Turtle Bay, Kawela Bay, HI, USA

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Turtle Bay, Kawela Bay, HI, USA

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Quiet rest and wild adventure in Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay

Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay mark the entrance to the legendary coastline of the North Shore. Exquisitely clear water and pristine beaches make it a dreamy destination for animal, nature, and adventure-lovers alike. Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay vacation rentals are ideal spots to rest between diving excursions and taking to the waters for a glimpse of playful dolphins and wise old turtles. Surfing and kayaking are among the big draws in these parts, while Kawela Bay is an oasis of calm, with serene waters and quiet beaches which are perfect for sunset strolls. The dense wooded areas have also been made famous in blockbuster movies.

Relax and explore in Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay

The stunning beaches of Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay are photo-worthy settings for outdoor adventures all year long. For those who can't wait to get into the warm waters of Oahu's North Shore, Turtle Bay is the place for swimming, kayaking trips to view green sea turtles, and diving around coral to see lionfish and tiger cowrie. Kawela Bay is more untamed, and offers a tranquil getaway spot. Let it be your island paradise: a place to swing in a hammock with a good book, walk along the beach at sunrise with your sweetheart, and build sand castles with your kids.

Adventures by horseback and helicopter

Although known for picture-postcard sandy beaches and warm waters, Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay have other delights to offer. Lovers of horses can head for the Stables at Turtle Bay and explore many miles of seaside pathways and oceanfront trails from the back of a gentle horse. When staying in Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay vacation rentals, you can also get a whole different view on the Hawaiian landscape by taking a helicopter tour over the sun-drenched setting, with majestic waterfalls, soaring mountains, and exquisite coral beds all to be seen.

Big surf and swimming year-round

While the North Shore of Hawaii is famed for its warm, sun-drenched climate throughout the year, Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay do have distinct rainy and sunny seasons. Winter still has ample sunny weather, but there are also showers and big surf from November through April. This is a great time to pull out a board, take surfing lessons, and ride the excitingly large waves. Brisk trade winds start up in spring, creating ideal conditions for paddling, diving, and swimming through summer. Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay vacation rentals are homey places to explore this beautiful part of Hawaii.

Maritime majesty in Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay

Tucked away at the far northern tip of Oahu, Turtle Bay and Kawela Bay are pristine oases of tropical beauty only a few hours north of Honolulu. Edged with powdery, white beaches and lush groves of coconut palms and ironwood trees, Kawela Bay is calm and serene year-round, while Turtle Bay has strong currents with serious waves. Amazing marine life abounds at both locations, with humpback whales frequenting the waters of Turtle Bay from January through March. Green sea turtles and hawksbill sea turtles are lovely to view up close by kayak, while monk seals and dolphins are also welcome visitors.