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This past December, Turtle Bay Foundation held its fifth annual awards dinner, giving out $135,000 in grants and scholarship to 147 nonprofit organizations and students. The evening also celebrated Turtle Bay Resort’s passionate commitment to preserving and enriching O‘ahu’s North Shore through programs, organizations and individuals who are making a difference.

Eighty-three nonprofit grants were awarded to organizations making a significant impact on the North Shore in five specific areas including:


Aloha Kakou

Turtle Bay Resort has been a part of O‘ahu’s North Shore since 1972. Many things have changed in the almost fifty years since the resort was built, but one thing hasn’t –– the pride we feel at being a member of this vibrant community, characterized the world over by the warmth of its people and the rugged beauty of its landscape.

As the Turtle Bay team moves forward with its vision for the resort, our commitment to this place and the rich cultural roots it is built upon only grows stronger. In a world where exclusivity has been and continues to be held in high regard, there exist chasms of separation between business and community, between progress and tradition.  At Turtle Bay we take the opposite approach, creating a world-class experience built on inclusivity, honoring local culture and customs, and playing an active role in the betterment of our community with every step we take.

We are better together.


#ThirstyThursday: Lilikoi Margarita

Lilikoi Margarita Turtle Bay Resort ocean

Who doesn’t love a margarita? One of the best things about the strong cocktail is that the flavors are endless. The margarita — triple sec, tequila, and lime juice — was created in 1938 in Mexico and is widely considered the official drink of having fun.

At Turtle Bay Resort we have your traditional margarita or you can add some aloha with mango or passion fruit. Of course, we also have strawberry margaritas too.

It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, so why not make one of our signature Turtle Bay margaritas at home!?

- 1 ¼ shot Tequila
- Dash of Triple Sec
- 3 oz house made fresh lime juice
- 2 oz lilikoi juice Ice


Albatross hatchlings a milestone for Kahuku

Turtle Bay Resort is home to 100 acres of marsh surrounding the Arnold Palmer golf course and is a designated Supporting Habitat for various species of endangered Waterbirds:

Hawaiian Stilt, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Moorhen, Hawaiian Duck, and now the Albatross.

These endangered birds are highly susceptible to human and predator disturbance so please admire them from a distance. 


P1, one of two new Laysan albatross chicks that hatched Monday on the North Shore, is shaded by a parent.


Hundreds Attend 8th Annual Makahiki Kuilima

Makahiki Kuilima tug o war

The 8th annual Makahiki Kuilima took place on January 12, with about 1,500 people in attendance. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Ke Kula ‘o S.M. Kamakau school. It is part of the school’s mission of community outreach to share the Hawaiian culture.

A highlight of the event is Hawaiian sledding or he'e holua, it is the only active sledding track anywhere in the islands.

“Makahiki Kuilima gives our students, and the entire school ohana, the opportunity to hear and speak Hawaiian outside of the school setting and to practice a living culture,” said event organizer Anne Stone.

The event also includes a Kukini Kuilima 5K run for all ages. About 100 people participated in the 3-mile trail race.

We talked story with Anne about the event, which shares the amazing Hawaiian culture with the community and visitors alike.