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Resort for Rest and Relaxation
If the touristy Waikiki scene isn't your style, I recommend booking a room on the North Shore, where life is quieter, less congested, and more "local." Turtle Bay is the only resort hotel located on Oahu's North Shore and the perfect place to get away from the rush of Oahu's urban south side. The resort is about an hour's drive from the Honolulu airport and there is plenty to explore if you want to explore including Waimea Bay, hiking, the Polynesian Cultural Center, snorkeling and diving, and eating shrimp or shave ice. Turtle Bay is also the perfect place to plant yourself in the sand and watch the world swim by in the clouds.
Ultimate relaxation: Outdoor massage overlooking the North Shore
It doesn't get better than having a massage in a hut overlooking the North Shore, with the sound of the waves crashing beneath you and the sun warming your body. Spa Luana at Turtle Bay Resort offers this little piece of heaven, and I can't recommend it highly enough!