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Turtle Bay Resort’s Director of Wellness Shares Play List


Turtle Bay Resort’s Director of Wellness Shares Play List:

An Insider’s Guide to Exploring Oahu’s Fabled North Shore

NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HI (Nov. 11, 2013) – Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore continues its look into the lives of North Shore luminaries with Sierra Shore, who leads the resort’s new spa and wellness program.

In 2011, Shore returned to the North Shore, where she was born and raised, to serve as director of wellness at Turtle Bay Resort. Drawing on her decade of luxury resort spa management experience in Massachusetts, New York and New Mexico, Shore recently led the launch of Turtle Bay’s Nalu Kinetic Spa. She has fond memories of special family visits to the resort as a child, and today enjoys sharing her lifelong love of the area with guests. Shore can often be found enjoying time with her family or out on Hawaii’s legendary surf, which she has started sharing with her dog, Luke, in a surf yoga class.

As a proud ambassador of all things North Shore, Shore shares a few insider tips about her favorite ways to play along one of the world’s most storied coastlines:

·         After taking in the surf at Pipeline (park at Ehukai Beach Park across from Sunset Elementary School), walk either direction along the beach. Besides being one of the more expansive sections of beach on the North Shore, it is the best place to find shells. Bring what you find to Nalu Kinetic Spa. We work with a local jeweler who can fashion your treasures into one-of-a-kind earrings or bangles – the perfect keepsake.

·         If you’ve ever wanted to skydive, this is the place to do it. Head out to Dillingham Airfield and find the wonderful team at Skydive Hawaii. It’s a breathtaking view of the North Shore coastline that you won’t be able to find anywhere else – and a thrill that you will remember for a lifetime.

·         Take a Moon Walk. Trek through Waimea Valley at night on the Friday closest to the full moon. Start times vary depending on the time of year. For $5 a person, it is a unique, peaceful way to experience this beautiful valley and learn more about its rich history from knowledgeable guides.

·         Hike the two short trails that wind through Kahana Valley State Park. It is one of a few publicly owned ahupua‘a, or ancient Hawaiian land divisions, in the state. Parking is free, and the trails are appropriate for all experience levels. Find stunning views of Kahana Bay, as well as koa trees, cultural sites and a tropical rain forest with fresh fruit to pick in season. Top off the day with delicious local-style cuisine (I recommend the furikake salmon) at Papa Ole’s Kitchen in Hauula.

Turtle Bay’s Insider’s Play Lists are designed to help guests gain a richer and more gratifying travel experience while visiting Oahu’s Fabled North Shore by offering tips on how to explore the destination like a local. Each list is authored by a hand-selected North Shore luminary, from legendary surf icons and artists to resort ambassadors and employees. Stay tuned for more play lists at

Turtle Bay recently launched Nalu Kinetic Spa, a first-of-its-kind health and wellness center. Spanning 11,000 square feet, the enhanced spa provides a multi-sensory experience for guests to submerse themselves in the elements of nature for relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation. The spa is home to innovative and traditional treatments, an exclusive line of marine-infused products, and popular wellness activities such as hot hula, Pilates, and the new stand-up paddleboard yoga.

The spa is part of Turtle Bay’s ongoing multi-million-dollar renovation. Be one of the first to experience extensive upgrades to all standard and premium guest rooms and hallways; two restaurants featuring the best of fresh, locally sourced cuisine; the main building roof and lobby area; as well as two new coastal lifestyle retail shops.

About Turtle Bay: There’s one North Shore on Oahu. And there’s one resort on it. Ideal for watermen, wave watchers or waders, Turtle Bay is at the epicenter of set after set of activities, events and adventures. Complete with the finest accommodations and amenities suited for the entire family, Turtle Bay is where the “7-Mile Miracle” begins and the lineup is endless. To stay up to date on the Turtle Bay surfing experience, check out


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