Never of the mind to mistrust National Geographic when they name a place “one of the wonders of the world”, we decided to investigate for ourselves what was so especially unique about North Shore in Oahu, Hawaii. Renowned world-wide for its one-of-a-kind culture that has inspired decades of Hula-themed parties, Hawaii has been a long time vacation hotspot. Oahu is no exception, boasting numerous resorts, hotels, and Bed and Breakfasts – and North Shore seems to have picked up on the trend and introduced a few new and completely revolutionary attractions for fun on a family vacation, a girls/guys weekend, or even a romantic getaway.
Brand-new and already growing in popularity is the guided Hawaiian Cultural Excursion and the guided or unguided Hawaiian Fishing Excursions. A truly unique way to truly understand the rich cultural acuity that Hawaii boasts, the Hawaiian Cultural excursion is a 60-minute beach walk along Turtle Bay resort’s magnificent shoreline, introducing guests to coastal secrets known only by the locals. Local historians guide the tour in an unscripted, open to questions manner, allowing guests to learn about the culture at their own pace, while feeling white sand crunch between their toes and becoming one with all the plants and animals – many endangered and unique to Hawaii – that call Turtle Bay their home.
A similar tour, with a watery twist, is the Hawaiian Fishing Excursions. The fishing excursions are great for kids or adults, and all are guaranteed to catch a fish or your money back! It’s also a great way for parents to have some relaxation time; the tour offers a kids only option where kids are guaranteed to have the time of their lives. There is also the option of going fishing without a guide, being dropped off and picked up at the special fishing site. It’s a great way to gain exposure to one of the biggest economies in Hawaii.
Another great way to experience some of Hawaii’s one-of-a-kind flora and fauna is to visit the Kahaku Farms, where guests are welcome to take a wagon ride of the entire farm and learn all about the history. On the farm, guests will find all the fruits and vegetables that are grown, such as apple bananas, papayas, taro leafs, long eggplants, cacao, and many more – adding to the exotic experience.
Then of course, when you’re not in the mood to go adventuring, North Shore has some of the best resorts to offer, including the amazing Turtle Bay Resort. The 840-acre resort is known as a great provider of all water-focused activities – especially surfing. It is also set on a beautiful beach that has the best of everything Hawaii has to offer. The resort provides guests with a plethora of activities, while never lacking in ways to relax. Without a doubt, North Shore Turtle Bay is a resort and a location worthy of the Hawaiian vacation reputation. Hele Huli (Go Explore)!