We really, really wanted to stay at Turtle Bay Resort, couldn't/wouldn't afford it. So we got the next best thing by staying at the condos right next to it. First, I'll say the setting is dramatic and beautiful. The North Shore is stunning in it's beauty. We came in Feb when it was pretty windy, and made for watching the huge waves on the north shore mesmerizing.
The condo itself was adequate--one bedroom (the bed was surprisingly comfortable and supportive)--with a living and kitchen area--but not luxurious. It worked out pretty good for our family as it was quite a bit bigger than the resort room would have been, and I liked the idea of cooking meals without having to go out to eat every night (there are not many restaurants in Laie).
We spent a lot of time walking around the grounds, turtle bay resort, and rented bikes at the resort shopt and rode up and down the many miles of paths along the shore. We found a jut and watched the sunset over the waves, very nice and romantic. The resort has a stunning golf course that although we don't golf, loved to walk and enjoyed the scenery.
The one downer about the condos is that we felt like we had to scrimp on electricity and water, and still got charged for electricity overage. However, the cost savings of staying here over the resort was over $100 per day difference which is waaaayyyy more worth it.
- Also Known As:
- Turtle Bay Condos Hawaii/Oahu