Aerial view of Turtle Bay Resort
Aerial view of Turtle Bay Resort

A Natural Playground

Space to Explore, Experiences to Enliven the Senses

Unspoiled coastline and lush nature trails make up Turtle Bay's surrounding landscape, where 360-degree views set the stage for every activity. Ride the perfect wave with a lesson from our exclusive surf school, Jamie O'Brien Surf Experience. The calm protected waters of Kawela Bay are teeming with vibrant marine life, welcoming snorkeling and kayaking all year round. Scenic paths for hiking, biking, and horseback riding wait to be explored.

Experience what's possible at Turtle Bay Resort. Contact our Pre-Arrival Concierge to connect you to local experiences, activities and more. Submit your request online

Family biking
Ocean Bungalow pool
Surfers shaka

North Shore Itineraries

Explore our curated selection of itineraries, each a canvas we're ready to tailor to your desires or offer up exactly as they are, inviting you to discover the North Shore's magic on your terms. Whether you're a first-time visitor, traveling with kids, or seeking a romantic destination for your honeymoon, leave the planning to us. 




Scenic Hiking &
Biking Trails


Within Walking



Ocean Bungalow pool
Pools & Beaches

Spend the day slashing around the pools or find your slice of paradise on a sandy beach. 

Jamie O'Brien Surf Experience
Ocean Activities

Venture to the sea aboard a catamaran, paddle across the bay in a kayak, or explore the deep blues with a shark encounter. 

couple to the right of a helicopter having a picnic on a mountain
Tours & Excursions

Embrace Hawaiian culture, charter a helicopter, explore the raw beauty of the island, and more with a guided tour. 

Oahu hiking trails
Biking & Hiking Trails

Wander through 12 miles of beachside trails on foot or e-bike to discover hidden beaches, native wildlife, and more.

Pickleball Courts
Pickleball & Tennis

Whether your team racquet or paddle, we've got courts for both. 

Carving lesson
Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in Hawaii's rich traditions and connect with the people that makes this place so special.

Calendar of Events

Best North Shore Surfing Beaches
  • "

    We booked the group horseback riding... and had a fantastic time. The horses were well cared for, and well trained, even to my partner who has only ridden twice. I've ridden for over 20 years and was impressed with the horses, the facility, and the guides. Totally recommend this!

    Alyssa C, TripAdvisor
  • "

    The surf experience was great - we took lessons at the Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience and spent hours watching surfers from the rocks near the pool. Special thanks to both Will and Noah at the surf shop. We were there for my 40th birthday and these two had my husband surfing like a pro and me actually surfing. Awesome dudes!

    B.Pierce, TripAdvisor
  • "

    Beautiful property - I highly recommend The Stables and the sunset horseback ride. Our guide Alex was very kind, fun and educational... These beautiful horses are well cared for and the perfect way to see more of the property along the water. Amazing photo opportunities.

    leightravelers, TripAdvisor
  • "

    If you have kids between the ages 7-17, Jr Waterman Adventure with Rocky at Turtle Bay Resort is a must. He is not only an expert in surfing, paddle boarding and everything Hawaii but also is an engaging and caring educator who encourages kids to get out of their comfort zone to try new adventures. It was the highlight of our daughter’s Hawaii trip.

    JAY M, TripAdvisor
  • "

    We had an amazing family vacation here for one week. We stayed in a beautiful ocean bungalow. We swam and explored all the different beaches at the resort. Kuilima Cove (right by hotel) is sandy, swimmable and has great snorkeling. We biked to the beautiful and secluded Kawela Bay, swam, and saw the famous Banyan tree and pillbox. Highlight of the trip was Surf with Pup - all three kids learned to surf with Rocky and his pup.

    Elizabeth K, TripAdvisor
  • "

    I booked a few excursions through the resort (Shaka Kayaks, lei-making) and highly recommend. Compared to other resorts I've stayed at that offer activities with hotel pickups, I really liked how all the activities started and finished AT the resort. There were many more activities than I had time for!

    Bethany D, TripAdvisor