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Fairmont Orchid

1 N Kaniku Drive Kohala, Kamuela, HI, United States


Fairmont Orchid


Insider Tip

A 25-minute drive from the resort, in the town of Waimea, Parker Ranch is one of the oldest and largest cattle ranches in the United States. Founded in 1847, the ranch covers 175,000 acres. The museum and visitor center traces the history of the Hawaiian cowboy, or paniolo. Visitors can tour the ranch via horseback, wagon, or ATV (surcharge). Be sure to enjoy the daily cultural arts and crafts activity, floating yoga practiced on a stand up paddle board and complimentary Petroglyph hikes. Check with the Fairmont Orchid Concierge desk for activity schedules and locations. Offered at 3:00 p.m. on the grassy knoll near Brown’s Beach House.

Hotel Overview

White-sand beach
Part of the green Mauna Lani oasis, this ocean-front resort occupies with its own white-sand beach and 36 holes of championship golf.
Garden, ocean views
540 guestrooms and suites are well-appointed, with garden or ocean views and private lanais. Fairmont Gold concierge floor also available.
Spa services
Resort offers legendary service, a "Spa Without Walls," with 15 outdoor treatment "hales," oceanfront pool, watersports, and a variety of fine restaurants, lounges, and a deli.

Property Location
When you stay at Fairmont Orchid in Kamuela, you'll be in the historical district, within a 15-minute drive of Hapuna Beach State Park and Waikoloa Beach Golf Course. This 4.5-star resort is 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from Waialea Beach and 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from Mauna Kea Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 540 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Rooms have private lanais. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.

Enjoy international cuisine at Hale Kai Restaurant, one of the resort's 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/cafe. Relax with a refreshing drink from the bar/lounge or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 600 AM to 1030 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Free self parking is available onsite.


1 N Kaniku Drive Kohala, Kamuela, HI, United States


KOA - Kona International Airport



Spread over two wings and six floors, the 540 guestrooms all feature sliding-glass doors that open to private, furnished lanais. Island decor includes teak woods, Hawaiian botanical prints, and tropical accents.


  • Air conditioning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Free newspaper
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Lanai
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Video-game console
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • Microwave (on request)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room massage available
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Cable TV service
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge)
  • LCD TV
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Number of bathrooms -


Property Amenities

An oceanfront restaurant serves regional cuisine with nightly Hawaiian music and hula shows. Other dining options include a breakfast restaurant, a sushi bar, a Hawaiian cowboy-themed lounge, and a poolside bar. The resort offers a 10,000-square-foot freeform pool, a sandy children's pool, and two lava-rock spa tubs. Beachside activities include snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, and turtle watching. Spa Without Walls (surcharge) features oceanfront massage cabanas, while a fitness center has cardiovascular equipment and free weights. The Keiki Aloha children's program (surcharge) provides supervised activities, including arts and crafts, nature walks, and snorkeling. Resort wear, jewelry, and spa products are sold in the resort's boutiques. This Hawaii Fairmont has 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, with event catering, audiovisual equipment, and high-speed Internet access available (surcharge). A business center provides faxing, copying, shipping, and other services; fees apply. High-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in the lobby. Valet parking :
$22 per 24-hour period (fee subject to change).
Self parking:
$17 per 24-hour period (fee subject to change)
Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without prior notification.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator/lift
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Total number of rooms -
  • Number of floors -
  • Conference space
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Arcade/game room
  • Garden
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Health club
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa services on site
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Picnic area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • On private beach
  • Full-service spa
  • Meeting rooms
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wedding services
  • Express check-in
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired Internet
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Number of restaurants -
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free self parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Number of bars/lounges -
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Terrace
  • Ballroom

Number of floors: 6

Number of suites: 54

Number of rooms: 540 Number of wings: 2 (North and South)


Brown's Beach House
This open-air oceanfront restaurant features Hawaiian cuisine with fresh local ingredients. Casual lunches include Hawaiian-style crab cakes, linguine with Kauai shrimp, and crab and avocado salad; dinner selections include kiawe-grilled seafood and soft-shell crab. Open for lunch and dinner, with nightly Hawaiian music and hula shows.
Norio's Sushi Bar & Restaurant
With tables overlooking koi ponds, this intimate dinner restaurant features fresh sushi, teriyaki, tempura, and a selection of sakes and wines.
Hale Kai Restaurant
Hale Kai Restaurant is a family friendly, toes-in-the-sand casual dining experience located poolside just steps from basking honu along the shoreline. Hale Kai Restaurant offers lunch and dinner options.
The Orchid Court
This breakfast restaurant serves daily buffets and à la carte items in an open-air setting with tropical garden and waterfall views.
Brown's Deli
Offering on-the-go snacks, sandwiches, fresh fruit, salads, pastries, and coffee drinks. Open all day.
Ocean Bar
This poolside spot in the shade of milo trees serves tropical drinks, pupus, and casual island fare from late morning until late evening.
Kahakai Bar
Cocktails and pupus are served beachside under a Polynesian-style thatched roof. Open from late morning until early evening.
The Paniolo Lounge and Polo Bar
With a koa floor, leather furnishings, and a paniolo-inspired menu, this lounge pays tribute to the island's equestrian and cowboy history. Featuring billiards and board games. Open from late afternoon until late night.
Luana Lounge
Guests sample light appetizers and fine wines from an open-air terrace with ocean views. Open from late afternoon until late night.


Resort staff can assist guests with snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and other water sports; fees apply. Cultural and nature hikes are also available (surcharge). Complimentary water-aerobics classes are held in the resort's 10,000-square-foot freeform pool each morning. Other facilities include two outdoor spa tubs, and a fitness center. Guests have access to 10 tennis courts, with a pro shop and instruction available; fees apply.

For a one-time per-person fee, guests may obtain an optional activity pass that includes snorkeling, beach, and kayak equipment; yoga, surfing, and tennis lessons.

The Fairmont Orchid is adjacent to the Francis H. I'i Brown Golf Course, which features two 18-hole, par 72 golf courses with ocean views and green fairways patterned with black lava.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Basketball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Playground
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Whale-watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction