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8 Best Places to Stay on Oahu’s North Shore

The North Shore of Oahu offers a quiet stay compared to the southern half of the island, where you’ll have easy access to the island’s outdoor adventures. Accommodations on the North Shore range from upscale resorts and hostels to quiet bungalows, making this side of the island attractive for all types of travelers. Have an unforgettable time when you book a stay at one of these top places to stay on Oahu’s North Shore.

Turtle Bay Resort Turtle Bay Resort
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Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort is the only resort found on Oahu’s North Shore. This upscale accommodation features everything you’d expect from a Hawaiian resort, such as two championship golf courses, a full-service spa, and a beachfront location. Guests here also take advantage of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails. Activities from surf lessons to helicopter tours can be booked here as well. After a busy day exploring everything the North Shore offers, you’ll want to cure your hunger at one of the on-site restaurants at Turtle Bay Resort. Home to modern guest rooms, Turtle Bay, is the largest resort on this side of Oahu. If you want more space than a hotel room, consider booking one of the beach cottages or villas found on the 880-acre resort property.

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Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore

North Shore is home to one Marriott location that is found in the town of La’ie. Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore is a great three-star hotel option along the North Shore. Featuring a lagoon-style pool, on-site restaurant, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi, the amenities here continue to please guests. Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore is ideal for both families and surfers alike. Near the Polynesian Cultural Center, guests at the hotel regularly visit the center to attend luau shows and dinners. Since this Courtyard by Marriott location is close to a number of great surf spots like Sunset, Waimea and Pipeline, this hotel is a great option for those looking to take advantage of the swells on this side of the island.

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Backpackers Vacation Inn & Hostel

A budget-friendly accommodation on the North Shore is Backpackers Vacation Inn & Hostel. Backpackers will enjoy the cheap nightly rates offered in the dorm rooms, while groups should consider booking the private cabins that sleep up to eight people. Found within walking distance to the beach, Backpackers Vacation Inn is a low-key option for a wide variety of different travelers.

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Ke Iki Beach Bungalows

Stay in a bungalow on the North Shore at Ki Iki Beach Bungalows. This beachfront property is home to charming bungalows that all have beach access and come with full kitchens. When you aren’t enjoying the palm trees and ocean breeze from your hammock here, consider visiting the beaches and restaurants found only a couple miles away from Ki Iki. The bungalows here are ideal for those wanting a secluded stay away from a busy resort or hostel.

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Sharks Cove Rentals

Rent a room or an entire house from Sharks Cove Rentals. The rental spaces here are perfect for any type of budget. From suites with a private balcony to hostel-style rooms with bunk beds, there is a North Shore lodging option for you with Sharks Cove Rentals. Guests here are within walking distance of a number of Oahu’s top attractions, like Pupukea Marine Preserve, white sand beaches and popular surf spots. Haleiwa is only a 10-minute drive away too.

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Tiki Moon Villas

Tiki Moon Villas is a North Shore accommodation that features a collection of bungalows and suites found on a private beach. There are six bungalows and suites to choose from here, making Tiki Moon Villas another quiet option to consider for your North Shore vacation. The half-mile beach is a great place to spend your day, as the sandy shore here is never packed with tourists. If you’re looking for a set of rooms for your wedding or business retreat, Tiki Moon Villas is happy to welcome your entire group if you’d like to book the entire place for your event.

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Owen’s Retreat

Located in Mokulēia, Owen’s Retreat is a beachfront property that is a collection of beach houses that can be rented by unit or by the house. When you aren’t taking advantage of the hiking and snorkeling spots nearby, this vacation rental property is a great place to rest. With each unit having a full kitchen, free WiFi, and a patio, Owen’s Retreat offers many comforts of home during your stay on the North Shore of Oahu.

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Camp Mokulēʻia

Campsites, tents and cabins offered at Camp Mokulēʻia make for an affordable stay at this North Shore accommodation. This unique lodging option also hosts summer camps and school retreats too. Camping in Hawaii can be a pleasurable experience, especially when you reserve one of the roomy wood and fabric tents here. However, there are also plenty of campsites to choose from where you can pitch your own tent. Large groups should consider booking a stay in the group cabins or even rooms in the lodge. Food service is provided for large groups. Camp Mokulēʻia offers a pleasurable, camp-like stay on the North Shore.

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