Considering staying at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu? This Hawaii hotel just underwent a huge renovation and I’m sharing all the details today!
If you’re familiar with the North Shore of Oahu, you know about Turtle Bay Resort. It’s not only a great place to stay and enjoy the sun, but is also pretty synonymous with “Isn’t that where Forgetting Sarah Marshall was filmed?” The answer is yes.
Turtle Bay Resort Hawaii
Last year, Turtle Bay took advantage of the traveling halt and closed down the resort so that the entire property could undergo a much-needed renovation. And they didn’t hold back. The resort poured $116 million into renovating the aging property.
On July 1, Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu re-opened and I was pretty eager to take a visit. I’d seen sneak peeks on their social media, but it’s always different in person, you know?
We finally had the opportunity to take a drive to the North Shore yesterday and from the moment you drive in, the changes are recognizable. The hotel got all new, updated branding and the aesthetic of the resort not uses all-natural looking colors (think tan, white, and pops of naturally occurring colors in Hawaii like green and blue). There is also a lot of wood tied into details, which looks so good!
Turtle Bay Resort Oahu
Turtle Bay sits on nearly 1,400 oceanfront acres, so there was quite a bit of ground to cover and I really feel like the team of architects, interior designers, and contractors rocked it. The facelift gives the resort a fresh, clean vibe.
My favorite parts include the lobby bar with infinity pool, the new outdoor furniture for watching the waves, seats in the pools, and the in-laid art in the lobby from Nick Kuchar.
Turtle Bay Hawaii
We didn’t stay there (yet), but this renovation definitely makes me want to! The North Shore is one of my very favorite places in Hawaii, and the care taken to renovate, while pay homage to the Islands and culture, is clear.
It’s worth noting that you can walk around the property without staying there and there is public beach access. With that in mind, it is totally worth it to plan a day around visiting and enjoy a cocktail or lunch at the pool bar.
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