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Resort Activities

Play all day in paradise as you adventure through Hawaiian culture. Snorkel, paddle and sightsee, right here on our palm-dotted oceanside property. Our coveted location on the Big Island’s Kohala coast means bucket list adventures beckon from outside your guest room.

One-of-a-kind Experiences

hawaiian cultural activities

Our ‘ohana (family) is waiting for you. Get to know our ‘aina (land) and heritage the fun way: by doing, together. Our Director of Hawaiian Culture and Hui Holokai Beach Ambassadors delight in sharing our beautiful aloha culture through water outings and personal, small-group sessions. Greet the day with a guided sunrise ocean outrigger canoe adventure that starts with a dawn ceremony and engaging history lesson. Learn the graceful art of hula, lei making, ukulele and palm frond weaving. Sit in on an entertaining storytelling session.

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It’s the ultimate in poolside or beachside luxury! Indulge in a private cabana and enjoy plush seating, ample shade and special amenities. Allow our staff to cater to your every need as you soak in poolside or panoramic ocean views. Choose from one of our special packages!

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Beach fun at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii


Enjoy beach and water equipment throughout your stay. A one-time purchase includes all beach rental equipment, in one hour increments, for your enjoyment while at Pauoa Bay — boogie boards, snorkel equipment, personal floats, one and two-person kayaks and stand up paddle boards.

$85 per person
valid for entire stay

Passes are available for purchase for guests of Fairmont Orchid at the Beach Shack. Beach equipment is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weather and ocean conditions permitting.

Spa Without Walls massage at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii


A spa is a spa is a spa. But ours is truly original — and Hawaiian. Picture private cabanas perched above the lapping waves and thatched huts hidden away between tropical greenery and waterfalls. Sink into deep relaxation with a traditional lomi lomi-style massage and volcanic mud wrap for legs and feet. Rekindle connection with a sensual side-by-side couple’s candlelit massage. Or revitalize with a detox body treatment, followed by a warm coconut oil scalp, forehead, neck and shoulders rub. Invite the girls for manicures and pedicures. Our award-winning Spa Without Walls is the refuge you’ve been dreaming of…

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Tennis anyone? Take a lesson, play a tournament and try a skills clinic at the 10-hardcourt Hawaii Tennis Center, among America’s top facilities. The full-service pavilion has lights for evening play, a sunken 3,500-grandstand seat stadium court, a pickleball court and a pro shop, not to mention the scenery: black lavascape, exotic blooms and towering volcanoes rising from the shimmering ocean beyond.

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Dramatic, sweeping and right on the Pacific: the Mauna Lani Golf Course is carved into the black lava of the wild Kohala Coast, dotted with distinctive kiawe trees. GOLF Magazine gold medal winners every single year, the quintessential 18-hole north and challenging south courses define spectacular — and are considered Hawaii’s finest.

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