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Top 5 Must-Do List For Beach Cottage Guests

Posted on Wed, 2015/07/01 - 1:40pm by Jessica Gellert

Our newly redesigned Beach Cottages offer you more than just a breathtaking view, you also enjoy a personal Cottage Host to assist you and ensure you have a memorable stay at Turtle Bay. Our Cottage Hosts know how to live it up, so we asked Host Brian Kennedy for his ultimate “Must do” list he shares with his cottage guests.


Have in-room dining on your cottage lanai when you wake up- Sit back, relax and enjoy your gorgeous surroundings. Somehow your freshly brewed latte tastes extra sweet with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. What goes well with your latte? Brian recommends ordering his favorite from the menu: French Toast and Eggs with bacon.

Explore our trails that begin by the cottages- Take a walk past the stables over to Kawela bay and count how many Honus (sea turtles) you see along the way. One time Brian counted 5 turtle sightings during one stroll. Brians tip to spot them- You have to walk the coast line in front of the cottages to find them, they tend to show up more in the morning and evenings to feed on limu (seaweed). During the afternoon they tend to sunbathe along the shore in front of the cottages.

Hit The Point Sunset & Pool Bar for lunch and a drink- You are guaranteed to make a friend At The Point. Our bartenders can hook you up with the world’s best mai-tai as well as insider advice on the happenings of the North Shore. View The Point Menu.

Have an exclusive massage in your cottage - Nalu Kinetic Spa has a special menu, just for cottage guests. You don’t have to head to the spa, the massage therapists come to you.

To top the day have dinner at our Pa’akai- Brian’s favorite place to enjoy the sunset is at our fine dining restaurant, Pa’akai. Of course, the view isn’t the only thing that’s fine… the food is amazing! Brian recommends starting with the scallops and then enjoying the catch of the day followed with the haupia (coconut) checkerboard cake for dessert. Pa’akai also features a 5 course wine dinner. View Pa'akai's menu.

BONUS: Brian’s off-site recommendations: Nearby Haleiwa town has many great dining and lunch spots. Brian’s favorites are: Luibuenos, Haleiwa Joes, Killer Tacos, Konos, & Banzai Sushi.

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I would love to win for our 15th wedding anniversary! 4 children, including 2 babies- we would love a true vacation as a couple like this!
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It is certainly something I know I could never afford but would love to share a treat like this with my 90 year old mother.
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We would love to win a free stay! We have upcoming reservations, which is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us, and we are so excited! We would love to be able to extend our stay, or even make a 2nd trip.
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We are planning to visit next July for our 15th anniversary and my 40th birthday! Please make our vacation truly memorable!
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I already feel relaxed reading your Must Do List. Would love to experience all of this first-hand especially going on a Honu search with my two little ones. Mahalo
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We have never had a honeymoon in the 32 years we've been married. We have known each other since we were 4 years old. We started dating at the age of 21 years and married at 25 years of age on December 24th, 1984. Vince is my best friend, and husband. We are soul matesearching. Michelle Turner [email protected] 765.810.7000