Fairmont Orchid, Big Island (Hawaii), Hawaii
The Fairmont Orchid is a tropical oasis on the beautiful Kohala Coast, set within 129,500 square metres of oceanfront grounds that look out across the glittering ocean.
The resort offers 540 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites; each with a private furnished lanai (balcony) offering views of the ocean or attractive gardens and waterfalls. They come equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, a television with built in media hub and iPod adapter, a fridge, coffee maker, hairdryer, telephones and a safe. The spacious marble bathrooms are equipped with separate shower and bathtub and a range of amenities.
Guests can choose from a variety of restaurants on the resort, beginning the day with a breakfast buffet at the Orchid Court before opting for a casual dining experience at Hale Kai Restaurant, sushi or steak at Norio's or fine dining whilst enjoying stunning sunset views at Brown's Beach House. Pre or post-dinner drinks can be sipped at Kahakai Bar; located on the beach, or at Luana Lounge; which presents regular live music for an upbeat Hawaiian atmosphere.
During the day, guests can easily stay entertained at the resort's delightful swimming pool, its 'Spa Without Walls' which features eight private outdoor hales (huts) and six ocean-side hales in which guests can enjoy massages and other pampering treatments, tennis courts, fitness centre or championship level golf course. In addition, the property's proximity to a sandy cove means that guests can try snorkelling. While there is no lifeguard present, colour coded flags are put out each day for guests to gauge the weather conditions and the suitability of swimming in the sea.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Accompanied by a local guide, you'll visit some of Hawaii Big Island’s volcanic sites on this private tour, as well as its beaches. The tour starts in Volcanoes National Park, viewing an active shield volcano, and can end on the coast.
Manta rays feed most prolifically at night, and on this experience you can snorkel above them as they glide slowly through the waters around Hawaii scooping up plankton. The trip is led by a team of qualified guides.
Journeying to the summit of dormant volcano Mauna Kea for sunset, you can navigate the Hawaiian night sky by telescope under the expertise of your stargazing guide. On the way, you’ll see the lava flows of the volcanically shaped landscape.