ten- to 60-minute tours, right from the only private resort helipad on Oahu. Just don’t forget your camera – the captivating sights you’ll see range from Sacred Falls and Kahana Bay to Waimea Bay and the powerful waves of Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline.