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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 82%Family Travelers
- 71%Luxury Travelers
- 59%Adventure Travelers
- 55%Local Culture
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- Turtle BayCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8May 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.
- Turtle BayMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Apr 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.
- Turtle BayNov 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.
- Turtle BaySep 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:
- Turtle BayJul 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.
- Turtle BayJul 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.
- Turtle BayJul 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.