Turtle Bay Resort
The 880-acre Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii, projects an authoritative presence along north Oahu's secluded shoreline on the lands of Kuilima. Guests who arrive via Honolulu International Airport will drive 38 miles to the hotel. Famous landmarks include Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Falls Park, all of which lie within five miles of the resort. The Polynesian Cultural Center, North Shore Marketplace and Dole Plantation are situated within a 15 mile radius of the hotel… more.
Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731
Paradise Bay Resort
47-039 Lihikai Drive
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Laie, Hawaii, is located on the north shore of Oahu in the Koolauloa District in Honolulu County. The small community of 6,100 people is best known for its affiliation with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is the location of the Laie Hawaii Temple, the fifth-oldest Latter-day Saint temple in the world. Laie is also the site of the Hawaiian campus of Brigham Young University and the Polynesian Cultural Center, a living museum that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
The history of Laie goes back well before first contact with Europeans and was the name of the local ahupua'a, a traditional subdivision of the land which ran from the top of the local mountains to the shoreline. In the pre-contact historical period, Laie was a pu'uhonua, a sanctuary where fugitives sought refuge under the protection of local priests. The remains of at least two heiau, or sacred temple sites, are located near the town.
Laie has been the epicenter of the significant cultural influence of the Latter-day Saint church in Hawaii since 1865, when almost the whole ahupua'a of Laie was purchased by the Hawaiian Mission of the Latter-day Saint Church. A sugar plantation and factory were built, and the town became a center for missionary activity and a gathering place for Latter-day Saints. The Laie Hawaii Temple was constructed and dedicated in 1919, the first Latter-day Saint temple outside of the continental United States. In 1955, the Hawaii campus of Brigham Young University was founded in Laie, offering liberal arts and mathematics programs.
Today, Laie retains the air and flavor of a sleepy Hawaiian town of a past era. The area is popular with hikers and horseback riders, and the local beaches are known for the shorebreaks that make them popular spots for bodysurfing enthusiasts.