• 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

 £2,599  per person
Hotel Category
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 5153 Reviews
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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
5153 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3280
  • Very Good 1231
  • Average 399
  • Poor 167
  • Terrible 76

What to Expect

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


Jan 15, 2020

Fabulous welcoming stay!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Staff were very attentive, friendly, available and took care of all of our needs, including providing a room to shower and change after a late stay. While the breakfast buffet is expensive, it is well worth it and a wonderful gorgeous way to start the day. It will make you a fruit lover if you're not already. The pool is appealing, clean and the chaise lounges comfortable, plentiful and the towel service superb. The natural setting is Hawaii personified. Nice to be able to walk around the water on the beach. The location is great: easy to go north or south to other beautiful beaches or to tourist places, shopping or to restaurants. The place was quiet the week before Xmas which we loved. Can't say enough about how nurtured we felt.
Jan 15, 2020

Couldn't wait to go home!

Houston, Texas

My first sign should have been when I had to call reservations 4 times to correct the room rate when I booked the rooms.... a considerable discrepancy. Upon check in to our 2 rooms, there was blood on the toilet seat in one of the rooms and the other reeked of mold but appeared to had recently been painted to try to mask the smell. After 3 nights in that room, spending $$ on diffusers and waking up every morning with a headache, we insisted they move us. We couldn't get a dinner reservation in any of the restaurants on the property, EVER, throughout our 10 night stay and the concierge wouldn't even call outside restaurants to help up make any...just handed us a list. Pool service was great for the most part with the exception of a few who tried to rip us off or refused to help us move some chairs. Keep in mind you need to set your alarm (on vacation) to get out there to secure a seat because they will all be gone by 8:00 am. I went to the spa for a bikini wax and there was dust everywhere.... I shutter to think the last time that room was cleaned. When I went to throw something away in the garbage under the sink, I was disgusted at the filth. For the money we paid, it was a MASSIVE disappointment. We have traveled the world and stayed in a variety of hotels and I have to say that this one is the worst. We are not hard to please. I have never posted a review but feel I just cannot let this one go. The property has so much potential as it is in a great location and the grounds are beautiful. There are some amongst the staff who are worthy of 5 stars, but it's unfortunate that they just don't make up for everything else.
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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.

a body of water surrounded by palm trees


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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