Surfers shaka
Surfers shaka

Epic Family Itinerary

For families traveling with kids 13+

You and your family love to dive in with both feet, whether you’re exploring on land or in the water. Imagine horseback rides along the beach, snorkeling at Shark’s Cove, exploring Kahuku's famed food trucks, and experiencing a luau like you've never seen before at Paniolo. We’ll keep you and your crew entertained, busy, and on-the-go from morning to glorious Hawaiian sunset.

North Shore Stables

Day One

  • Check into your ocean view room and quickly settle in before heading out for your first adventure.
  • Start your family vacation on the right foot with a horseback ride along the beach.
  • After a long day of travel, enjoy a family dinner at Alaia. Savor farm-fresh dishes that use locally sourced ingredients and produce from our sustainable farm. 
     
Waterfall

Day Two

  • Wake up bright and early. Grab freshly brew coffee and acai bowls from Hoʻolana.
  • Explore nearby attractions and landmarks on the North Shore:
    • Put on your fins and snorkel at Shark’s Cove.
    • Wander to picturesque Waimea Valley. Hike through tropical gardens and luscious landscape to get to the waterfalls. 
    • Browse the local surf shops and galleries in historic Haleiwa town.
    • Don't forget to stop and have a shave ice at Matsumoto's!
  • Return to the resort just in time for dinner at the pool bar and of course the best views of the sunset.
Mountain Bike

Day Three

  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Alaia while daydreaming about your next adventure.
  • Fill your day with as much as you please:
  • Experience a luau like you've never seen before. Our weekly Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) show features a delicious outdoor feast, along with live music, pony meet and greet, and a fire knife show.
SUP group lessons

Day Four

  • After non-stop action, ease into the morning with breakfast from the comfort of your room.
  • Gather your crew for an epic morning on the water with the Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience. Learn to surf or try stand-up paddleboarding.
  • Spend the rest of the afternoon lounging by the pool.
  • Just before dinner take family photos with our resort photographer to capture your favorite memories.
  • Head to the Kahuku Sugar Mill and explore the local flavors from the food trucks.
Night Snorkeling

Day Five

  • Connect with the people and culture that makes Hawaii so special:
    • Learn the art of lei making or how to dance the hula.
    • Carve your family story into a keepsake you'll treasure forever with a hands-on wood carving lesson.
    • Take a tour of our 468-acre farm to see where our restaurants get their produce from. Meet the farmers and taste local seasonal fruits. 
  • Come together at Off the Lip and eat pupu style - fill up on savory bites like Kalua Pork Sliders, Poke Nachos, and Manila Clam Steamers. 
  • For your last night, explore the amazing underwater world surrounding our resort with a nighttime snorkeling experience.
Pool

Day Six

  • Make the most of every moment before heading out to the airport. Soak up the sun at the main resort pool deck in a private cabana.
  • Don't forget to stop by our retail shops to pick up signature Turtle Bay apparel and Hawaii made gifts.
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  • "

    Our first time back since 2014, and traveling now as a family, and we loved every minute. Surf lessons for the kids were a hit, as was everything on the keiki menu. We are already planning our next return.

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    Jen Liles, Google
  • "

    This is our second time staying at Turtle Bay Resort. My wife and I was celebrating our 50th anniversary. We also took our middle granddaughter and a friend of hers who just graduated high school. There are many things you can do without leaving the resort.

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    Sun&Sand, TripAdvisor
  • "

    I booked this trip for my family, and I was amazed from the minute we stepped in. The resort provides so many eventful activities for your kid while the adults feel like they're in a 5-star resort. Huge shoutout to Hoku and Kalani - really special people and make your stay feel genuinely relaxed and at ease.

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    Citizen W, TripAdvisor