Only one resort adorns Oahu’s fabled north shore and it’s Turtle Bay. Situated on it’s own point along the north coastline, Turtle Bay consists of 375 luxury guest rooms, 26 suites, 42 beach cottages and luxury ocean villas with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by beautiful beachscapes, Turtle Bay offers guests privacy, seclusion, and the incredible sights of Oahu’s country counter parts.
In the midst of renovation, this resort is undergoing some major upgrades set to complete this October. However, the first wing of new rooms will be available to guests beginning June 2nd, boasting new interior décor, amenities, and renovations – just in time for summer. The guest room redesign includes all-new fixtures, furnishings, bedding as well as completely remodeled bathrooms with new tile, vanities, and walk-in showers. Managed by award-winning Honolulu-based architecture firm WCIT, so far the renovations have been a success. It’s easy to see if you take a peek at the property!
“The guest rooms will be redesigned to have a contemporary, beach-house feel, authentic to the North Shore,” said interior designer Lisa-Maria Priester of WCIT Architecture. “Typically, a Hawaiian home is light and airy, done in a neutral palette because with scenery like we have here, especially on the North Shore, the accents are the views. As with our design of the recent lobby renovation, the new guest rooms will inspire a casual, hip sophistication with subtle accents of island and Hawaiian motifs custom designed exclusively for Turtle Bay Resort.”
Turtle Bay is also adding a new spa called Nalu Kinetic, a reinvented spa, fitness and wellness center. One of the new features of this retreat is a “Wave Motion” table, (only one of three in North America!) that gently rocks clients as though they are floating in water. 11,000 square feet, this wellness spa is now open for business! Experience Zumba, hot hula and yoga classes or relax in the expanded beauty salon and outdoor area, or with couples’ treatment and lounging in one of three open-air massage cabanas.
The Palm Terrace has also undergone a complete rebrand and is now the North Shore Kula Grille. Named after the kula (midland) lands where agriculture thrives, this new grille serves up fresh, seasonal produce straight from local farms, and fresh twists have been added to classic island flavors. Enjoy the signature dish of the Grilled Kauai Shrimp, served with Hawaiian chili pepper, alae (salt) marinade, hearts of palm, baby spinach, crispy shimeji mushroom, Kahuku corn, red peppers, and jasmine rice. The restaurant’s interior décor is sleek and modern, offering guests a view of the ocean and gorgeous outdoor landscaping.
Two new shopping experiences will also be added, The Oakley Store and The North Shore WaterShed. The Oakley Store offers the largest variety of technical eyewear outside of Honolulu, for both men and women. The store also offers Oakley logo surfwear and lifestyle apparel, including an exclusive resort line of t-shirts created exclusively for Turtle Bay. The WaterShed is a boutique offering a new retail experience featuring brands and products that highlight a casual active waterman(woman) lifestyle, for residents and tourists alike!
Coming soon is the restaurant named Pa’aki (formerly 21 Degrees North), highlighting Hawaii’s abundant array of fresh seafood plus a customizable menu including various cooking styles, mix-n-match dipping sauces, and side dishes. The restaurant has also undergone interior renovation featuring an ocean theme with wood accents and new furnishings.
Known for top-notch service, unique amenities and stunning natural surroundings, Turtle Bay is a truly unique resort of Hawaii. Offering the only luxury property on Oahu’s north shore, this destination is a slice of paradise within the quiet countrysides of a busting island. Escape from a busier lifestyle, slow down and take in the beauty of the islands via Turtle Bay
Posted by: Bruce Fisher