Notorious North Shore

Turtle Bay welcomes you back with its aloha spirit




The only resort on Oahu’s infamous North Shore, Turtle Bay is undergoing a massive transformation inspired by its sense of place. The three-winged, 452-room property is perched on a rugged peninsula favored for its winter swells, family-friendly snorkeling and of course turtle-rich waters.



Starting with reinventing the arrival experience, Los Angeles’ Dianna Wong Architecture + Interior Design and Hilo-native architect Rob Iopa have revamped the now sun-drenched lobby to cater to views of the bay and horizon beyond.



To date, the 42 freestanding oceanfront Bungalows have been reappointed, and there was a real emphasis on the property’s numerous infinity and terraced pools (bonus: two waterslides). With even more to come, the 1,300-acre Hawaiian oasis already holds two golf courses, 12 miles of hiking trails, tennis courts, horseback riding, an 11,000-square-foot spa, surf experiences created by pro Jamie O’Brien and several restaurants, including Beach House by Roy Yamaguchi. From $479/night;




Feature image: TURTLE BAY RESORT on Oahu’s North Shore.


This story originally appeared in the Fashionable Living 2021 issue of C Magazine.

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