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Welcome to your home away from home — in paradise! We’re excited to invite our valued guests to adventure through Hawaiian culture. Snorkel, paddle and sightsee, right here on our palm-dotted oceanside property.

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Our coveted location on the Big Island’s sunny west coast means Bucket List water sports and ‘aina (land) adventures beckon from outside your guest room — and space. Lots of it. We’ve got 32 green, artfully landscaped acres filled with fragrant exotics, blooming tropical greenery, rushing waterfalls and tinkling streams.

Meet locals who can trace their lineage back to the first native Hawaiians. Learn firsthand about our music, dance, food, crafts, legends and traditions. Enjoy a round of oceanfront golf or tennis on one of the country’s top courts. Snorkel in the quiet waters of our private Pauoa Bay and pāʻani (play) on the beach. Spend a blissful afternoon in your own open-air hut of our renowned Spa Without Walls. Relax, reflect and rejuvenate.

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One-of-a-kind Experiences

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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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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.

Adults (13 & older) $95 | Keiki (12 and younger) $85

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.

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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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