On the picturesque North Shore of O‘ahu you’ll find the island paradise of Turtle Bay Resort set on 1,300 acres of lush land, with every single one of its 408 rooms and suites and 42 Ocean Bungalows boasting spectacular ocean views. Who could ask for a better location to truly relax and revive? Turn a stay here into your own bespoke wellness vacation, with activities, treatments, and healthy dining options to nourish your mind, body, and soul.
ItineraryPLAN YOUR TRIP
Day 1:Ease into O‘ahu paradise
As the day winds down, consider a gentle oceanside yoga session to stretch out and keep the body limber at sunset after your journey here. Afterward, savor the shareable menu at the Off The Lip cocktail bar, which serves up dishes such as local poke nachos and Manila clam steamers. Ask for a mocktail or unwind with a craft cocktail, many of which come infused with herbs and fruits grown right on the property’s Kuilima Farm.
Day 2:Workout among the incredible Hawaiian scenery
There, you’ll find the latest cardiovascular equipment, strength-training machines, and space to stretch out. Best of all, floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the deep blue ocean will keep you inspired as you work out. Need some extra motivation? Try a group fitness class, such as Pilates Reformer, Tahitian Fitness, or Cardio HIIT. Later in the day, consider hitting the links at Turtle Bay’s signature Arnold Palmer golf course, or exploring the trails through the verdant forests or on the beach, either on foot, bike, or horseback.
Day 3:Visit (and dine on ingredients from) the farm
After a day spent touring the farm, head to dinner at Alaia, where you’ll taste Kuilima Farm produce in imaginative and deeply flavorful offerings from seasonal menus. Offering a modern take on traditional Hawaiian comfort food and Asian-inspired cuisine, Alaia boasts vegetarian dishes such as Kuilima Salanova salad that’s bursting with farm-fresh veggies like Japanese cucumber and watermelon radish, and Kuilima Farm spice-roasted heirloom carrots as an entrée. Whatever you choose, eating healthy here is a delicious wonder for the palate. If you’re staying in an Ocean Bungalow, you can request priority dining reservations with your dedicated Bungalow concierge host.
Day 4:Play tennis or pickleball and ride horses
Work up a sweat with a round of tennis or get in on the pickleball craze that’s sweeping the nation with complimentary access to the pickleball and tennis courts as Ocean Bungalows guests, all while taking in the greenery of your surroundings. In the evening, go for some equine therapy with a relaxing sunset horseback ride along the beautiful shoreline. Heading out from The Stables at Turtle Bay, 12 miles of beautiful paths and beaches on the North Shore await to gallop over, as you take in the sounds of birds, ocean breezes through Ironwood trees, and the roar of the nearby crashing waves.
Day 5:Surf or walk to experience the ocean’s restorative effects
Seven beaches on property to explore include Hidden Beach, a wonderful place for solitude and a meditative beach walk. Kuilima Cove, steps from the main resort, boasts calm waters, sandy bottoms, and colorful coral, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling or swimming. Or take a 15- to 25-minute walk over to the famed Kawela Bay, where movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Hunger Games: Catching Fire were filmed, to surf, paddle board, or kayak in its calm, protected waters among green sea turtles.
Looking to learn to surf or perfect your form? You’re in luck. World champ surfer Jamie O’Brien has his surf school right at Turtle Bay Resort. For a more laid-back day, simply immerse yourself in the soothing waters of the property’s Tide Pools, a five-to-10-minute walk from the resort. Fuel up with breakfast or a to-go lunch from Ho’olana—enjoy local fresh fruit from Kuilima Farm and Cocoa Protein Bites for breakfast; and try an Ahi Shoyu, Spicy Salmon, or Tofu poke bowl, or a Super Foods salad loaded with quinoa, dried fruits, goat cheese and macadamia nuts for lunch.