• The Fairmont Orchid

The Fairmont Orchid

Beachfront luxury on the Kohala Coast

From Mauna Kea’s snow capped mountain top to the sizzling Kilauea Volcano of Madame Pele’s flowing lava - from tropical rainforests and an intriguing undersea world, Hawai‘i The Big Island has much to offer the spirited traveller. The Fairmont Orchid takes advantage of the best of these. Paddle an outrigger, discover a petroglyph, snorkel in the azure water, or stargaze from a lava whirlpool. Indulge in the 32 acre resort which includes a gorgeous sandy lagoon with aquamarine waters, a year round children’s’ program, six delicious restaurants, a lounge and an oceanfront bar.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£2,549 per person
Hotel Category
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Tripadvisor rating 5020 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Unwind at The Spa Without Walls
  • Dine at one of the six restaurants
  • Relax in the sugar-white sandy lagoon and aquamarine waters
  • 32-acre luxury oceanfront resort on the Kohala Coast

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 540 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Fairmont Orchid

  • Approx 30 minutes from Kona International Airport
  • Fantastic Beachfront location
  • Take an Island tour that includes a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • View the Island from above by taking a fantastic Helicopter Tour
  • Snorkel at Sunset with the Manta Rays
5020 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3201
  • Very Good 1200
  • Average 383
  • Poor 162
  • Terrible 74

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Aug 16, 2019

Relaxing and Fun Family Vacation

Los Angeles

Costco package with Ocean View room was a great deal. Beautiful grounds, nice pool but no slides or anything for the kids (we knew that beforehand, just sayin). No lap pool but if you’re up early enough there’s a straight shot that’s plenty long. Outstanding, friendly service by all. From the front desk to housekeeping to the restaurants, staff was so nice and helpful. Shout out to Rhonda from Security, who personally delivered boogie boards to the room for us to use the day she found out our ziplining tour was cancelled due to wind. Good snorkeling in the on-site bay; better at 49 Black Sands Beach, just off the property. Check out the Seafood Bar and Grill - hidden gem that the locals go to. Definitely worth the trip. Overall wonderful stay and great value. I would rate excellent but I need to separate how beautiful Hawaii is itself. The only reason I said very good is because it just seems as if the hotel in general could use an update. Research tells me the last major upgrade was in 1996, so maybe this AAA 4-diamond property is due. A safe in the room was surprisingly not available.
Aug 16, 2019

Excellent hotel


Stayed for nine days. Service is truly excellent. You get what you pay for. Super pool and beautiful beach bay. Floating yoga at 7am is a must do. Snorkeling fun right off the beach. Lots of fish and sea turtles. Not many eating venues,but offerings are super. Offer shuttle service to near by shops.
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The Fairmont Orchid


Gathering of the Kings

Prepare yourself for an exciting journey throughout Polynesia and an expansive feast all rolled into one - the Gathering of the Kings; Hawaiian Luau. The Plantation Estate is a short walk from the Lobby amidst towering palm trees with family-style seating and easy viewing of the raised earthen stage. Enjoy a true Hawaiian Luau experience and a traditional Hawaiian feast. Saturday Nights under the stars 4:30 pm Check-in Begins, 5:00 pm Doors, Open 5:15 pm Hawaiian Arts & Craft Demonstrations, 5:45 pm Hula Lesson, 6:00 pm Introduction and Feast 7:00 pm. Performance Begins 8:00 pm Evening Concludes (Pau) Dress code: Resort attire, footwear and cover-ups are required.

Fitness Centre

The Fairmont Orchid's Fitness Center offers sweeping views of the Pacific ocean and pool, and includes the latest equipment from Technogym Equipment, treadmills, and wave to Lifestep, recumbent and upright bikes and free weights. If you are interested in adding a splash to your workout, the Hui Holokai Beach Club program provides snorkel and kayaking equipment and instruction, as well as the ultimate, Hawaiian-style workout, outrigger canoe paddling and stand up paddle boarding


The Big Island is regarded as the pinnacle of playgrounds in the world of golf. A land of uncommon beauty, startling diversity, and welcoming weather and the award-winning 36-hole championship Hawaii golf course at the Fairmont Orchid fully lives up to expectations.

Resort Fee

A mandatory resort fee of $30.00 plus tax will be charged locally, subject to change without notice.

Gift Shops

The following shops are located at the hotel:The Fairmont Store Logo Shop, Island Sunsations (resort wear and accessories)The Tennis Pro Shop Spa Without Walls Retail Shop,The Orchid Beach Club, Orchid Jewelers, Lamont's Gift and Sundry Shop,The Spa Without Walls Salon

Complimentary Resort Shuttle

Complimentary on-demand 24-hour shuttle service within Mauna Lani Resort.


Relax by the pool and enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean.The pool is open 24 hours.


The 10-court, full-service Hawaii Tennis Center is consistently recognised as one of the best facilities in the United States, and features lights for evening play and a dramatic stadium court. Services include match arrangements, instructional theme clinics, racquet and ball machine rentals, private and semi-private lessons. Recently ranked by Tennis Magazine as one of the Top 50 Resorts in America (#2 in Hawaii, #1 on Hawaii Island), the Big Island Tennis Center also hosts several tournaments and events throughout the year.

The Spa Without Walls

The award-winning Spa Without Walls lets you enjoy the splendour of Hawaii's tropical climate with eight private outdoor waterfall hale (huts), six rejuvenating oceanside hale and four indoor treatment rooms. With the soothing sounds of water, the pleasant ocean breezes and the floral scent that fills the air on the Big Island throughout our Hawaii Spa, experience unparalleled luxury as the spa treatments integrate Hawaii's natural therapeutic environment and ancient healing arts into every experience at the day spa.

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