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This boutique resort on Oahu's northern shore about 44 miles northwest of Waikiki Beach is popular among avid movie and television buffs: Turtle Bay Resort was featured in the film, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and the the hit television show "LOST" used the resort's grounds as a backdrop. It's easy to see why Hollywood is so infatuated with Turtle Bay: The property encompasses roughly 5 miles of private sands and 850 acres of Hawaiian flora and fauna. Inside, you'll find spacious guest rooms, each boasting gorgeous ocean views, as well as complimentary Wi Fi and plasma screen TVs. Previous visitors have been wowed by Turtle Bay's setting, but not everyone was impressed with their experience. Some guests noted a limited selection of kid friendly amenities compared to other resorts, while others lamented the high room rates. On the other hand, travelers who enjoyed their stays attribute their positive experience to the friendly hotel staff, the expansive outdoor pool area, full service spa and 36 holes of championship golf. The resort's multiple restaurants and bars also earn praise for their tasty cuisine and relaxed atmospheres.

5 in Benchmark Hospitality HotelsNorth Shore's only resort completed property wide renovations in 2014, updating everything in a beachy, laidback luxurious style befitting the less developed, unhurried North Shore. The lobby and gym have been opened up with ocean views, the spa has doubled in size, the restaurants' menus have been revamped to highlight locally grown ingredients, and revamped rooms have a calming, neutral palette and walk in stone showers. What hasn't changed: Every room still has an ocean view. A car is necessary for getting to dining options beyond the resort, which some guests have commented is desirable because of high prices at the on site restaurants . spot is the one and only resort on Oahu's rugged North Shore, home to some of the best surfing in the world. Nearby attractions include Historic Haleiwa town and the Polynesian Cultural Center, both a short drive from the resort.

Honolulu airport about 38 miles south

Not much within walking distance

Golf, surfing, water sports rentals and retail shopping on site

Accommodations at Turtle Bay include guest rooms, beach cottages and villas all with ocean views. Spacious guest rooms feature a contemporary neutral decor with bright splashes of turquoise blue. Amenities include a furnished balcony, a dining and seating area, and a large bathroom with a soaking tub and an oversized walk in stone shower.

Daily resort fee of $36.65 includes: Wi Fi Internet access for in room and public areas, local telephone calls, self parking, access to the fitness center and business center, and more

Other amenities Pandora Earring include a minifridge, flat screen TV and Keurig coffee maker

The Pandora Sale Online seven dining outlets at Turtle Bay highlight fresh Hawaiian ingredients from the land and the sea. Kula Grille uses locally sourced ingredients to put a new spin on traditional Hawaiian dishes. Pa offers sea to table cuisine. Lei Lei serves breakfast and lunch, and dinner by reservation only this is the place to try a Hawaiian classic, ahi poke, one of the restaurant signature dishes. Ola is the only Oahu restaurant that literally sits on the beach, serving a mix of eclectic Hawaiian and beach bar fare. The Point showcases a nightly sunset ceremony that includes a traditional Hawaiian chant and the lighting of the tiki torches. Surfer, the Bar (a partnership between Turtle Bay and Surfer magazine) draws pro surfers and celebrities to enjoy live music, cocktails and a light bar menu.

Lobby Lounge serves coffee as well as cocktails and offers take out food

Limited room service hours in morning and evening (no lunch)

Sunday Luau at The Point allows guests to enjoy a Polynesian show with dinner

The Nalu Kinetic Spa at Turtle Bay is the sole resort spa on Oahu to offer Wave Motion Therapy, where treatment imitates ocean movements and releases tension through rocking and gliding movements, and each of the spa therapists has been trained in a specific modality. The spa offers a full menu of services, including massages, body wraps and scrubs, facials and skin care treatments. Salon services include pedicures, manicures, hair styling and waxing. Signature treatments include Japanese Zen Shiatsu Chi Balancing and Reflexology.

In room massage services available for $75 per treatment

Bride of Paradise package includes hair, makeup, manicure and pedicure

Spa boutique offers organic products, aromatherapy and local jewelry

While Turtle Bay does not have an organized children program, the resort offers several amenities and activities for children, including complimentary cultural activities like ukulele and hula lessons, complimentary paddleboard clinics, and a kids pool with a waterslide for outdoor fun. Complimentary snorkeling lessons, tennis time and volleyball are also available, and the resort offers several activities on an a la carte fee basis, as well as professional instruction in junior golf, surfing and tennis.

The Nalu Kinetic Spa Fitness Center at Turtle Bay features cardio equipment in a bright room with a wall of windows overlooking the surf. The center also offers a wide array of classes, from yoga on surfboards to Zumba class and strength training ($10 per class). The resort offers numerous outdoor recreational activities from helicopter, Segway and moped tours to guided eco kayak experiences, horseback riding, tennis, disc golf, championship golf and volleyball. The on site Hans Hedemann Surf Center is staffed by Pandora Armband local pros who teach lessons in surfing and stand up paddleboarding, and serious surfers can hire a pro guide for a day tour of the famous surf breaks in the area.


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