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Beach & Ocean

There’s just as much to do in the water as on the water at Fairmont Orchid. Our Hui Holokai beach club ambassadors offer ocean and ʻāina (land) adventures at every turn. Pair island whale watching with a sunrise canoe adventure. Picnic on the beach and listen to mo’olelo (storytelling) as you learn about the stories, myths and legends that make up the cultural fabric of Hawaiʻi. Reel in the big one and learn how to snorkel with the masters.

For more information please visit the beach shack or call +1 808 887 7524.

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Fun & Sun Pass

Swim, snorkel, and explore the bay with a Fun & Sun Pass. A one-time purchase includes all beach rental equipment, in one hour increments, for your enjoyment while at Pauoa Bay.

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Morning Canoe Experience – The Arrival of the Sun

Join our Hui Holokai beach ambassadors and witness the arrival of the sun over majestic Maunakea and Hawai’i Island. Greet another day in paradise with the blowing of the conch.

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Outrigger Canoe Tour

Embark on an adventure with our Hui Holokai Beach Ambassadors as you paddle a traditional Hawaiian canoe and learn the history of this Hawaiian method of transportation.

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Canoe Snorkeling Adventure

Discover the captivating Kohala coastline while paddling with our Hui Holokai beach ambassadors and snorkeling through Pauoa Bay.

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Activities & Events

Explore the soul of Hawaiʻi Island as you venture forth in our open-air oceanfront resort. We look forward to sharing our cultural knowledge, ocean skills, storytelling talents and aloha with you. We live to turn your moments into memories and can’t wait to guide you on your Hawaiʻi Island journey.

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Explore Pauoa Bay Snorkel

Let our Hui Holokai Beach Ambassadors guide you through an underwater tour of our very own Pauoa Bay. See our resident honu (Hawaiian sea turtles) and learn about sea urchins and the important role they play in the reef ecosystem. You’ll have a chance to spot an octopus, various reef fish and even an eagle ray! We will supply the gear—just bring your swimsuit and adventurous spirit!

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Surf Adventure

Surf with a Hui Holokai beach ambassador at a local surf spot. This is for a guest who has had a surf lesson before or has not surfed in a long time and needs a refresher course.

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Stand Up Paddle Adventure

Paddle boarding originated in Hawai‘i and is now considered the fastest growing water sport on the planet. Learn from the Hui Holokai beach ambassadors and explore stand up paddle boarding!

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Snorkel at Makaiwa Bay

Explore Makaiwa Bay as our Hui Holokai Beach Ambassadors take you on a guided tour through this beautiful sandy cove.

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Shoreline Fishing Adventure

Our Hui Holokai beach ambassadors will teach you ancient Hawaiian shoreline fishing techniques and you’ll learn the importance of fishing in daily life.

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Canoe Fishing Adventure

Join our Hui Holokai beach ambassadors in a double hulled canoe to learn ancient Hawaiian fishing techniques and the importance of fishing in daily life.

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Learn to Surf

Intro to surfing with a Hui Holokai beach ambassador. Land-based exercises, ocean safety and paddling with the final thrill of putting it all together and riding a wave!