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    Kimi T
    5 Jun 07, 2014

    Turtle Bay beautiful surroundings, great live music, decadent spa and picture postcard horseback riding trails.

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    Bailey Klentzman
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    5 Apr 26, 2014

    Turtle Bay is a great place to just come to and explore. I loved hiking around on the rocks and taking the ocean in.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Daniel L.
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    5 Apr 15, 2014

    Lovely location and just a great family place to play. TBR guests get 1 hour of free snorkeling gear a day. Lots of fun in the sun.

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    Yen Phan
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    4 May 23, 2013

    A nice bay to snorkel, swim, and relax on the beach. There are occasional turtles that swim up on shore or just hang loose in the waters. The beach and bay is open to the public. There is a bar and restroom facility next to the beach. Turtle Bay Resort is a nice place to stroll through, with various dining and shopping options.

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    3 Apr 14, 2013

    Lauded as a great snorkel spot where you can see turtles; it is a protected bay, but it does not seem that there are more turtles here than on the rest of the shore, and the beach it just a bit corporate with the big hotel looming over it. Kind of like a mini-Waikiki on the North Shore. Twas not my favorite.

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    Christine Tan
    5 Jan 03, 2013

    It's amazing to see turtles swimming in the ocean, just from standing on the shore! The water is clear so you can see the turtles beneath the water. Their heads come out too once in a while.

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    Autumn Quintero
    4 Nov 14, 2012

    Turtle Bay is lovely. The villa's are really nice and spacious. There are several restaurants on the resort grounds and you are a quick drive to the famous North Shore beaches. The walk to Cabella Bay is lovely for a lazy day and you pass the old pill box.


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  • Turtle Bay
    Lorna
    5 Sep 30, 2012

    A great hotel at the north side of O'ahu. One of the luxury hotels on the island.

    You must stay a few nights to get tr feel of why the hotel to offer. The view, the sunsets and the beautiful settings. All of it is worth your money, specially with a full moon nights, really awesome!

    The rooms are really nice and large enough for any company. Balcony in each rooms over looking the Pacific Ocean.

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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    Dancing Direwolf
    5 Aug 15, 2012

    Such a spectacular sight! The Honu are majestic and yet so endearing at the same time. As long as you're respectful of the area, and ESPECIALLY the Honu themselves (follow the rules posted), it's an experience not to be missed.

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    Wayde's World Hawaii
    3 Jul 06, 2012

    Turtle Bay sits to the RIGHT side of the Turtle Bay Resort, while Kuilima Cove sits on the LEFT side of the Resort.

    Turtle Bay is a very rocky and sharp lava pointed coastline, while on the other side at Kuilima sits a nice sandy beach.

    Turtle bay doesn't have anymore turtles on it then anywhere else alone this coastline. You will find them at Kuilima and beyond and all the way past Turtle bay to Kawela Bay and beyond that.

    Turtle bay has two purposes, for divers and surfers. It's really not a sit down, tan and go in the water type of beach. What is cool about Turtle Bay is you can walk it's entire coastline and continue until you reach the sacred, secret and hidden Kawela bay...it should take you about 40-60 mins to reach it if you walk alone the coastline.

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  • Turtle Bay
    Liz B
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    It was definitely worth coming out to see Turtle Bay, the waves look great for surfing and the weather was perfect for sunbathing.

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    Jenny Rowe
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The beach on Turtle Bay's property is a little difficult to get to as there is no obvious entry. To get there you have to park on the road and walk past the no trespassing signs through a short forest path. Although the land is owned by the resort the beach is lawfully open to the public. This area is generally only occupied by those who live nearby so there are often folks taking morning walks with their dogs but few people taking advantage of this calm water cove. This is the perfect place to spend a quiet day at the beach with your friends. The Kahuku corn stand is on the Kam highway nearby and sells incredible fresh fruit and fresh fried banana lumpia that is to die for! Load up on your way to the beach and brings some muscles to carry your cooler and prepare for a slice of heaven.

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    Ben
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Turtle Bay is one of the best kept secrets on Oahu. Visitors here are usually guests at the nearby Turtle Bay Hotel, whose secluded location away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and even Honolulu make it a great place of accommodation for the laid back or returning Hawaiian visitor who has gotten their fill of Waikiki. The Bay itself, as the name suggests, is home to a huge population of sea turtles. These gentle creatures are nearly universally loved, and don't mind the presence of some inquisitive divers, as long as you let them do their thing. Scuba adventures are the way to go here, and there are a number of providers who both offer guided tours and scuba certifications. This makes Turtle Bay a great place to both add to your vacation experience and gain a valuable, and officially recognized, life skill.

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  • Turtle Bay
    David "wanderingpops" Sims
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    One of two dives while on a trip I won through work. Had to go with a divemaster because we weren't certified then. First tropical dive. MANY turtles.

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  • Turtle Bay
    Shannan Faulkner
    4 Aug 14, 2013

    Saw 4 turtles in just over an hour. And one came right up to the beach! amazing!

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    5 Jul 11, 2013
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    4 Jul 08, 2013
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    5 Jun 28, 2013
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    4 May 24, 2013
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    Tamara T
    5 May 13, 2013

    880 acres of things to do and see! Our choice for the best of North Shore Oahu.

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4.5 out of 5
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1,035 people visited Turtle Bay

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    Located far from city life, at one of the northern most points of Oahu, is secluded Turtle Bay. This small bay is sandwiched between two larger such formations and has become well known for being a sanctuary for a huge population of sea turtles. Visitors will have to go a bit out of the way to hit up Turtle Bay since it's far away from any urban area, especially Waikiki. However, the well ... read more
    respected Turtle Bay Resort is located in this isolated rural area, and has it's own golf course and an expansive inland jungle and coastline to explore. For visitors hoping to enjoy the scenic beauty of Hawaii without having to wake up in bustling Waikiki every morning, this is an excellent alternative. Snorkeling and scuba tours proceed regularly here, allowing you and yours to get a close up look at this vibrant ecosystem headlined by everyone favorite shelled sea reptile.

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