Film Experience - The Stars Continue to Shine at Turtle Bay

Somewhere, Del Webb is smiling and offering a toast but chances are he is not surprised by the history of Hollywood glitz and glamour. After all, Del Webb, the Las Vegas impresario and former owner of the New York Yankees opened the Turtle Bay Resort at Kuilima in 1972 with pal Bob Hope as the headliner. From the very beginning Turtle Bay attracted Hollywood’s “A List”. For more information, please contact us at 808.293.6000 or click here to email us.

With room enough to get LOST. High end enough to get Las Vegas. Diverse enough to get Ultimate Survivor and Unsolved Mysteries…The Amelia Earhart Story and beautiful enough to capture the hearts of all who see it, Turtle Bay Resort continues to service Hollywood and print media from around the world with beautiful backdrops of mountains, jungles and beaches.

Many currently know us best for Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which was not only filmed here but featured Turtle Bay Resort under its own name as well. But this is only part of a history that now exceeds 150 movie and television relationships.

The original Hawaii Five-0 filmed and stayed at Turtle Bay, as did Magnum P.I., Murder She Wrote, Blue Crush, The Big Bounce, Along Came Polly and many more. Even ESPN got into the act with a special feature showcasing the local Kahuku High School Football Team, which continues to pour out more professional football players than any other school in the nation and with a special segment of Herstory, which featured Bethany Hamilton, who’s movie Soul Surfer won multiple awards after its release in 2011 (also mostly filmed at Turtle Bay).

Pirates of the Caribbean IV, Alvin and the Chipmunks III (“Chipwrecked”) and Journey 2 The Mysterious Island round out the latest releases of movies along with television shows such as Cougar Town, MythBusters, The Amazing Race and others still to come.

Major attractions include 5 miles of beachfront, tropical forests, banyan trees, golf course, onsite accommodations, dining and transportation, experienced local crews, year-round shooting and only 45 minutes from Honolulu and HNL International Airport.

The stars continue to shine at Turtle Bay, whether in the clear skies above our head or as guests of our hotel. As they say at Surfer,The Bar here at Turtle Bay… "You just never know who might drop in."