Located in the heart of the Kohala Coast on Hawaii's Big Island, the Fairmont Orchid is a superb resort style hotel set in 32 lush tropical acres on prime ocean front, perfect for enjoying spectacular Hawaiian sun sets and a fun family beach vacation.
Luxurious resort with a stunning oceanfront location on Hawaii's Kohala Coast
Within easy reach of Big Island highlights such as Mauna Kea volcano
Fantastic family facilities including a children's club and plenty of activities and watersports equipment on offer to keep everyone entertained
The rocky beach in front attracts green sea turtles throughout the day
With the summit of Hawaii's biggest mountain peeking up in the distance, the Fairmont Orchid is located on Hawaii's spectacular Big Island. Known for it's stunning volcanic scenery and volcano that still billows and spits lava daily, this is a very special place to stay. The Fairmont Orchid is less than 2 hours drive from the summit of Mauna Kea, an incredible place for sun sets and stargazing, and only 3 hours drive from the fascinating volcanoes national park. With such interest and a wealth of exciting activities close by, the Fairmont makes for an ideal base for both a relaxing beach vacation and adventure too.
Set in a U shape to make the most of the ocean views, the 540 guest rooms and suites are designed in traditional style with spacious interiors and marble bathrooms. The Fairmont Gold Floor is well worth upgrading to with an exclusive lounge and views out to the beautiful West coast sun sets.
The focal point of the resort is the lagoon style pool, set back from the ocean front with ample terraces and lawns to relax in. Just in front is the rocky beach which is kept as safe haven for the native Hawaiian green sea turtles that regularly head there to bask in the sunshine during the day before returning to the ocean at night. To the left of the resort, the half moon shaped beach offers a protected lagoon for safe swimming and water sports away from the ocean waves. A fantastic place to take out a stand up paddle board or practice snorkeling skills.
For guests who like a more active stay, there are world class tennis courts and the famous 36 hole Hawaii golf course right next door. For a little more relaxation, head to the calming Spa without Walls, nestled into the tropical gardens amidst tranquil waterfalls or perhaps an ocean front massage, just set back from the beach.
For families, the Keiki Aloha children's club brings a fun choice of activities for children aged 5-12 to enhance their Hawaiian experience.
The area around the hotel is known as Mauna Lani and within a few minutes drive guests will find a number of additional restaurants, a small supermarket and a variety of lovely boutique shops to enjoy.
This may be a larger hotel but the friendly welcome and superb facilities make it a warm and enticing option for guests wanting to experience this amazing island for themselves.
When to visit
Look out for the green turtles that usually head on to the beach in front of the pool and sunbathe during the day
Fairmont Orchid is set within 32 acres of tropical gardens with an enviable oceanfront location, right on Hawaii's Kohala Coast.
A Day in North Kohala, Big Island
A day in this beautiful area of the North of Big Island takes you back to a bygone day of old Hawaii. Visit the charming small town, go zip lining, take a horse ride, kayak historic ditches or hike down to a gorgeous black sand beach
Big Island Volcanoes by Land and Air
Marvel at black sand beaches and eerie lava tubes on this incredible full day tour by helicopter and on foot, taking in highlights of Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, accompanied by a private guide.
Kayak and Snorkel Kealakekua Bay
Join a guided kayak tour across beautiful Kealakekua Bay then snorkel Captain Cook monument where you will see abundant fish life as well as potentially dolphins, green sea turtles and even humpback whales.
Kohala Ditch Kayaking
Experience an exclusive adventure deep in the historically rich mountains of Kohala. Explore by kayak, 3 miles of the 110 year old system of hand wrought tunnels, elevated flumes and concrete channels through lush scenery in this 3-hour adventure.
Kohala Zip and Dip Tour
Spend an exhilarating day in North Kohala with a guided zipline and aerial canopy adventure high above the forest floor, picnic on the rim of Pololu Valley and swim under a private waterfall, fed by a cool mountain stream.
Kona Coffee and craters Tour
Venture on to private land to explore the upper slopes of Kona's very own volcano, Hualalai. Explore cinder cones, craters and an intact lava tube with your guide, giving a true insight into this fascinating part of Hawaii's Big Island.
Learn to surf
Enjoy the thrill of Surfing in the warm tropical waters of Hawaii, the birthplace of Surfing. Whether you're a complete beginner or a wannabe Kelly Slater, we can arrange for you to have lessons or take you to the ultimate big wave spots.
Mauna Kea Summit and Stars
Experience the vivid clarity of the Hawaiian sky at night on this sunset tour to reach the summit of Mauna Kea. Travel by 4x4 to the very top for sunset then enjoy a picnic dinner amongst stunning surroundings on this memorable volcanic adventure.
Volcano Extreme and Waterfall Swim
Combine 2 of the Hawaiian islands' most exhilarating experiences; fly "doors off" over Kilauea Volcano and then land on secluded tropical farmland and swim under a 120ft private waterfall. An incredible day from Hilo on the East Coast of Big Island.
Volcano Kohala Landing
A superb flight seeing tour that takes you right around Hawaii's Big Island including the Volcanoes National Park in all its glory. View stunning waterfalls, volcano peaks and enjoy a remote landing in the heart of the Kohala rainforest.
Volcanoes and lava fields from the air
Soar over the world's most active volcano with the doors off in what the Travel Channel dubbed, ''The Hottest Helicopter Ride on the Planet''. With the wind in your face and 2200° molten, red hot lava beneath your feet, you're bound to feel the heat.
Zipline through paradise
Experience the thrill of soaring over native Hawaiian rainforest, the Honolii River and its waterfalls on this fantastic series of eight zip-lines which build up to an epic 1000ft line lasting over a minute with speeds of up to 30 miles per hour!