You Had Me at Aloha
We are incredibly excited to announce the newest location in the Wanderlust Festival family, Wanderlust O'ahu! Situated on O'ahu's fabled North Shore, Hawai'i, beautiful Turtle Bay Resort will play host to our first island festival from February 28 - March 3, 2013. Wanderlust O'ahu will bring you all of the yogic & musical goodness you've come to expect from our larger mainland festival events in an intimate Hawaiian setting. With almost 5 miles of beachfront, Turtle Bay Resort is the perfect haven to escape the winter winds and get your dose of vitamin D.
Top teachers from the mainland, like Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, Eoin Finn and Schuyler Grant, will be joined by Hawaiian personalities such as Gerry Lopez, who has been an advocate of yoga for as long as he has been recognized as the world's greatest tuberider. With talent like that onsite, it won't surprise you that we will feature an extensive surfing program, with a lesson at the famous Hans Hedemann Surf Center included in your ticket. What else is particular to our Hawaiian experience? The Farm-to-Table dining experience you know and love becomes the Sea-to-Table Dinner, the Speakeasy talks return with a Hawaiian twist, paddleboard yoga will be in full effect with both Turtle Bay and Bay View Beach at our feet. And don't forget to drop in on our Hula and ukulele lessons! Topping off all this amazing, sun-drenched action will be dancing under the stars accompanied by totally tropical tempos from ALO, John Cruz, DJ Drez, and Shaman's Dream. We know we just heard you sigh, "You had me at aloha!"
Explore our panoply of plush lodging options for you to kick back once you've rolled up your mat for the day. All Guest Rooms and Suites at Turtle Bay feature unobstructed ocean views and private lanais to let in the fresh ocean breeze, if you please. Beach Cottages provide a luxurious escape, with direct beach access, vaulted ceilings, deep-soaking tubs, and dedicated Cottage concierges.
The Ocean Villas, 3- or 4-bedroom waterfront condominiums overlooking Kuilima Cove, deliver a masterful blend of exclusivity and relaxation from the coveted Bay View Beach location and also are the only lodging options that feature full kitchens and dining areas complete with dinnerware. 3-day packages will start at $817 (including taxes and fees). For more details on each of these options, visit the lodging page on our Wanderlust O'ahu website to pick your package in paradise.
Wanderlust's famous Farm to Table Dinner will arrive on the North Shore with a Hawaiian twist! Join us for our first outdoor Sea to Table Dinner at Turtle Bay's Kuilima Point on Friday, March 1 at 7pm. We'll tickle your senses with breathtaking views, the crisp ocean breeze, and an exciting culinary journey that explores the freshest organic and sustainable products from the islands of O'ahu, Maui, and Hamakua. Turtle Bay's Chef Conrad melds savory ingredients with a particular focus on yogic diets -- Sattvic, Rajastic and Tamasic -- to connect the mind, body, and spirit. The carefully crafted meal will leave your chakras perfectly aligned with your taste buds! Space is limited so click to reserve your spot at the Sea to Table dinner here.