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Stay

Tur­tle Bay Re­sort’s (ho­tel.qan­tas.com.au/turtle­bayre­sortkahuku) head­land lo­ca­tion and Y-shaped ar­chi­tec­ture en­sures all 410 rooms en­joy ocean views but if your bud­get al­lows, opt for one of the 42 split-level Beach Cot­tages that open onto sea-fac­ing man­i­cured lawns with palm trees and ham­mocks. Pitched roofs, tim­ber floor­boards, deep baths and mar­ble bench­tops keep the vibe suit­ably luxe. Set aside time to ex­plore the 340-hectare prop­erty, which has its own sta­bles and 20 kilo­me­tres of bik­ing and hik­ing trails.

Eat

The re­sort has seven food and bev­er­age out­lets – from fine-diner Pa‘akai to ca­sual eatery Lei Lei’s – but our pick is the in­de­pen­dently owned Roy’s Beach House. Grab a burger or salad from the take­away win­dow and sink your feet into the sand on the beach or nab a ta­ble un­der the flam­ing-or­ange um­brel­las on the restau­rant’s tim­ber deck. Ja­panese-born celebrity chef Roy Ya­m­aguchi is at the helm, cre­at­ing dishes such as clam bake stud­ded with prawns from a nearby farm.

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