The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
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Address
One North Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743
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Reviewed by Kim Grant

Hugging the Big Island's volcanic Kohala Coast, The Fairmont Orchid offers an opportunity to be as far away from the real world—both physically and mentally—as you can allow yourself to be. To aid in that mission, the Orchid provides a healthy dose of luxury with a warm serving of hospitality.

The Orchid is a quick 20 miles north of Kona International Airport and encompasses a whopping 32 acres of lushly landscaped fantasy (an oasis amidst jet-black lava fields). Upon

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Price Points
$451-650
Room Types
Hotel SuiteLodge Room
Recreation & Amenities
Beach Activities,Cultural Activities,Fitness and Beauty,Golfing,Gourmet Dining,Kids' Club,Live Entertainment,Shopping,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Tennis
Eco-cred
Good
Gateway Town
Closest Airport
The Big Island of Hawai'i has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Many of the beaches have black sand, a result of volcanic eruptions in years past. The resort's beach features white sand and is located beside the South Tower. The beach offers a protected swimming lagoon. There are no life guards on duty, swimming is at your own risk. Beach gear can be rented on-site.

Expert Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Beach Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

By Away Travel Expert : Christine Loomis
Beach Expert Rating 4.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Snorkeling,Surfing
Beach Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The Fairmont is set on 32 oceanfront acres. In addition to 540 rooms, the resort has tennis courts, golf, an outdoor "spa without walls," five restaurants, a children's program, and a 10,000-square-foot pool.
  • Most afternoons you can see green sea turtles basking in the sunny warmth of the hotel's beach. Look—but don't harass them in any way.
  • Love action? The Activity Package offers unlimited access to sports, such as surfing lessons, snorkeling, seaside yoga, petroglyph hikes, tennis clinics, and more. Romantic? With the Romance Package add-on you'll have orchid petals scattered from your door ending in a heart shape on your bed, floating candles for the bath, tropical massage lotion, champagne, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.


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