Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's scenic North Shore is a 880-acre getaway surrounded by white sandy Hawaiian beaches. The resort offers a choice of elegant accommodations that range from resort rooms to oceanfront villas and cottages. The resort has two championship golf courses, designed by Arnold Palmer and George Fazio, and a luxury health spa.
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Guests can choose from accommodations in the 401-room hotel, the Beach Cottages and ocean villas. The cottages feature wooden floors, 15-foot ceilings, and marble bathrooms with European deep soaking tub and separate shower.
Spa Luana offers a menu of services that includes massages and indigenous treatments with names such as Hawaiian Ti-Leave Body Wrap, Kukui Nut Massage and Pineapple Pedicure. For an ultimate indulgence, book a massage in the oceanview cabana with views of the water. Vacation is usually a great time to get back in shape, so head to the fitness center after the visit to the spa. Private yoga lessons can be booked by the sea.
The resort offers a choice of wedding venues, including right on the water or in the glass-walled Wedding Pavilion. Staff can handle every detail of your wedding so that you can enjoy a stress-free day. Before and after the big event, visit the stylish spa for some last minute pampering and relaxation. Spa Luana offers wedding services that include make-up, hair design and a collection of spa treatments for the bride and groom. The hotel offers a vow renewal package which includes a romantic dinner for two, flowers, and other amenities.
Things to Do Nearby
Oahu is home to numerous attractions, including the Polynesian Cultural Center, the USS Arizona Memorial Museum at Pearl Harbor and Dole Plantation. Choose from surfing, scuba diving and helicopter rides which offer a great way to get a bird's eye view of the island. The resort has helicopter tours on site and offers trips of different lengths that vary from 10 minutes to 60 minutes.
Whether you are a seasoned or a beginner surfer, the Hans Hedemann's Surf School offers classes and equipment suitable to your ability. Take a group lesson, or sign up for private or semi-private classes. Other activities include hiking along 12 miles of trails, guided eco tours of the North Shore in a kayak, snorkeling, scuba diving and other water-based activities.
Where to Eat
Choose from several restaurants and bars with indoor, outdoor and beachfront seating. The Bay Club offers late-night entertainment and dancing.
Remember to book your tee times and treatments before you depart, especially in high season. Special services for honeymooners can be requested ahead of time.
The resort is home to two championship courses and a Golf Academy where guests can improve on their golf, regardless of their level of play. The Arnold Palmer Course is the site of the PGA TOUR Champion's Tour Championship. Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, this course has five sets of tees on each hole, making the course accessible to players of all skill levels.
The back nine holes are surrounded by a wetlands sanctuary, giving golfers a chance to view rare species of Hawaiian birds. The signature hole, number 17, is set on a plateau only 100 feet from the ocean and has nine bunkers surrounding the landing area. Rates start at $145 for resort guests and from $175 for non-guests.
The George Fazio Course has wider fairways and deep bunkers. Rates start at $115 for resort guests and from $155 for non-guests. The Academy provides individual instruction, fitness lessons, on-course lessons, group clinics, full day and half day schools. There are also 10-minute range lessons to help you review basics at the start of the vacation. These lessons are complimentary for hotel guests, but you'll need to make an appointment.
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Doubles start at $269 per night.
Location: 57-091 Kamehameha Highway , Kahuku, Oahu , Hawaii , United States , website, 800-203-3650, 808-447-6508