• 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.

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Guide Price

 €2,859  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 5122 Reviews
a body of water

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
5122 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3263
  • Very Good 1223
  • Average 394
  • Poor 167
  • Terrible 75

What to Expect

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


Dec 14, 2019

Two visits 10 years apart.

We stayed at the Fairmont Orchid for our Honeymoon in 2009. We returned for our 10th anniversary, and were not disappointed. There are a some minor maintenance issues with the building and room, but the staff was really very good and the hotel is an elegant property
Dec 14, 2019

Disappointed so sad

Grapevine, Texas

I’ll start with the pro/con list. Pros: -Property size for couples -Location on island -Upkeep -Service at the Hale Kai for dinner and view -Night entertainment and view for a nightcap -view from deluxe king if you don’t mind leaning -hidden hot tub -coffee maker in room -love the sweet cats on the property 😻 Cons: -Generally not expecting guests -Waited 20 minutes to check in Saturday at 2 pm? No concern by management -Orchid Court breakfast Friday seating took 15 minutes and then another 25 to get food because Efrain forgot to place our order but manager was great -norios food was good but wouldn’t seat us in restaurant even though they had tables at 8 pm -No privacy on property. Others park in lot and walk over with surfboards and one morning we’re 12 people fishing on the rocks in front of our lounge chairs -elevators closed for repairs at our building 5 of 7 days -chased out of pool area at 4 pm as they gather towels and slam lounge chairs -although we tipped the turndown service $20 on Thursday pm they didn’t come Friday. Daytime service very poor. Rooms are dirty and you have to call for coffee &tea refill Would come back to this island (have been to Maui and Oahu) but would not return to this property because management (other than Orchid Court) not caring for customers
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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 lu’au. 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 $30.00plus tax will be charged locally, subject to change without notice.

Gift Shops

The following shops are located at the hotel:The Fairmont Store Logo ShopIsland Sunsations (resort wear and accessories)The Tennis Pro ShopSpa Without Walls Retail ShopThe Orchid Beach ClubOrchid JewelersLamont's Gift and Sundry ShopThe 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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