Turtle Bay Resort offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, embracing old and new Hawaii: Talk Story and band nights at Surfer, the Bar, lei making, Hot Hula or Zumba classes, free ukulele lessons and much more.

There are outdoor activities by land, sea and air: Surfing and SUP lessons at the Hans Hedemann surf school, farm tours, helicopter tours, horseback riding, kayaking in glass-bottom boats, cruising on Segways, bicycles or mopeds, snorkel and fish tours and tennis.

And that’s just within the boundaries of the Turtle Bay Resort and doesn’t include all the adventures the North Shore provides: from eating shrimp off the lunch trucks, to watching the Pipeline Masters or giant surf at Waimea Bay.

The other activities along theĀ  25 miles from Kaena Point to Kahuku Point include: glider rides at Dillingham Field in Mokuleia, shopping in Haleiwa, great food from five star restaurants to lunch trucks. Try a shave ice. Then have another. Take a nature hike up Waimea Falls Park, get all hot and sweaty then rinse off in the ocean at Waimea Bay - one of the nicest beaches on the planet. Dive off the jump rock when it’s flat, or stay away from the ocean when the surf is booming and watch the best surfers in the world have at it.

Shark’s Cove is a great place for snorkeling when the surf is small, which it always is in the summer and sometimes even in the winter. The surf isn’t always giant on the North Shore from fall to spring, but when it is, just spectating at Pipeline or Sunset or Waimea Bay is a lot of fun.

Go the other way from Turtle Bay and just around the corner you’ll find the Polynesian Culture Center and maybe drive along the beautiful, windy, quiet east side of Oahu and all the way to Waikiki for some fun shopping and city entertainment.