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Welcome to Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
Experience the aloha spirit at the best luxury beach resort on the Big Island. Fairmont Orchid is a AAA Four Diamond sanctuary that’s uniquely Hawaiian: 32 pristine oceanfront acres along the black-lava Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island. Snorkel the clear aquamarine waters of the resort’s private lagoon past schools of yellow butterfly fish, manta rays and green honu, Hawaiian sea turtles. Nap in a hammock. Float in the giant free-form pool warmed by the sun. Or lie back for a restorative massage to the sound of rushing waterfalls in our “Spa Without Walls” — private open-air huts nestled between greenery, coconut palms and exotic orchids.
The largest in the archipelago, “the Big Island” of Hawaii is the most authentic: relaxed, rural and charming, with a spiritual history dating back 300 years. The connection to the ‘āina (land) is strong. Here, surrounded by nature, you can find space on our private white-sand beach. Stroll our tropical gardens scented with plumeria, gardenia and pikake. All of our guest activities embrace the island’s heritage, culture, traditions and legends, immersing you personally in the aloha spirit of kindness, harmony, humility and patience. Join a storytelling session hosted by our Director of Hawaiian Culture. Learn how to hula and play the ukulele. Watch the sun rise from a traditional outrigger canoe with our ho’aokele (navigator) out on Pauoa Bay.
Aloha! (Welcome!) We’ll greet you by name, perhaps with a song (mele komo), and always with a spirit of ho’okipa (hospitality). Let us show you our Hawaii.
authentic hawaiian culture
From the moment you step into the lobby serenaded by Hawaiian music, you know you’re part of the ‘ohana (family). Meet one of our dedicated cultural ambassadors daily on the shore to learn how to weave hala fronds, make lei and try your hand at net throwing. We’ll take you out stargazing, on a journey through native lore, on guided hikes to ancient petroglyph fields and paddling on the open ocean. From a dawn greeting chant, oli, to the blowing of the pu (conch shell) at sunset to signal the day’s end, you’ll feel embraced by the warm aloha spirit.Learn More
food & drink
On-resort dining is just as spectacular as our dreamy pastel sunsets and soft white-sand shore. Sample robatayaki, traditional northern Japanese fireside cooking, or end your day with happy hour mai tais garnished with fragrant island flowers. Treat your special someone to an exclusive chef’s dinner for two right on the beach. Or linger over a meal to remember on the terrace perched above Pauoa Bay at Brown’s Beach House, our acclaimed flagship, where ocean breezes, live music and flickering torches set the scene. Tuck into succulent local catch — dishes like crab-crusted kampachi — paired with tender vegetables harvested just down the road. Choose from six restaurants and three bars.Learn More
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Paddle the calm, crystal-clear waters of our lagoon with views of five mountains, including the world’s tallest, Maunakea. The property rests on ancient, sacred land. Once known as Kalāhuipua‘a, it is filled with archaeological sites, petroglyphs, royal fishponds and unusual volcanic lava formations. Just as extraordinary is the proximity to Bucket List ocean adventures. Float above the colorful coral reef, teeming with pufferfish, anemones, eels, rays and sea turtles. Cycle our verdant tropical grounds. Take in the salty sea air. Here, we’re surrounded by nature and connected to the land.Read More
Our resort’s private bay houses the healthiest reef in the Islands, home to honu, Hawaiian sea turtles, and myriad sealife. We invite our guests to care for the ‘aina (land) as it cares for us. Taste locally grown produce, fresh seafood and pasture-raised meats in all of our restaurants. Join a “turtle talk” or complimentary weekly Aloha ‘Aina tour to our chef’s gardens, botanicals collection and three onsite hives. Michael Domeier, a foremost white shark researcher and professional beekeeper, tends the resort’s 80,000 honeybees, which produce the raw, white, monofloral Kiawe honey — one of the rarest varieties in the world.Read More
gather & celebrate
What better place than paradise to host a meeting, reward your team, toast a special anniversary or say, “I do”? Our elegant, exclusive oceanfront resort caters to sophisticated group events that dazzle, delight and set the scene for poignant moments. Guest families have been staging their gatherings here for generations, and for good reason. While quintessential Hawaii is at the doorstep, there’s no need to leave our flower-filled property if you don’t want to. Take advantage of our modern, spacious rooms, waterfront pool, festive beach bars and lounges, live music, water sports and authentic cultural offerings.Read More