Turtle Bay on Oahu's north shore is known for beautiful beaches and picturesque views. With close access to exceptional dining, shopping and activities, staying in a Turtle Bay condo provides everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
From beach activities to hikes, horseback riding and even skydiving there is no shortage of adventure on Oahu's north shore. Two exceptional golf courses at Turtle Bay include the George Fazio Course and the Arnold Palmer Course. There is also the nine-hole, seaside public Kahuku Golf Course. Learn about native plants in the botanical gardens at Waimea Valley where you can also take a swim beneath Waimea Falls.
One of Hawaii's most popular attractions is the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie where you can learn about Pacific Island cultures at the various themed villages with many interactive exhibits as well as an elaborate dinner show and luau feast. Beach activities abound along the north shore including snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, fishing charters and humpback whale watching tours during the winter months.
A great snorkeling spot can be found at Kulima Cove on the east side of the hotel at Turtle Bay where a protected area is created by a rock barrier. Turtle Bay is popular for surfing as well as fishing and diving. Trees along the shore provide a nice place for a beachside picnic. Swimming is good at nearby Bayview Beach which is set between two points in a nice cove with a sandy shore.
Take a drive along the north shore to visit the world famous surfing beaches of Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay. Be aware that winter months intermittently bring large swells, and swimming is not recommended during times of high surf and strong currents. Some beaches have areas that are somewhat protected from the open ocean and good for water activities during moderate swells. During the summer months the north shore waters are often as calm as a lake, typically creating exceptional conditions for swimming and snorkeling.
Turtle Bay and the north shore offer various choices for dining from casual fare to fine cuisine. In Haleiwa town you can choose from numerous exceptional restaurants. Pizza Bob's makes a great pizza pie as well as hearty breakfasts including macadamia nut encrusted French Toast and the famed Loco Moco. The Kahuku Superette is known for its excellent ahi poke using the freshest of fish and a five-generation-old family recipe famous in these parts! Every Saturday morning the North Shore Country Market offers a chance to meet the local farmers and sample their fresh produce including some delicious tropical fruits and also prepared dishes.
For exceptional dining right at Turtle Bay Resort visit Paakai's where live entertainment complements their cuisine including memorable fresh seafood creations. For traditional Hawaiian fare take a drive down the windward shore to Laie where the Polynesian Cultural Center serves up a popular luau feast along with their memorable dinner show.
There are several places to shop along the north shore including unique boutique gifts at the resort and a range of interesting shops to explore in Haleiwa town about ten minutes away. Historic Haleiwa is known as the "gateway to the north shore"and the town's plantation era buildings now house merchants and restaurants.
More fun shopping can be found at the Windward Mall in Kaneohe on the eastern shore as well as Kailua town which has a nice, walkable downtown area with department stores as well as art galleries and boutique gift shops. Visit downtown Honolulu for many more interesting shops including a thriving arts scene in the Chinatown area, and the Waikiki shoreline which is lined with an abundance of stores from high end designer labels to hand-crafted Hawaiian souvenirs.
A rental car is recommended when staying in a Turtle Bay condo so you have easy access to north shore beaches and attractions as well as day trips to the windward shore and Honolulu. Oahu's public bus service, called "The Bus,"stops at most major towns around the island.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Turtle Bay on Oahu's north shore is known for its balmy, tropical weather with temperatures typically in the high 70s. The north shore of Oahu is usually just a bit cooler than the south shore and sees more rain than the south shore though rain showers are often passing, revealing rainbows and keeping everything lush and green. Cooling trade winds usually create pleasant conditions even on the warmest of days.
Ocean conditions vary through the seasons as well as day to day. During the winter months large swells often arrive from the north bringing high surf conditions for experts only. For much of the year the north shore waters are as calm as a lake. When the north shore surf is too big you can likely find beaches on the windward side and south shore where calmer conditions are more suitable for entering the water. Enjoy your swimming and water sports at lifeguarded beaches and check with water safety personnel about the safest place to enjoy the activities of your choice.
Turtle Bay condos provide a great option for your Oahu vacation accommodations with all of the comforts of home and the luxuries of resort living. Browse through our Turtle Bay condo listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features. Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable condo for your dream Hawaii vacation. We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality condos on Oahu and we stand behind our product, making sure only the best properties are listed on our site. If you have questions about our Turtle Bay condo rentals or which Oahu destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.See below for an overview of some of finest condo resorts.
Oahu's north shore includes numerous historical sites including the ancient, preserved stone structures at Puu O Mahukua Heiau which also has nice views of Waimea Bay. Visit Waimea Valley to learn about Hawaiian culture and the use of plants in the valley's botanical gardens. To learn more about Hawaiian culture and other Pacific Island nations drive down to Laie's Polynesian Cultural Center to see the many exhibits and interactive theme villages exploring the Hawaiian culture as well as other Pacific Island nations.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Accommodations in the Turtle Bay Region
OceanVillas at Turtle Bay Resort
This luxury beach resort is set along the Turtle Bay oceanfront with great ocean views from the condos. Amenities include lushly landscaped pools, jacuzzi, barbecue area and courtyard just steps from the beach. Close access to championship golf courses as well as shopping and dining.
Located within the Turtle Bay Resort complex on the scenic north shore, Kulima Estates offers one, two and three bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens, upscale, Hawaiian-themed decor, high-speed internet, five pools, four tennis courts, ping pong and laundry amenities. Close access to the beach as well as world-class golf courses, dining and shopping.
Haleiwa Surf Condos amenities include full kitchen with cookware, large, flat screen TV with cable and DVD, high-speed internet, TV in bedroom, barbecue area with picnic tables, and coin-operated laundry in complex. Next to Haleiwa Alii Beach Park and Haleiwa Boat Harbor, close to Haleiwa town shopping and dining.
Waikiki Banyan is close to great restaurants, shop and attractions of Waikiki. Amenities include on-site management, upscale lobby, recreation deck, swimming pool, lounge chairs, two hot tubs, a sauna, play equipment, tennis and basketball courts, a putting green, grills for barbecuing, on-site coin laundry and a small restaurant.
The Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk is located in the heart of Waikiki offering condos with kitchenettes. Amenities including a lounge, fitness center, bar, free high-speed internet (WiFi), a restaurant and a pool. Close to many shops and restaurants, with the beach just a five-minute walk away.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Turtle Bay Resort area including the Kuilima Estates at Turtle Bay East and also Kuilima Estates at Turtle Bay West.